Costco Vs. Wal Mart

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Working in Retail for the Top Two Retailers in the World (Costco vs. Wal-Mart) If you have noticed, most of the time we would go for a quick errand to buy necessities we would usually go to Wal-Mart, Sam 's Club, King Soopers, Safeway, Walgreens, or Costco. Of course, there are other retail markets out there, but we 're going to focus on the "two leading American retailers, posting more revenue than any of their rivals" (Bowman): Wal-Mart and Costco. For many years, Wal-mart has been growing instantaneously and is the number one retailer in the world for many years. Although, when it comes to employee benefits, Costco 's would be considered a better choice for employees. Costco may be treating employees better when it comes to…show more content…
For having "2.3 million associates around the world – 1.5 million in the U.S. alone," (corporate.walmart.com), Walmart cannot simply raise employee wages even if they wanted to. That is why it took Walmart quite some time to finally lift "the base wage to $9/hour in 2015 to $10/hour in February" (Bowman) just last year. Other than wages, let 's talk about the health care programs. Most full-time employees work up to 35 hours or more a week. By working that long, proper health care benefits are needed. Looking at Wal-Mart 's website, they listed about ten health and well-being benefits, while Costco lists about four. That seems like a big difference and shows that working in Wal-Mart is great when it comes to health care benefits, but that is not true if someone worked part-time. In 2014, Wal-Mart had "announced that it would eliminate health benefits for part-time employees working less than an average of 30 hours a week – or about 30,000 workers" (Berman). 30,000 may not seem like a significant number, but that is still a lot of people not receiving any health care benefits. That is why Costco is "widely praised for the way it treats its workers, and the decision to keep health benefits will likely solidify that reputation…" (Berman). "The company provides health coverage for employees working an average
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