Lowe's Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
4,323 Reviews
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4,323 Reviews
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Pros
  • Working for Lowe's provides decent benefits and a good pay for retail (in 274 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 91 reviews)

  • Have to be full time worker in order to be eligible for tuition reimbursement (in 171 reviews)

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  1. 8 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.  

    Great Company and Benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Gorgeous headquarters, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Deep management structure, where titles play an important role.

  3.  

    Lowes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Brewer, ME
    Current Employee - Cashier in Brewer, ME

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

    Pros

    scheduling is good. flexible
    pay is very good and benefits.

    Cons

    moving from cashier to floor is hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training across the board should be the same for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Valuable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate - Building Materials in Boone, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate - Building Materials in Boone, NC

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working in building materials helped our my career goals in construction management and allowed me to gain more product knowledge. I was able to interact with customers to offer advice and help with their projects. I especially enjoyed using all the equipment to stock the building supply shelves and customers' vehicles. I played a vital role in the installation and sales programs alongside commercial sales. I really enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons except that I could have managed the building materials floor better than my former manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Working for Lowes has been a pleasure.

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

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

    Pros

    Lowes has affored me great benefits as a full time associate and as a part time associate. Lowe's has also allowed me the opportunity to investment in my future with retirement plans.

    Cons

    The rotational schedule can be a bit tiring from time to time. The lack of work support as far a staffing can be a bit stressful when needing to complete certain functions of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways to manage payroll and staffing. Better bonuses for in store associated would also be very appealing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work, good benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Office Associate in East Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Administrative Office Associate in East Spartanburg, SC

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, great opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Scheduling difficulties leading to lack of work on busy days, had a hard time getting management to stay on the same page when asking a question.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and meet with fellow managers and subordinates more frequently in order to be able to stay on the same page so everyone will be able to stay in the loop as far as current events and promotions, and be sure to go over the rules as well so everyone (new and old) can know and put those rules into place on the salesfloor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent Job, a little unorganized

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    Cus.svc.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Surf City, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Surf City, NC

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Benefits vacation sick holiday benefits vacation sick holiday sick vacation holiday

    Cons

    I have no cons I have no cons I have no cons I have no cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No favortism No favortism

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Will work around school schedule well.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Canton, OH

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, paid time off, free lunch at least once a month.

    Cons

    Management can be difficult at times, iron fist mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead from the front.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    6 years in retail

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention and Safety Manager
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention and Safety Manager

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Everyone has a negative attitude after a couple weeks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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