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Lowe's Reviews in Mooresville, NC

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
4,608 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lowe's is positioning itself for the future.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Mooresville, NC

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus with many amenities; a culture of pride and support for employees to work together and succeed; breaking away from the old school leadership styles generally; directors, VPs, execs visible; focus on change for the future embraced generally.

    Cons

    Schedule flexibility, vacation/holiday time pales in comparison to industry, salaries below industry levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store employees and corporate employees are not apples to apples. Many policies seem to try and "peanut butter spread" across the company. This is not realistic. In fact, by trying to force a "fairness" policy, the result is just the opposite. Revise vacation/holiday policy and empower management to make decisions on work/life balance for individuals, not consensus groups.

    Continue to push into the future with a culture that embraces change and encourages pioneering spirits to let their voice be heard!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not terrible, not great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Mooresville, NC

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You're exposed to all kinds of issues and perspectives. With thousands of employees working in hundreds of departments, there is always someone new to collaborate with or a new role to grow into.

    Cons

    As with most large corporate environments, sometimes you just feel like a number, like you aren't making any difference to the overall picture. Also, many of my co-workers are extremely under qualified, making my job harder to execute. Lowe's doesn't set the bar very high when it comes to employee productiveness. I can think of several co-workers that come into work everyday and appear to be doing something, but never seem to get anything completed or accomplished. Lastly, you only get 2 holidays off a year: Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day. You are give 4 "floating" holidays a year to make up for it. With more than 6 standard holidays in a year, it's a little frustrating to have to come to work when no one else does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More advocacy is needed. The work I do is nothing without someone from the top helping to drive implementation. Without backing, the work I do never sees realization, so I never feel a sense of accomplishment and/or success. With so many reorgs, I feel like we never get past the "explaining what we do and why it's important" phase with upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Mooresville, NC

    I have been working at Lowe's as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Corporate Culture at it's Best.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to get your foot in the door. There are many people that can do the jobs that are posted, but HR policy is too "by the book" . HR needs to look at the person, not what is written in a manual.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Product Buyer

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Buyer in Mooresville, NC

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, great area of the country to work in, nice people,

    Cons

    Lacking strong leadership, so depending on who you worked for, you could feel "on your own".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before promoting people, do 360 degree reviews to find out what everyone really thinks of them. Sometimes you can't see things from the top that everyone else can see.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company with a rich history

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Mooresville, NC

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

    Pros

    Great campus, nice work environment. Fun people to work around. Mooresville is a nice little town. Fairly laid back office environment.

    Cons

    Too many leadership changes at the executive level. Company is VERY slow to make technology changes. Plan on 18 months for anything to be rolled out. Pay is below average for the area. Many people leave just for the pay increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay if you really want to retain talent. Employees used to be loyal to Lowe's but that seems not to be the case any longer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Corporate experience on lowes.com

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mooresville, NC

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time

    Pros

    This company does a good job of bringing the best ideas to life, especially in the ecommerce space. The industry is growing rapidly and Lowe's does a good job of keeping up and even setting some of the e-tailing trends. As you might imagine with a website, most decisions are heavily based in analytics.
    Promotions from within are common, almost to a fault, but that's expected with any massive corporation. Moving around the organization to different roles is not frowned upon and in some cases is the best way to get promoted.
    The management appreciates new ideas and feedback is pretty transparent all levels on the .com side, which is unlike most areas of the company.
    Flexible schedule, with some folks who can work from home on occasion - again, this is the website's culture which differs greatly from other departments at the HQ.
    Fun, enjoyable, open desk (non-cube) atmosphere with occasional team gatherings off-site and ping pong tables in the break room.
    Work/life balance is very apparent with .com and most of the corporate organization as a whole - get your work done on-time and contribute new ideas and you'll be golden here.

    Cons

    Working in a large organization is a challenge in itself simply because of the many pieces and processes it takes to get things accomplished. This is somewhat due in part to the fact that a website demands agility and quick moving pieces that the rest of the company is not accustomed to. Dealing with a stubborn, rigid culture that is reluctant to the changes that a website demands becomes frustrating almost to the point of pure apathy with some.
    Training opportunities within the .com department are limited unless you badger upper management or pursue opportunities within the organization by yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Mostly satified

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Mooresville, NC

    I worked at Lowe's as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    mostly good people to work with. New offices in Mooresville

    Cons

    Trying to grow too quickly. Technology changes can't keep up with growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    slow down and focus on your employees more. like the "old" Lowes used to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lowe's is ok!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Mooresville, NC

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lowe's core business is good, the people are great and the benefits are very good. I enjoyed the work I did and formed many great friendships.

    Cons

    Management is always right. Learn the management style of whomever you work for and live by that standard. You may not agree but the goals is to get the work done and satisfy the customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not always right and your direct reports are often keeping a great deal from you. Take the time to talk to those directly under or two steps under your management level. Really learn what is taking place within your area of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Old-Fashioned, Corporate Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Mooresville, NC

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

    Pros

    Lowe's has a strong brand and is doing well since the housing market started to come back. The corporate office is one of the best in the area with walking trails, an on-site pharmacy, a coffee shop, good food, etc. Most of the folks I work with are extremely nice. The benefits package is very good.

    Cons

    The corporate environment here is VERY process-driven and old-fashioned, and that tends to suck out innovation and different ways of thinking. Not very progressive. Lowe's has a difficult time finding and retaining young talent for this very reason. Compensation is below average for the IT industry in general. Holiday time is a joke - only 2 company-wide set holidays per year. Also, from my experience, upper management tends to be very demanding without actually having a complete picture of what's going on. This can create stressful situations as things begin to trickle down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Some need to understand the difference between "boss" and "leader"
    - Work to create a more progressive work environment in order to bring in and retain fresh talent
    - Reevaluate compensation and holiday time

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

    Typical Corporate, but a really nice office.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mooresville, NC

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

    Pros

    We've got a large pond, some waterfalls, a bamboo garden, walking trails, etc., and it's all fabulously landscaped and kept with great outdoor sitting areas. We have an amazing onsite cafeteria, with a sushi bar, grill, huge salad bar, NY Style pizza area, a BBQ place with great Brisket, a Salsarita's, and a cafe with some great espresso. Also, the medical benefits are good and they do a stock purchase match program. Also, the people are nice. Being the South - they are almost too nice and you are required to nod and smile and wave at folks you don't know, but then you make friends. And there are lots of on site training and certification opportunities if you can find them and find the time.

    Cons

    HR controls the hiring process to an insane degree, so if your application doesn't have the keywords needed in the requirements for the job, it won't be sent through to hiring managers for review. Most of the management are "people managers", so expect very little guidance on your actual job. Work-life: Most managers are very lenient about working from home a couple times a month, but we don't have any programs in effect officially. Also, you'll get two weeks off to start and some sick days. Holidays are floating, so you pick them when you want them. Promotions: Good luck. Everything is based on projects. You have to really want one and be pretty annoying about it to get a promotion, even if you are obviously very good at your job. They will never offer you a promotion, and the career tracks are horrible, if they even exist. You are on your own, there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lowe's can't keep its younger employees very long if these folks are at all good at what they do. There needs to be more flexibility in giving raises based on ability as opposed to seniority. Also, middle-management (managers-directors) get stuck in a "have-to-impress-my-boss" mindset which isn't healthy for anyone. What we need is bosses who can impress their underlings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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