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"Favoritism Rules"

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Former Employee - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Associate in Wichita, KS
Former Employee - Seasonal Lawn and Garden Associate in Wichita, KS
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Lowe's full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

some of my fellow employees were nice, willing to teach and help you out when needed. Majority of management was easy to work with

Cons

Hours go from great to almost none in record time. I was a seasonal garden associate with over 2 years of retail experience. Was told to start applying right away for permanent positions. The positions they did post they had already decided who they were giving the jobs to, and some of them were the laziest people in the store. They have a 3 interview rule and used seasonal associates as two of the three interviews so they could give positions to their buddies faster.

Advice to Management

When someone is working their tail off to show you they deserve a long term job, don't ignore those people. You miss out on great assets to your company that way

Other Employee Reviews for Lowe's

  1. "Department Manager- Plumbing/Electrical"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training program, supportive upper management. Chance for advancement is unlimited with hard work and dedication.

    Cons

    Pay was less than it should have been for work performed. Raises are very small. You can never get a raise of more than $.50 a year. Ridiculous. To get better money you have to promote, and then its only a 10-15% raise for doubling the work load.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your managers better, have equal pay across the board for men and women.


  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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