- Costco Wholesale16.Mar 2019
Overall the culture is great, but personally at the immediate level my team's treatment of one another is not too positive
Support from management
As with other areas this will depend on who your current manager is. Some are better than others. However, you will likely have a few you can go to for help. Every manager I've ever met started as a cart pusher or cashier or stocker. They know what the job is that they're expecting you to do. Not only that but they also help. My managers will stock or help out on the front lanes. Our warehouse manager even blocks down the floor. It's amazing and encouraging to see that they're willing to do that
This is manger dependent. Some are better than others. However, in general the high stress levels create more of a clash of less positive outbursts.
Freedom to work independently
I'm trusted to work independently all the time.
Communication between mangers and different departments is the main source of frustration at my work across the board.
Our company is working to promote women, but should continue to do more to get women into the highest levels in the company.
Attitude towards older colleagues
I don't see much if any ageism at work.
While I am comfortable at the lowest level of employment the opportunities are there.
Overall compensation for your work
My compensation is the best in the retail industry.
Office / Work Environment
It's a warehouse but we have decent lighting and temperature control.
While we do properly recycle some warehouse waste products like light bulbs and batteries, we throw away a lot of paper and cans.
We're given appropriate levels of time off and there's understanding for issues that pop up.
This is a great company that I am proud to be a part of even if I have some issues at my current warehouse. The company as a whole is doing the right thing.
The department I stock doesn't do the best in sales so it could be phased out. However I would be able to move to another department if that happened.
We have a downstairs break room which is ADA compliant.
We have a training program in place, but we're not always properly retrained. Often your badge just gets scanned without the training material provided.
My job is pretty easy.
Inclusive / Diverse
Overall, the company does great with this. But at my particular location not so much.
Suggestions for improvement
- I mentioned this in the constructive criticism part... be faster to adopt new technologies. Be more environmentally conscious especially at the warehouse level. In regards to culture I believe it's about accountability and enforcement of the policies that already exist.
What I like about the company
This job has helped me become debt free for the first time in my life. On top of that the amazing heath care benefits meant that when I was diagnosed with MS I was still able to afford to get the care I needed. And Costco helped me apply for FMLA and was understanding and supportive of my health care issues. I've had amazing managers because they all started at the lowest level in the company and worked their way up. It means they know what it is they're asking of their employees. They also help out. My managers stock alongside me. Our warehouse manager helps block the floor down when we're open. You'll always run into not so great leaders or coworkers, but the overall experience has been better than any other major retailer.
What I dislike about the company
I wish communication was better across the board but especially at the warehouse level. A lot of frustrations exist because someone forgot to inform someone else of a change or issue. That leads to last minute tasks needing to be completed. We're a bit behind in the technology sector compared to competitors. We're slow to adopt new advancements. That's gradually changing but like our register system is pretty antiquated. I also wish we were further along in the environmentally friendly category. We've implemented some things in this, but could do more especially at the warehouse level.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyCostco Wholesale
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee