Lowe's Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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Lowe's Chairman and CEO Robert A. Niblock
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. Great if you are full-time, not so much if you are not....

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Littleton, NH
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Littleton, NH

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits to full-time workers. Can advance within the company. Can transfer to another Lowes easily.

    Cons

    rotating schedule not family friendly. Part time workers cannot hold another job, no guarantee of hours but must be available anytime and for any shift. Management does not know basics of jobs. poor management team only focused on bottom line at expense of employee and customer. Use of too many part-time employees leads to poor customer service. Part-time employees treated poorly. Once part-time, little chance of being chosen for full-time work regardless of what said on hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Use to be more employee friendly. Not anymore. End of sales commissions leads to unproductive workers with no incentive to sell or give good customer service. It wasn't much for the average customer service person on the floor but it was a nice bonus. Also, rotating schedules for full-time employees needs to be looked at and changed. In the stores, anyone with kids cannot work for you.


  2. Ok for full-time, terrible for part-time workers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Littleton, NH
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Littleton, NH

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Full time benefits were at one time ok. Can be a good job if you are lucky enough to be hired full time but must be prepared to work a rotating schedule. Impossible to work if you have children at home. At the beginning, the job was fine. Now it is all about the shareholders and the bottom line. It wasn't always like that.

    Cons

    Part-time must be available 40 hours a week, any shift. You will not get more than 15-25 hours no matter what they tell you in the beginning. You will never know what shift from one week to the next you will be assigned. You will also not get hired full-time but must compete for full-time work with new hires and people off the street. Part-timers have few if any benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Notice how hard your people work for you. Get out of the office and on to the floor. Bring back team leads.


  3. Good employer with opportunity for advancement.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Littleton, NH
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Littleton, NH

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, general sense of camraderie throughout store. Excellent chance for career advancement for motivated people.

    Cons

    Rotating schedule is tough for many people to cope with. Also, job is more physically demanding than most people think. Heavy employee turnover, but probably no worse than others in same industry. Training for job advancement is poorly executed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to deal with the life schedules of the employees. Working with them, instead of steadfast scheduling rules would decrease turnover drastically.


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    Lowe's seems to be following the Home Depot business model for success.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Littleton, NH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Littleton, NH

    I worked at Lowe's

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Security and good benefits package

    Cons

    abusive scheduling, unfair expectations, lack of follow up, too much delegation and not enough active participation in the culture for Team Lowe's. Absolutely impossible to find a healthy balance between work and home life due to ridiculous corporate scheduling practices

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management needs to be in touch with associates on the floor. They need to actively participate and show that they will pitch in during prime hours the way they expect everyone else to. They need to hold people accountable for their poor job performance and they need to praise people for going above and beyond their job performance instead of burying themselves in their offices behind closed doors



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