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Tough

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Current Employee - Cashier - Front End  in  Lutherville Timonium, MD
Current Employee - Cashier - Front End in Lutherville Timonium, MD

Pros

You make a lot of friends, the relationships you will establish with most of the people you work with will most likely be positive. And on the weekends we are pretty busy so there is always something to do.

Cons

There is always drama. Though your immediate supervisor will most likely be a pleasant person, the high ups are pretty tough to deal with. They are very much about saving their own butts and are willing to throw anyone under the bus that does not help them get what they want and need or anyone that does not help them keep their upper management off their backs. They are all about making the sales goal for the day, being the best over other stores, there is not even a tiny interest in establishing a minimal interpersonal relationship with employees. And HR is nonexistent!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn some interpersonal skills as well as the proper way to communicate with your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    8 years of going to work good for temp. job, bad place for a career

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    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Newport News, VA

    Pros

    Lowes has a fast track program that if you show enough promise you can be promoted fairly rapidly, promotions are usually accompanied by a small 10% pay increase and a massive work load increase.

    Cons

    Company in the last decade has taken a severe down turn. Has soon as Robert Niblock took over this company they became penny squeezing corporate conglomerate. Long shifts for very poor pay. Recently all commision and spiff pay outs were discontinued so you can't make a decent living anywhere in this store. Senior management in most stores is hired externally so they have little or no clue what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs to be over hauled from top to bottom. Corporate executives are from banking industry and have no business in home improvement or retail. Store management prospects (external) need to be hired in at entry level spots and work in those for at least 6 months so they have a clue what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good old boy company where everything is about who you know

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Hartford, CT

    Pros

    Decent wage
    cost plus discount on special orders
    opportunity to learn new product and skills

    Cons

    long hours, poor work life balance
    lack of value for diversity
    lack of value for thinking outside the box

    No opinion of CEO
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