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Lowe's Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
4,867 Reviews
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4,867 Reviews
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Pros
  • Working for Lowe's provides decent benefits and a good pay for retail (in 288 reviews)

  • The pay is decent for anybody looking for a retail job and they have good benefits as well (in 273 reviews)


Cons
  • there's no work-life balance as an employee classified as a store level manager (in 95 reviews)

  • Have to be full time worker in order to be eligible for tuition reimbursement (in 178 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Working at Lowe's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker in Brunswick, GA
    Current Employee - Stocker in Brunswick, GA

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

    Pros

    Lowe's is a large stable company. Lowe's gives multiple ways to take paid time off. They have a good training structure.

    Cons

    It sometimes seems like it's all about the money /profits made and less about the actual employee. They sometime hire the wrong people for leadership roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are more important than money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 14 people found this helpful  

    Decent starting pay for a retail company

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

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Many great employees, many wonderful staple customers. You develop a great sense of pride in your work and product knowledge. Going above and beyond to make a customer happy is what this job is all about. Taking initiative.

    Cons

    Retail is stressful. You are often pulled in multiple directions at once. You are often instructed to do multiple things different ways by management. Your actions are constantly in question, ex: Why are you in the paint aisle? Because you were helping a customer etc.. If you are full time, you are on a rotating schedule. You have no say in the hours. This can cause problems with school, family etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an employee has been with a company four over four years and has trained countless other successful employees, rather than harassing them about the same things every day, lets give them the benefit of the doubt that they are on top of their duties. Less criticism = Less anxiety = Happier, more productive workers. Also promotions: If an employee is extremely successful is their current post, it might seem easier to keep them there than fill that position, however it is important to allow that employee the opportunity for promotion or a change in job direction. Do not hold them back because they are just "that good".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    The sales floor is meant for stress-resistant people, but can be rewarding ($). Receiving is rough but fun!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Receiver Stocker in Pasco, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Receiver Stocker in Pasco, WA

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

    Pros

    Varies from store to store, but can be a fun place to work and in certain positions you get a lot of exercise. The pay for sales floor associates is higher than most stores I feel. If you are very driven, intelligent, and immune to stress, you can move up very quickly and easily if you apply them every day and be selfless. If you're shy, it gives you the practice every day to have to make conversation and gain confidence talking in general.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful if sales are down, and pressure is then put on everyone from the top down so excuses or mercy is not common-place. Department Managers are constantly blamed for things that are out of their control, like staffing, scheduling, and in some cases, are left to run with no support or coaching. Comparatively, the pay for labor and driving fork-lift in a warehouse (low-level receiving jobs) are considerably lower than surrounding jobs doing the same thing, and hours are minimal and cut during tough times for the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train Department Managers personally to ensure success, and support them as much as you can. They are the backbone of the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planner in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planner in Mooresville, NC

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

    Pros

    Focus on collaboration and team work. And care about its employees work/life balance.

    Cons

    Salary may not be as compelling as others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve leadership training and hire right people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ast Ops Manager

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

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    High on employee engagement. Good job security. Fortune 500 company

    Cons

    Health benefits are so-so. Many of the computer systems used are dos based and not user friendly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Department Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Better than average pay, positive work environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Undermanned, overworked, lousy schedule,Antiquated computer system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Customer Service

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier - Front End in Tomball, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier - Front End in Tomball, TX

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, great workers, wonderful environment.

    Cons

    Big business, very busy most of the time, holidays are ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more considerate of certain issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work, but part time benefits suck

    Current Employee - CSA Lowes in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - CSA Lowes in Fayetteville, NC

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

    Pros

    Make friends, the work

    Cons

    drama, benefits suck for part time, moving up is hard,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    You get out what you put in

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

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Company values, good people to work with, effective communication, good benefits, caring management

    Cons

    Thin staffing, only training courses are within the store to learn and grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lowe's is a great company to work for and be a part of.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lumber Sales Associate in Somerset, KY
    Current Employee - Lumber Sales Associate in Somerset, KY

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

    Pros

    The customers themselves make this job a job worth keeping. I've not only been treated fairly and respectful. But I have also been given an equal chance to succeed as have all other employees that I've worked with.

    Cons

    It's a job that requires your up most commitment. It's time consuming and demanding. However, with that I add ... it depends a lot on one's work ethic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better ability to train the employees that welcome the challenge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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