Lowe's Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Good pay good benefits family like atmosphere (in 288 reviews)

  • Good benefits for their employees (in 273 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor Management/ No Work life Balance/ Company doesn't care (in 95 reviews)

  • Very little ability to be full time or management (in 178 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (42)

    What's Home Depot?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Surprise, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Surprise, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lowe's provides an excellent atmosphere that is fun, safe, and comfortable to work in. I was worried about not knowing where things were when a customer asked, but you can always look to a fellow employee to give you a hand....with anything! If you've never used powered equipment, that will change.

    Cons

    If you aren't full time, hours will get cut around Summer time. Having a heavy work-load and having to cover 1 or 2 other departments. When you put on the vest, the customer will assume that you know EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING in the store while others will expect you to be in 2 places at once. It may seem tedious at times, but no matter how busy you are, you have to make it a habit to stop and ask EVERY customer (with a smile) if they could use your help for anything.

    Advice to Management

    Just remember what it was like when you were entry level. Even if you are a fast learner, you can't get it all figured out in a day...or even a month. Be good to your employees and they will be good to you....at least they should, anyways.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Rtm Clerk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great benefits, and perks!

    Cons

    If you're a woman and want to move up, good luck with that! Not unless you are close to management. When a position is posted, they pretty much already know who they ate going to "give" the position to. Someone that's not qualified.


  3. Product Service Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PSA in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - PSA in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome schedule, good PSA team, overall employees are good, able to be flexible with schedule, decent benefits, 3 weeks paid vacation after 5 years plus 4 holidays and 6 six days a year.

    Cons

    poor senior management team, lack of support from management, sterling selling system is a GIANT piece of crap, tactic of intimidation and fear used to "motivate" employees

    Advice to Management

    quit and go somewhere else


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  5. Al

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's full-time

    Pros

    Genuine opportunities to advance and pick up a lot of relevant skills and knowledge. Experiences will depend on the management running the ship.

    Cons

    Schedules are all over the shop. Coverage gets ridiculous at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of shortages in personnel on any given day and react to the departments needs.


  6. Rtm clerk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RTM Clerk in Lumberton, NC
    Former Employee - RTM Clerk in Lumberton, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Career based, Good benefits, Good stock program, Great coworkers

    Cons

    Not as family oriented as it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Show employees more appreciation that give 110% and make employees accountable for not giving 110%.


  7. Great.. BUT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unload Associate in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Unload Associate in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work but my coworkers in the unload area were unruly teenage boys who teased my other coworker to the point of quitting.. I then was punished along with them and had twice as much work because of it- was told I was doing great by management but the coworkers started teasing me too. Told manager, didn't do anything.

    Cons

    My ASM wouldn't let me move departments because I was "good" at where I was.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they tell you they are considering quitting because you won't move them.


  8. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good People, Challenging, Can be fun at times, Stable Company, Ability to learn how to manager large groups of people

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, Like most jobs it depends on who you work for but lots of poor store and HR managers due to the rapid growth and some are still around. At times Area staff can talk out of both sides of their mouth. Teach train and hold accountable. Then when you are honest with people and not in a rude manner and they complain your told to back off.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead, Get HR on your side in order to effectively hold people accountable. Teach and train daily set your expectation early. Fight for what you know it right don't back down to weak HR managers.


  9. Every store is run differently, starts from the Store Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Amesbury, MA
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Amesbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    the company as a whole I like, wages are above average(still not enough to live off w/kids), pt employees have more of a flex schedule,10% discount, great ASM in NH store I worked in

    Cons

    To get ft you need open-close availability 7days a wk, wish at the store (MA) I'm in now ASM would back us on policy so customers wouldn't walk all over us.

    Advice to Management

    How the store runs starts with the SM, then down to the ASM, DM, HC, Cashiers. If run front the start correctly runs wayyyyy more smoothly. I've worked at two stores. It's apples to oranges. ASM & DM back us with customers at one store rules are the same per customer and the other store they don't so customers walk all over us @ the service desk.


  10. full time

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    staffing is low on list


  11. jobs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    well managed, competitive wages, family friendly

    Cons

    schedules are hard to take

    Advice to Management

    none



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