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Cashier (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 September 2018
Overall culture was not pleasant. Although I learned a lot about people skills, patience, efficiency, organization, book keeping, and much more! Great for temporary work.
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Benefits
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Amazing company
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Pointe-Claire, QC14 September 2018
I worked there very briefly, however they are super attentive to their employees needs and the pay is decent for a student.
They offer free membership and benefits as well!
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Bon environnement de travail avec très bons avantages sociaux
Marchandiseur (Former Employee) –  Gatineau, QC13 September 2018
Très bonne compagnie pour faire carrière, avec de bons avantages sociaux et une sécurité d'emploi. De plus, les possibilités d'avancement avec la compagnie sont nombreuses, l'ambiance au travail est très bien. J'ai aimé mon expérience de marchandisage, ce que j'ai moins aimé, c'est qu'on occupe un poste différent de celui pour lequel on a appliqué durant la moitié du quart de travail et j'ai moins aimé cet aspect là.
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avantages sociaux, sécurité d'emploie, possibilité de monter assez rapidement
Cons
salaire
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Great atmosphere and fantastic co-workers
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 September 2018
Hard work but very rewarding. A very diverse company with amazing employee relations. Costco offers opportunities for advancement and training in all areas.
Pros
Great benefits. Amazing co-workers
Cons
Physically demanding, shift work and must agree to work all weekends, home life suffers
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Positif
Aide Commis (Restaurant) (Former Employee) –  Boucherville, QC9 September 2018
Belle ambiance de travail, possibilité d'avancement, demande une bonne tête sur les épaules.
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Great place to work
Cashier and Front End Assistance (Former Employee) –  Langley, BC9 September 2018
While working at Costco, I was given the right amount of training that was needed. The supervisor was always present when they were needed. Although it was a past paced work place I never felt rushed.
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working in Costco is fun
Deli Associate (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON6 September 2018
1.Demonstrated ability to work within a team or individually equally effective
2.Collaborated with other teams’ members over cross functional activities
3.Able to work with little supervision; self-motivated, organized, and punctual
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Extremely Efficient Workplace with Minimal Job Security
Service Deli Clerk (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 September 2018
Training is sub-par, communication with management is difficult to come by, hours can be absolutely rending, and efficient use of time is valued above all else.

The people who work for Costco become kind, hardworking individuals by necessity, and the work is very fulfilling to do. Overall the job was a valuable learning experience.
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Stressful busy pharmacy
Certified Pharmacy Clerk (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 September 2018
We would quote 2-3 hour wait times, the customers were very unhappy and sometimes aggressive.

As a part-time employee you're only guaranteed 25 hours per week but are expected to be available as if you were working a full time job, you have to work 5 days per week, even if its only 5 hour work days, which you cannot live on.


Benefits are awesome, but not worth the stress....
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good for a first job
Tire Technician, Lot Attendant, Packer, Cashier (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 September 2018
can advance quickly if you work hard enough, but it is usually first come first serve with a lot of stuff, and seniority in others. being a packer is a nightmare.
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Great team, great benefits
PM Merch Stocker (Current Employee) –  Ancaster, ON4 September 2018
Costco has a great team of people working for them.. lots of room for growth in the company, excellent benefits. Fast paced environment, lots of heavy lifting.
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Good
Front End Assistant (Current Employee) –  Barrie, ON3 September 2018
Such an amazing job to have. Staff is very friendly and accepting to new workers. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people that you meet and the positive attitude everyone has when coming to work. Always putting the members first which is amazing customer service.
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Okay
Product Demonstrator (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK30 August 2018
I am involuntarily writing because this is a requirement. I don't have anything specific to say about the job. I mainly just encouraged passerby's to try out the available product and inform them on the product.
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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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