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Lowe's Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
4,589 Reviews
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4,589 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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Decent starting pay for a retail company

    • 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

    Many great employees, many wonderful staple customers. You develop a great sense of pride in your work and product knowledge. Going above and beyond to make a customer happy is what this job is all about. Taking initiative.

    Cons

    Retail is stressful. You are often pulled in multiple directions at once. You are often instructed to do multiple things different ways by management. Your actions are constantly in question, ex: Why are you in the paint aisle? Because you were helping a customer etc.. If you are full time, you are on a rotating schedule. You have no say in the hours. This can cause problems with school, family etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an employee has been with a company four over four years and has trained countless other successful employees, rather than harassing them about the same things every day, lets give them the benefit of the doubt that they are on top of their duties. Less criticism = Less anxiety = Happier, more productive workers. Also promotions: If an employee is extremely successful is their current post, it might seem easier to keep them there than fill that position, however it is important to allow that employee the opportunity for promotion or a change in job direction. Do not hold them back because they are just "that good".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Cashier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Working with people and being able to learn the hardware business

    Cons

    Long hours during peak season can be tough bur all in all this a good company to work for

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This company is full of opportunities... If your willing to go after them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist Pro Services in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist Pro Services in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, 401k, benefits, vacation time

    Cons

    Varied schedule, poor coverage in most departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty good so far. Have worked here for less than a month

    • 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 part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The retail hourly pay seems reasonable compared to the State of New York minimum hourly income. Surprised that benefits are offered to part-time employees. Of course, you have to pay into the benefit system.

    Cons

    Supervisors have been great. However, cashiers have to learn the job with real customers without any real formal training. The cashiers are on a learn as you go basis with minimum training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about instructing new cashiers on the use of the cash register before throwing them out to learn as you go.
    How about a learning manual that instructs new cashiers the different moves on the cash register to reinforce what they learn from the head cashier and fellow employees.

  6.  

    Recycled Home Depot managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    Great Summer Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Product Loader in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier Product Loader in Arlington Heights, IL

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

    Pros

    Met some great employees and managers; flexible with my summer college hours

    Cons

    Temporary Summer Employment that would not offer letters of recommendation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to grow and have fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in Mechanicsville, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in Mechanicsville, VA

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Employee recognition
    Quarterly bonuses
    Friendly customers

    Cons

    Understaffed-sometimes you get stuck running multiple depts by yourself. Swing shifts, and you work 3 weekends a month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back your people up! Stop treating your better employees like crap. Every store has a different set of rules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lowes was a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    This was an easy job.

    Cons

    Its retail; the customers aren't all that fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had no issues whatsoever with management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lowes

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

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Good Benefits and decent pat for the area

    Cons

    No flexibilty and limited abilities in supervision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more with the people

  11.  

    Department Manager

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

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Great pay , Room for advancement

    Cons

    Schedule , Schedule rotation, Family life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedules should be set when you take a job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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