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Lowe's Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
5,088 Reviews
3.4
5,088 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lawn and Garder Cashier Lowes in Shallotte, NC
    Current Employee - Lawn and Garder Cashier Lowes in Shallotte, NC

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

    Pros

    A work place one can grow in.

    Cons

    Schedules not really flexible as they could be!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up! Let your folk think outside the box! Have more input from the area employees and let them help decide what is good to order for their local area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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. 5 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  

    Enjoyable

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, very active job, always learning and upwardly mobile

    Cons

    hard to find consistency, very hard to find enough trained help, lots of very lazy coworkers who play the hr system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more department manager training as well as provide consistent actions both good and bad for everyone. it's hard to get rid of dead weight.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receiving Clerk in Sonora, CA
    Former Employee - Receiving Clerk in Sonora, CA

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Benefits
    Pay (great compared to other retail outlets)
    job is fun and you learn a lot
    Room to move up

    Cons

    HR policies not transparent
    Hours can be hard depending on position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values are solid. If you work hard, they will help you advance in the company. They pay well when it comes to salary and hourly wages. Benefits are great and considering the new healthcare laws, are very affordable.

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

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Highly overworked

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and good good employees

    Cons

    Workload is overwhelming and the position is over tasked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    lowe's life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Appliances and Cabinets Specialist in Shelbyville, TN
    Former Employee - Appliances and Cabinets Specialist in Shelbyville, TN

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    good job, have fun, make money

    Cons

    open and close shifts week end work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work. Feels like a team.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Relaxed attendance policy. Flexible schedule because there are employees for coverage. Good medical, 401k, stock purchase. Lots of employee appreciation days with games and sandwiches.

    Cons

    Hard to advance career. Advancement based mainly on sales ability. Some departments have not got much of a chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more fixed schedules so people dont have to ask for so many schedule changes. Retail hours are crazy all over so somebody needs to change the standard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good pay and benefits, but morale was low

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    I got paid more than I was expecting to, which is why I was there and why I did not mind the job. They also have opportunities for small bonuses and full-time employees can receive extra benefits.

    Cons

    I was just there for the summer and it seemed like a lot of the employees were there for the good pay but did not like the management. A lot of the employees were middle aged and had a bleak outlook on their job, it made working there a drag.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get to know the employees better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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