Compare J. C. Penney vs Lowe's Home Improvement BETA

See how working at J. C. Penney 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 J. C. Penney vs. Lowe's Home Improvement. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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J. C. Penney

Employee Ratings

  • J. C. Penney scored higher in 3 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management and Culture & Values.
  • Lowe's Home Improvement scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, 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)
3.3
(based on 10187 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 28844 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.3
Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
J. C. Penney employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J. C. Penney Ceo Jill Soltau
56%
56%Jill Soltau
CEO Approval
Lowe's Home Improvement Ceo Marvin Ellison
63%
63%Marvin Ellison
Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated their CEO Approval 7% higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
52%
% Recommend to a friend
59%
Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
28%
Positive Business Outlook
52%
Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 23% higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Lowe's Home Improvement has 36,080 more total submitted salaries than J. C. Penney.
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Salaries for similar jobs
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$11/hr
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$10/hr
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$27,271/yr
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Customer Service Associate1000 Salaries
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What Employees Say

  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at J. C. Penney.
  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Lowe's Home Improvement.
  • Lowe's Home Improvement had 309 more reviews than J. C. Penney that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 612 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 312 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 1522 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 1089 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 221 reviews)
Cons
"Part time"(in 609 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 530 reviews)
Featured Review
"Job"Dec 1, 2021

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at J. C. Penney part-time for less than a year

Pros

Great place to have a job

Cons

Customers can be a bit demanding

"overview"Nov 2, 2021

Current Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate

I have been working at Lowe's Home Improvement full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

benefits scheduling options career opportunities compensation stock

Cons

retail customers management unorganized supply limited

Job Postings

Lowe's Home Improvement has 12,630 more recently posted open jobs than J. C. Penney.