Lowe's Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
4,289 Reviews
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4,289 Reviews
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Pros
  • Working for Lowe's provides decent benefits and a good pay for retail (in 271 reviews)

  • The pay is decent for anybody looking for a retail job and they have good benefits as well (in 259 reviews)


Cons
  • Lowe's still keeps the value of work-life balance while expecting loyalty to the job (in 89 reviews)

  • Have to be full time worker in order to be eligible for tuition reimbursement (in 168 reviews)

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Laid back atmosphere with a lot of learning opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a nice temporary job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Csa Front End
    Current Employee - Csa Front End

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

    Pros

    My coworkers are incredibly nice, I don't get reamed for making a little mistake, the benefits are nice, and it works fairly well around my school schedule. I also feel very safe working here, even with killer machines whizzing around and explosive materials on practically every shelf.

    Cons

    There's poor leadership - I get stuck doing the jobs of three or four people sometimes because it's easier to have me do it than make some of my lazy coworkers do it. This company is virtually incompatible with my collegiate extracurricular activities, also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make everyone do their fair share as much as their abilities allow. If they can't do their job right, either hire people that can, or give me some of their pay!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent Job, a little unorganized

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time

    Pros

    Starting pay is good, friendly people

    Cons

    inconsistent hours if you are part time. Store opens at 6am

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    I have been working at Lowes for over 5 years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Cashier
    Current Employee - Head Cashier

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work for. After working for 5 years, you are given a third week of paid vacation! Paid sick time and holiday time. Sometimes you get bonuses based on the store's performance.

    Cons

    Shifts are ever-changing unless you are one of the lucky few. You have to work most weekends when full time, just about every single weekend when part time. Hard to move up in the company unless you are willing to suck up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond the suck-ups for promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunity to learn everything that is needed for a homeowner.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Corpus Christi, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits with good pay. Constantly busy with your duties and with helping customers in your area of responsibility and other departments.

    Cons

    No cons if you don't mind physical work. The only one mentionable is working til 11pm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stores with lower sales volume are still staffed like stores with 2 to 3 times the volume. So consider adjustments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lowe's

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. They really care about their employees and value their contribution. They are wonderful.

    Cons

    It's a very big company so their is lots of room for growth. I would say the biggest area of opportunity would be development plans for employees and their Implememtation.

  8.  

    Lowes

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    Current Employee - CSA Outside Garden in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - CSA Outside Garden in Saint Joseph, MO

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

    Pros

    A family atmosphere, great pay...

    Cons

    When they cut part-time hours...they cut back too much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lowe's is generally a good place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Pay is decent. People are nice.

    Cons

    The work is hard and you are on your feet most of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supply more training for new employees.

  10.  

    time and effort

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    Current Employee - ASM in Epping, NH
    Current Employee - ASM in Epping, NH

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great management team, good bonuses

    Cons

    the hours wish the hours were better for ASM'S

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall great place to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

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

    Pros

    Working for Lowes allows you to work with great people and gives you plenty of opportunity to move up

    Cons

    There is your typical political nonsense at store level management. A long with working retail hours can be exhausting and frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication needs to improve at all levels

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