Lowe's Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
5241 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.4
5,241 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Lowe's Chairman and CEO Robert A. Niblock
Robert A. Niblock
2,005 Ratings

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)

More Pros and Cons

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 19 people found this helpful

    Solid company with a long standing and reputable history, but does not consistently value tenure throughout the chain.

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for team players and dependable workers, as well as for great leaders to promote. Great benefit program, including health, dental, vision, 401 K, etc.
    Extensive training available for all employees, including management staff and is ongoing. It is typically completed on-line and in some cases, with class room settings. Very people oriented and customer service intensive business if you enjoy same.

    Cons

    Holiday, nights and weekend hours...which is to be expected in this industry. Some high turnover of sales floor and cashier positions, as well as senior management (not all, but some) outside of the store can treat staff demeaning or even threatening, making for a difficult work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where you started and take care of your store teams. They make it happen and without them, none of the customers would be happy, nor could the business model succeed. Too many talented managers and employees leave or are driven out due to poor managers above them. This has and does occur even at some of the Regional staff level, while their respective corporate leadership can be naive to it. They will even run off great staff, store or even district leadership using false performance allegations. Corporate teams need to monitor field office closer and challenge turnover of tenured or other red flag scenarios. Problems are not always others....as sometimes they are the in position dysfunctional leader.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Lowe's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Radford, VA

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

    Pros

    The best part of this job is how down to Earth every one is. There is not much stress. Management and supervisors are friendly and understanding. You don't feel like just another employee, you feel like a team member wether it is you first day or second year. They are great about scheduling around your life.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can get very physically tiring, especially outside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Fun Job but Hourly Pay is Not Enough.

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

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    A friendly work environment. Supervisors were usually accommodating with a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Small increments of pay increases.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful

    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

    busy place to work. great pay. lots of opportunities to move up

    Cons

    need more staff. management needs to be more hands on. more training

  6. A great place to learn patience

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

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

    Pros

    Helping people. Getting to be intimately involved with bettering people's lives.

    Cons

    Constantly shifting targets, goals based on factors that are out of the employees' control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change for change sake does not make a business stronger. Consider why Home Depot's stock prices have risen faster than yours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Great Company to be working for.

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

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

    Pros

    Pay grade for hourly is great. Seem to hire the right people most of the time. Great benefits- even to part time employees

    Cons

    Seems to be a lack of accountability at store level, but other then that I haven't seen much wrong with this big box store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure we are embracing up and coming employees looking to get into management. Make the populace feel that everyone has a chance and can succeed with enough hard work and focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. customer service associate

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

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    good reputation and very high pay scale when compare to other stores

    Cons

    management does not care about my hard work and my pay scale is very low when compare to others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    regonise hard work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Great place to work if you are up to the task. Best company I've personally worked for.

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

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Pretty decent pay for the retail world. Quarterly bonuses when the store hits its sales goal.

    Cons

    Corporate schedules suck. They are schedules that every store is supposed to use to schedule its employees. Some end up with 6-7 straight days of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so driven on the business aspect, that you forget about the people who are laboring away for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. I actually loved going to work everyday. I enjoyed working in a home improvement store.

    • 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

    Good working environment, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Hard to get full time

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

    Great place to work for those with no real life obligations.

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

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere wonderful coworkers no stop on going training and testing for knowledge.job advancements based on hard work. awesome management. Great team work

    Cons

    Unstable hours and crazy schedules part time positions available only can not plan a normal life because you never know what your schedule is going to be like. Have to sacrifice family for a part time job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more with the scheduling. Pretty sure there are some that can only work days and other nights. No need for crazy schedules. This doesnt make employees happy. Rotate weekends so employees can enjoy time off with family on a non school or work day,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Lowe's? Share Your Experiences

Lowe's

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.