Lowe's Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
3,946 Reviews

3.4
3,946 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have very good benefits to help in this rough economy (in 228 reviews)

  • Working for Lowe's provides decent benefits and a good pay for retail (in 209 reviews)


Cons
  • Retail hours and commitment makes the work-life balance difficult to achieve (in 73 reviews)

  • You can't keep a steady sleep schedule as a part-time or full-time employee (in 150 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a decent place to work, especially in this economy.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member  in  Seltzer, PA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Seltzer, PA

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, and opportunities so receive bonuses if you work for them. It's not really a hard job. You can work at a decent pace without being hovered over by management. They work hard to make sure it's a safe environment. Plenty of vacation time and a very lenient attendance policy, in my opinion.

    Cons

    Some of the equipment is somewhat out-dated but there may possibly may be some newer equipment on the way. The max pay rate is pretty good but if you are looking to do some big things with your life it may not be decent enough. Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a pretty good job but employee morale is low. It a fault of your own but it still affects the business. Maybe boosting morale can help boost production.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lowes Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Weekend Sales Team  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Weekend Sales Team in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    It all depends on the location you work. Good people means good work.

    Cons

    Not too many. Just depends on location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill out. The store sells itself. Let associates enjoy doing their work and dont always micromanage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ltl stocker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ltl Stocker  in  Indiana, PA
    Current Employee - Ltl Stocker in Indiana, PA

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I get a workout At work by stocking shelves. Set schedule.

    Cons

    Too much freight comes in during day. No room really for advancement. My hr told me my job would be harder to fill when I didn't get a new job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're hardworking employees will leave the company if not moved up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Every Location is Different

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tendency from management to let you run your business. Schedule rotation creates consistency and ability to plan things at home.

    Cons

    There is a lack of important communication. There is the mentality that work comes before home life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have a better understanding of what occurs within a store.
    Need to encourage the different leadership styles within a store and focus on bringing out the best qualities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time

    Pros

    Location is great and close to where I live

    Cons

    Other companies pay more for the same position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    HR

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Company. Good benefits and compensation for both full time and part time associates. Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Retail schedule, life-balance can be tough. Required to work very flexible schedule. Early mornings and late night. Demanding customers and high expectations from management regarding customer services.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Basic Interview

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    Great staff and everyone is down to earth. The store I worked at was very friendly and I even got to work at a nearby store and got the same result.

    Cons

    There was really nothing bad about working for Lowe's. I just got out of high school so the pay wasn't that great but I earned a raise and transferred out with good performance.

    Recommends
  9.  

    great experience so far

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    benefits pay flexibility are pretty good

    Cons

    benefits are not that cheap

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Would recommend family and friends

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

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

    Pros

    Quickly advanced to department manager

    Cons

    Upper management needs improvement their leadership skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    My Favorite Job

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

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great advancement potential and greater than average pay scale. A long way from corporate suffocation, store side is the way to work with this company. Although training and policy is constantly a challenge, I blame it on corporate and not stores. Hard work and a good work ethic will get you a long way with this company.

    Cons

    I worked in the Corporate environment with Lowe's for a short while and found the excessive micro-management of every aspect of employees work was counterproductive and defeating for motivation. It seems that a great company has allowed a boardroom to determine policy to an extent that they cannot imagine the stress placed on the employees that actually do the work. Between to massively confusing software (s) (plural) that are required to perform jobs, the multiple steps required to complete a project and finding anyone that can actually answer a question without having to ask someone else, they definitely need to streamline the whole system to make it more user friendly to the employee as well as the customer. Super frustration with this area. I think if they can get this straightened out then the other problems that are affected will work themselves out. this applies to corporate as will as retail.
    The constant changing schedule makes in insane to have a life outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to check with employees in each department to see who prefers what schedule. I personally don't have a preference to weekends off and like working nights, my coworkers prefer days and like weekends off. This could help keep call outs down and allow quality time with family. It isn't that difficult. No more trial by fire with training, Really make sure employees learn what they need. No one likes to feel like an idiot in front of a customer and co-workers will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat if you screw up. Spend more time talking to your employees instead of at them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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