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It was better when we were a Home Improvement Warehouse ~ not Sears with a lumber yard.

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Current Employee - CSA IV (Former Department Manager)  in  Neosho, MO
Current Employee - CSA IV (Former Department Manager) in Neosho, MO

I have been working at Lowe's full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

benefits, cheap stocks, 401k, safe environment to work within, localized cook outs or meal catered for special recognition's .... but that's it.

Cons

High School environment with all the drama and back stabbing you find on kids tv. Upper management has their own agenda and won't promote people they aren't tight with. No upward mobility. Company is economically stagnant with a very poor business model and leadership from the top ~ trying to reinvent the wheel. Very little monetary incentive to prove your worth to the company now that spiffs are gone. Very poor morale. Over priced merchandise for what it is, coming from China. Gosh ~ I could go on and on .....

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remember its the little guy breaking their backs every day to make the company successful. True leadership doesn't come with a title, and people should receive equal opportunities to advance. Look at your pay structure ~ How wealthy do the top exec's need to be? How many over paid directors do you really need? If there isn't any room to advance, pay the lower ranks better so they can provide for their family's and offer stock bonuses to them too, just as you would to the upper ranks. Bring in more reasonably priced and higher quality merchandise. Provide real-time field training for merchandise we're selling. Stop bringing in people to fill management positions that worked for companies with a poor growth record or that went into bankruptcy ~ they mostly have no benefit for the growth of the company .... promote from within. And above all ~ read all of these reviews posted by unhappy employees!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Went from a fun work place to a miserable work place.

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    Former Employee - Pricing Coordinator  in  Sicklerville, NJ
    Former Employee - Pricing Coordinator in Sicklerville, NJ

    I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. The rare parties we do get are fun.

    Cons

    Management do one thing, but preach another. CEO is money hungry and over the last 3 years all the bonus's have gone away. Trying to implement a new sales strategy has only caused more and more people to either get fired or quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees like equals. If an employee does something wrong, they get fired, if a manager does the same thing, they just get talked to. Bring back all the bonus's, it will make the employees actually want to be there because they will want to work hard to get the commissions and sales/ inventory bonus's. Bring back the holiday gift.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Awful management, low wages, and no incentive.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Kerrville, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Kerrville, TX

    I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are in desperate need of a job. Or if you want to work a low wage, not enjoyable job for a long time, but eventually you will make your way up to a management position and make pretty good money but extremely long hours.

    Cons

    Micro-managing. Bosses were jerks and I know everyone says that, but out of everywhere that I've worked the management at Lowe's was definitely the WORST.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach! Don't expect other's to do things that you have not done and are not willing to do! Give employees better raises, and better incentive for working there and the performance would increase.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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