Lowe's Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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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. 18 people found this helpful

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

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    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. They take good care of thier employees, great salary

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    Current Employee - Taxonomy Analyst in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Taxonomy Analyst in Mooresville, NC

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    proper compensation, flex days, and good work/life balance, low stress

    Cons

    low employee purchase program, hard to get a full time position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LoTS of meetings, very open communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great people at a great company

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    The employees at the store I'm currently are solid. Very helpful with training and explanations. A very positive environment from upper management to worker bees. Company actually hires full-time employees in this day and age of part-time, no benefits corps. Very fair benefit packages.

    Cons

    The starting wages leave a bit to be desired and the schedule variety takes some getting used to. You also need some comfortable shoes... Those concrete floors are killers by the end of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee suggestions re: loss prevention. They are on the front lines and can provide valuable ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Fun Job but Hourly Pay is Not Enough.

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    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
  6. Customer Service Associate

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate

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

    Pros

    Everyone including management friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Low Pay, Part time sucks and hard to get into full time position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Fun, high energy, and plenty of room for growth

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    Current Employee - Human Resource Coordinator
    Current Employee - Human Resource Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Room for growth, great benefits, great people

    Cons

    Can be high stress depending on position

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great company to work for if your just starting out.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Nice people and environment to work in.

    Cons

    Odd schedules and can get boring at time.

  9. Great job - Short-term or long-term

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    Former Employee - CSA Seasonal
    Former Employee - CSA Seasonal

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

    Pros

    Great schedule flexibility, reasonable pay. You get to interact with lots of people and learn tons of new things. Lots of benefits, including dental and medical, for part timers and full timers! Even seasonal employees can purchase special Lowe's gifts and apparel.

    Cons

    Systems could use a tune up. Even their register systems are confusing! Sometimes it difficult to figure who management is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise taking employees on a store tour and introducing them to the managers of the store!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    great place to work

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    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

  11. Better than expected

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time

    Pros

    Consistently busy; good partnership with store manager; leaning the HR to more of a business partner; advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Although there are advancement opportunities, you must be willing to move; From previous employer I have lost a lot of knowledge with FMLA, accommodations, etc, because they use a 3rd party to handle them. It's not bad, just have to keep up with laws and regulations on my own. More admin responsibilities than I am use to as I had a coordinator at my previous employer. Generally make less than ASM's and yet the HR deals with a significant amount of things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to make the HR roll a true business partner, they should be treated as such. Pay should be along the lines of ASM's if not higher. HR with a Bachelor's degree making less than an ASM with a HS education and the same amount of work experience is not fair.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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