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Lowe's Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
1,656 Reviews
4.0
1,656 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  

    Solid company with a long standing and reputable history, but does not consistently value tenure throughout the chain.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Gulf, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Gulf, TX

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for team players and dependable workers, as well as for great leaders to promote. Great benefit program, including health, dental, vision, 401 K, etc.
    Extensive training available for all employees, including management staff and is ongoing. It is typically completed on-line and in some cases, with class room settings. Very people oriented and customer service intensive business if you enjoy same.

    Cons

    Holiday, nights and weekend hours...which is to be expected in this industry. Some high turnover of sales floor and cashier positions, as well as senior management (not all, but some) outside of the store can treat staff demeaning or even threatening, making for a difficult work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where you started and take care of your store teams. They make it happen and without them, none of the customers would be happy, nor could the business model succeed. Too many talented managers and employees leave or are driven out due to poor managers above them. This has and does occur even at some of the Regional staff level, while their respective corporate leadership can be naive to it. They will even run off great staff, store or even district leadership using false performance allegations. Corporate teams need to monitor field office closer and challenge turnover of tenured or other red flag scenarios. Problems are not always others....as sometimes they are the in position dysfunctional leader.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lowe's was one of the best jobs I've had.

    Former Employee - Front End Cashier
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    My experience is they're always willing to work with you. We always had an incentive to work hard hard. Excellent benefits. Fun environment.

    Cons

    All employees should learn enough about each department. When a customer needs assistance they don't care who helps.m

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of management I worked for were really cool. I think management tends get super lazy. We had a couple of those.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Company with good upward mobility

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

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

    Pros

    If you're well rounded and work hard, you'll move up quick. You just have to be willing to change stores.

    Cons

    Training is lacking. You have to go out and get it, it's not structured enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training everyone at every level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lowe's HWI

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

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Great compensation, Benefits, Advancement. Lowe's as a whole is a good company to work for that cares about its people.

    Cons

    Horrible Hours, Inconsistent Accountability. The rotating shift pattern is horrible for any sort of work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the scheduling matrix

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Head Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Murfreesboro, TN

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

    Pros

    I love my job. Love working with the customers and especially the cashiers. We are like a family.

    Cons

    It's very cold in the winter time working in front of the exit doors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be something done about the extreme temperatures on the front-end. The employees shouldn't have to be cold and I mean very cold 8 hours a day. I am physically sick at this moment from that very thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

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

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

    Pros

    nice place to work .They treat you right

    Cons

    lack of moneyShould offer pay raise For people that stay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    advance your employees that suport you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good place to work if retail is your thing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good workng conditions, average pay for new workers

    Cons

    company tends to micro manage everything

  9.  

    A lot of opportunity for anyone with a strong work ethic and unfaltering resolve.

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

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

    Pros

    Upper management (store-level and beyond) will recognize high performers, decent wages for those without a college education, good insurance benefits, company stock discount and 401k.

    Cons

    The quality of workers varies greatly (HR issue?), bonuses are tied to the entire team's quarterly performance and not necessarily a reflection of every individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On the store level, training could be improved, or perhaps enforced and there could be more mindful and deliberate placement of new hires throughout the stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Solid Company to Work For...............

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is excellent with great bonus potential for managers.

    Cons

    Work - like balance is the same as is is for all retail.

  11.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Benefits are great and the stock does well

    Cons

    They run it tight on payroll

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have a lot of Managers and very few leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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