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If you like Customer Service this is the place to work

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Former Employee - Head Cashier in Missouri City, TX
Former Employee - Head Cashier in Missouri City, TX

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible Hours. Friendly coworkers. Fun environment. Reasonable pay. Great benefits. Great retail experience. You get to learn a lot about home improvement products and services.

Cons

Constant management turnover. Seems like some of the lower positioned employees last longer than some managers. Micromanagement. Lack of coverage due to turnover. Long hours. Gets busy on the weekends.

Advice to Management

Reduce your turnover rate by hiring at a higher standard. Operational processes would be much smoother if you retained employees.

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  1. A company in slow decline

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    Current Contractor - Seasonal Associate in Starkville, MS
    Current Contractor - Seasonal Associate in Starkville, MS

    I have been working at Lowe's as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and sometimes helpful co-workers.
    Opportunity to learn and share useful information with customers.
    Full lunch breaks, clean break rooms and on-site HR person.

    Cons

    New hires are grossly underpaid, overworked and given the worse hours with no opportunity
    for advancement.
    Management is slowly shifting all the work hours to the new part-timers and temps and giving
    the stores unrealistic sales goals.
    Hiring is bureaucratic and biased.
    Sales are falling and management has no new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Too many stores in marginal locations (1755 stores).
    Reduce your SGA expenses to levels comparable to Home Depot.
    Combine all the associates into one class, cross-train them for different depts. and pay
    a fair wage based on productivity not senior status.
    HR needs less interviews and more real hiring.

  2. Don't work here

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health insurance, paid vacation. There's really nothing more I have to say here.

    Cons

    Poor staffing, have fun covering every other department in your area when the Store Managers and district managers don't give the OK to hire additional help where they need it. In addition to that enjoy having your hours trimmed anytime your scheduled to close and they kick you out 45 minutes before your shift is supposed to end.

    There is almost no work/life balance here with the rotating schedules, and GOOD LUCK actually using your vacation time when you want to use it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people, more people to sell stuff means better sales, apparently this is impossible for anyone to understand.

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