but they also do their own in-house QA on 1) how the audits are written, 2) the auditors doing the audits, and 3) the companies that manage the auditors.
They follow up to make sure individual auditors & the companies we work for are doing our jobs properly. They do random spot-checks by sending a 2nd auditor on our audits sometimes.
The rep & facility for the company you're actually auditing is there. And you're there, auditing them. And the Costco guy is there, auditing you auditing them.
everybody gets to shit bricks TOGETHERRR
IME you just can't touch that kind of institutional knowledge in any other food retail company.