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Lowe's Austin Reviews

Updated April 13, 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 828 reviews)

  • Good benefits package which includes vision and dental insurance (in 760 reviews)

Cons
  • Hours are hard for work life balance (in 269 reviews)

  • Full time personnel work long stretches with one day off (in 443 reviews)

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  1. "Great future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resource Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resource Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Evolving culture with positive purpose and set of five core values for all to live by and strive for. Amazing commitment to local communities.

    Cons

    Currently in midst of multiple changes across all levels and working through them will continue to be difficult until knowledge gaps can be filled.


  2. "employee review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    loyal to employees, company rules are straightforward

    Cons

    sometimes overworked and they are slow to raise wages unless you want to move forward in management


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Management in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good benefits, good wages for some, if you are part of the well liked group. Advancement opportunities for some.

    Cons

    Upper echelon not in sync with everyday business. Must be part of certain group for advancement. Managers pre-select for promotion prior to interviewing candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent, stop promoting unqualified people only because you like them. Hire experience and pay accordingly.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant to the Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, works with your school schedule, somewhat of a family like environment, upward advancement is definitely a possibility, really trying to live by new value system.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is difficult to maintain or have at all.
    Training can be somewhat of a joke. You need a mentor to become successful, someone who takes an interest in you, or happen to stumble upon mgmt who really care about the team winning. If you need extra training, try to get it else where. Upper MGMT still has a lot of the Good Ol' Boys.


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    "Store Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable Company. Great benefits and good compensation package. Empowering the operators and thinking outside the box. Forward thinking, trying to refine processes.

    Cons

    Trying to figure out their direction to remain relevant in the future. Not really a negative just some growing pains


  7. "It's okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and the benefits, I got trained very well so I am good in my position and I feel like I'm ready to move up

    Cons

    The change lowes is going through right now with job cuts, we lost a lot of people that have been with the company for years and even when this location opened for some people

    Advice to Management

    Be more passionate and caring to associates


  8. "Cashier/ Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Assistance/Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Assistance/Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quick job to pay ur bills if u r behind

    Cons

    They abuse ur need to keep the job .
    Will ask U to swipe the floors/ clean public toilets when the janitor quits
    Never ask for accommodations buy ur own

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like humans not Robots.
    Balance work -life stop abusing blue color job bec they cannot afford to quit
    Have an honest open door policy,Do not fire people if they bring their problems


  9. "sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they are family oriented based

    Cons

    most job require physical labor

    Advice to Management

    more training on system software


  10. "Great coworkers. Crappy boss. Austin FM 620."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Night Stocker in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Night Stocker in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Truly enjoyed working with the team. Great group of guys that had been there for years. Liked them all except the little guy with repressed anger issues (probably for being little).

    Cons

    Manager was a tool (get it?). Passive aggressive- afraid to actually be a manager. Broke all rules to get the job done and did it blatantly. After multiple instances of him saying things to me he really shouldnt of said (basically verbal abuse) , I finally quit when he called in just so he could watch the walking dead.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the extra money to get a real manager , and not just throw some kid supervisor as the manager on the over out just cause it's cheaper. He bad mouthed every one of you anyways.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Antique Software and Computers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Millwork Sales Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Attempts Excellent Customer Service, Good People that value a clean well lit work environment. Lots of new employees all the time due to huge turnover.

    Cons

    Nightmare Paperwork Trail for each transaction. Almost No training for crucial system management. Maximum-yield schedule keeps you worn out. Not good for family.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to operate on dinosaur software you should send a systems trainer rotating through stores like your IT guy does. Better yet make peace with Silicon Valley and pay somebody to upgrade your systems. You rednecks are to going to get yourselves fired by the shareholders.


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