Compare Best Buy vs Lowe's Home Improvement BETA

See how working at Best Buy vs. Lowe's Home Improvement 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 Home Improvement. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Employee Ratings

  • Best Buy scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Lowe's Home Improvement scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 30711 reviews)
Best Buy employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 32704 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Best Buy employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Best Buy employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Best Buy employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Best Buy Ceo Corie Barry
50%
50%Corie Barry
CEO Approval
Lowe's Home Improvement Ceo Marvin Ellison
66%
66%Marvin Ellison
Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated their CEO Approval 16% higher than Best Buy employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
Best Buy employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
60%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
52%
Positive Business Outlook
51%

Salaries

Lowe's Home Improvement has 13,363 more total submitted salaries than Best Buy.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate2193 Salaries
$15/hr
Customer Service Specialist630 Salaries
$14/hr
Merchandising Specialist389 Salaries
$28,727/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Specialist1344 Salaries
$19/hr
Customer Service Associate1150 Salaries
$14/hr
Head Cashier1315 Salaries
$16/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Best Buy.
  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Lowe's Home Improvement.
  • Lowe's Home Improvement had 53 more reviews than Best Buy that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 2600 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 1154 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 1877 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 1330 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Credit cards"(in 683 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 661 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 714 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 704 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Best Buy part-time for more than a year

Pros

Great team, fun environment, flexible hours

Cons

Room for growth and advancement

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work

Current Employee - Administrative Services Associate

I have been working at Lowe's Home Improvement full-time for more than a year

Pros

bonuses, pay raises on time, never being yelled at or disrespected, fun calendar, competent coworkers, and a snack corner

Cons

not the busiest office yet, but that's about to change... and we operate using 14 different systems (I counted them all) and they don't really work well together, so some of the biggest issues are... caused almost exclusively due to the systems not communicating well.

Advice to Management

Please have a business Systems analyst create a method of the average worker to report little IT issues and system miscommunications to the development team that is creating a new concise system that... stretches over as much of our needs as possible.

Job Postings

Lowe's Home Improvement has 7,444 more recently posted open jobs than Best Buy.
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