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Great place to shop at, not the best to work at.

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Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Nashville, TN
Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Nashville, TN

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

Pros

Easy job. Discount on products and special pricing on certain items.

Cons

It is retail, anyone can do this job. It is hard to stand out. Management doesn't care about employees, but rather the bottom line. Commission was cut out in February of 2012, which cut most appliance sales specialist salaries by $7,000-15,000. Unless you get into management, most companies wont give much value for your experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work in a store department for one day, without management responsibilities and it will open your eyes about what associates deal with everyday. Do not be afraid to get your hands dirty as a manager, employees will respect you much more.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Lowe's is not the same Lowes's it once was

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Medford, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Medford, NY

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a job. I've learned alot in the department I work in so no complaints there. I'm able to rotate and work in different departments in the store if their short handed. They do occasionally treat their employees to a catered lunch during lunch hours which is nice. Putting in for days off isn't hard and I've never been denied. I get along well with most of the employees. Lowe's does give potential monthly bonuses depending on the overall sales of the store.

    Cons

    My biggest complaint is that there is unfair scheduling in the store I work in. Department Managers show favoritism to certain employees so that these employees rarely have to close on weekends and it seems the same employees are scheduled to close time after time on saturdays and weekdays. When I've complained to the department manager and upper management about the unfair scheduling, it's fallen on deaf ears or they try to tell you it's corporate rotation when it's obvious that this rotation only applies to a handful of employees.
    Another chief complaint of mine is the lack of team work among the employees. This causes the work load to be done by a few not by all. The store I work at is consistantly short handed so employees are many times required to run 2-3 departments by themselves. Customers complain about the lack of service all the time to the customer service desk but being so short handed we have no choice but to run back and forth between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees concerns and complaints instead of just ignoring and pacifying them with a response that leads to no action being taken. Lowe's used to be a great place to work and it's a shame that the store that I work at has declined in employee morale to the point that no one seems to really care about each other.
    My advice to Corporate HQ is maybe if you offered your employees that close the store a pay differential, you might find there would be more employees wanting to close and it would eliminate what appears to be unfair scheduling in regards to who closes the store and who doesn't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. good

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fremont, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fremont, OH

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good hours weekend gets bonus pay and you also get a company discount on any of you purchases
    made at any store with proper id

    Cons

    there is not that many downsides working there, you receive adequte rest breaks that are paid for, you also have adequate time for meal beaks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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