Lowe's Reviews

Updated March 27, 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. 19 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. 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
  3. 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

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  5. customer service associate

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    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
  6. Great place to work if you are up to the task. Best company I've personally worked for.

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

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    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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. working for lowes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    I have had a great experience working for lowe's,and lots of knowledgeable people to help guide my training

    Cons

    Some of the employees can be click'y and stay in groups ,after 2 years of working there their are still people that wont talk to you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 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

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