Lowe's Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Pros
  • Good pay good benefits family like atmosphere (in 288 reviews)

  • Good benefits for their employees (in 273 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor Management/ No Work life Balance/ Company doesn't care (in 95 reviews)

  • Very little ability to be full time or management (in 178 reviews)

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  1. HR Coordinator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Human Resource Coordinator in Flemington, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resource Coordinator in Flemington, NJ

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, employee incentives, 401K, stock options. Room for advancement.

    Cons

    Working on holidays but to be expected in retail..


  2. Lowe's installed sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work with.

    Cons

    Hard to move up. Management plays favoritism

    Advice to Management

    hire qualified people not your friend


  3. Weekday Team

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lowe's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Reasonable pay, opportunities for the most part.

    Cons

    Bad management, not valued for work just expected.

    Advice to Management

    Replace all management


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    cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lowe's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Collecting a paycheck every week could be considered a pro.

    Cons

    working nights and weekends has got to be the worst part of this job.

    Advice to Management

    no


  6. Weekend Sales Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Weekend Sales Team in Bradley, IL
    Former Employee - Weekend Sales Team in Bradley, IL

    I worked at Lowe's

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    10% discount. Huge knowledge gain of home improvement.

    Cons

    A previous manager left so I was not able to move from weekend associate to a part-time weekly sales associate. Got screwed over.


  7. Product Services is a mentally and physically demanding position allowing opportunity to see fruits of your work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Service Associate in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Product Service Associate in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great deal of independence to complete a finite number of tasks on a week by week schedule.

    Get to do projects many others in the same building wish they could be involved in. Jealousy of the position is a very real thing.

    The level of respect many outside staff have for those in the position is empowering, but only if you take it seriously and give back as much as you get in assistance from coworkers.

    Much of your time is spent problem solving unforeseen miscalculations or mistakes in your projects that have various possible solutions.

    Get to use all kinds of power tools in a building with virtually any tool you may need.

    Cons

    Respect for the position and highest regard for the skill and knowledge base of the employees often means your are the first person to be "voluntold" to assist with needs outside your scheduled projects. Results in falling further behind and many times feeling obligated to help despite knowing it will put you in a time crunch later.

    Despite the PSA programs best efforts they still have difficulties in the format communicating needs across the new POD system resulting in not just one person, one store, or one POD falling behind on scheduled tasks, but the entire District falls behind. Trying to take staff hours from stores less behind and bringing worse stores up to the same level only results in more fall behind and a general sense of annoyance among the staff across the entire program.

    It's easy to take very real ownership of areas of the store you are assigned to because of all the effort and detail invested in your completed projects, and results in very defensive and protective behavior of your work as though you are an artist with a painting. It can become taxing when your store sales counterparts refuse to take the same care in your work that you have.

    Advice to Management

    You can't rob Peter to pay Paul. It doesn't solve anything and only makes the computer numbers look better, and doesn't accomplish much more than increasing cost in drive time. It feels like "performance punishment" to those individuals being sent to other stores regularly to clean up the lack of effort or incompetence of their counterparts.


  8. customer services

    Current Employee - Commercial Loader in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Commercial Loader in Lexington, KY

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    successful company, and great environment

    Cons

    there is no downside working in this company


  9. Great Place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked very well with school schedule/ activities. Moved around to different Cashier areas to help with breaking up days. Placed me in slower areas when I needed to study for exams (don't think they were supposed to do this).

    Cons

    Some floor associates looked at cashiers as lower on totem pole and would treat us as such. Happens at all jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and working with college students schedule and there should be no short in part-timers.


  10. Nice work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lowe's part-time

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

    Pros

    Clean store, nice co-workers and managers

    Cons

    Low-pay; cut hours at the last minute


  11. Head Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Pharr, TX
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Pharr, TX

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexibility with school
    Fast paced atmosphere

    Cons

    Stressing Situations when short-handed (happens very often)
    Customer Service usually drains your time/ energy



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