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Lowe's Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated November 30, 2014
Updated November 30, 2014
4,632 Reviews
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4,632 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Like Emm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager Flooring in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Department Manager Flooring in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Know your schedule, fun environment, decent pay

    Cons

    Hours are retail, limited employees on hand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    not enough support or help to offer great customer service.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Department Sales Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    pay is decent
    quarterly customer focus scores leads to extra $$$$
    coworkers are great

    Cons

    Hours
    weekends
    not enough help to support the amount of customers that shop.
    senior management is lazy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Career jobs in the receiving & store operations area

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receiver/Stocker in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Receiver/Stocker in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Weekends off, bounes & pay

    Cons

    No Cons at all everything was good when I was employed at Lowes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Can be a fun environment depending on your store manager.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate II in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, gain a lot of knowledge about home improvement, easy to move up.

    Cons

    Assistant and Store Managers mainly care about their bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be considerate to the people under you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience has been great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for the employees i must say

    Cons

    Gruesome hours may stay longer than expected

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent Pay, dental and insurance benefits. 6 paid holidays.

    Cons

    Available to work all rotating shifts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A sinking ship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paid ontime, 401K match, Stock purchase

    Cons

    incentives have all been removed, bonus structure is a joke. To many cheifs (that have no idea what they are doing) Computer system (new launch) is a joke, inventory is NEVER right, Working every national holiday, Rotating schedule, so school, or part time job is impossible! Corporate is disconnected from reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up for your employees! Treat them better. Pay fair. Say thank you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Bring back commission

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pse in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Pse in Houston, TX

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can make decent money with commission in the PSE position.
    Will work around school (if part-time - you are screwed if full-time).

    Cons

    Lowes, as most large retailers, will whip the ones that work and allow those who don't to get away with murder.
    Quality of the employment depends on your particular management, which won't last long. Management turnover is just as high as employee. I have worked at 3 locations and have seen countless store managers and ASMs come and go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about productivity, sales, and employee happiness then orders from the DM.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    HR Manager

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bonus pay, promotions, increases, merit raises, increased knowledge and growth

    Cons

    Some management staff can make life very interesting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review Upper Management a little more closely to see what is really happening with fairness, and if they are actually working instead of working the nerves of HR managers. Have Region Management to actually visit the store locations and speak privately with HR to understand what is actually happening at their location, with their immediate managers, if additional training is needed, if they are experiencing any internal critical issues, or just potential critical issues. Please don't just trust HR's immediate supervisors to inform corporate of what's really happening at the store level. Investigate to see if what HR's upper management is reporting reflects the reality of what has been reported or is it just a means to cover up and maintain their on employment security. Meaning they don't want it to appear that a lot of issues are occurring so some small things get ignored, which turn into large things that cost Lowe's money later. Other than that, I really loved my job and Lowe's as a company was very good to me. It afforded me a great life style. I was sad to leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of positive changes for the company, but not the employee

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

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    401K match, paid time off, sick time, SSEI program, medical, dental, vision

    Cons

    Loss of commissioned sales, loss of bonus op., increased insureance cost, higher deductables, less medical coverage, loss in pay. No motivation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the carrot back on the stick! No carrot = no preformance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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