Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Costco

  • Published on Nov 21, 2017
  • Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Costco
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    It may be your favourite store to shop in, but do you know all these weird facts? For this list, we're asking questions like; How do they sell rotisserie chickens so cheap? Has Costco ever had legal trouble with brands? How much do Costco employees get paid? What's the weirdest thing you can buy in costco? Where was the first store built? and many more.
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Comments • 985

  • Oliver O
    Oliver O Month ago +1

    My parents don't call that place Price Club

  • Jan Gutierrez
    Jan Gutierrez 5 months ago

    My dad works at costco

  • MrBoots06
    MrBoots06 7 months ago

    The average wage of a Canadian Costco employee is $16.00 An hour it ranges from $14 to $22. The average cost of living per adult person, if broken down into an hourly wage, would be no less then $32 An hour to live comfortably and not have to worry about bills or taking loans to live don't be fooled by these videos. The average wage for a CEO, for any big box STORE RANGES FROM $365,000 TO A $1000000. A year. Plus bonus. Even slackers in corporate offices make anywhere from $100,000 and up!

  • peceminecraftjem
    peceminecraftjem 8 months ago

    Welcome to Costco I love you

  • Poop Poop
    Poop Poop 8 months ago

    Costco was Made in Seattle Washington 😝😝😝😝😝😝

  • MadJayhawk
    MadJayhawk 9 months ago

    Relative works at Costco. It is really really hard to get promoted. They pretty much work on the seniority system and he has been beat out a bunch of times by someone who has more time in with the company. He has a degree in business, works incredibly hard, and is really smart. His store management loves him but won't promote him. They throw him a bone every so often to keep him from quitting. After 4 years he will be Seasonal Front of the Store Supervisor or something like that over the holidays. He is excited. He would be a manager making big bucks anywhere else but he sees the Costco Store Manager's wife driving a Bentley and gets pumped up. He'll get there some day.

  • John Clark
    John Clark 9 months ago

    Russell Means: Prove Me Wrong---utube 8min 29 seconds----last few minutes here russell speaks to what ur problem is with me---reason is u people stoled the united state from these indians--4 that u hate my guts--cause i know ---that u know ---that i know---ur full of S#@t

  • John Clark
    John Clark 9 months ago

    Wounded Knee (short film) ft Russell Means-Lakota by ANYRIN----utube 1min few seconds this is russell means ---this is grandson of crazy horse--or great grandson---if u r 60 years and up chances r u know this man--when american indian movement was in the news 1960s and 70s---many indian use pretty simple names and is explained was in this utube. 082318 4 costco management victorville, ca

  • John Clark
    John Clark 9 months ago

    082318 costco victorville, ca--Different Rules for Clients Age 50 and 55: Social Security Disability --utube 2min 27 sec- --last few time i have been in costco ----i have become a target 4 managers---these
    funk balls love to say stupid things across the floor-----like today---dishwater blonde butch--has to say loud about me to young to be disabled or retired---let me post a few things---also i can judge ur this mouth u were born with
    i feel safe in this---your record is most likely is perfect ur wrong again.

  • Echo orca 11
    Echo orca 11 10 months ago

    I already knew about most of these facts BC my mom works there. I live right by the first Costco that was an airplane hangar. Great vid BTW!

  • R WG5
    R WG5 10 months ago

    Costco = Adult Disneyland

  • angelsfan15
    angelsfan15 10 months ago

    Their chicken is probably the worst thing in the store

  • csknives2140
    csknives2140 10 months ago

    why the fuck am i watching this?

  • Ray Lee
    Ray Lee 10 months ago

    wat about the samples

  • ItSmellzCold
    ItSmellzCold 10 months ago

    Costco Churros: as good as life.

  • Tuho
    Tuho 10 months ago

    Sad that paying above minimum wage is shocking.

  • Dominic O'Conner
    Dominic O'Conner 10 months ago

    It's not just in america we have them here in Canada as well.

  • RantingSpidermanTV
    RantingSpidermanTV 10 months ago

    Starting wage at Costco is now $14.50 an hour.

  • Cassidy Sinnott
    Cassidy Sinnott 10 months ago +2

    I am a costco employee and as of 2018 starting pay is 14 an hr. Its an amazing company if you can get in as they are hard to get in but once you do people tend not to leave.

