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Head Cashier

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Former Employee - Head Cashier in Oxnard, CA
Former Employee - Head Cashier in Oxnard, CA

I worked at Lowe's full-time (less than an year)

Pros

opportunity for advancement, good pay and excellent training

Cons

not willing to work around your schedule... 4 week rotations

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Department Manager

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Milan, TN
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Milan, TN

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Close to home, so I was excited to go on an interview. I was expecting at least $15 / hour.

    Cons

    On the interview, I felt like a number and not a person. I am actually really easy to get along with, but they didn't really seem to care about ME, only about the stupid questions on their paper. I had an interview with the HR manager and the Store Manager. They took turns asking me interview questions and never commented on my answers. They both wrote down everything I said, instead of asking me additional questions or making comments. I was very disappointed after the interview. I felt like they had to give so many interviews for the position, so they just wanted it over with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people feel like people and not like a number. I think it's mandatory for the company to have 3 interviews from the outside, even though they don't want too. I believe a person that was already there got the position. If you're going to hire on the inside, why waste everybody else's time?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company. Not perfect, but good. Mostly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have pretty good pay, especially for retail, and they schedule you for a lot of hours as part time if you work the summer. For the most part, people are pretty friendly at my store. Management doesn't care if you joke around a little bit during work hours as long as you still get your job done. There is a very strong emphasis on workplace safety, which I appreciate. And the management is usually pretty good about giving recognition to people who are doing a good job.

    Cons

    The schedule. Oh my goodness. It's a nightmare. Weeks are from Saturday to Friday, and as full time, you are guaranteed two days off in that time period. They are not necessarily together, and they only on the weekend once a month or so (welcome to retail). And your shift doesn't stay the same. I usually either open (6am-3pm) or close (2pm-11pm), with very few mid shifts (9am-6pm). I don't mind the lack of mid shifts, and while I'm not a huge fan of closing, I can deal with that. And I actually like opening because that means I get out really early. I just *don't* like opening the day after I had to close. I live half an hour away from my store. If leave work, get home and go straight to bed, I'll get at most five hours of sleep before I have to wake up and go back in to work. This isn't supposed to happen, but it does sometimes, and you can't get them to change it for you. You have to do it yourself and find someone who wants to switch one of those shifts with you. Which isn't always possible. And is usually a pain.
    Also, you never really know what days of the week you'll have off, which makes it exceedingly hard to participate in any groups that meet on a weekly basis, since you'll almost certainly have to work at that time at least once or twice a month. And if you work full time, you have to have open availability (i.e. you ask not to be scheduled at certain times on certain days).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make schedules easier to predict. I realize that it's just a repeating four or five-week schedule, and you'll always get the same days off, but why is it necessary to have such a confusing scheduling system? Can't you just hire openers, mid shifters and closers? Wouldn't that be much simpler and easier? Wouldn't that improve morale? This is literally my only real complaint with Lowe's. And it would be so easy to fix.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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