Lowe's Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Good pay good benefits family like atmosphere (in 288 reviews)

  • Good benefits for their employees (in 273 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor Management/ No Work life Balance/ Company doesn't care (in 95 reviews)

  • Very little ability to be full time or management (in 178 reviews)

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  1. Great.. BUT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unload Associate in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Unload Associate in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work but my coworkers in the unload area were unruly teenage boys who teased my other coworker to the point of quitting.. I then was punished along with them and had twice as much work because of it- was told I was doing great by management but the coworkers started teasing me too. Told manager, didn't do anything.

    Cons

    My ASM wouldn't let me move departments because I was "good" at where I was.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they tell you they are considering quitting because you won't move them.


  2. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good People, Challenging, Can be fun at times, Stable Company, Ability to learn how to manager large groups of people

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, Like most jobs it depends on who you work for but lots of poor store and HR managers due to the rapid growth and some are still around. At times Area staff can talk out of both sides of their mouth. Teach train and hold accountable. Then when you are honest with people and not in a rude manner and they complain your told to back off.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead, Get HR on your side in order to effectively hold people accountable. Teach and train daily set your expectation early. Fight for what you know it right don't back down to weak HR managers.


  3. Every store is run differently, starts from the Store Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Amesbury, MA
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Amesbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    the company as a whole I like, wages are above average(still not enough to live off w/kids), pt employees have more of a flex schedule,10% discount, great ASM in NH store I worked in

    Cons

    To get ft you need open-close availability 7days a wk, wish at the store (MA) I'm in now ASM would back us on policy so customers wouldn't walk all over us.

    Advice to Management

    How the store runs starts with the SM, then down to the ASM, DM, HC, Cashiers. If run front the start correctly runs wayyyyy more smoothly. I've worked at two stores. It's apples to oranges. ASM & DM back us with customers at one store rules are the same per customer and the other store they don't so customers walk all over us @ the service desk.


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  5. Customer Service/ Return Desk Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head Cashier/Customer Service Representative in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Head Cashier/Customer Service Representative in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lowe's is a very good company to work for because the employees are willing to help and we work as a team. Have very good benefits.

    Cons

    The rotating schedules and sometimes the hours can be crazy but great company to work for.


  6. Head cashier

    Current Employee - Head Cashier
    Current Employee - Head Cashier

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere and decent benefits

    Cons

    The hours and the different shifts


  7. Great Company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSA Lumber/Building Materials in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - CSA Lumber/Building Materials in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere, Bonuses, upper management opportunity, Decent benefits, and good learning experience.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, retail, most positions are rotational in hours of the day you work.

    Advice to Management

    Make people responsible for their actions.


  8. Great!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, lots of opportunities!

    Cons

    Large company, you can get lost in the mix.


  9. Outside Lawn And Garden

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benifits and 401 k match up to 3%

    Cons

    Cut hours randomly and gIves weird shifts. Hard to get tuition reimbursement.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Department Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    For a retail job, this company offers a lot of benefits for its employees that are not mentioned that often. After 10 years here, I'm very happy with the company and how it treats the employee.

    Cons

    Retail hours are the largest draw back for a family person. Night's and weekends get old after awhile.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the little things that the employee does and say thank you.


  11. Receiver/Stocker

    Former Employee - Stocker/Receiver in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Stocker/Receiver in Odessa, TX

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

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for. Hours were stable for inventory and the days were fairly predictable. Overall i recommend if you are looking for a no-brainer that requires some physical work and is fairly satisfying. Not to mention, you do learn alot about the different areas which is useful in life, IE Plumbing, tiles, carpet, insulation,etc.

    Cons

    The people you work with can ultimately make or break the job. It is not very satisfying, intellectually speaking. I'm sure that varies, the higher up you get.



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