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Lowe's Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
4,837 Reviews
3.4
4,837 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Eh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Benefits and helping customers get what they need. Ability to show off your knowledge and really help customers get their problems fixed.

    Cons

    Management. Depending on the store it can be really great or terrible. I have worked for some great managers and some that have no business being one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train and better hire management staff. It's to hit and miss.

  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Working at Lowe's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker in Brunswick, GA
    Current Employee - Stocker in Brunswick, GA

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

    Pros

    Lowe's is a large stable company. Lowe's gives multiple ways to take paid time off. They have a good training structure.

    Cons

    It sometimes seems like it's all about the money /profits made and less about the actual employee. They sometime hire the wrong people for leadership roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are more important than money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Love this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    THey have a very nice work environment. always greet customer service always smiling faces and all around great place to work at

    Cons

    I dont think there are any cons about working aat lowes i have never had an issue always a happy go lucky enviroment with people smiling and taking care of our customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    very good company

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

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

    Pros

    meeting lots of great people and learning new things

    Cons

    working every weekend and holiday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees and also realize that customer is not always right

  6.  

    Great people but poor program management processes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Director in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - IT Director in Mooresville, NC

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

    Pros

    The people are friendly and collegial.
    Work-life balance is very good.
    Business casual attire makes a comfortable environment.
    The benefits are outstanding - especially relocation benefits!
    Awesome headquarters complex! Two eateries and a very large coffee shop/meeting area.
    A gorgeous lake with wetlands and wildlife - a great place to take a walk during the day to clear your head.
    Great help desk if you have any IT problems.
    Company has a great future!
    Senior leadership is outstanding.

    Cons

    The buildings are a little overcrowded, although they are implementing short-term solutions until they have to build another building.
    While the cafeteria is very nice and the food is excellent, the prices are not subsidized ion any way by Lowe's and they are therefore not a great bargain.
    Getting things done requires a great deal of socialization (as does most other things). It's all about building relationships (not really a bad con)
    It's hard to get promoted - you have to interview for the position (if there's one open).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a career progression/promotion structure for all levels - regardless of whether there's an open position at the next level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great family to work with

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

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Worked as a CSA in the inside lawn and garden department throughout high school and I miss the job every day. I worked with great people and have been a loyal customer ever since. Will definitely end up back in a Lowes upon retirement.

    Cons

    Not every customer will think like a logical consumer. Just answer all questions with a smile on your face and you will be fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 14 people found this helpful  

    Decent starting pay for a retail company

    • 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

    Many great employees, many wonderful staple customers. You develop a great sense of pride in your work and product knowledge. Going above and beyond to make a customer happy is what this job is all about. Taking initiative.

    Cons

    Retail is stressful. You are often pulled in multiple directions at once. You are often instructed to do multiple things different ways by management. Your actions are constantly in question, ex: Why are you in the paint aisle? Because you were helping a customer etc.. If you are full time, you are on a rotating schedule. You have no say in the hours. This can cause problems with school, family etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an employee has been with a company four over four years and has trained countless other successful employees, rather than harassing them about the same things every day, lets give them the benefit of the doubt that they are on top of their duties. Less criticism = Less anxiety = Happier, more productive workers. Also promotions: If an employee is extremely successful is their current post, it might seem easier to keep them there than fill that position, however it is important to allow that employee the opportunity for promotion or a change in job direction. Do not hold them back because they are just "that good".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    You get out what you put in

    • 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

    Company values, good people to work with, effective communication, good benefits, caring management

    Cons

    Thin staffing, only training courses are within the store to learn and grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work, but part time benefits suck

    Current Employee - CSA Lowes in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - CSA Lowes in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Make friends, the work

    Cons

    drama, benefits suck for part time, moving up is hard,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    sometimes not enough hours to work

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