Lowe's

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A good place to work if you are looking for seasonal employment.

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Former Employee - CSA in Pearland, TX
Former Employee - CSA in Pearland, TX

I worked at Lowe's

Pros

Benefits and pay are good, if you can ever get off seasonal status. You can learn alot about home improvement products and the discounts aren't bad either.

Cons

The hours are too varied to schedule time to do anything else. Alot of hard work and heavy lifting. I don't feel management looks carefully enough into the employees they already have and continue to hire new seasonal employees. As a result your hours get cut and new employees get some good hours for the first couple of months and the cycle starts over with them. It is a long and painful experience trying to obtain a full time position.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize talent and think about more promotions from within your own store.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Management at Lowe's is lacking reality.

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Howell, NJ
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Howell, NJ

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    The Coworkers a great people. Lowe's does hire good people for the most part, even though the management at the store level is behind the times when it comes to when is the proper time to hire. Credit is given for possitive work, but it's not often enough by senior store management. The Zone managers are good at their jobs and support the associates under them as much as they possibly can but are pressured, unfairly, to target those whom fall into disfavor with the store manager. Success is possible for workers as long as they play nicely with store management.

    Cons

    Management is very demanding and refuses to get down and dirty with the associates. Management would rather make demands and disipline employees for being too busy helping customers making it impossible to work on the demanded work. Virtually zero credit comes from the store manager, even though he gets thousands in bonuses for having a successful year of sales at the store. Those bonuses come off the backs of the associates management steps on every day. The bonus structure need to be reversed. Associates that deal with the customers should be given the bonuses, as they are who lead the store to true success day in and day out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a heart. Your associates are the real people handling customers. Not enough credit is given to the successes you are having. Those huge bonuses you aquire are because the associates on the floor are doing their jobs.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Denver, CO

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    The work place can be fun at times, it is a high stress job if you are a supervisor and if you thrive on pressure it’s a good place to work. It is wonderful when you get those the customers who come in and you are able to help them fix a problem or just make their home look better. The most rewarding thing I have experienced is getting a huge from a customer who you just helped making their new house become their new home. In this company it is always going above and beyond to provide learning and training experiences for its employees. They even make it fun and rewarding to learn policies and procedures. They made a game we play with small prizes for random employees who participate in the program. The company atmosphere is great, it's like a family, but that does mean you have those bad family members and those great ones.

    Cons

    The communication between management and employees could be worked on. Many things get looked over and management isn't always held responsible for problems they cause. Some of the policies need to be reread and adjusted; they just don't make sense for this time and age. The big problem is corporate sends out generic instructions to all stores for procedures and upcoming events. They need to be tailored to at least the state or district. When the email goes out to open the garden registers in January, yes it may be warm in North Carolina or Florida, but in Colorado it is still too cold and there is no reason to open an area customers are not going to shop for another few months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe all levels of management need to work in each respective area of the store for at least a month’s time. This way they understand the happenings of the department and will comprehend things better. When you want something done, don't breath down our necks, let us do it on our own, you will be surprised how much more gets done when you leave a person to their own devices. Why would you move towards hiring part-time workers only? People need money to live, part-time just doesn't cut it. It is ok for a second job or for college students but most people need full-time jobs. When your employees are happy, your sales will increase and productivity will go up as well. Why is this hard to understand? Stop making it harder on yourselves and pissing us off in the end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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