  • Tish Smiddy
    Tish Smiddy 10 months ago

    Thanks .lol

  • Recon3Y3z
    Recon3Y3z 11 months ago

    They sell rotisserie chicken? Like the grocery store? Never tried it.

  • Gentle neal
    Gentle neal 11 months ago

    I got a fact about Costco that you didn't know.....I don't shop there

  • Maverick Silva
    Maverick Silva 11 months ago

    They just made me a Costco fan

  • rawdog42
    rawdog42 11 months ago

    Who cares ?

  • Gabriel Kawa
    Gabriel Kawa 11 months ago

    Woah 21 bucks an hour? Sign me up :)

  • Lisa vullo
    Lisa vullo 11 months ago

    When you run out of ideas

  • That guy
    That guy 11 months ago

    All we have is Sam's. Same shit

  • Shayne Gaumond
    Shayne Gaumond 11 months ago

    I work at a Costco in Canada and the only thing that’s not true is that we lose money but the rest is pretty accurate

  • Doris Carrasco
    Doris Carrasco 11 months ago +1

    Costco? Is that big city store?

  • dan hemmerling
    dan hemmerling 11 months ago

    There's one thing I didn't know is that it exists.

  • Mark Johnson
    Mark Johnson 11 months ago

    Worst run store LaVista Nebr

  • Mystery Buyer
    Mystery Buyer 11 months ago

    Never been in a Costco since 1996. We now have a new store being built in my town. Not sure why they want to come here. No one has any money.
    I can't justify spending money for the membership fee and have no intention of buying huge packages if shit.

  • Joe Mama
    Joe Mama Year ago

    Yeah… pizza and hot dogs is all I need to know! Soooo.... gooood...

  • systematic101
    systematic101 Year ago +1

    Buying into a brand IS the ripoff. If you buy something based on the brand then you're an idiot. Jewelry is a massive ripoff to start with. They wanted $900 for a simple male wedding band. That's enough to buy .75 ounces of gold or over a kilo of silver.

  • Nicholas Stroganoff
    Nicholas Stroganoff Year ago +1

    Costco is very overpriced. Pay annual membership fee and buy in large quantities, but price higher than competition. No deal here!

  • The RightStuff
    The RightStuff Year ago

    A raw chicken costs them around $2 ... how much can they be losing by selling a cooked one for 5???

  • Andrew Robinson
    Andrew Robinson Year ago

    I love working at costco!!!

  • robert chandler
    robert chandler Year ago

    Screw Costco, WALMART RULES!Try parking overnight,buy just what you need.24 hrs,Costco is for upper middle class

  • Joe Thomas
    Joe Thomas Year ago +1

    I work there. One thing about the hotdog. It's $1.50 with a drink. The original price from the 70s and it's not going up anytime soon. We joke at work that if they do raise the price. We all should find new jobs cause Costco must be going bankrupt.

  • MrBannnnnny
    MrBannnnnny Year ago

    $11 is minimum wage here in Boston

  • nick jack
    nick jack Year ago

    what did he say at 4:35? "They also ten tie and tenely"?

  • Elizabeth S
    Elizabeth S Year ago

    stuff I never knew about Costco

  • The Rdog
    The Rdog Year ago

    I love Costco and their pizza.

  • will riseabove
    will riseabove Year ago

    I got ripped off frim cosco but holy shh.. they make 25 cents less than me after my 27 raise -.- that I've been doing multiple shifts for, maybe I need to go there for a job lmao

  • SSJvegito501
    SSJvegito501 Year ago

    Id only Amazon and Walmart could learn from Costco about treating their employees well.

  • Alex Mundo
    Alex Mundo Year ago

    Costco may not be around much longer. Amazon is eating at Costco's profits. Also Millennials don't shop at Costco.

  • Fake Yeezyboost
    Fake Yeezyboost Year ago

    Costco is the best company ive worked a forklift driver for costco and im planning to stay here 20-30years

  • kevdone w
    kevdone w Year ago

    who goes to costco to buy jewellery are you kidding me redneck shit

  • Snow Bunny Prince

    I used to live by the first Costco! I’ve actually been to it!!

  • Allan T. Cruz
    Allan T. Cruz Year ago

    Ask shy

  • RiceRiceBaby 929
    RiceRiceBaby 929 Year ago

    I love Costco. I currently work at Amazon. My fallback plan, after I reach the ripe old age of 50 was to go to Kroger. Hmm... Currently at Amazon for 11 years to date. Approaching 37 years of life of existing.

