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Lowe's Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
4,822 Reviews
3.4
4,822 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Davie, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Davie, FL

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

    Pros

    flexibility, family work environment, good pay for a cashier

    Cons

    so far nothing i can really think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Working at Lowe's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker in Brunswick, GA
    Current Employee - Stocker in Brunswick, GA

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

    Pros

    Lowe's is a large stable company. Lowe's gives multiple ways to take paid time off. They have a good training structure.

    Cons

    It sometimes seems like it's all about the money /profits made and less about the actual employee. They sometime hire the wrong people for leadership roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are more important than money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    very satisfied

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

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

    Pros

    upper management works with motivated people for promotions

    Cons

    each sought after position is posted for interview, there are no automatic promotions of hard working indiviuals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good worki

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Need a peg leg? We've got 'em

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Getting to work with wood.

    Cons

    Splinters can and will happen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love me

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work, but...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate I
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate I

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

    Pros

    As the area goes, the pay is quite competitive, they take pretty good care of their employees. Full time associates get great benifits, sick pay, and paid time off. Lowe's is definitely growing and improving, I don't see these jobs going anywhere any time soon. In some areas they can be a great employer. We have a fantastic team of people who love their job and the customer. Even though I have some serious concerns, this job has been fantastic, and I am so happy to work with the people I see every day. I only raise concerns because I really care about the store where I work and would like to see it improve for Lowe's and for the people I work with.

    Cons

    Part time Associates get hours cut to preserve sales and do not get paid time off/sick pay. Upper management has some serious issues with favoritism and string-pulling to get things to go their way when it comes to promotions or job changes in our store, to the point where it has become a serious issue affecting employee engagement and morale. Communication and being made to feel like part of a team with upper management could be MUCH better, most department managers are great, but upper management is very aloof and lacks communication skills with lower level employees. It can also be difficult to feel like you are able to enact change when there are issues in the store because it seems like upper management would rather quiet the person raising the issue than address problems when it comes to how the store is managed, this has become another major ongoing issue, however I would imagine this is how management behaves in most institutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give everyone an equal chance for promotion/job change based on their qualifications and skills, rather than stacking the odds for the person you want to get the job. Communicate with your employees like a team, rather than keeping yourself separate from the rest of the store. Address issues when they are brought to your attention, it's better to "rock the boat" than let the ship sink.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    General Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people,good pay,advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Store manager has little control of store. Generally ran by Market directors and Human Resources. Random schedules,vacations are 9 days at a time unless approved which are frowned upon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing high performance teams. Hire the right people from the beginning, because it will take a very long time to get rid of poor performers through the HR process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    HRM

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, diversity in job duties

    Cons

    10.5 hour work days, high turnover rate in some areas

  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    The best employer I have ever worked for when it comes to taking care of its employees. Managers are very understanding when it comes to personal, real-life situations that may fall outside the black or white rules and procedures.

    Cons

    I did not encounter significant negatives in my 7 years there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great part-time work with higher than average pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate II in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate II in Rancho Cordova, CA

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

    Pros

    I worked weekends at Lowe's, and overall everyone was very nice and the management was reasonable. I liked my coworkers, and most days people seemed to be in a good mood. I was surprised by the sense of community I felt even in such a large warehouse store. The pay was also better than other retail jobs I was offered at the time.

    Cons

    The HR department could be difficult to contact at times, and sometimes there was a lack of communication between higher ups and the employees on the sales floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the people on the sales floor actually know what they're selling. Customers can usually tell when employees know nothing about a home improvement topic. More follow up training would be helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Strong financial results. Overall good leadership. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Poor District managers. Schedules. Pay for hourly workers. Not enough staff to properly take care of the customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people more. Put more help in the aisles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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