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Lowe's Houston Reviews

Updated May 4, 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 849 reviews)

  • good benefits and able to advance (in 780 reviews)

Cons
  • Hours are hard for work life balance (in 279 reviews)

  • Full time personnel work long stretches with one day off (in 456 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "ASM"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Company committed to customers and communities. The company seems to be positioned to have a healthy future. Great history.

    Cons

    Ever changing environment from corporate office. Leadership seems to make knee jerk reactions that have a negative impact at Store level. Would like to see focus shifted back to engaging team members to create better moral in stores.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on leadership skills in your VPSO and MD positions. Micromanaging leads to unhappy work environments.


  2. "Not recommended. Can be a true waste of life to be employed here."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Costumer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Costumer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    During you're 90 days you are offered a reasonable amount of hours.
    When certain areas of the store need help it can lead to gained experience in different home improvement areas.

    Cons

    When training they will ignore the fact that you are still learning and will leave you to take care of the entire front end on your own. Hours are scattered and on more than a few occasions you will e given a ridiculously low amount of hours on a pay cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more.
    Provide more opportunity for advancement.


  3. "Opportunity To Make Money With Sacrifice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Specialist Interiors in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Specialist Interiors in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary base so garurenteed income
    Opportunity for great compensation with great sales
    Flexibility in schedule
    Healthcare, 401k and Stock Options Benefits

    Cons

    Very demanding job
    Work weekends and long hours
    Sacrifice personal life for great work performance
    Struggle with management and store associate for support
    Low base salary
    Micromanagement
    Not alot of training for starting up
    Alot of recent layoffs and change in company structure

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage and focus on training, PSI and store associates
    Support you PSI and ask them what they need
    Offer/provide your PSI with the highest base salary you can provide them
    Get store associates excited and involved with the process


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  5. "Life at Lowe's"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and benefits great co workers

    Cons

    company has changed and does not value its employees as much as the stock holders

    Advice to Management

    if the management likes you.


  6. "Unreliable Employment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The home improvement industry is challenging.

    Cons

    Managers have little desire to improve conditions. Many of the managers are under trained and stay because they are not likely to find a better job.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Looks promising at first....but beware."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are like family, good benefits. Seems to be a stable company, at least for now. Good part time benefits.

    Cons

    Management is disorganized and sketchy at best. Too many directives from too many people resulting in unclear expectations and utter confusion. Training is nonexistent yet employees are expected to know their position as well as that of others. This company does NOT treat its employees well.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and train your managers to communicate and treat employees with respect.


  8. "Always Opportunities at Lowe's"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Forward thinking
    - Industry leader
    - Customer-first oriented business model
    - Opportunities for those willing to work for it

    Cons

    Retail sometimes sucks pretty bad


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Department Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offers top pay Department Managers

    Cons

    Too much politics, racism, favoritism!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right talent in leadership positions. Many of the ASM's are in position because they knew the someone that could get them into the positon. Over 3/4 of the ASM staff is incompetent and has absolutely NO CLUE on how to run the business, yet they are making the big bucks! WoW


  10. "Flooring"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Flooring in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Flooring in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lowe's is a good company to work for. They have flexible hours and one can learn more about products.

    Cons

    With the right crew it makes the day go smooth. If they are short on staff it can be real demanding.


  11. "Company in decline"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Great for home discounts

    Cons

    laying off management - switching to cheap labor
    less room for advancement now

    Advice to Management

    Quit sacrificing good workers for higher bonuses at the top


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