Costco employees share the 7 best parts of working at the retail chain with a cult-like following

  • Costco jobs have some pretty significant upsides, according to employees.

  • Business Insider reached out to Costco employees to find out what they love about their jobs.

  • Compensation is a major draw — and a number of respondents said they also viewed their coworkers as "family."

Costco jobs have good rep in the world of retail.

The chain made Glassdoor's best places to work list in 2017, and the company currently has a 3.9 out of 5 star rating on Glassdoor. A whopping 91% of Glassdoor reviewers approved of Costco's CEO Craig Jelinek, while 79% of responders said they'd recommend the company to a friend.

Out of Glassdoor's highest possible rating of five, compensation and benefits received a 4.2, culture and values garnered a 3.9, career opportunities earned a 3.7, work-life balance got a 3.5, and senior management took a 3.3. Business Insider's Ashley Lutz reported that Costco paid its workers an average of $20.89 an hour.

Business Insider recently asked a number of Costco employees about what they like most about working for the chain. Their responses largely matched Glassdoor's findings — with compensation being the most frequently-mentioned upside to the job.

Here's what else the Costco employees raved about.

Are you a Costco employee with a story to share? Email acain@businessinsider.com.

More from Business Insider: