Lowe's Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
3,953 Reviews

3.4
3,953 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. 1 person 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  

    Every Location is Different

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Tendency from management to let you run your business. Schedule rotation creates consistency and ability to plan things at home.

    Cons

    There is a lack of important communication. There is the mentality that work comes before home life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have a better understanding of what occurs within a store.
    Need to encourage the different leadership styles within a store and focus on bringing out the best qualities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    HR

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Company. Good benefits and compensation for both full time and part time associates. Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Retail schedule, life-balance can be tough. Required to work very flexible schedule. Early mornings and late night. Demanding customers and high expectations from management regarding customer services.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Basic Interview

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    Great staff and everyone is down to earth. The store I worked at was very friendly and I even got to work at a nearby store and got the same result.

    Cons

    There was really nothing bad about working for Lowe's. I just got out of high school so the pay wasn't that great but I earned a raise and transferred out with good performance.

    Recommends
  6.  

    great experience so far

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    benefits pay flexibility are pretty good

    Cons

    benefits are not that cheap

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Cashier- CSA

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    Former Employee - Csa Front End  in  Saint Charles, IL
    Former Employee - Csa Front End in Saint Charles, IL

    I worked at Lowe's part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    decent pay, competitive wages, raise opportunities, good hours

    Cons

    Head cashiers/ department managers need to treat their employees with more respect, and not treat them like they dont know what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bigger increases in wages when employees earn a raise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Would recommend family and friends

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    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

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

    Pros

    Quickly advanced to department manager

    Cons

    Upper management needs improvement their leadership skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great store, many good people.

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Cashier in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    Genuinely good people hired at the time I worked there. A really wonderful store manager who really cared about everything; the customers, the employees, the store itself. He knew alot about alot, and it showed. He was very professional, respectful, and appreciative in the way he conducted himself.

    Cons

    The hours I worked at the time (started cashiering at 6am) were causing havoc with my family. I wanted to stay, but needed to make an immediate change at that time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the girls that were supervising in the early morning hours were pretty unapproachable when I worked there. During the entire morning shift they would make it a point to barely say two words to you and only joke around amongst themselves (a long hard way to spend four to five hours). It is already a lonely shift as it is, with rude young people in charge, it made it so much more excruciating and drawn out. If I were talking to any management, anywhere, I would say to make it a point to realize that it only takes one standoffish, power tripping, rude person in charge, to ruin it for the other employees, the customers, and ultimately the store. With the right person (easy going/neutral) in charge of staff, most people would likely stay in their position for years and years. Work doesn't have to be a party, but it doesn't have to be so mind-numbingly isolating either. All it would take is the switching out of one individual to change the morale for an entire shift, department, and ultimately an entire store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Lumberton, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lumberton, NJ

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

    Pros

    They recognize personal achievements and provide continuous training.

    Cons

    It may take a longer time to learn the individual features of all the products in the store.

    Positive Outlook
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    Great People!

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    Current Employee - Cashier - Front End  in  Athens, AL
    Current Employee - Cashier - Front End in Athens, AL

    I have been working at Lowe's as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, family atmosphere, community was nice

    Cons

    Hard on the feet and ankles, have to stand on concrete floors

    Recommends

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