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Lowe's Reviews in Birmingham, AL

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
4,589 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.  

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    Former Employee - Associate Seasonal in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Associate Seasonal in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, good company employee relations

    Cons

    limited hours, too much investment in Top Stock= dead stock, money tied up. Some items out for weeks, other had a 3 years supply. Better Inventory Management, (my specialty )

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    staff all departments whenever store is open with at least one associate. Lost sales when no one in department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good career starter. I gained valuable experience while working there. They provided a very homely work environment.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Knowledgeable management. My co-workers were all very friendly. They provided a generous lunch and break schedule.

    Cons

    Pay was meager. Unless you were a manager and on a salary, there wasn't much of an opportunity to advance up the hourly pay rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training. Provide a better pay scale for those uninterested in a management track.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My experience with Lowe's has been excellent.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager Lowes in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Department Manager Lowes in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Work is mainly indoors and out of the elements, pay has been very competitive and more than fair. Ability to move up through the employee ranks has been encouraged.

    Cons

    The always changing work hours is a definite negative. Dealing with verbally abusive customers.Struggling to meet sales goals is stressful .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ability to train lower level people more through classes, even optional classes would be a great asset for employees. It is so hard to train someone while at the same time assisting customers and dealing with daily goals for the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyable

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    Current Employee - Unload Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Unload Associate in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, employee discounts

    Cons

    they don't give many holidays off

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I love this company!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Hoover, AL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Hoover, AL

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

    Pros

    Great starting pay, great incentives and bonuses. This company is a great to start a career in.

    Cons

    Very hard to transfer for personal reasons, like family relocation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is okay

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    Current Employee - CSA in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - CSA in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    easy to get a job. type of work is satisfactory

    Cons

    not very well managed. you feel as if you are on your own,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure that you are taking care of your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lowe's is an alright place to work for a college student.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Fultondale, AL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Fultondale, AL

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

    Pros

    You are able to work around your school schedule.

    Cons

    A lot can be demanded with no incentive to get things done. Lowe's is so focused on customer service and sales that they lose appreciation for their employees. You will be told to sell while also keeping the department in shape.
    Management is good for the most part. Where I work the store manager is a pain, but assistant store managers are helpful for the most part they care.
    Customers are the same as any other retail establishment. You will deal with some great customers and some really bad customers.
    Lowe’s offers little to no training for new employees or current employees. If your coworkers are nice and knowledgeable you may learn about your department within a few weeks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Manager in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    I like the team I work with. The company atmoshphere is fairly laid-back and if you are willing to work hard and relocate, you can find some really great opportunities.

    Cons

    Working the Corporate created schedule can be irritating sometimes. The corporate office is always changing rules or creating new ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay consistant in how you manage. Things that were wrong yesterday needs to be wrong today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It was pretty good for the most part.

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    Former Employee - Plumbing Assistant in Alabaster, AL
    Former Employee - Plumbing Assistant in Alabaster, AL

    I worked at Lowe's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relative security, very good benefits, and most of the managers were great. Allowed to take breaks when got tired, and seemed to appreciate good work.

    Cons

    Sometimes tiresome standing on concrete for a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    More hours please

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unloader Associate in Bessemer, AL
    Current Employee - Unloader Associate in Bessemer, AL

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot good people to work with.

    Cons

    Only part time not good for paying bills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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