Lowe's Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
4,289 Reviews
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4,289 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working for Lowe's provides decent benefits and a good pay for retail (in 271 reviews)

  • The pay is decent for anybody looking for a retail job and they have good benefits as well (in 259 reviews)


Cons
  • Lowe's still keeps the value of work-life balance while expecting loyalty to the job (in 89 reviews)

  • Have to be full time worker in order to be eligible for tuition reimbursement (in 168 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing People,Both Customers and Workers, create a positive experience!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Very supportive environment
    -Always something to do within the company

    Cons

    -Slow (can be a bit dull at times)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Laid back atmosphere with a lot of learning opportunities

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    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Pottsville, PA
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Pottsville, PA

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

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere. You work independently, maybe with a "to-do" list written by your department manager. Those on the floor have a lot more freedom than those on the front end. You get to go to break and lunch basically whenever you want, as long as you have coverage during those busier hours. Everyone at my location is very friendly. Some have been working there for 16 years when the store opened and there's a "family feel" to the workplace

    Cons

    1 weekend off a month max. And sometimes scheduling rotations get messed up and you may not have a weekend for 6 weeks or so. There is room to move up, but management seems to know who they want before applications before even start coming in. 9 hour work days because of 1 hour unpaid lunch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a nice temporary job.

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    Current Employee - Csa Front End
    Current Employee - Csa Front End

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

    Pros

    My coworkers are incredibly nice, I don't get reamed for making a little mistake, the benefits are nice, and it works fairly well around my school schedule. I also feel very safe working here, even with killer machines whizzing around and explosive materials on practically every shelf.

    Cons

    There's poor leadership - I get stuck doing the jobs of three or four people sometimes because it's easier to have me do it than make some of my lazy coworkers do it. This company is virtually incompatible with my collegiate extracurricular activities, also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make everyone do their fair share as much as their abilities allow. If they can't do their job right, either hire people that can, or give me some of their pay!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Will work around school schedule well.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Canton, OH

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, paid time off, free lunch at least once a month.

    Cons

    Management can be difficult at times, iron fist mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead from the front.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Valuable

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate - Building Materials in Boone, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate - Building Materials in Boone, NC

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

    Pros

    Working in building materials helped our my career goals in construction management and allowed me to gain more product knowledge. I was able to interact with customers to offer advice and help with their projects. I especially enjoyed using all the equipment to stock the building supply shelves and customers' vehicles. I played a vital role in the installation and sales programs alongside commercial sales. I really enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons except that I could have managed the building materials floor better than my former manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent Job, a little unorganized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time

    Pros

    Starting pay is good, friendly people

    Cons

    inconsistent hours if you are part time. Store opens at 6am

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Area Human Resources Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Flexibility, benefits, paid time off,

    Cons

    Micro managed, no much upward mobility.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    On the job training, promotions are given even without college degrees, fair review processes, great succession planning.

    Cons

    No matter where you go in retail, if you don't love your job, the rotating schedule and long work days for managers are brutal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lowes is going in the right direction with their changes...just work on the senior staff rotations, they are not conducive to productivity with the 6 days on 1 day off, then 4 days on 1 day off. You feel like you worked 12 days straight. When one is on their feet doing 10 miles or more a day in a huge box store, the body needs time to recoup.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I have been working at Lowes for over 5 years

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    Current Employee - Head Cashier
    Current Employee - Head Cashier

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work for. After working for 5 years, you are given a third week of paid vacation! Paid sick time and holiday time. Sometimes you get bonuses based on the store's performance.

    Cons

    Shifts are ever-changing unless you are one of the lucky few. You have to work most weekends when full time, just about every single weekend when part time. Hard to move up in the company unless you are willing to suck up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond the suck-ups for promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lowes

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    Current Employee - CSA Outside Garden in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - CSA Outside Garden in Saint Joseph, MO

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A family atmosphere, great pay...

    Cons

    When they cut part-time hours...they cut back too much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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