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Lowe's Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Jun 2, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 12 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

Lowe's Chairman and CEO Robert A. Niblock

Robert A. Niblock

(7 ratings)

56% 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)

  • Working for Lowe's provides decent benefits and a good pay for retail(in 209 reviews)


Cons
  • Retail hours and commitment makes the work-life balance difficult to achieve(in 73 reviews)

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

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    Decent Place To Work

    Department Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGood pay for retail, enjoyable co-workers, good benefits.

    ConsSchedule can be rough, limited flexibility. Tasks must be done, but told not to task in place of any customer service, yet staffing may not allow for all to be done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLimit the amount of focus areas at one time, make sure individual store management is in line with what corporate office says it wants. Adequately staff for the levels of customer service and tasking that is demanded.

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

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    Sales

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosthere are no pro answers

    Consno staff, lazy dummies, poor managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Part timer's life

    Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsBetter pay than some part time jobs

    ConsThey let you work 40 hours (full time) when it is busy, but dont pay you full time and dont give benefits, then when its slow, they cut your hours, even call you to tell you not to come in.

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    Great place to get experience, challenging work load and lots of hours

    HR Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsYou can learn and develop in lots of areas opportunity to grow

    ConsRetail enviormant is challenging, lots of turn over, demanding seasonal hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the importance of motivating and retaining good people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor management skills, not employee friendly, high turnover.

    CSA (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosliked co-workers, liked discounts, liked sales

    Cons1. Poor pay, poor hours, poor management. It appears they have a systemic problem from the top.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise the pay, weed out the poor managers, fix companies whose EOS scores are continually dropping.

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

     

    It's a good company to work for with good benefits but sometimes the wrong management is left in stores.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosgood vacation time descent pay

    ConsThey like to abuse their management power.

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    It was a great experience working for lowe"s.

    Receiver (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Pros:owes will give every opportunity to grow in the company

    ConsIn the 6 years i was there i only received 1 pay raise.

    Advice to Senior Managementcare more about your employees.

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

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    I like the company!

    Sales Specialist Flooring (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsSupportive, growth is self paced, passionate about the mission.

    ConsDiversification, morale of employees. Department managers need to be able to handle pressure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay involved not micro managing. Supportive and accessible. Visual.

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

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    up and down but I have been taken care of..

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosif you get luck you find your self with good people and have a good career.

    Consalot of change unstable right know

    Advice to Senior Managementdo not forget who has got you to where you are. the little people and have that in the back of your mind when you look to cut a number of your spread sheet !

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

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    "Great for Young Talent"

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Pros-Growth and Development
    -Competitive Wages
    -Training opportunities

    Cons-Communication or lack there of in specific locations

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should make sure that all tasks that are given to the associates are "SMART" goal oriented. This will assist with the lack of communiacation or mixed messages that are passed between senior level and the sales floor. Manager must maintain there professionalism and treat all employee as equals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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