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Decent job
FRONT END ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BC28 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.
Pros
time goes by quickly
Cons
very very busy
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Great work atmosphere, employees are very well respected and treated to great benefits.
Morning merch stocker (Former Employee) –  Orleans, ON27 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
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Never a dull moment!
membership, promotion, sales (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON26 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.
Pros
Staff Incentives and events
Cons
Weekend hours
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It became a nightmare near the end
Cashier/Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB24 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.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Toxic work environment
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Fun and helpful experinced
WAREHOUSE STOCKER (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 August 2018
Fast paced environment , Everyday is different so as the customers too , But employees have the same goal which is to provide a better service and affordable products with high standards
Pros
Free food
Cons
Long Tiring hours
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No Life/Work Balance Provided.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Sherwood Park, AB22 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.
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tres bon pour personne sans enfants et etudiant
Vendeur, Caissier, Emballeur (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC22 August 2018
conciliation travail-famille difficile vu les horaires si on est monoparentales
Pros
carte de membre gratuite, rabais chez rogers, tres bon avantages sociaux, tres bon salaire
Cons
horaire difficile avec enfants
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not bad for retail
General Assistant (Former Employee) –  St. Albert, AB21 August 2018
job is good quality of the workplace mostly depends on current management after recent min wage increases costco pay is no longer overly competitive but still slightly above min
Pros
fun work environment and team
Cons
management micro manages you
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Très bonne entreprise
Gérant du Service aux membres (Former Employee) –  Québec City, QC20 August 2018
Très bonne entreprise avec bonne culture et bons salaires et avantages.
Pros
Avantages sociaux
Cons
Pas de participation aux bénéfices pour les cadres
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great benefits, hard on back
Grocery Packer (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK20 August 2018
Working at Costco is a great opportunity. You learn new skills that are unexpected, ex:even as a grocery packer, critical thinking skills are a must in this line of work, you will learn quickly!
Pros
great people to work with, good benefits
Cons
this type of work can be hard on back, feet and wrists
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Great for longterm stability
Service and Merchandising (Former Employee) –  Marché Central - Montréal, QC20 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.
Pros
Stability
Cons
Scheduling flexibility isn't great
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Great Company, TERRIBLE local management
Major Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON20 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.
Pros
Good pay for the work
Cons
Schedule is ridiculous due to terrible local mgmt.
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Good Experience
Pharmacy Assistant (Current Employee) –  St. John's, NL19 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.
Pros
Nice co-workers, Free Membership
Cons
Not enough hours
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Lacking quality people skills and communication
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth Crossing, NS18 August 2018
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.
Pros
Sunday wages
Cons
everything else
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Don’t apply to Costco in Sudbury
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Sudbury, ON16 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.
Pros
Benefits, paid breaks (when you’re allowed to take them)
Cons
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
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Postive Warehouse setting with physical work
Morning Merchandise Stocker/Safety Representative (Current Employee) –  Oshawa, ON16 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.
Pros
Well established safe company
Cons
Early hours - no time off from Nov1-Dec25
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excellent upportunity to improve hospitality
PWD (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON15 August 2018
demonstrating different food and products gave me comprehensive acknowledge about different products which are available at Costco. also this job really improve presentation skills and hospitality.
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work habits
Front End Cashier (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON12 August 2018
great place to work , great people very passionate about their jobs. lots of opportunity to advance. no uniform treats employees like family. would recommend
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worked a term position
Cashier Assistant (Former Employee) –  MB11 August 2018
Costco runs like clockwork. The store I worked at was very well organized and trained employees very well! They also do an amazing job promoting their own employees.
Pros
well organized, they promote internaly, relaxed atmosphere
Cons
hard to get a full time position
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costco.
Front End Assistant (Former Employee) –  Okotoks, AB10 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.
Pros
very hands on
Cons
little to no water breaks
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