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Lowe's Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
47 Reviews
3.2
47 Reviews
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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.  

    Not bad!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Night Stocker in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Night Stocker in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Weekends off for night stockers
    Good team

    Cons

    Pay rate is a little low for work expected!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay More!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Customer Sales Associate

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

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

    Pros

    To have the ability to work with customers face to face and assist them with all their home improvement needs.

    Cons

    Time limitations to assist customers due to volume of customers who needed help in with product information and direction in making purchases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more effective in meeting costumer needs additional staffing is needed especially on weekends and holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Location is key

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

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits are decent, usually friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Little training, high pressure on staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Project Specialist Interiors-PSI

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Forming relationships with people you work with is great. It's really the best part. Management can be fair, but they are really only concerned about their own world. Not a "professional" environment.

    Cons

    Your success depends upon the location you're in. Being in this OC store- I just needed to express my personal feeling about this job. I know the person who had this position and the management didn't follow through on taking care of business and put her through hell. She was an extremely bright, dedicated and hard worker. They didn't appreciate or treat her well at all. The 2 kitchen designers in the dept. do whatever they want and have management wrapped around their finger. These 2 girls must have some info that could hurt management since it doesn't make any sense as to why they are still there! It's amazing this former Specialist lasted as long as she did! The back office is an on-going soap opera and the assistant managers are only taking care of what's pushed in front of them. Also know that management allows things to be done under the table to look good when the corporate group comes in. Management has their "favorites", and you can have a good day if you're one of them. The environment gears to the lowest common denominator. If you're educated, stay away. Only those need to apply that have a high school education!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like human beings and with dignity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly coworkers, decent part time pay

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours, favoritism, lack of communication, old technology, no janitor, rude customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move up from within, pressure corporate to update technology rather than waste it on things nobody really wants (mylowes)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good people

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    love the culture of the company because its great

    Cons

    hate the management because they are not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    step up your a game

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recycled Home Depot managers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Pretty decent pay, the quarterly bonuses are always nice, diverse place to work.

    Cons

    They're very quick to hire ex home depot employees, with the same bad habits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lazy, and boring

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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

    Pros

    Not really hard work for the money

    Cons

    Nothing to accomplish in your shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help make some one feel like there actually doing something

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    great team work in the company

    Cons

    nothing really to complain about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on keeping on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not enough of hours, plenty of rules!

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

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

    Pros

    After 1 year there is tuition reimbursement for part time employees. There is opportunity for growth only for Business majors.

    Cons

    The department managers and store managers like to micro-manage all the employees. Instead of focusing on the customer which is what drive sales, they are worried if the items are perfectly inline with the neatness of the store. I do not see Lowe's ever replacing Home Depot anytime soon because of their obsessive policies toward neatness. Total waste of time, employees should be focused on taking care of the customer, not trying to make sure the store items are in perfectly in order.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bring on more seasonals and cutting their hours based on store sales. Why not just bring on enough people and give them full time or at least 30 hours per week. I see people getting hired and then they cutting some of the seasonals hours because the store sales are low. Well if the store sales are low then stop hiring so many people, just give the hours to the people that need it.
    Also Verizon is starting to offer benefits on day one of employment, i like to see some type of similar offerings since healthcare is mandatory.
    Also micro management does not work, it just makes employees quit and find better opportunities. I have worked at other fortune 500 companies and never been micro managed before, it is not a pleasant experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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