Lowe's Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
4,073 Reviews
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cashier

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    The job pays the bills. Good people.

    Cons

    High turnover, and tough work demands.

  3.  

    Corporate experience on lowes.com

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mooresville, NC

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time

    Pros

    This company does a good job of bringing the best ideas to life, especially in the ecommerce space. The industry is growing rapidly and Lowe's does a good job of keeping up and even setting some of the e-tailing trends. As you might imagine with a website, most decisions are heavily based in analytics.
    Promotions from within are common, almost to a fault, but that's expected with any massive corporation. Moving around the organization to different roles is not frowned upon and in some cases is the best way to get promoted.
    The management appreciates new ideas and feedback is pretty transparent all levels on the .com side, which is unlike most areas of the company.
    Flexible schedule, with some folks who can work from home on occasion - again, this is the website's culture which differs greatly from other departments at the HQ.
    Fun, enjoyable, open desk (non-cube) atmosphere with occasional team gatherings off-site and ping pong tables in the break room.
    Work/life balance is very apparent with .com and most of the corporate organization as a whole - get your work done on-time and contribute new ideas and you'll be golden here.

    Cons

    Working in a large organization is a challenge in itself simply because of the many pieces and processes it takes to get things accomplished. This is somewhat due in part to the fact that a website demands agility and quick moving pieces that the rest of the company is not accustomed to. Dealing with a stubborn, rigid culture that is reluctant to the changes that a website demands becomes frustrating almost to the point of pure apathy with some.
    Training opportunities within the .com department are limited unless you badger upper management or pursue opportunities within the organization by yourself.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mostly satified

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Mooresville, NC

    I worked at Lowe's as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    mostly good people to work with. New offices in Mooresville

    Cons

    Trying to grow too quickly. Technology changes can't keep up with growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    slow down and focus on your employees more. like the "old" Lowes used to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Under Paid / Under Appreciated

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention and Safety Manager  in  Monroe, LA
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention and Safety Manager in Monroe, LA

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

    Cons

    Long hours. High stress. Not much room for advancement unless you are willing to move far away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It all depends on the store.

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    Current Employee - CSA III  in  South Lebanon, OH
    Current Employee - CSA III in South Lebanon, OH

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overtime is available in several seasons. There is a lot of Benefits/Discounts available to employees, From car insurance to cell phones.

    Cons

    Lack of Communication on store level.
    Pay rate is to be desired.
    Choose customers over employees.
    More often than not it is a thankless job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the right choice, Customers are not everything. Without the Employees to back you up Lowe's would be nothing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    You get what you put in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time

    Pros

    Flexible
    Decent Pay
    Good Atmosphere
    Able to take off when needed
    Learn lots about how to fix up house

    Cons

    No real advancement
    No good benefits for part timers
    No holidays other than Thanksgiving and Christmas
    Favoritism in promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at all the stores I've worked for seems to be less empathetic and nonobjective in matters and promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company to work for, could work on a few issues

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    Current Employee - Department Manager Lowes  in  Dover, DE
    Current Employee - Department Manager Lowes in Dover, DE

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

    Pros

    Employees are the best part of the job. Customers are horrible. Pay is decent however, Management could be more supportive with career growth and how to obtain.

    Cons

    Hours are the worst. Mentoring is almost nonexistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to being flexible with ones schedule. Thank your employees, it goes a long way. Help develop your team by taking time out to talk to your employees, you'd be surprised to know that they will work harder for you if you just take the time to get to know them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Can't complain

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    Current Employee - Receiver Stocker  in  Nacogdoches, TX
    Current Employee - Receiver Stocker in Nacogdoches, TX

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

    Pros

    I'm a student and they work well around my hours plus the pay is $9.36 which is a lot better than minimum wage in Texas ($7.25).

    Cons

    The fact that it's a retail job requires that I work on some holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of damaged items (which leads to loss in revenue) come from improper handling of materials coming off or going on the truck. Most of the time, when something breaks, its because of the difficulty involved in removing the item from some awkward position. I know that there is little room to position over a thousand pieces, but I feel that more caution should be applied when a loader is unsure of how to stack items onto a truck.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Our Lowe's is very good to their employees.

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    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Latrobe, PA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Latrobe, PA

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

    Pros

    People who work at Lowe's are quality people the testing does work for the most part. Lowe's is good to their employees. Very flexible if you need time for family.

    Cons

    Retail Shifts can be brutal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask employees what can be done to make their job better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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