Lowe's Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Good pay good benefits family like atmosphere (in 288 reviews)

  • Good benefits for their employees (in 273 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor Management/ No Work life Balance/ Company doesn't care (in 95 reviews)

  • Very little ability to be full time or management (in 178 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (29)

    What's Home Depot?

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lowe's provides an excellent atmosphere that is fun, safe, and comfortable to work in. I was worried about not knowing where things were when a customer asked, but you can always look to a fellow employee to give you a hand....with anything! If you've never used powered equipment, that will change.

    Cons

    If you aren't full time, hours will get cut around Summer time. Having a heavy work-load and having to cover 1 or 2 other departments. When you put on the vest, the customer will assume that you know EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING in the store while others will expect you to be in 2 places at once. It may seem tedious at times, but no matter how busy you are, you have to make it a habit to stop and ask EVERY customer (with a smile) if they could use your help for anything.

    Advice to Management

    Just remember what it was like when you were entry level. Even if you are a fast learner, you can't get it all figured out in a day...or even a month. Be good to your employees and they will be good to you....at least they should, anyways.


  2. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lowe's part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, great management, great co workers, all around a good experience that I miss very much!

    Cons

    Customers can be hard to deal with but if you are polite and know what you are doing you will most likely succeed.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any advise to management, It has a been a couple years since I worked at the particular store I was at so management has changed.


  3. Department Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you have no education, this is a good place to work. You can learn a lot about things you can do for your home. Quarterly bonus known as SSEI.

    Cons

    Biased when promoting. Doesn't matter experience, skills, or education. Shady politics.

    Advice to Management

    Implement and enforce corporate views in each location.


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  5. Lowe's-ProServices

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ProServices
    Former Employee - ProServices

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Lowe's their is room for growth and the starting pay was high enough to peak my interest and eventually commit. Lowe's ProServices works heavily with contractors and this gave me a good background in sales and future work with other companies

    Cons

    The management team seemed at times disconnected and communication definitely lacked especially from the highest level. Store manager spent about 20% of time on floor and 80% of time in office further disconnecting the employees from management. I have heard other managers are not like this so do not let this discourage you too much. Finally, the store where I worked seemed to have to much drama employees constantly talking about one another gave a high school feel to it and made it hard to want to go to work at times.

    Advice to Management

    Do better at connecting with employees and communicating with them. Be sure to keep a professional atmosphere for the employees at all times.


  6. Pikeville Lowes Home Improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flooring Sales Specialist in Pikeville, KY
    Former Employee - Flooring Sales Specialist in Pikeville, KY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment with positive energy. All the department managers and specialists were well informed and prepared. When needed, my co-workers would help me out if I struggled with a task.

    Cons

    Not many negatives, just like any other work environment. Some people pulled more weight than others, some would try to hide and get out of work, and a few were on their high horse most of the time. Besides that, it was a pretty good work environment.

    Advice to Management

    All management personnel were great with employers (speaking from my experience). Great communication skills and rewarded extra efforts.


  7. Not too bad for a basic retail job.

    Current Employee - Cashier in Greeneville, TN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Greeneville, TN

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

    Pros

    Wonderful management, schedule is released well ahead of time, better than average starting pay

    Cons

    Repetitive, mind numbing work cashiering, customers expect cashiers to be experts on everything home improvement related.


  8. Fun to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Greeley, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company, good people. A good place to learn about almost everything for home improvements.

    Cons

    I am only seasonal worker, so after the 4th of July week, the sales slows down, so they start cutting hours.

    Advice to Management

    None. I like the management here.


  9. Could have been better

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Odessa, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Odessa, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good. Big box retail experience is good.

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism. If you are not the store managers "Buddy" then there isn't much you can do to stay on the good list Its a different world in West Texas. All other lowes from what I see and hear are great to work for

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your associates when they beg for guidance and training.


  10. Lowe's Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Worcester, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, which is good because I work along with school. This is good experience in lower level management, since that's what head cashiering is.

    Cons

    Some early hours, but that's the job. Don't do it if you can't handle it. That's basically it.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have much to say. I enjoy my job. I hope to stay here for a while.


  11. Head Cashier

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fast paced and gets very crazy

    Cons

    lots of time standing up and can be boring

    Advice to Management

    hire more cashiers



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