Costco is a retail store chain based in the United States. It is the second largest retailer in the U.S and seventh largest in the world. On this page, we will take a look at employment in Costco Warehouses. Let’s get right to it.
Costco was founded by James Sinegal and Jeffrey H. Brotman in the 1980s. The first warehouse was opened in Seattle, Washington. This was on September 15th, 1983. Sinegal formerly worked in wholesale distribution for Sol Price at FedMart and Price Club as well. In the year 1993, Costco merged with Price Club. Together, it was known as PriceCostco. For about a year, the company focused also on international expansion and opened stores in England, South Korea and Mexico.However, owing to disagreements between Robert Price and Jim Sinegal, the two companies broke up. Later in the year 1997, the company changed its name to Costco.
For warehouse jobs, you can choose to work in the merchandising department wherein you will be required to stock and straighten merchandise that is for sale in the warehouse. You will construct, assemble and modify display models and clear as well as clean aisles of empty pallets and debris. You will ensure that the merchandise is marked with a number and has the required signs. You will also provide prompt customer service to members, employees as well as suppliers. You will be required to communicate with supervisors and managers to determined merchandising plan and priorities. You will align the merchandise and collect & return stay items and stock. You will also assist in other departments of the warehouse as necessary. Other than that, you can operate forklift and carry out movement and relocation or stacking of the merchandise.
As far as benefits go, Costco provides Medical, Dental, Vision, Mental Health, Hearing Aid benefits as far as health benefits are concerned. For wealth benefits, you get a 401(k) plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan and money management plans. To read entirely all the benefits provided by Costco, you can visit the website they have dedicated just for benefit programs, which is: http://www.costcobenefits.com
Online job application:
To apply online for a job at Costco, you can visit this link: https://wfa.kronostm.com/index.jsp?locale=en_US&APPLICATIONNAME=CostcoNonReqExt
There you will find fields where you can specify State and city or pin code. By making your choice and clicking to continue, you will be taken to a page displaying the results of your search. Now, to apply for a particular position, you just need to click on the ‘Apply’ link which will begin the application process for that particular position in the company.
For the interview, you will just be asked questions pertaining to warehouse tasks and whether you will be able to lift or heavy weights and work for long hours standing, bending. You might be asked for a certification if needed (for example, if forklift operation requires you to be certified). Other than that, it is going to be straightforward.
The average hourly wage for a Stocker is $12.59/hr with the highest reported salary being $20/hr and the lowest reported salary being $10/hr. The average hourly wage for a forklift driver is $12.38/hr with the highest reported salary being $13/hr and the lowest being $12/hr.
The reviews for Costco are largely positive, with 83% saying they would recommend the company to a friend or relative. The overall employee approval for the C.E.O Craig Jelinek is a fantastic 94%.