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Lowe's Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated Jul 18, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 22 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

Lowe's Chairman and CEO Robert A. Niblock

Robert A. Niblock

(9 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have very good benefits to help in this rough economy(in 228 reviews)

  • Good opportunity for advancement if you are truly hungry to have a career(in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • In my experience, this has been made up for with the work life balance(in 69 reviews)

  • You can't keep a steady sleep schedule as a part-time or full-time employee(in 150 reviews)

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    It's a job

    Electric Pro (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsThe customers are great and really appreciate the help and advice. There are a few perks also like the safety cookouts (who doesn't like free lunch?) and of course the benefits package is good.

    ConsIt's retail... the schedule sucks, management is a pain in the back side most of the time and you always have to do more with less to work with. Training at my store is almost non-existent (it took me 2 years to get my power equipment certifications.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the favoritism and the games. They talk of teamwork then act like a dictatorship. Lead by example... show us your back and lead by looking over your shoulder, not by looking over ours and nagging about everything. Learn to do your job! Then teach me how to do mine better. Writing people up for poor job performance is not training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fair to middling

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGood coworkers.Safe work environment.Enjoyable to help people with their projects.

    ConsNo rhyme or reason to promotions.I worked part time in one dept for 2 years.They hired someone for full time over me and his first day my manager introduced him to me and said' this [me],he knows all there is know so if he asks you to do something,do it. Well,that destroyed my morale. Pass on lowes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop micromanaging and stop hiring people without a mind of there own.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is a job that should be a last resort for a high school upperclassman.

    Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) San Marcos, TX

    ProsThe lack of challenge in the job is a positive if you are looking to walk in and receive a paycheck and leave.

    ConsThere is nothing to challenge you. Everyone at the store pushes their work on to the next person. The management is seen as I would imagine an SS officer would be like.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelate more with your employee's. Honestly, a smile or a polite conversation from time to time will not kill you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Administrative/Customer Service Department Manager (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsA lot better then other retail environments I have worked for. Pay is on the high end for retail, large stores so you don't feel claustrophobic, diverse customers and associates. Decent benefits and 401k. mon-fri jobs are available in store.

    ConsRetail schedule; working holidays, weekends, and late and early hours. Training is next to null. High turnover in management. Used to offer spiffs and commissions to sales associates, however these were stripped away with a three day notice about 2 years ago.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good job, with some reservations

    Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) San Marcos, TX

    ProsGood starting pay for a part-time job. Active job that will typically keep you busy all day. You learn a lot about home improvement and what products do what. Was typically very easy to pick up extra hours if I wanted them. They do a pretty good job of not micro managing each employee.

    ConsThey are not very flexible with giving you time off, which forces a lot of part-time employees to just call in "sick". They are even less flexible on time off when it comes to holidays. That was my biggest issue with the job. I was a college kid working part-time, and was told every single holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Father's Day, Easter, Spring Break, etc.) that there was no way I could have any days off to go home and see family, but if you're a full time employee, you won't have that issue whatsoever.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI realize that management has a significant challenge with scheduling, because they deal with a lot of unreliable, young, part-time workers who don't take their jobs very seriously, but to not let a part-time employee of 3+ years ever take a holiday off to go see family is unacceptable and what eventually led to me leaving the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work.

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsRoom for advancement, the full time benefits and 401k match is great.

    ConsWork-life balance and retail hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Undecided

    CSA (Current Employee) Leander, TX

    ProsCool Products Working with people

    ConsA little boring. on your feet all day

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used to be great job. Corporate cares only for themselves.

    Department Manager (Current Employee) Round Rock, TX

    ProsGood benefits, big company, decent kick backs on permanence

    ConsCorporate, Store Manager, ASM don't care about the little people. They bleed them for minimal pay in the hopes for bigger bonuses. Theye take more away every year for " investment "

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart over. Happy workforce, works harder, you make more money. Stop taking things away. Fix management structure like the old to push development. Stop promoting bad ASM's and train people and develop caring standards. Money isn't everything. Made 2.7 billion in profit and took away more from the people under the excuse of future company development.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lowe's employment

    Customer Service Associate II (Current Employee) Leander, TX

    ProsGood place to work with customers. Friendly employees

    ConsNot enough hours, to much expected of you for the money

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more receptive to the employees concerns, be more people oriented

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    changes for part timers

    Cashier (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    Prosyes we are scheduled a little

    Conswe are now only between 10 and 15 hours allowed by Management. What's up with that how can anybody live on that?

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou say Obamacare made you do that, you also say the most we part times can work is 25 hours.This is Bull and you know it! give it to us in Black and White to read not Word of Mouth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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