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Lowe's Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
3,899 Reviews

3.4
3,899 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.  

    great

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    Former Employee - Stocker  in  Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Stocker in Vernon Hills, IL

    Pros

    great place to work for

    Cons

    none to think off now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lowes Associate

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    Current Employee - Weekend Sales Team  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Weekend Sales Team in Plano, TX

    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.  

    Home Improvement at it's best.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Specialist Interiors  in  Coral Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Project Specialist Interiors in Coral Springs, FL

    Pros

    There are some awesome opportunities to move up in the company and you are supported along the way up.

    Cons

    It's retail therefore you will have several opportunities for frustration so just be prepared to smile and move on. Customer is always right and that is the way it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what your doing and build a great environment for your employees and customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lowe's pays better than most retailers.
    Lowe's always has volunteer activities going on.
    Lowe's honestly strives to put family life, first. Yes, they run a business first and foremost, but whenever possible they will be flexible.
    I enjoy the fun working environment.
    They are constantly offering opportunities for personal and professional growth

    Cons

    It is retail, so you work weekend, nights, holidays. If you can accept that is isn't a horrible CON.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget where you came from and who keeps this company running on the ground floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great job as a cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    The company as a whole is great, and they had decent wages, if you are looking for a part time job then this is a great company to work for

    Cons

    Scheduling wasn't that great because you never knew what days and times you were working and it was constantly different like for instance one day i would come in at 530 am and work until 3pm and the next day i would close and the next day i would work the early morning shift again. The days i would close and then open were hard because of the lack of sleep. No benefits for part time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make scheduling easy for employees like having them close all one week and open all the next week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Department manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and a fortune 50 company what more can I say.

    Cons

    Rotating schedule, people not sticking to days they need to work ie. calling in sick

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look inside the person not what needs to be on paper

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a bad place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    The working hours always vary

  9.  

    Overall a good company

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    Former Employee - Loader  in  Windham, ME
    Former Employee - Loader in Windham, ME

    Pros

    Easy work, a lot of breaks

    Cons

    Hot outside in the garden center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Looking to grow into additional upward positions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    It allows you to influence employees and customers lives

    Cons

    Some advancement opportunities come slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't always listen to opinions. find out for yourself

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent work environment, some management issues.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Clarksville, TN

    Pros

    Managers work on the floor with all the other employees.
    Human Resources department very helpful and knowledgeable.
    Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Orientation was an ideal setting, no real help learning how to deal with customers.
    Management is largely composed of in-house trained employees; no real management training.
    No 9-5 scheduling; late hours; holiday hours with no compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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