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"Great two year ride on career highway"

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Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Windham, ME
Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Windham, ME
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

* fast paced, the day goes quickly without clock watching.
* Rarely micromanaged. If you do your job, they rarely bother you.
* Dogs are welcome.
* Most coworkers are easy to get along with.
* Decent products to sell.
* 401k, sick days, vacation days, and insurance are good, you miss em when you leave.
* hour lunch break. gave you a chance to do errands and get out of the building.
* I always looked forward to going to work every day.
* Lowes hired me in 2011, when everybody else was collecting resumes, conducting
  2nd interviews, and wasting everybody's time. Say what you want about mega stores, but
  the locally owned businesses were full of hot air when it can come to hiring.

Cons

* My store had a clueless HR mgr who somehow could not fill sales positions.
* Upper mgmt always had heads in the sand, and was in denial of all staffing problems.
* Sales commissions taken away, and several good people left.
* Quarterly bonus got scarcer and scarcer, so more good people left.
* Management says that promotions are based on interview "points", but it comes down to
  promotions only go to people that management "likes".
* Management will keep miserable bad apple employees around for ages, even though
  customers complain.
* Store was chronically understaffed, and customers would kvetch.
* Sales specialists were criticized that their sales figures were low, when they were doing
  everything but selling. How can you sell a patio door, when you are unloading a truck?
* pre soviet block era computer system. Upgrade has been promised for two years, but
  where is it.
* Overtime is a totally forbidden word. Merchandise may sit in aisles for a few days because
  there are not enough bodies to do the work.
* Compliments from management were few and far between.

Advice to Management

Use common sense, and upgrade your computer system into the 21st century. Get managers
that use their brains and get out of the office.

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    Former Employee - Zone Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Zone Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lowe's (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Above average management training program

    Cons

    Staffing issues during pesk time of the day

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team


  2. "Good place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work for

    Cons

    nothing bad happens here good

    Advice to Management

    good job management way to go

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