Lowe's
3.3 of 5 2,304 reviews
www.lowes.com Mooresville, NC 5000+ Employees

Lowe's Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.3 2,303 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Lowe's Chairman and CEO Robert A. Niblock

Robert A. Niblock

(1,196 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Lowes does not care for employees at all!!

Loss Prevention and Safety Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Pay, decent work schedule.

ConsStore Managers are petty and when you try to do your job and they get in trouble for destroying a security fence around the garden center, they get revenge by setting you up and the ALPM does not back her employees at all.

Advice to Senior ManagementRUUUUUNNNNN!!!! This company only cares about the almighty dollar.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Terrible working experience.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Titusville, FL

I have been working at Lowe's part-time for more than 3 years

ProsI like most of my co-workers, as well as the head cashiers and the department managers. Can't say the same for the higher up management. The pay is alright too.

ConsThe management has no idea what they are doing. We are constantly understaffed because of hour cuts, which leads to constant customer complaints. Asking for time off is a hastle. They also constantly change policies.

Advice to Senior ManagementFirst of all, learn to schedule properly. Don't hire new people if you are just going to end up cutting hours.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I hated it

Flooring Specialist (Former Employee)
Hickory, NC

I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than a year

ProsThere is no Pros for working here

ConsTo many Gay people working here and they are all managers

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Lowe's

ProsIt was good at the start went down hill fast.

ConsMoney hungry. Sick days use them and still get penalized. Then let go.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop firing the good people so you can hire people there for a pay check. Hate what this company did to me and my family.

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Very poor treatment.

Store Manager (Former Employee)
Greenville, SC

I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood opportunity for advancement if you're willing to shut up and work for it.

ConsLike almost all big companies, they really don't care about anything other than next quarter's earnings.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't allow lawyers to run the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Former employee for a reason

Inside Lawn and Garden (Former Employee)
Ellicott City, MD

I worked at Lowe's part-time for more than a year

ProsI wish I could think of one...pretty good break room.

ConsThey treat part-timers like slaves
The day workers leave all their unfinished work for night/weekend people to finish
You get yelled at for not finishing fulltime workers work for them
Part time workers get absolutely no respect from full time workers

Advice to Senior ManagementStop working the part timers like slaves, listen to feedback from them, they see a lot that you don't. No credit given to any suggestions made by part time folks.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Terrible

Floor Sales Team Member (Former Employee)
Princeton, NJ

I worked at Lowe's full-time for less than a year

Prosnone that I can see

Consbosses did not know what they were doing

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn m ore management skills

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very bad

Sales Specialist (Former Employee)
Hillsborough, NJ

I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThey offerDecent pay and benifits

ConsStore management is horrible. Hours are always different.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing favorites.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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There is almost no accountability within the entire store.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Silverthorne, CO

I have been working at Lowe's full-time

ProsIts almost impossible to get fired, and if you are incompetent and lazy you will be sure to get promoted into a management position because of their flawed promotions scoring system and poor HR. They did offer vision insurance, though. That was nice.

ConsThey seem to not want to promote women, and would rather hire someone from outside the company for new positions that become available instead of trying to properly train and cross-train their employees. I have also seen members of management out drinking with regular associates that "just happened" to get mysterious promotions given to them. They also promise jobs to people before they become available, and lead on 2 other associates so they can get the "required" 3 interviews for a hire. THIS IS THE SHADIEST MANAGEMENT SYSTEM I HAVE EVER WORKED FOR IN MY LIFE! ...and I have worked in retail for over 10 years now. If you're trying to turn retail into a career where you are actually offered fair advancement opportunities, I recommend Wal-Mart.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is no advice to give to management, because they seem to just brush off any constructive input that comes their way. If anyone from corporate is reading this, you have a serious problem on your hands. There is a problem when every employee spends their break time looking at jobs in the newspaper and planning on what they're going to do when they inevitably leave Lowe's. There is no reason that an HR manager should sit in his office all day and make no effort to get to know his employees OR anything about the store operations. I do not see how someone can make an informed best hire when they do not fully understand how well the employees are actually doing their job(or what their job entails for that matter) on a day to day basis.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The first few years were OK - the last years were full of discrimination and unfair treatment !

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Hampton, VA

I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than 10 years

ProsMet some nice people and the benefits, especially the bonus structure and 401K benefits were great.

ConsManagement is a disgrace -- they have a philosophy of do as I say but not as I do. Very poor examples are set by upper management - everything from fraternization, discrimination to smoking of company time.

Advice to Senior ManagementJust be aware that everything that goes around - comes around. You better start treating your employees fair or there will be no business.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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