Compare Lowe's vs The Home Depot BETA

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

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The Home Depot

Employee Ratings

  • The Home Depot scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 22520 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 25418 reviews)
The Home Depot employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.6
The Home Depot employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
3.6
The Home Depot employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
3.5
The Home Depot employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.9
The Home Depot employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Lowe's Ceo Marvin Ellison
62%
62%Marvin Ellison
CEO Approval
The Home Depot Ceo Craig Menear
84%
84%Craig Menear
The Home Depot employees rated their CEO Approval 22% higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
63%
% Recommend to a friend
75%
The Home Depot employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 12% higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
50%
Positive Business Outlook
65%
The Home Depot employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 15% higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Lowe's has 2,961 more total submitted salaries than The Home Depot.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Specialist Flooring2374 Salaries
$17/hr
Department Manager Lowes1347 Salaries
$21/hr
Head Cashier1302 Salaries
$14/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Garden Sales Associate1834 Salaries
$12/hr
Department Supervisor2083 Salaries
$17/hr
Cashier1648 Salaries
$12/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Lowe's.
  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at The Home Depot.
  • The Home Depot had 377 more reviews than Lowe's that mentioned "Part time" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 1486 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 1064 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 964 reviews)
"Part time"(in 945 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 600 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 518 reviews)
Cons
"Part time"(in 977 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 593 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Assembler

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

Pros

I was generally left alone to do my work in peace, and the handful of employees I did interact with regularly were genuinely good people.

Cons

As a temporary job, while I was between degrees( in an unrelated field) for a young person, I didn't find any real cons. Being in the back of the store I avoided the most of the pitfalls of workign... in retail. Much more relaxed environment than Walmart.

"Yes"Jan 13, 2021

Former Employee - Pro Loader

I worked at The Home Depot part-time

Pros

YES VERY GOOD VERY NICE.

Cons

Can be heavy work at times.

Job Postings

Lowe's has 312 more recently posted open jobs than The Home Depot.