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Costco 
Wholesale
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Employee Satisfaction

    • 4.3Overall compensation for your work
    • 4.2Job Security
    • 4.4Company Image
    • 4.0Career Development
    • 3.7Challenging Work
    • 4.2Company Culture
    • 3.8Internal Communication
    • 4.0Teamwork
    • 3.9Work-Life Balance
    • 3.9Support from management
    • 4.0Freedom to work independently
    • 4.1Office / Work Environment
    • 4.1Environmental Friendliness
    • 4.3Handicapped Accessibility
    • 4.3Workplace Safety
    • 4.1Inclusive / Diverse
    • 4.3Gender Equality
    • 4.2Attitude towards older colleagues

Companies are rated on kununu across 18 unique factors that fall into 4 categories. Since 2014, 608 employees and candidates rated this company with an average of 4.1 points.

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What employees say

Employees like

Attentive to my needs and seeks to help me grow and advance my career. Locations are worldwide and transferring between buildings is available.
What I enjoy about the company is just kinda how everyone treats me with respect and I love the samples
I get to make some members very happy, can even change their life. It's amazing.
You always feel like you're part of a team, and the benefits cannot be beat.
Great place to work. Great pay none
What else do employees like? Discover 464 reviews

Employees don't like

I have to say that I do not have any negative feedback only good feedback of a well deserved company that gives the employees acknowledgement for there good work ethics
Sometimes their warehouses are a bit confusing in terms of where I have to go
Nothing really it's just the managers needs to be more professional.
Communication is lacking and I don't care for the work hours.
almost everything
What else do employees not like? Discover 390 reviews

Suggestions for improvement

I feel Costco has a wonderful system set up with it's open door policy, because of that its hard to find improvements that are needed. I f you don't feel comfortable talking to your superior you have the option to whom ever you feel comfortable talking to.
Uptraining on management to keep moral up can be of benefit to the overall company. Sometimes the emotional stress on busy days can be taxing and when a supervisor or manager is radiating stress, it is very contagious.
Stop promoting people based on who they are related to or who they know.
Internal investigation without advising managers or directors
There is nothing I want to improve. Feels good to be at work
What else do employees suggest to improve? Discover 593 reviews

Benefits & Perks

Here are the most voted perks & benefits as confirmed by 604 employees in their reviews.

  • 401(k)401(k)
    71%71
  • Vision and dental healthcareVision and dental healthcare
    65%65
  • Paid time offPaid time off
    61%61
  • Life insuranceLife insurance
    52%52
  • Health and wellness programsHealth and wellness programs
    51%51
  • ParkingParking
    50%50
  • 401(k) Company Match401(k) Company Match
    50%50
  • Stock or equity optionsStock or equity options
    48%48
  • Employee eventsEmployee events
    45%45
  • Paid Parental leavePaid Parental leave
    38%38
  • Flexible working hoursFlexible working hours
    34%34
  • Employee discountsEmployee discounts
    26%26
  • On-site CafeteriaOn-site Cafeteria
    25%25
  • Flexible spending accountFlexible spending account
    25%25
  • Easy access to public transportationEasy access to public transportation
    16%16
  • Tuition assistanceTuition assistance
    15%15
  • Free snacks and drinksFree snacks and drinks
    12%12
  • Desirable office locationDesirable office location
    11%11
  • Free mealsFree meals
    8%8
  • Ability to work remotelyAbility to work remotely
    5%5
  • Vehicle allowanceVehicle allowance
    4%4
  • Reimbursed daycareReimbursed daycare
    4%4
  • Relocation allowanceRelocation allowance
    4%4
  • On-site fitness centerOn-site fitness center
    3%3
  • Pet-friendlyPet-friendly
    2%2
  • On-site daycare facilityOn-site daycare facility
    1%1

Best and worst factors

Best rated: Company Image

4.4

The best rated factor of Costco Wholesale is Company Image with 4.4 points (based on 36 reviews).


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.
5
I wouldn't have hit 28 years if I wasn't proud of my companies integrity.
5
Very proud and pleased with how they treat their employees.
5
Always enjoy coming to work. Doesn't feel like a job.
5
Best company to work for hands down
5
What else do employees say about Company Image? Discover 36 reviews

Worst rated: Challenging Work

3.7

The worst rated factor of Costco Wholesale is Challenging Work with 3.7 points (based on 72 reviews).


It is always a challenge to provide exceptional customer service
4
I feel challenged nearly every day with learning something new.
4
Not so much physically as mentally challenging.
5
I literally just walk around and eat samples
1
I can be very challenging at times, but also rewarding. While some jobs are sometimes physically exhausting, some can also be mentally exhausting at times as well.
5
What else do employees say about Challenging Work? Discover 72 reviews

Career Development

Career Development rating

4.0

Career Development is rated with an average of 4.0 points (based on 50 reviews).


Depends on who you know
2
I dont see this as a long term job
2
There are many opportunities for growth and they prefer to promote from within rather than hiring from external sources.
5
It's who you know. If managers/supervisors don't like you, there is no advancement.
2
Several employees were able to pursue Supervisory and Managerial promotional opportunities
5
What else do employees say about Career Development? Discover 50 reviews

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