Front End Assistant (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 19 October 2018
I worked here for 3 months in front end and it was a great experience! My managers and co-workers were all super friendly and had no problem showing me the ropes, It wasn't a hard job to learn and it was so fast paced that time went by really quickly. The Managers would always made sure you got your breaks and they would usually mix you around a little bit so you're not doing the same job all day. There is really good advancement options and they encourage you to as well.
Scheduled breaks, very friendly work environment, great advancement options.
FRONT END ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 28 August 2018
based on seniority, very nice people that work there however if youre a male, be prepared to be used for very physical shifts. they would get me to lift heavy couches, fridges, tvs, etc but i didnt mind. have to bring in buggys at the end of each night and sometimes throughtout the day.
Great work atmosphere, employees are very well respected and treated to great benefits.
Morning merch stocker (Former Employee) – Orleans, ON – 27 August 2018
I'd recommend anyone to work at Costco. One of the fairest companies to work for - entry level positions are treated with very high importance from all levels of management and they have a great open door policy where the managers actually listen to everyone. All in all great place to work
membership, promotion, sales (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 26 August 2018
Working for Costco was one of the best jobs I have had. There is no typical day at Costco as it changes continuously I learned a lot about people working with them and customer service at its best!! The management is fair, the culture is very family oriented with a corporate structure. The hardest part of the job would be that never assume you know everything even after 10 years dealing with people your always learning. I loved the people I work with and miss them everyday.
Cashier/Front End Assistant (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 24 August 2018
The job is quite demanding as you are on your feet all day and have to deal with members the whole time you are there. Other than that, it would be a fun job to work at if the management wasn't idiotic. Favoritism, scheduling problems, unrealistic expectations... you name it. I felt constantly belittled and underappreciated. And not to mention all the petty gossip and drama that occurred between employees. Just toxic, toxic, toxic. STAY AWAY.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 22 August 2018
I was hired as a part time cashier assistance, was given a 40 hour work load with no flexibility on scheduling or days off. Everything works off a seniority basis.. So if you are at the bottom of the food chain, well good luck... Your best chance at any grace is to make sure you are nice and liked by everyone.
Service and Merchandising (Former Employee) – Marché Central - Montréal, QC – 20 August 2018
This is an environment for someone who is looking for longterm stability. In the first year you need to be prepared to sacrifice time and money to get the seniority necessary to have a good schedule and pay rate. The work is simple but above average standards and effort is required in a fast paced high pressure environment.
Major Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 20 August 2018
Costco is a great company to work for, just don't do it in Windsor. Head office treats Windsor like an afterthought, and the stagnant mgmt. is allowed to destroy the corporate culture through ineptitude and petty cruelty. Saw many, many examples of bullying and sexist behaviour exhibited by mgmt. Many excellent employees will be forever overlooked due to the "old boys club" in mgmt that has been allowed to thrive for more than a decade.
Good pay for the work
Schedule is ridiculous due to terrible local mgmt.
Pharmacy Assistant (Current Employee) – St. John's, NL – 19 August 2018
A good place to work, very fast paced. The very early morning hours are tough, still trying to adjust. Not getting the hours I would like , but taking what I can get. Pharmacy manager is great and co-workers are very nice.
Costco lacks the communication of individuals working together to solve problems. It's too fast pace of a job, where quantity conquers quality. Sundays bring good money but overall not a good place to be employed.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Sudbury, ON – 16 August 2018
Costco in Sudbury isn’t a great place to work despite what everyone tells you. Unless you’re part of the manager bff club, good luck moving up. It’s 100% about personal relationships and absolutely 0% about your actual work performance and personality. The benefits are okay, but the pay is average and the environment is toxic. Also: the food court is an absolute disaster and once you get in there, good luck ever getting out. Wouldn’t recommend... hours can be extremely ridiculous and even though you’re only part time you have to work 5 days a week. Completely unfair if you are trying to work a second job to pay bills (oh by the way they don’t accommodate if you have a second job) Overall - not worth the stress.
Benefits, paid breaks (when you’re allowed to take them)
Doesn’t respect Labour Board standards, including health and safety in certain departments, Expects staff to bend rules, Work 5 days a week as a PartTimer, no chance for movement into management
Morning Merchandise Stocker/Safety Representative (Current Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 16 August 2018
Working at Costco for the morning merchandise shift has been pleasant. Time goes by quickly when you start between 4 and 5 a.m. The current set of management has stalled with the development of employees who want to continue to climb their well constructed company ladder and frustrations are beginning to show. The other shifts and departments are flourishing with warehouses consternating opening and being constructed. Overall, Costco is one of the better companies out there.
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) – Okotoks, AB – 10 August 2018
it was a good working environment with great co-workers, it was quick paced and there was always something to be done. i learnt how to problem solve under pressure and finding a task so i am always working.