Lowe's Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
3,970 Reviews

3.4
3,970 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ltl stocker

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    Current Employee - Ltl Stocker  in  Indiana, PA
    Current Employee - Ltl Stocker in Indiana, PA

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

    Pros

    I get a workout At work by stocking shelves. Set schedule.

    Cons

    Too much freight comes in during day. No room really for advancement. My hr told me my job would be harder to fill when I didn't get a new job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're hardworking employees will leave the company if not moved up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    your co-workers and supervisors are friendly and there to help and work with you

    Cons

    They need more hands-on training

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity to move within company.

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    Current Employee - CSA  in  Langhorne, PA
    Current Employee - CSA in Langhorne, PA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Positive management. Caring atmosphere.

    Cons

    No set schedule. Working weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work and gain experience in home improvement.

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    Current Employee - Unload Associate  in  Lancaster, OH
    Current Employee - Unload Associate in Lancaster, OH

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They are very flexible and proactive with your schedule either as a part time employee or full time employee.

    Cons

    There is a mandatory long unpaid lunch which can be hard to bear if you just want to work hard and go home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the optimistic connection with the employees that are the back bone to the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at lowes was hard satisfying work

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    Former Employee - Building Material Associate  in  Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Building Material Associate in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Lowe's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    excelent work place , treated well by fellow emplyoees and management, good benefits, and work and lif policies, I would go back to work there if a full time position was open

    Cons

    Its next to impossible to get a full time position, there were some people in management that did not believe in helping out when we became busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More full time positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    work hard get paid fairly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    lowes gives you room to grow pay is above average

    Cons

    every decision is based out of home office alot of great ideas at store level go unnoticed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust each other and surround your self with great people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Many opportunities to grow!

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    Former Employee - Cashier I  in  Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Cashier I in Metairie, LA

    I worked at Lowe's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay, challenges with scheduling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develop and invest in employees.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    okay

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    Former Employee - Head Cashier
    Former Employee - Head Cashier

    I worked at Lowe's full-time

    Pros

    Pay was ok. Good people to work with

    Cons

    Managers had a lot of issues and scheduling was all over the place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good opportunity for those who are willing to work hard.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Great advancement potential. Pay is very good for retail, particularly for full-time hourly associates. Learn a lot about construction and home improvement.

    Cons

    Salaried managers can kiss their home life goodbye during summer. Health benefits are not great, getting worse and more expensive. Bonus program for hourly associates,(SSEI) is too far removed from the behavior it is intended to promote for it to be effective, sales targets are unrealistic and even great comp sales don't meet targets. Customer care complaint line has become customers dialing for dollars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company spends too much time managing product. Not enough time managing people. Streamline processes and review programs to reduce workload in stores. Run a more efficient business and you will get the results you want with the payroll hours you want to use.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I have been working at Lowe's full time for over a year.

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    Current Employee - CSA  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - CSA in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are decent for the job required.

    Cons

    Management needs major improvement in some stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs retraining in some stores.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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