Compare Lowe's vs US Forest Service BETA

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

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US Forest Service

Employee Ratings

  • US Forest Service 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 22488 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 458 reviews)
US Forest Service employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.7
US Forest Service employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 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
3.5
US Forest Service employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
3.2
US Forest Service employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.7
US Forest Service employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Lowe's Ceo Marvin Ellison
62%
62%Marvin Ellison
CEO Approval
US Forest Service Ceo Vicki Christiansen
88%
88%Vicki Christiansen
US Forest Service employees rated their CEO Approval 26% higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
63%
% Recommend to a friend
76%
US Forest Service employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 13% higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
50%
Positive Business Outlook
55%
US Forest Service employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Lowe's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Lowe's has 36,561 more total submitted salaries than US Forest Service.
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Salaries for similar jobs
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$21/hr
Front End580 Salaries
$34,401/yr
Loader433 Salaries
$29,854/yr
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Contract Specialist5 Salaries
$60,422/yr
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What Employees Say

  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Lowe's.
  • "Work outside" was the most mentioned Pro at US Forest Service.
  • Lowe's had 497 more reviews than US Forest Service that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 1486 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 1064 reviews)
Pros
"Work outside"(in 30 reviews)
"Work outdoors"(in 29 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 600 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 518 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 21 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 18 reviews)
Featured Review
"401k"Dec 21, 2020

Former Employee - Loss Prevention

I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

I invested in Lowe’s stock while I worked there for my 401k. It has outperformed any of the other growth fund options they have available.

Cons

My wife and I had a child. I didn’t want to work retail hours anymore.

Former Employee - Visitor Information Specialist

I worked at US Forest Service part-time for more than a year

Pros

Good training, great networking opportunities, plenty of opportunities to explore the forest and meet with the community

Cons

Selling passes and answering the same questions gets a little old.

Advice to Management

None, you are at the mercy of a federal budget and always make the best with what you have

Job Postings

Lowe's has 16,679 more recently posted open jobs than US Forest Service.