Lowe's Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
4,365 Reviews
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4,365 Reviews
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Pros
  • Working for Lowe's provides decent benefits and a good pay for retail (in 277 reviews)

  • The pay is decent for anybody looking for a retail job and they have good benefits as well (in 262 reviews)


Cons
  • there's no work-life balance as an employee classified as a store level manager (in 93 reviews)

  • Have to be full time worker in order to be eligible for tuition reimbursement (in 173 reviews)

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Laid back atmosphere with a lot of learning opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Pottsville, PA
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Pottsville, PA

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere. You work independently, maybe with a "to-do" list written by your department manager. Those on the floor have a lot more freedom than those on the front end. You get to go to break and lunch basically whenever you want, as long as you have coverage during those busier hours. Everyone at my location is very friendly. Some have been working there for 16 years when the store opened and there's a "family feel" to the workplace

    Cons

    1 weekend off a month max. And sometimes scheduling rotations get messed up and you may not have a weekend for 6 weeks or so. There is room to move up, but management seems to know who they want before applications before even start coming in. 9 hour work days because of 1 hour unpaid lunch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Big Retail

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Highland, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Highland, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move up if you are willing to work for it. You can learn a lot about home improvement.

    Cons

    Irregular hours and low starting pay. You really need to get promotions to make a reasonable amount of money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work, but needs to hire more people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, and coworkers are always willing to help you learn the ropes. You see the same customers on a regular basis, so they get used to you and vice versa.

    Cons

    Always shorthanded. Be prepared to cover a couple of departments by yourself. Business slows down at certain times of year, and hours get cut until the busy time of year starts up again. Also, contractors get an attitude very fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either hire more people, or don't cut hours. There's never enough people to take care of each department. The training for new hires isn't sufficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Valuable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate - Building Materials in Boone, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate - Building Materials in Boone, NC

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working in building materials helped our my career goals in construction management and allowed me to gain more product knowledge. I was able to interact with customers to offer advice and help with their projects. I especially enjoyed using all the equipment to stock the building supply shelves and customers' vehicles. I played a vital role in the installation and sales programs alongside commercial sales. I really enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons except that I could have managed the building materials floor better than my former manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Completion of annual training provoked me into consider a mid-life (good/positive) career change.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I feel that I am paid fairly for what I do.
    I like the part-time insurance, health, retirement, stock options, banking, and consumer incentives program.

    Cons

    No accrual "sick day" time for part time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the associate you manage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, TX

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with. Very patient during the training process. Management is open to hear your concerns and listen to suggestions. A very good working environment with friendly people willing to help you at every turn. Good pay.

    Cons

    Holidays are rare. Company is too focused on making money during the holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to work more holidays into the schedule. This is America we live in. You should allow your employees to celebrate that during holidays and not be so focused on the almighty dollar.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoyed carrying out Lowes corporate mission to the best of my ability.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate IV in Waynesville, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate IV in Waynesville, NC

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Steady work with time proven policy's that cover every conceivable situation. Constant opportunity for advancement. Great team development with regular training and testing. Was able to work with, help train and become good friends with many associates and customers. Management gave me great flexibility in many areas after I became a proven commodity.

    Cons

    Corporate rotational work schedule is trying. Covering departments beyond your home department was not fun. Management is very slow to phase out underperforming associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See "cons" I was fortunate to have a great SM @ 0470. Visiting several other stores in the chain I find great differences between them, all of which can be corrected by proactive management.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Csa

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Oakland, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Oakland, FL

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was great working for this company I learned a lot.

    Cons

    Specialist were never on time to assist customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an organized lunch scedule

    Recommends
  10.  

    Not bad for a retail job

    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Pro Services
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Pro Services

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, health benefits, PTO, 401k plus company matching, tuition reimbursement, some flexibility with scheduling. Can be a decent job for a full time student or retiree as long as your manager is willing to work around your schedule.

    Cons

    They require full you to be available to work any shift from open until close which makes it hard to have a life outside of work unless you have one of the few jobs that have a regular schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward associates that go the extra mile. Provide an incentive structure that rewards not only the team but also the individual.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best retail to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Stress free, fun environment. I find that most people work well with one another. People are happy to share their knowledge.

    Cons

    Standing all day on your feet is the worst part. I really don't have anything ill to say about the company I work for.

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