Costco Stock Crew Member

Job Description

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Costco Stocker discusses his job (US)


The entry-level position of stock crew associate requires applicants to participate in a multi-step hiring process with Costco. Prospective workers meet with hiring managers and submit to drug testing and background checks for employment consideration.

Costco regularly screens for applicants in good health, able to lift heavy objects and perform manual labor for extended periods of time without incident. Self-motivated and dedicated workers often represent ideal Costco stock crew employees.

The ability to take orders and stay on task also benefits potential candidates. Job duties include unloading shipments, stocking shelves, organizing displays, and breaking down packaging in Costco backrooms. Other than physical requirements, the entry-level job holds no formal academic or work-related hiring standards.

Salary / Pay

Stock crew workers typically earn $10.00 per hour upon hire at Costco Canada locations. Pay scales may reach as high as $20.00 an hour, or nearly $40,000 in annual salary, for tenured and experienced Costco stockers. The average Costco Canada stock employee earns salary options around $25,000 per year.

Job benefits stand readily available to stock crew members, as well. Qualified Costco associates receive healthcare coverage, insurance plans, paid time off, discounts, and 401(k) retirement plans.

Job Outlook

Costco represents one of the largest retail chains in the world. Applicants in search of work with the international corporation should find ample opportunities for both entry-level employment and professional careers in a variety of capacities. The retail industry continues to grow, with an abundance of jobs becoming available in the wholesale retail niche as large companies expand internationally and domestically.

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  • Mustafa says:

    Costco is awesome! Where can you find a better place to work at? They have excellent service and also have great benefits for both employees and customers.

  • Manminder says:

    Great company! Great benefits.Costco is great for students who want to work part-time while going to School.

  • michelle says:

    I have work for Costco for the last 11 years and going strong, it’s a great company where taking care of us is part of their company goal.. great salaries, and benefits.

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