  • Laurence Kim
    Laurence Kim Year ago

    old family guy. too cringe

  • wylde678
    wylde678 Year ago

    Broad City looks really dumb.

  • Gioo 1q
    Gioo 1q Year ago

    Now I've seen it all

  • Topsy Krett
    Topsy Krett Year ago +1

    Hm. Never seen a Costco. I'll stick with Sam's Club.

  • AnantaSesaDas
    AnantaSesaDas Year ago

    5 has had conflict w big name brands 0:40
    4 first store was an airplane hanger 1:27
    3 sells 157k rotis chickens a day and losses $30-40 million a year doing (4.99/unit is less than they buy them for) 2:10
    2sells crazy items 3:13
    1pay employees well ($11.50/hr in 2013) (median wage of 21/hr) 3:53

  • Ediniast
    Ediniast Year ago

    lol, whats a cosco, we have BJ's

  • Lanz Regonas
    Lanz Regonas Year ago

    1000th comment :)

  • Deadpan
    Deadpan Year ago

    If you have a military ID you can show it to the guy who checks your membership instead of a Costco membership and they’ll let you in

  • Frank Adams
    Frank Adams Year ago

    I worked at Costco for a day just so I could say "welcome to Costco, I love you"

  • John Iii
    John Iii Year ago

    By far the best retailer to work for if you work hard. Stating wage is now 13.50 with full benefits including amazingly priced healthcare. Time and half for everyone that works on Sunday. The only downside is it gonna take you five years or more to go from part-time to full-time

  • D.R. W
    D.R. W Year ago

    RIP David's Thai Noodle Salad. Damn you Costco for starting the addiction and then pulling the plug.

  • Steven Froese
    Steven Froese Year ago +1

    It's not all roses. Having to pay to shop is a big no no. No other company could get away with it. They are a retail store, not wholesale. Certain items are specifically made for them and others can be bought anywhere. They have a poor selection in general. A lot of overpriced items compared to other stores. It's an absolute zoo in there most of the time. I'm aware of the good things already as I shop there.

  • Wait, What?!
    Wait, What?! Year ago

    But wait, there's more! There is also a hidden #6 item that you may not know about Costco...
    Some comments say "Employees friendly & they're happy about getting paid great wages" or "Management personnel are garbage!"? I wonder why? Oh, here's the reason for that:
    Hourly-paid employees are collectively represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters!
    Don't believe me? Go ahead & research it, I'll wait for you right here.

    • Wait, What?!
      Wait, What?! Year ago

  • ma turner
    ma turner Year ago

    Costco is great.Hard to beat the price on those hot dogs.

  • Caleb Higginbotham

    Minimum wage ar costco is actually $13 an hour and you top out at about $24 an hour

  • Christian Quiñones

    High end gaming laptops lol online

  • OG 17 Exclusive
    OG 17 Exclusive Year ago +1

    Some of Costco employees are dicks they think they are better than you, and if you try to be nice and polite they act like they don’t hear 👂 you.

    • MadJayhawk
      MadJayhawk 9 months ago

      The store manager walked me back to vinegar that I couldn't find. Customer service is the big deal at Costco. Employees who are rude to customers get fired in a hurry.

  • Karam Singh
    Karam Singh Year ago

    Costco employees are super lazy. Try getting help finding product

  • devon steed
    devon steed Year ago

    i started working at Costco not to long ago its great!

  • Elizabeth Mathewson
    Elizabeth Mathewson Year ago +1

    Please Post a video about the Top 5 things you didn't know about Costco and talk about 1.) the annoying and frustrating long lines at the register 2.) Can not find regular everyday supplies 3.) Problems with the membership fees/prices 4.) The one about the branding of items and some vendors don't want to sell products in Costco(Costco gets in trouble with a lot of venders selling unauthorized products). And the biggest problem that people don't know about Costco is that they DO NOT treat employees well.
    I worked for Costco for 28 years before I resigned, I never got promoted, my job title never changed and employee benefits are less than average (also, benefits are 3rd party companies, so you have to deal with separate businesses to use them, you can't work with a Costco department to use the benefits, hope that made sense)
    The list on the GREATNESS of Costco that you have is data from 1996, this list does not reflect the current working conditions of Costco.
    Ohhh, and the CEO (Singeal who I love, he is a great man) resigned in 2010, the new CEO is NOT a Singeal type CEO, maybe that why Costco is not doing well as when Singeal was CEO.

