Lowe's Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
3,946 Reviews

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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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  1.  

    My experience has been great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    Bring back commission

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    A sinking ship

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    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    HR Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Lowe's full-time for 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
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    A lot of positive changes for the company, but not the employee

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    • 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 for 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
  8.  

    lowes is a really great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Cashier  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    great pay for the job. people very friendly. great bounses. help is there if you need it. training is available if needed. people are willing to help from all around the store.

    Cons

    different shifts very often. no set shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what u doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    for the most part it was ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Cashier  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    ok company to work for

    Cons

    bigger raises would be nice rather than the .20 cents

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overnight Stocker

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The job is very straightforward. Come to work, put up merchandise manually, or with power equipment, then go home.

    Cons

    All holidays are black out days, so if its not one of your off nights, you're definitely working. Also, I came to Lowe's because they ofder tuition reimbursement...but quickly realized that they try to keep employees at part time status as long as possible. Therefore, I was never eligible for tuition reimbursement. There are employees that work full time hours (and more), but have been at part time status for over three years!

    Also, getting a new position within my store is all about who you know, there's too much gossip

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage, and stop moving managers around to positions that will make them look bad. Just fire them, stop settin people up so they can 'hang themselves'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    CSA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSA I  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - CSA I in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    You work with a lot of interesting people, and meet a lot of different customers.

    Cons

    Store tends to show favoritism and only promotes the same individuals instead of promoting people within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people who are proven to do a job from within. Hiring people from outside the company to do a job over current employees who have to train them is a slap in the face.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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