CUSTOMERS appreciate Costco’s name-brand products at cheaper rates than other stores, but the workers seem to get a good deal too.
Employees have revealed some of the perks they get working at the world-famous retail chain.
Customers certainly benefit from the amazing items and low prices at Costco, but being an employee comes with plenty of perks of its own.
Employee bonuses for long-tenured hourly employees are one of the big perks.
According to Costco’s website, “We provide twice-yearly Extra Checks (bonuses) for long-tenured hourly employees.”
For those who aren’t considered long-tenured, Costco compensates for the lack of bonuses by offering competitive paid sick, vacation and leave policies.
But perhaps best of all, employees also receive first dibs on hot-ticket items and sales.
“It’s frequently the case that we’re out of stock of something because we’ve bought them all,” a Costco employee in Ohio told FOX Business.
“We [also] see stuff go on clearance before you do, and if it’s a good deal, we’ll snatch them up.”
According to FOX Business, long-term employees become acclimated to seasonal inventory adjustments, which means they know what the Costco “treasure hunt” items are.
Treasure hunt items are the items the store only receives two or three of.
To keep things exciting, Costco promotes a treasure hunt environment, saying that you never know what kind of fantastic savings you’ll find from one visit to the next.
“And, because we rotate out and introduce new merchandise all the time, we encourage you to purchase items that interest you sooner rather than later to avoid missing out,” per Costco’s website.
Free executive membership, free turkey at Thanksgiving, shopping after hours, and free exercises are all additional benefits of working at Costco.
Not to mention, in 2021, the corporation increased its minimum pay to $17 per hour as businesses continued to face a labor crisis, as reported by TODAY.
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