Lowe's Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Poor consistency when dealing with policy and procedures, favoritism is bad

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    Former Employee - Facility Service Associate in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Facility Service Associate in Merced, CA

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Set schedule for the facilities position, able to work mostly on your own

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, poor peer support, lack of management support, no recognition for job done

    Advice to Management

    Become consistent in rules and enforcement. Don't give one person multiple chances and others none for the same type of violations. To much favoritism at the store level.

  2. sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's close to my home, other than that there is nothing else to say.

    Cons

    Medical coverage is on a 60/40 split with most health issues or doctors not being covered. There is a huge disparity in gross pay amongst peers. When Lowe's did away with commissions, they were supposed to equalize pay after 12 to 18 months. That never happened, which means people doing the same job have a difference of up to $800 per month on gross pay. management doesn't want to talk about it, let alone deal with it.

    Lowe's is already losing good people to better paying jobs simply because they can follow, as usual, home depot in hiring part-time people who have no clue what they are doing instead of keeping people that can help customers no matter what department they need help in.

    R. Niblick (aka: R. Nardelli) is a bean counter, and doesn't care about the employees. All manager go back to Lowestown and drink way to much Kool-Aid. then they come back and expect the employees to believe the corporate propaganda. Only a few managers are actually good, smart, knowledgible people that you can count on.

    Advice to Management

    No need to give any advice to management, they don't care and will only pass any questions or problems ( also known as"trickle down avoidance') to some poor underling at headquarters.

  3. Kitchen Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, Striving, Knowledge Base, Customer Focused, Changes in Environment

    Cons

    Scheduling rough, very little work/life balance.

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  5. customer service representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lowe's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None at all. There is nothing good .. oh the pay is ok.None at all. There is nothing good .. oh the pay is ok.

    Cons

    don't respect employees, don't rehire if you get fired for minor things

    Advice to Management

    need to give second chance to former employees

  6. ASM

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    Current Employee - ASM in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - ASM in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None. This is truly the worst place to work. No Training. No hands-on managers.

    Cons

    To many to list, but the biggest is the schedule. Expect to "scheduled" 55 hours and you will spend those 55 hours walking on concrete. You will work until 11pm at least half of the time you work and the other half will be a mix of 5am to 4pm and 8pm to &pm. It is truly hell on earth.

    Advice to Management

    Change to rotating schedule

  7. Kitchen and bath designer

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Designer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Kitchen Designer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love designer kitchens

    Cons

    Working for Lowes as a designer management should let the designers do their jobs as a designer. When I worked there I was one of the top kitchen salesman but I could have done more if it had not been for having to throw freight.

    Advice to Management

    Let the salesmen sale and the hourly throw freight,

  8. Good benefits, poor management, hours not suitable for family life.

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Jonesboro, AR
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Jonesboro, AR

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Decent pay good amount of vacation time.

    Cons

    Poor communication within company. Upper management unsupportive and all of them are on different pages.
    Terrible work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and they will take care of you.

  9. Front end worker intimidated

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    Former Employee - Cashier - Front End in Spring Hill, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier - Front End in Spring Hill, TN

    I worked at Lowe's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    customer interaction and helping people with home improvement ideas

    Cons

    no opportunity to move onto the sales floors . Pick their favorites. Front end workers are bossed around by head cashiers who do not work hard and wander about the store.

    Advice to Management

    observe what really goes on in departments and catch the slackers who make much more money than others and do nothing

  10. Lowe's was a living nightmare

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    Former Employee - Electrical Pro in Clearfield, PA
    Former Employee - Electrical Pro in Clearfield, PA

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good wages, at least one weekend off a month, always have something to do.

    Cons

    Management was a joke none of them knew what was going on. The whole store was on the 'good ole boy' system. You had no chance of moving up. You can't do anything correctly. What is good for the goose is bad for the gander. You had no knowledge of bordering departments but had to cover them constantly. No training or product knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees. This is a multimillion dollar company and yet they are treated like crap. Get your stuff together. The customer service associates can run a company better.

  11. Extremely unorganized organization.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Although every store or market location is different, I find it difficult to believe that there are any pros for working for this corporation.

    Cons

    This corporation is very unorganized and the training is comparable to being thrown into a Den of Lions. The politics within the company are ridiculous. Discrimination, harassment, and illegal instances occur on a daily basis. Salaries are towards the low end of the scale for college educated individuals. Actually, if you are college educated, I would recommend avoiding this company all together. A majority of the low and mid level management have no education and are extremely unprofessional. There are very few employees within the store that actually know how to do their jobs. The area staff is even worse. Extremely disappointed with this poorly ran company.

    Advice to Management

    Please shape up and sharpen your skills. Learn to become more professional.

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