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Lowe's Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated December 28, 2014
Updated December 28, 2014
4,837 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.  

    Positive Work Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Salary, excellent benefits package, co-workers, experience, good training program

    Cons

    Management, standing on feet all day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more guidance and leadership to those who demonstrate a desire for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Better than most retail improvement stores

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier - Front End in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier - Front End in The Woodlands, TX

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

    Pros

    Working nights and weekends, great learning tutorials

    Cons

    Staff turnover, not enough coverage in all departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't cut hours on part-timers when sales are slow, keep department managers in place instead of shuffling them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Don't work for the Missouri City Lowe's

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA in Missouri City, TX
    Former Employee - CSA in Missouri City, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Decent pay
    Okay health insurance

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent
    Forced to use vacation over unpaid time off
    Rules are not enforced
    HR is unable to do the job
    Unequal treatment
    Not fully staffed
    Employees call in often
    Opens way too early
    Closes way too late
    Not enough stock

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, especially part-time. You think we can live on 10hrs a week, but we can't, we have bills too! Don't abuse the employees who come in and do more than what is expected for their job, they will stop and eventually find somewhere better to be. Staff your store more, don't leave positions unfilled for months on end. Outside lawn and garden people during the summer need more breaks, we had one faint at our store and no one in management seemed to really care. Fix the equipment when told not when the machine fails or breaks. Cashiers need more than a few days training or a few hours training, especially at the return desk. Treat ALL employees equally, if one rule applies to one person it should apply to all. Some stores refuse to allow employees transfer departments or even interview for a new job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Management

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

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

    Pros

    It is easy to become an department manager under the right management

    Cons

    If you are not liked by management you will never advance. And if you report being treated unfairly nothing is done about it no matter how high up the ladder you report it. It's horrible there is no real open door policy HR managers are just pawns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you receive multiple employee complaints out an single store something is truly wrong. If a store looks good it's not always because management is good, it may just be employees doing there job well from experience.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Part Time Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Lawn and Garden in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Lawn and Garden in Pasadena, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice employees and managers. Fair working conditions. The management cares about the customers and employees. They offer continuing educational courses to improve the employees knowledge.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    • 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

    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

    • 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

    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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    • 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 (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.  

    Fair but could have been more productive.

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

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

    Pros

    Management is relaxed until "corporate sighting".

    Cons

    Lack of training, unskilled/knowledge deprived coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees better.

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

    Decent Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Low pay and bad hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your office and spend some time in the trenches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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