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"Good overall, better than average retail jobs I think"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Lowe's part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

-above market salary for retail positions
-a lot of autonomy for employees
-very clear policy and procedures
-management provides you with all the tools you need for the job
-supportive coworkers (for the most part)

Cons

-the work environment varies tremendously by store, some worse some better
-many senior managers are incompetent and do not set a good example for employees
-management often doesn't give rationale for their decisions
-uniform isnt comfortable at all - jeans and CSA steel toes
-performance appraisals are a joke. tend to be based on how liked you are rather than any quantitative measure of your performance
-most of advancement is through kissing up to management rather than having to do with skill or knowledge
-a lot of people end up working fulltime hours while being labeled part time associates and therefore are exempt from benefits dispite same contributions
-do not allow for any overtime hours

Advice to Management

work with the employees on the floor a little more rather than hiding in the office and stop dumping all your work on your associates

Other Employee Reviews for Lowe's

  1. "Good Place to Work - kind of..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent compensation, always things to do, never bored. Good people to work with

    Cons

    Very dependant on your Management team - not too much room for advancement as there hasn't been a whole lot of growth with the company. Not too many new stores opening and room for advancement is very limited.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up - it's a Hardware Store. We're not trying to cure desease. And a "Thank you" once in a while wouldn't hurt either.


  2. "Chasing a carrot and never getting there."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Load Puller
    Current Employee - Load Puller
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time

    Pros

    Hours are good, and the work isn't bad.

    Cons

    Biased in hiring for promotions, company is losing sales and profitability, Home Depot is the clear winner.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example.

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