Compare Lowe's vs DSW BETA

See how working at Lowe's vs. DSW 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 Lowe's vs. DSW. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Lowe's

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DSW

Employee Ratings

  • Lowe's scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • DSW scored higher in 4 areas: Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and CEO Approval.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Overall Rating.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 20235 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 2287 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Lowe's employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than DSW employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
3.3
DSW employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.1
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Lowe's Ceo Marvin Ellison
51%
51%Marvin Ellison
CEO Approval
DSW Ceo Roger Rawlins
65%
65%Roger Rawlins
DSW employees rated their CEO Approval 14% higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
57%
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
42%
Lowe's employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than DSW employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
38%

Salaries

Lowe's has 31,538 more total submitted salaries than DSW.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Assistant Store Manager910 Salaries
$59,013/yr
Sales Specialist Flooring354 Salaries
$37,218/yr
Customer Service Associate731 Salaries
$12/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager198 Salaries
$73,970/yr
Sales Associate691 Salaries
$10/hr
Customer Service Representative9 Salaries
$13/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Lowe's.
  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at DSW.
  • Lowe's had 400 more reviews than DSW that mentioned "Upper management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 1350 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 995 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 177 reviews)
"Great discount"(in 150 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 579 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 478 reviews)
Cons
"Rewards program"(in 157 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 78 reviews)
Featured Review
"Ok"Aug 5, 2020

Current Employee - Sales

I have been working at Lowe's full-time

Pros

Employee benefits and discounts are nice.

Cons

Long hours and lunches and breAks are short

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at DSW part-time for more than a year

Pros

Good hours, great workplace culture, good pay. Overall great place to work!

Cons

Holiday season is busy and can be chaotic, but that’s at any retail place

Job Postings

Lowe's has 19,869 more recently posted open jobs than DSW.