Earlier this month, Costco made headlines for bumping up its minimum wage to at least $14 an hour. That’s great news for its 130,000 hourly workers, even if it’s not a huge surprise. The warehouse store has a reputation for treating its workers generously, a policy I observed while working there in 2015.
In many ways, it’s as enjoyable a place to work as it is to shop. (But you can get these amazing perks if you shop there as a member.) Here are a few of the things I learned on my journey.