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Good overall, better than average retail jobs I think

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

-above market salary for retail positions
-a lot of autonomy for employees
-very clear policy and procedures
-management provides you with all the tools you need for the job
-supportive coworkers (for the most part)

Cons

-the work environment varies tremendously by store, some worse some better
-many senior managers are incompetent and do not set a good example for employees
-management often doesn't give rationale for their decisions
-uniform isnt comfortable at all - jeans and CSA steel toes
-performance appraisals are a joke. tend to be based on how liked you are rather than any quantitative measure of your performance
-most of advancement is through kissing up to management rather than having to do with skill or knowledge
-a lot of people end up working fulltime hours while being labeled part time associates and therefore are exempt from benefits dispite same contributions
-do not allow for any overtime hours

Advice to ManagementAdvice

work with the employees on the floor a little more rather than hiding in the office and stop dumping all your work on your associates

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    cold, big , impersonal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    its a job when we have high unemployment

    Cons

    corporation does not value employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take better care of your employees and they will make your store profitable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Heading In The Wrong Direction - Poor CEO Choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Investing in technology, although Lowe's systems are rarely user friendly.

    Cons

    Upper management, low store morale, poor staffing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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