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Lowe's Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
5,066 Reviews
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5,066 Reviews
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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. 5 people found this helpful  

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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
  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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyable

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    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
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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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    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.  

    Keeps you on your toes and keeps you thinking

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    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Pensacola, FL

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, keeps you thinking, moving, and never seems to be boring or mundane. Generally great for management training and responsibility conditioning.

    Cons

    Lots of walking, lots of standing around, so you're feet kinda hurt at the end of the day. Plus there's retail problems like ornery customers and employees, complainers, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some should be more involved like others are. Other than that, if you help them, they'll help you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Business

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    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
  9.  

    I like my job at Lowe's.

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Pacoima, CA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Pacoima, CA

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is always room for growth in this company.

    Cons

    The upper management can get too lax at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great company with nice benefits.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Many opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Work schedule varies each week.

  11.  

    This was good work. A nice job for a college student over the summer.

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    Former Employee - Customer Sales Associate in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Associate in Athens, GA

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    The training was decent, and I felt like I was able to aid most of the patrons that I came into contact with. Co-workers were fairly cheerful as well.

    Cons

    Occasionally, I was responsible for doing things that I didn't feel adequately trained to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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