Lowe's Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated June 2, 2014
Updated June 2, 2014
4,091 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Schedule 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 ManagementAdvice

    Limit 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    there are no pro answers

    Cons

    no staff, lazy dummies, poor managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Part timer's life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Lowe's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Better pay than some part time jobs

    Cons

    They 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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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HR Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - HR Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the importance of motivating and retaining good people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Poor management skills, not employee friendly, high turnover.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - CSA in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    liked co-workers, liked discounts, liked sales

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay, weed out the poor managers, fix companies whose EOS scores are continually dropping.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    good vacation time descent pay

    Cons

    They like to abuse their management power.

  8.  

    It was a great experience working for lowe"s.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receiver  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Receiver in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Lowe's part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    :owes will give every opportunity to grow in the company

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I like the company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay involved not micro managing. Supportive and accessible. Visual.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    alot of change unstable right know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do 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 !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    "Great for Young Talent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    -Growth and Development
    -Competitive Wages
    -Training opportunities

    Cons

    -Communication or lack there of in specific locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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