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Lowe's Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
5,052 Reviews
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5,052 Reviews
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Lowe's Chairman and CEO Robert A. Niblock
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Job, not career!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Russellville, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Russellville, AR

    I worked at Lowe's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very flexible, worked around my school schedule.

    Cons

    hard to get benifits for part-time, showed favortism, pay sucked!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 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
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    lowes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice company if you actually work. They will hold you responsible for what you do. I have excelled there.

    Cons

    Sometimes they aren't clear on what you are supposed to do and they will hold you accountable for things you didn't know were your responsibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Co workers become like family.

    Cons

    People get away with murder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Company with good upward mobility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    If you're well rounded and work hard, you'll move up quick. You just have to be willing to change stores.

    Cons

    Training is lacking. You have to go out and get it, it's not structured enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training everyone at every level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    An excellent employer; management is fair and respectful.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for the work done, Lowe's offers annual employee satisfaction surveys; good benefits, including tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Hours worked are all over the place; it's not unusual to work till 10:30 or 11 at night, then have to be back at work at 5:30 a.m.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lead receiver

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    Current Employee - Receiving Lead in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
    Current Employee - Receiving Lead in Egg Harbor Township, NJ

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Very fast paced, teamwork and appreciation

    Cons

    We are the clean up crew for everyones mistakes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work but remember to aknowledge workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good corporate atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Nice building. Friendly people

    Cons

    Not in uptown Charlotte. Very big organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company with great benefits and a great career ladder.

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Southport, NC
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Southport, NC

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth with fair pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Hours are what's to be expected in Retail. Nights, weekends, and holidays but with a four week rotation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all management is on the same page and deliver the same answers. Consistency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Loved it

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    Former Employee - CSA
    Former Employee - CSA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits , competitive pay,

    Cons

    Weren't many cons, overall a good job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it professional and stop sleeping with with employees :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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