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Lowe's Alexandria Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company with good pay for a summer job or something just looking to do on the side (in 884 reviews)

  • Good benefits fun people to work with (in 811 reviews)

Cons
  • Hours are hard for work life balance (in 288 reviews)

  • Full time personnel work long stretches with one day off (in 477 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "My work experience"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Loader in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Loader in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Always able to make 40 hours

    Cons

    no set employee schedule (this leads to better productivity from employees. Upper management needs to listen to employee's concerns..

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management must know how to interact with their employees. Listening to their concerns and value their opinions.


  2. "Retail"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    awesome places to work at

    Cons

    I had no issues when was there

    Advice to Management

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

  3. "Great stepping stone ."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate II - Windows and Walls in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate II - Windows and Walls in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    fast pace environment. Great starting out place for High school and college students

    Cons

    Hard to advance. Sometimes a one trick pony. Management never listen all about making a buck.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the employees and leave money out of your thought process all the time.


  4. "Poor Management & to stressful"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate III in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate III in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits for partine workers

    Cons

    Overworked underpaid store management poor. To much stress dealing with customers and management.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for very competitive co-workers. The managers care and are willing to help. Great atmosphere and very friendly environment.

    Cons

    Pay could be better for experienced salesman, sometime you will get caught up on co-worker mistakes which distract you from your own duties.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent managers and increase pay...


  6. "Kitchen Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Designer in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Kitchen Designer in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy creating wonderful kitchens for customers

    Cons

    When you work at Lowe's you live the Lowe's life. which means you have no life of your own...the hours are crazy

    Advice to Management

    Corporate rotation is horrible


  7. "Product Service Associate"

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    Current Employee - Product Service Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Product Service Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only real pro to this position is the fixed schedule, Monday through Friday.

    Cons

    There are far too Cons to list but the major ones include; low pay, inconsistent management, complete lack of concern for employees, and unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your employees and make even a partial effort to care about your employees.

  8. "It's decent."

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a decent place to have a job but not a career. Quarterly bonus, Yearly bonus.

    Cons

    Under paid and rarely bonus. Rude customers. No work/life balance due to schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hold back the good employees because they make you look good.


  9. "Ok Job"

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    Current Employee - PSA in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - PSA in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, compared to other companies, usally start you off at $10.00- $11.00 for CSA, and the good thing about PSA is that you work Mon-Fri 6am-3pm

    Cons

    There are cons everywhere, depends on what type of people are in management at the time.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Working at Lowe's"

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    Former Employee - Various in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Various in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lowe's is a stable retail company to work for. They offer promotional opportunities for sales oriented, hard working associates that can work in a team environment, display good customer service stills and good time and attentance. They have good benefits for part time and full time associates.

    Cons

    As with most retail establishments you are ususally required to work various shifts which make it hard on your family time. Although they do offer benefits for associates they are not as good as could be. Insurance for part time associates is hardly working taking and the insurance for full time associates is getting worse each year. Their mentoring and training programs for internal associates really need to be given more attention. This would improve the quality of staff by making them ready for the next step in their career with Lowe's thus improving moral - which in turn promotes better customer service and thus helping ensure a solid bottom line for the company! The pay rate needs a little attention and this would improve tenure.

    Advice to Management

    I have visited your corporate facilities and if you trimmed some of the fat there and utilized those funds at the store level your bottom line would increase drastically. The pay for store associates should not have such a low cap on it. You are seriouly hurting those associates with longevitiy some people make great cashiers, or hourly associates and that is what they will be good at their entire life. You will save on the bottom line by not having to rehire and retain so often. (Look at the Costco some of their cashiers make more than $20/hr). The stores need to be updated in many regards. The stores don't even have updated computers, training facilities or lunch rooms. REALLY, the associates have to sit on broken chairs to work, train and eat! Where as the corporate office is over done with such! Has anyone from corporate looked at the speciality sales desks or chairs recently... Improve the image at the store level for ALL ! Customers should never be expected to sit in such old chairs, at old desks and talked into spending thousands of dollars - this should be your next big drive and I really believe your pockets would be fuller! OH YES and most important, TRAIN AND PROMOTE FROM WITHIN... if you can't find someone trainable and promable from within, your management team is not doing their job! Not everyone is promotable, but once again look at Costco, not Home Depot! As you know this would improve employee moral, thus providing better customer service and increasing the bottom line... SOUND FAMILIAR!


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