Compare Best Buy vs Lowe's BETA

See how working at Best Buy vs. Lowe's compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Best Buy vs. Lowe's. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Best Buy

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Lowe's

Employee Ratings

  • Best Buy scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 22335 reviews)
Best Buy employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 21688 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Best Buy employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Best Buy employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Best Buy employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Best Buy Ceo Corie Barry
76%
76%Corie Barry
Best Buy employees rated their CEO Approval 16% higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Lowe's Ceo Marvin Ellison
60%
60%Marvin Ellison
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Best Buy employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 18% higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
62%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
62%
Best Buy employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
48%

Salaries

Lowe's has 5,279 more total submitted salaries than Best Buy.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate1292 Salaries
$13/hr
Best Buy Mobile Sales Associate527 Salaries
$12/hr
Customer Service Specialist501 Salaries
$12/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Specialist372 Salaries
$18/hr
Assistant Store Manager925 Salaries
$59,786/yr
Customer Service Associate775 Salaries
$12/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Best Buy.
  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Lowe's.
  • Best Buy had 14 more reviews than Lowe's that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 2237 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 944 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 1449 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 1039 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 575 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 517 reviews)
Cons
"Part time"(in 591 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 503 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - FEL

I worked at Best Buy full-time

Pros

Growth opportunities and mgmt is great

Cons

Can’t think of any cons

Former Employee - Customer Service Associate

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

Pros

Fun easy job for me as a college student

Cons

Not a ton of hours (also a pro as a student)

Job Postings

Lowe's has 26,882 more recently posted open jobs than Best Buy.