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Lowe's Chicago Reviews

Updated March 23, 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 809 reviews)

  • Great place to work good benefits (in 742 reviews)

Cons
  • The hours do not allow for a good work/life balance (in 262 reviews)

  • Full time personnel work long stretches with one day off (in 434 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "9 Years and 3 different stores later"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Installation Manager in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Installation Manager in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunity, benefits, room to grow ... ect

    Cons

    It was a hostile work environment when I quit at this location. I was very sad to go but management staff was out of control. Out of my 9 years with Lowe's, it ready is a great company to work for. I believe the store manager got fired not to long after I jumped ship and some other managers quit as well from what I heard.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to work more on being a team


  2. "Lowes"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Carol Stream, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Carol Stream, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Believe it or not I love my job!

    Cons

    I do not really have any

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any


  3. "Great company to work for. Excellent management"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Geneva, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Geneva, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job securety, felt appreciated

    Cons

    Not enough hours/ could not get full time

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within the company


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  5. "flower power"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - CSA Garden in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - CSA Garden in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lowes is a cool place to work because you can learn multiple things. plumbing, electrical, millwork, OPE, gardening, power equipment, and glass cutting, blind cutting, flooring, appliances, carpet, and lumber. There are all kinds of stuff to do and learn. The employees and the people that you meet are always pleasant for the most part and I enjoy being there to wear my vest and to make someone smile.

    Cons

    difficult people who are mean spirited and want to cause havoc.

    Advice to Management

    communication is key.


  6. "Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Portage, IN
    Current Employee - Appliance Sales Specialist in Portage, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, and decent benefits

    Cons

    Lots of competition, typical retail customers, minimal help from management


  7. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Vacation

    Cons

    No holidays off. Long work hours. Constant changing of structure and priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on results of staff and customer service. Roots will close the gap with the competition.


  8. "Customer Service Associate"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Designer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Kitchen Designer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, flexible scheduling, and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Poor management structure - lack of accountability across the management team.


  9. "Good job but not for long term"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Merrillville, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Merrillville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay for retail, good health insurance

    Cons

    Inflexible schedule, varying hours, have to work most holidays


  10. "Great place for someone that needs flexible hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    If you are good with people this is an easy job. Perfect for someone in school and some good experience.

    Cons

    Some costumers come mad and can be very difficult, but they ask for the manager directly so it's no big deal.


  11. "Great managers and co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in Highland, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist Flooring in Highland, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management are very friendly and eager to assist employees at all times. Great benefits as well.

    Cons

    The scheduling can be a bit difficult to balance with life.



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