  • Dave S
    Dave S Year ago

    What an annoying voice telling us uninteresting facts

  • B4 W
    B4 W Year ago

    I want Mr Costco to be my Dad ccuz he'z got hotdogs ....Yehhhhhhhh!

  • ohd00bley
    ohd00bley Year ago

    I buy the rotisserie chicken weekly to feed it to my dog (to mix w/ his kibble). I only eat at the food court if I'm really hungry, Bought a Yamaha very baby grand keyboard their for about a third of their regular cost. Bought a ottoman that converts to a bed for about $50. Kirkland vodka is good, especially considering the price (currently $13). I've had an Executive membership for years and it pays for itself.
    Like most stores peruse the perimeter to find thing the want get rid off, their might be something you like (e.g. keyboard, ottoman).

  • letsdothisshiat
    letsdothisshiat Year ago

    costco is such a great store that even karl marx would shop there

  • J Thompson
    J Thompson Year ago

    You can get sauerkraut on the hot dogs they sell. Just ask.

  • Krazy Kokonut
    Krazy Kokonut Year ago

    Costco rocks!! Wish we had that chain here in New Zealand!

  • Don’tGetScaredTV

    5 Things You Didn’t Know About Family Guy...I Mean Costco

  • Martin Ren
    Martin Ren Year ago

    If there’s a zombie apocalypse go to costco and live there

  • Baba Ayman
    Baba Ayman Year ago

    Yep they always have good things and it actually has halal which is hard to find in the U.S.

  • Robert Pitts
    Robert Pitts Year ago

    Why is $11.50 considered a USA living wage? That's about $ 1,840 monthly yes? rent is $800, food is $600 car payment -plus gas is $500 = $1,900 so How is Costco paying a living wage? O, yeah if I Live in my car in the parking lot, and eat rotisserie chicken every day. Double that wage and you can survive in America but still even at $23 hourly you are not living too well unless you never go out or take vacations.

  • Joshua Fogg
    Joshua Fogg Year ago

    "Welcome to Costco.............I love you."

  • Odin Satanas
    Odin Satanas Year ago

    I work at the cell phone kiosk inside costco, so we're just vendors but yeah, they get paid well and it's a solid gig. The managers are mostly all solid too.
    The deals they have on the phones is nuts too idk how they can afford to do it, I didn't even know until I started working there.
    But they make their money from memberships not from what they sell really

  • gmc9753
    gmc9753 Year ago

    I'm waiting for the gigantic stuffed bears to come back. We got a chihuahua puppy that loved stuffed toys.

  • Ed Denoy
    Ed Denoy Year ago

    When I was a child my mum took me to Costco and I immediately thought: THAT IS WANT I WANT TO DO.

    MCR WILL CARRY ON Year ago +1

    The thumbnail is so true.

  • Bill Bob
    Bill Bob Year ago

    Costco is great! From chickens to paying workings a good wage. Too bad most company's don't afford to do these things.

  • timothy norman
    timothy norman Year ago

    to be fair, everyone rejects business school graduates.

  • ddd228/Dave in Seattle.

    My local Sam's Club has closed. Costco is too far to drive,for me.

  • nordy259
    nordy259 Year ago

    they're able to pay more because each worker can produce more. It takes far less time to park a pallet of Coco Puffs then it does to hand stack multiple sizes of Coco Puffs on shelves

  • havocproltd
    havocproltd Year ago

    that is one of the most annoying british accents i have ever heard! out of here at 1:38!

  • renavatio22
    renavatio22 Year ago

    Paid for by Costco

  • Never Sleep Again

    Everyone already knew these

  • scarletfluerr
    scarletfluerr Year ago

    People who work there are not as impressed.

  • Josh Powers
    Josh Powers Year ago

    last time i went to costco like over 7 years ago nobody was at the door to scan my card to get in and nobody was at the exit to mark off the reciept to make sure i wasn't stealing anything

  • Nikki Jennings
    Nikki Jennings Year ago

    They take ANYTHING back with NO receipt! 😁

  • allwrighty100
    allwrighty100 Year ago

    So this is just a 5 minute advert for Costco.

  • J P
    J P Year ago

    (4:00) $11.50/hr is a living wage?

  • sum_yung_guy
    sum_yung_guy Year ago

    Who's this Brit?

  • UnrreaLL Raisin *

    The pizza in the food court is so good!