Lowe's Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Lowe's Chairman and CEO Robert A. Niblock
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Pros
  • Good pay good benefits family like atmosphere (in 288 reviews)

  • Good benefits for their employees (in 273 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor Management/ No Work life Balance/ Company doesn't care (in 95 reviews)

  • Very little ability to be full time or management (in 178 reviews)

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  1. Excellent Company

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

    I worked at Lowe's

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I started as a Specialist and in time became an ASM (assist store mgr.) Promotes from within. Encourages employees to progress upward. Supportive management

    Cons

    When you get into the upper management levels, it is hard for single mothers since you have to have open availability and it can be very stressful to meet that requirement. I stepped down for this reason.

    Advice to Management

    I would be nice to have an onsite daycare like many of the more modern companies have.


  2. Understaffed and Overworked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate II in Texas City, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate II in Texas City, TX

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stock Options
    401(k)
    Vacation, sick time and holiday.
    Flexible scheduling, friendly to school demands.

    Cons

    Terrible work environment. We're severely understaffed in many departments, yet our assistant managers (mainly our store manager) have unrealistic expectations and wants us to do everything a 5 staffed department does with only 2 or 3 people. They refuse to hire more full-timers, and instead use part-timers to attempt to close the gap, but it doesn't work. They cut our hours, and seem to want to save money from having to hire more employees. It's disgusting and a large number of us are dissatisfied.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to achieve "staffing efficiency" and stop cutting corners on employment just to increase your bottom line. Employee's are severely overworked and stressed out, and unhappy with their current condition. You expect a department to be at 110% but at the same time only have 1 closer in every department. Get real.


  3. Fair place to work....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resource Manager in Magnolia, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resource Manager in Magnolia, TX

    I worked at Lowe's (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fixed schedule & the employees, work/life balance

    Cons

    Depending on store manager, pt benefits could be better

    Advice to Management

    invest more into training programs as part of the weekly budget For each department or develop & training coordinator position yo better promote ongoing training


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Red vest life.

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

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lowe's is an amazing company to work for they have great benefits, easy to move up, open door program, and on site HR managers. They have great employee moral programs. They actually care about the happiness of the employees and customers. They actually care about your life outside of work and work with employees who go to school and or church functions. They offer tuition payment for full-timers. Stock and 401k matching program. They do a ton of community outreach programs that allow you to really work for a bigger purpose.

    Cons

    It's retail so most positions don't allow weekends off. You only get one weekend a month off if you do not have one of the few admin positions. Communication is sometimes an issue but is getting much better with the help of huddles and connections.


  6. Not Disgruntled

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Freelance Writer in Houston, TX
    Former Freelancer - Freelance Writer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Lowe's (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent customer service culture, clean orderly stores.

    Cons

    Not a lot of experience in some professional areas like lumber and paint. People will help, readily, but they may not have the depth of knowledge about certain products.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on top of your people and make them experts in the areas they WANT to be in instead of switching them around from department to department every month.


  7. Department Manager

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

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company. Great pay.

    Cons

    Takes forever to get promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Be patient. Learn all you can.


  8. Sales Specialist (Millworks)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist (Millworks) in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist (Millworks) in Spring, TX

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved my job at Lowes. I like being able to help customers and potential clients. Everyday was something new because you're always creating new projects for customers and contractors.

    Cons

    the pay wasn't what I needed to support my family, that's the only thing.

    Advice to Management

    Always be positive so your employees are too.


  9. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sugar Land, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I get to help people both employees and customers. The challenges offered with this position keeps the job very interesting.

    Cons

    No clear direction from district staff. Sometimes you have to deal with the worst of people.

    Advice to Management

    Get together and give us one direction that will benefit us all


  10. Millwork Specialist

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

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's a good job if you are a people person and have some common sense and handy man skills.

    Cons

    sometimes retail customers are non-human. training seems to be a bit lacking

    Advice to Management

    focus on the positive instead of highlighting negatives. Take care of the employees and they will take care of your business. Treat employees as cattle and watch as business spirals down. Happy employees equal happy customers and happy customers keep coming back.


  11. Love it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate IV in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate IV in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Customers are always fun, not so up tight environment like most jobs.

    Cons

    Im seasonal & its pretty hard to get the good fulltime jobs if you dont have an long rap sheet of job history.



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