Lowe's Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Lowe's Chairman and CEO Robert A. Niblock
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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. Lowe's-ProServices

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ProServices
    Former Employee - ProServices

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Lowe's their is room for growth and the starting pay was high enough to peak my interest and eventually commit. Lowe's ProServices works heavily with contractors and this gave me a good background in sales and future work with other companies

    Cons

    The management team seemed at times disconnected and communication definitely lacked especially from the highest level. Store manager spent about 20% of time on floor and 80% of time in office further disconnecting the employees from management. I have heard other managers are not like this so do not let this discourage you too much. Finally, the store where I worked seemed to have to much drama employees constantly talking about one another gave a high school feel to it and made it hard to want to go to work at times.

    Advice to Management

    Do better at connecting with employees and communicating with them. Be sure to keep a professional atmosphere for the employees at all times.


  2. Pikeville Lowes Home Improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flooring Sales Specialist in Pikeville, KY
    Former Employee - Flooring Sales Specialist in Pikeville, KY

    I worked at Lowe's part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good working environment with positive energy. All the department managers and specialists were well informed and prepared. When needed, my co-workers would help me out if I struggled with a task.

    Cons

    Not many negatives, just like any other work environment. Some people pulled more weight than others, some would try to hide and get out of work, and a few were on their high horse most of the time. Besides that, it was a pretty good work environment.

    Advice to Management

    All management personnel were great with employers (speaking from my experience). Great communication skills and rewarded extra efforts.


  3. Not too bad for a basic retail job.

    Current Employee - Cashier in Greeneville, TN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Greeneville, TN

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

    Pros

    Wonderful management, schedule is released well ahead of time, better than average starting pay

    Cons

    Repetitive, mind numbing work cashiering, customers expect cashiers to be experts on everything home improvement related.


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  5. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Always opportunity to grow within the company.

    Cons

    If partime there is a lack of hours during the slow season


  6. Decent

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

    I worked at Lowe's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for someone with no experience on a register

    Cons

    Management does not respond to any request to shorten hours, more concerned with secret shoppers than anything else


  7. CSA weekend team

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSA III in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - CSA III in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Lowe's part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    if you get into a great store your bonuses are consistent, it's all about the management and the team you work with if your Pool is good to pull from it's great

    Cons

    the hours can be cut so not guaranteed. If you have poor managers the store sucks to work at

    Advice to Management

    Care about the rules they are proven to be profitable be a stickler for perfection!


  8. No real complaints

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Home Decor Specialist in Newton, NJ
    Current Employee - Home Decor Specialist in Newton, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay while I was a full-time student. They worked around my school schedule. Annual pay raise.

    Cons

    Had to work every holiday the store was open and every single weekend. It was difficult to get off of work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employee's and make changes accordingly.


  9. Lowe's

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Martinsburg, WV
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Martinsburg, WV

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits if you can get on the full time team. Starting pay much higher than most other retailers. Lots of room to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Hard to get on the full time team. Everyone starts out part time. No such thing as a set schedule - the days/hours are all over the place crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Our front end staff are doing a great job, but they need better support - we take the lion's share of the customers complaints. We need better training in specific departments - I work in lawn and garden and most of the people have no idea about plants - customers want to know specifics about how to care for the plants and the employees have no idea what to tell them. We're also very bad at follow through - I purchased a deck through Lowes thinking that because I worked there it would be an easy process. It literally was the worst experience I've ever had. A project that should have taken about 30 days took over 4 months. Lowe's communication was non existent - everything that could have gone wrong did and no one wanted to fix anything. Someone should have been responsible for following the project from beginning to end to make sure things went smoothly. We spent $21,000 - we should have gotten better service.


  10. CSA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Csa Front End in Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Employee - Csa Front End in Wauwatosa, WI

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome management team and great employees

    Cons

    None that I have now


  11. Good place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits for full time and part time. Great work enviroment, fast paced, with good recognition.

    Cons

    Training is very poor, its a "hope you make it" type of learning. They are always under staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Advancement is the key, upper management is the best position



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