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Lowe's Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
3,899 Reviews

3.4
3,899 Reviews
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Lowe's Chairman and CEO Robert A. Niblock
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have very good benefits to help in this rough economy (in 228 reviews)

  • Working for Lowe's provides decent benefits and a good pay for retail (in 209 reviews)


Cons
  • Retail hours and commitment makes the work-life balance difficult to achieve (in 73 reviews)

  • You can't keep a steady sleep schedule as a part-time or full-time employee (in 150 reviews)

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1,246 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Even thought I was seasonal, I enjoyed working at Lowe's, I worked on with the receiving team and the customers.

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    Former Employee - Receiver Stocker  in  Burleson, TX
    Former Employee - Receiver Stocker in Burleson, TX

    Pros

    What I enjoyed about Lowe's is working with the customers and satisfying their needs.
    The team I worked on was the Receiving team, and I really enjoyed my job. We sorted and put away freight, and I worked it the plumbing dept, that was a challenge for me but I did learn alot in the time I was there.

    Cons

    When we did not have a truck our hours were cut.
    also I was seasonal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to the management team is to consider people work-life for a better balance for the store.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for this company while attending college. They have a flexible schedule and work with employees around their own schedules. Overall a good experience.

    Cons

    I think that the company should offer more raises and employee appreciation. Managers tend to forget about the employees doing all the beneficial work for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My Lowe's Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best company I've worked for. Very structured training program.

    Cons

    Managers need to be on the same page.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss policies in staff meetings and ensure policy explanations are brought to the sales floor.

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  5.  

    Not a bad place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    The working hours always vary

  6.  

    Overall a good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loader  in  Windham, ME
    Former Employee - Loader in Windham, ME

    Pros

    Easy work, a lot of breaks

    Cons

    Hot outside in the garden center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Looking to grow into additional upward positions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    It allows you to influence employees and customers lives

    Cons

    Some advancement opportunities come slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't always listen to opinions. find out for yourself

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent work environment, some management issues.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Clarksville, TN

    Pros

    Managers work on the floor with all the other employees.
    Human Resources department very helpful and knowledgeable.
    Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Orientation was an ideal setting, no real help learning how to deal with customers.
    Management is largely composed of in-house trained employees; no real management training.
    No 9-5 scheduling; late hours; holiday hours with no compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pleasant work environment and a slightly above average pay rate.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Weekday Sales Team  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Weekday Sales Team in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    My co-workers are upbeat and friendly. The Lowe's store itself is flexible with hours for students. Pay rate is slightly above the average of other retailers.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management. There seems to be a major disconnect between the part-time employees and management. Employees are constantly moved into other departments without being cross-trained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get all of your managers on the same page. There seems to be a major disconnect between the part-time employees and management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Internship at Lowe's

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Mooresville, NC

    Pros

    Great facility and they do a great job with giving a lot of student a chance at their first shot at working.

    Cons

    They are a bit slow on getting people up to speed on projects and some of the project leads are not too into it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time evaluating your talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Bitter sweet

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Stony Brook, NY

    Pros

    My co-workers are amazing
    The pay is wonderful

    Cons

    Management
    personal growth
    not having enough hours to offer their associates

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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