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"why I like working at Lowes"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Johnstown, PA
Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Johnstown, PA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Lowe's full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Everybody there are friendly and like a family. and willing to help you when you are stuck.

Cons

sometimes the customers can be difficult.

Advice to Management

The management team are great, but there attention span in conversation can be short at times.

Other Employee Reviews for Lowe's

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Best experience I've had with a retail company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Lowe's is in the process of improving the company from every angle: how we work with customers, how we work with each other. It's a great step into the modern age, especially since Lowe's has been stuck with very old fashioned technology and tactics up until now.
    - Pay is good considering that it's retail. It's not negotiable, but it's based on your years of experience and the local cost of living.
    - Flexibility with scheduling. Always a nice to have.
    - "Open Door Policy" means if you have a problem, you don't have to worry about your manager not handling it because of conflicts of interest.
    - Great opportunities for advancement.
    - Keeps you busy. (I do consider that a Pro.)
    - After a time, my co-workers feel like family.
    - The future of the company definitely looks good.

    Cons

    - The changes coming to Lowe's now are almost completely technology-based, and as anyone with a computer-illiterate grandparent can tell you, that learning curve is an enormous obstacle. The changes are not friendly to those associates who've little/no experience with things like smart phones and the internet.
    - As with almost any company, there is a fair share of lazy associates and not enough discipline for them. When the minority of your store is picking up the slack for everyone else, that's kind of a problem.
    - In big stores, there are associates assigned to specific responsibilities. For example, an associate for stocking, and an associate for selling. In smaller stores, responsibilities are consolidated so that sales associates have more responsibilities than their big-store counterparts. This also applies to other types of positions, such as Specialists, Management, and specialty sales support or administration. It can be rather overwhelming on busy holidays and weekends. The smaller staffing also results in problems with department coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Associates who don't fulfill their responsibilities need to be held accountable 100% of the time, and ALL associates - favoritism is unacceptable. Also, greater effort could be put into showing appreciation for the employees outside of the designated-by-corporate "Employee Appreciation Days."


  2. "generally OK, but very corporate scheduling."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate IV in Haverhill, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate IV in Haverhill, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    fairly easy going work - not entirely strenuous. Company does have a good history of providing employee appreciation by hosting lunches on busy holiday weekends and when there aren't accidents for a certain amount of days. GREAT 401K program with NO vesting period and a great match percentage. Opportunities for discounted tuition for certain university programs.

    Cons

    concrete floors - get good shoes! Very corporate scheduling. Hard to schedule last minute appointments without having management marking an absence. Difficult to just "switch shifts" with other employees. Never will be able to get an entire holiday weekend off - as most are mandatory work days for all employees - regardless of FT/PT. Management seems to treat everyone equally, even if some workers are more reliable, dependable and respectful of the jobs they are there to do.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees a little more.

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