Lowe's Home Improvement Employee Reviews about "long hours"
58% would recommend to a friend
(1125 total reviews)
68% approve of CEO
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- "The people who train you are really helpful and the pay is good for someone just starting to work" (in 3661 reviews)
- "The benefits are good and scheduling and we were working towards building relationships in the community" (in 2925 reviews)
- "Great people that work there and are very helpful when learning the job for the first time." (in 2248 reviews)
- "Coworkers are great and will teach you what you need to know for the most part" (in 1150 reviews)
- "SSEI quarterly bonuses (although they have made them more difficult to reach goals as a store)" (in 532 reviews)
- "poor management and most of the management has not done the job they are managing." (in 2889 reviews)
- "Managers don't back you up and are very lazy not willing to be team players" (in 1220 reviews)
- "Long hours and shift times flip flop throughout the week making it difficult to have free time with family." (in 938 reviews)
- "The management is usually pretty bad and there is basically no training for the job position." (in 733 reviews)
- "No work/life balance for senior managers (worked no less than 50 hours a week but paid for 40)" (in 691 reviews)
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Updated Dec 3, 2023
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- 1.0Jul 18, 2013Human Resources ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearMiami, FL
Pay if your lucky to negotiate a decent salary that reflects your experience. Benefits to an extent and that is about it. Oh and maybe you just get a good deal on some merchandise.
LONG hours......They want you working 10 hour days sometimes 4 or 5 days straight. No real accountability from upper management. No respect for HR at store level. Outdated computer systems does not help sales or processes for all store associates. Corporate is awful when it comes to relating to field issues. Lack of hours to give proper customer service on the sales floor. All corporate cares for is manage payroll at whatever cost. At that rate there is no wonder why they will always be number 2 behind Home Depot and eventually close there doors all together. I could not leave fast enough...
- 4.0Apr 5, 2018ManagementFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsHanover, PA
Work hard and it's easy to advance through the company. Be prepared to work long hours to prove your ability to work under a timeline. The moral is great and the employees are wonderful to work with.
Corporate Management... They have no clew whats going on. Mis-managed.
- 5.0Feb 15, 2022Retail Sales AssociateFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNew Orleans, LA
My colleagues were collaborative and provided support when needed
The holiday hours were long and when I had to help with unloading the truck it wasn't easy.
- 1.0Jun 2, 2023Talent AcquisitionFormer Employee, more than 1 yearMooresville, NC
Initially, my team was the highlight of my job. I loved working with every partner and enjoyed what I was doing to support the company’s initiatives. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse due to new leadership that was toxic to our team.
If you're considering applying to a corporate position at Lowe's, I urge you to think twice. This company has a toxic environment and doesn't value its associates. They only give Thanksgiving and Christmas off, and you have to use your PTO to take off any other holidays. And if you think this policy will ever change, think again - Lowe's claims it's 'too expensive' to offer more time off. I worked at Lowe's for almost 2 years, and it started out great. Our leader was collaborative and encouraged us to do our best work. But after leadership changed, everything went downhill. The focus shifted to running the department like a business, and silent layoffs became the norm. Work/life balance became non-existent as we were expected to do more work in less time with fewer resources. I became obsessed with my work because it was never good enough. I sacrificed time with my family to work long hours and weekends to meet unrealistic deadlines. And despite my efforts, my leader never took the time to coach or develop my skills. Instead, I was constantly criticized until I was unexpectedly laid off, with my position eliminated and my termination effective immediately. But Lowe's didn't want to let go of me entirely - they encouraged me to apply for another position so they wouldn't have to take back my equipment. They wanted me to become a workhorse somewhere else in the company. Don't be fooled by Lowe's claims of being an 'Employer of Choice' - it's just a marketing tactic. Save yourself the stress and disappointment. Look for a company that actually values its associates and treats them with respect.2
- 4.0Aug 21, 2023Specialty Sales Assistant Store ManagerCurrent Employee
I know my schedule for the entire year, makes it easy to plan activities outside of work and can use minimal PTO time if I plan it right. I have complete autonomy to execute my own plans as long as company objectives are met. I really love what I do as far as helping customers find what they need to complete their DIY projects. Bonuses are decent as long as you hit sales and margin numbers. Employee stock purchase plan and stock grants every year. Sales goals are reasonable and obtainable for bonus plan.
Work/Life balance is pretty much non existent. Long hours and shift times flip flop throughout the week making it difficult to have free time with family. Only 13 full weekends off per year. As technology and procedures are updated it can be difficult at times to be able to take care of customers that have escalated issues that require solutions outside of the normal process.
- 3.0Dec 2, 2014Human Resources ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCharlotte, NC
An OK role for anyone who is just starting out as an HR Manager. Consider this job a resume builder and not much more than that.
LONG work hours and a work schedule that is not conducive to having any kind of work/life balance. Typical high turnover retail environment. One of my biggest frustrations was dealing with managers who had no sense of professionalism.
- 4.0Sep 13, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
One of the better retail companies to work for.
It is retail so the hours can be long and not conducive to a good work life balance.1
- 1.0Apr 6, 2021Customer Sales AssociateFormer EmployeeWarwick, RI
You don’t do much but you do work a lot of hours
They make you work the worst hours long hours a day and they expect you to be their little puppet
- 2.0Mar 11, 2019Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearHornell, NY
some co-workers and not much else
long hours like 12 and 14 hour days lifting refrigerators and driving all over the place lying bosses1
- 3.0May 13, 2023Electrical and Plumbing AssociateCurrent Employee
Provide a very friendly atmosphere, good pay, facilities are well maintained. An opportunity to improve one's customer service skills. Nice music to accompany the workday.
Stay true to the schedule both parties agreed on. Concrete floor is not sustainable for long hours of walking/standing due to concretes inability be shock absorbative.