Lowes Canada

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Lowes Canada Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
15 Reviews
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    Good professional organisation

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Lowes Canada

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere. Lots of new things to learn. Skilled education with pay. The things you learn here on the job are useful in your day to day life

    Cons

    Shift hours. Not enough monetory emoluments.Not much of connection between managers & sales floor employees. Substandard rewards program , could be much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More sharing of info is needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Change Management

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in North Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in North Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Lowes Canada full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company hires very strong people and the overall atmosphere is very positive. Teamwork is heavily relied upon. Health and Safety is by far the most important aspect of the working conditions and no one turns their head if something isn't safe.

    Cons

    If you like working in a very structured environment with little or no option for trying things a different way, then this is a company for you. If you are a proactive manager and like to take calculated risks, this company will discourage you from anything that isn't written in policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more of a culture that accepts and encourages change. More heads are better then just the few at the top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Difficulty keeping quality eople

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lowes Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great jobs for part time - students. Hours flexible

    Cons

    No accountability at any level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst place ever! Edmonton Store.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Lowes Canada part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    pay is decent. some customers are nice.

    Cons

    Management and upper staff don't care that customers have to wait 10 mins cause their are no staff. i have heard lots of complaints from customers wanting to place orders with no help. Some times you can page a manager and they don't come cause they don't feel like it. Say they have a open door policy. But they don't care about your concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more staff. remember two sides to every story. Care for the staff more so you don't have like 20 people quitting in a month.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Male oriented. not many opportunities offered to females.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowes Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great associates, trying to make a better place to work for their fellow associates

    Cons

    truly too many to list. Lowes started out with so many promises....fell short on almost everything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loss prevention Very poor management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Manager
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Manager

    I worked at Lowes Canada full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    10% discount besides that not a thing.

    Cons

    Corporate schedule.
    You do no loss prevention function at all. Loss prevention management is very poor. They are only out to make sure they are put first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lowe's canada needs to replace the loss prevention team as they have lost sight of what the role of loss prevention is there to do. A stronger loss prevention department would make a big impact on the bottom dollar for this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to work, not necessarily to make a career out of.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate - Flooring in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate - Flooring in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Lowes Canada part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good, friendly coworkers who treat you well.
    Management listens to concerns.
    Some opportunity for advancement.
    You tend to get decent hours (at least during the summer).

    Cons

    Not as much opportunity for advancement as I would like
    Have to push management at times to get things done.
    Otherwise a good company to get your foot in the door and get good experience for the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees more opportunity for advancement (instead of hiring new people from outside Lowes who then require more training, rather then a seasoned employee looking for advancement, who needs less training).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love this company!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Lowes Canada full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Training is lacking for most roles and IT resources need updating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to consider more flexible work options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very immature employee's

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Lowes Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no perks for working for this company. The culture is poor. The management is very bad.

    Cons

    The people who work for this company are very immature. They have a real lack of business experience. If you like to drink at lunch, this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to address the lack of management skills for all of the people with the title of manager. And how can you have a manager report to a manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Fun, interesting staff and great customers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Lowes Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked retail for well over 15 years now, and Lowe's has been the most fun. From the wide range of legitimately nice customers to fantastic staff with a great attitude, I can't find a better place to enjoy my retail career. I know it sounds gushing but the staff at my store has made such an amazingly positive impact on my life.

    Cons

    Lack of store-level focus from management. You're given 5 things to do, but they're all number one priority, leading to an overall dip in tasking completion. Constant product re-arrangement and movement and very little flexibility in giving you an opportunity to shine. At store level there is little to no succession planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your staff. Retention at my store is above industry average, but with the new CEO coming in, the staff have felt we're slipping in both standards and the big C-level execs caring about the frontline workers. Too many changes implemented to bust down the entry/mid level positions upset people. From removal of heavy SOS discounts to removal of commissions, and now with the extended hour changes, the consensus is that C-Execs aren't overly interested in the frontline, just the bottomline. While altruistic, I'd like to believe I moved to Lowe's based on their application and following of the core values they eschewed to me 4 years ago.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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