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Lowe's Reviews in Alexandria, VA

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
4,631 Reviews
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Pros
  • Working for Lowe's provides decent benefits and a good pay for retail (in 288 reviews)

  • The pay is decent for anybody looking for a retail job and they have good benefits as well (in 273 reviews)


Cons
  • there's no work-life balance as an employee classified as a store level manager (in 95 reviews)

  • Have to be full time worker in order to be eligible for tuition reimbursement (in 178 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Working at Lowe's

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    Former Employee - Various in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Various in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lowe's is a stable retail company to work for. They offer promotional opportunities for sales oriented, hard working associates that can work in a team environment, display good customer service stills and good time and attentance. They have good benefits for part time and full time associates.

    Cons

    As with most retail establishments you are ususally required to work various shifts which make it hard on your family time. Although they do offer benefits for associates they are not as good as could be. Insurance for part time associates is hardly working taking and the insurance for full time associates is getting worse each year. Their mentoring and training programs for internal associates really need to be given more attention. This would improve the quality of staff by making them ready for the next step in their career with Lowe's thus improving moral - which in turn promotes better customer service and thus helping ensure a solid bottom line for the company! The pay rate needs a little attention and this would improve tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have visited your corporate facilities and if you trimmed some of the fat there and utilized those funds at the store level your bottom line would increase drastically. The pay for store associates should not have such a low cap on it. You are seriouly hurting those associates with longevitiy some people make great cashiers, or hourly associates and that is what they will be good at their entire life. You will save on the bottom line by not having to rehire and retain so often. (Look at the Costco some of their cashiers make more than $20/hr). The stores need to be updated in many regards. The stores don't even have updated computers, training facilities or lunch rooms. REALLY, the associates have to sit on broken chairs to work, train and eat! Where as the corporate office is over done with such! Has anyone from corporate looked at the speciality sales desks or chairs recently... Improve the image at the store level for ALL ! Customers should never be expected to sit in such old chairs, at old desks and talked into spending thousands of dollars - this should be your next big drive and I really believe your pockets would be fuller! OH YES and most important, TRAIN AND PROMOTE FROM WITHIN... if you can't find someone trainable and promable from within, your management team is not doing their job! Not everyone is promotable, but once again look at Costco, not Home Depot! As you know this would improve employee moral, thus providing better customer service and increasing the bottom line... SOUND FAMILIAR!

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  2.  

    It's decent.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Specialist in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a decent place to have a job but not a career. Quarterly bonus, Yearly bonus.

    Cons

    Under paid and rarely bonus. Rude customers. No work/life balance due to schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hold back the good employees because they make you look good.

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  3.  

    Ok Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PSA in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - PSA in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, compared to other companies, usally start you off at $10.00- $11.00 for CSA, and the good thing about PSA is that you work Mon-Fri 6am-3pm

    Cons

    There are cons everywhere, depends on what type of people are in management at the time.

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  5.  

    Alot of hours but not a bad place to work

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    Current Employee - HR Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - HR Manager in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    great management and room for growth

    Cons

    Alot of hours but great atmospehere

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