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Updated February 24, 2017
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Lowe's Chairman and CEO Robert A. Niblock
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Pros
  • Great company with good pay for a summer job or something just looking to do on the side (in 793 reviews)

  • Great place to work good benefits (in 727 reviews)

Cons
  • The hours do not allow for a good work/life balance (in 255 reviews)

  • Constant eliminations of full time opportunities (in 426 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (59)

    "Best job I've had so far in my career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mooresville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security. Affordable short commute for Mooresville Office. Challenging work. The work is always changing and I get to be at the edge of new technologies.

    Cons

    Corporate politics and dramas make it hard to get work done. There are a lot of meetings and changing requirements.


  2. Helpful (25)

    "Eliminating positions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager Lowes in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Department Manager Lowes in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management team in the stores, great place to work most of the time.

    Cons

    Company has forgotten that it's great customer service that brings people back, they are in the process of eliminating experienced full-time associates and replacing them with inexperienced part-timers.

    Advice to Management

    You reap what you sow, saving a little payroll is not going to help sales in the long run.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Restructure"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.
    Good people to wok with
    Always busy which is great

    Cons

    Company went through it's second restructure in 6 years which caused thousands to loose their jobs.
    Always chasing Home Depot instead of creating it's own path.


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  5. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Manager
    Current Employee - Service Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you find the right store

    Cons

    Consistency from store to store is not great


  6. "Enjoyable Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is an independent work environment that gives you a lot of flexibility to work on what your strengths are. I have great relationships with the other managers I work with in the store and the other employees. While most HRM's work every other Saturday, I actually like the schedule because I will have another day off during the week. You really get to manage your own time making for a very good work/life balance. While the base pay is lower than most HR positions, the bonus is usually generous, as long as you achieve it.

    Cons

    Lowe's is going through a lot of structural changes now, which has kept everyone on edge about their positions, not only with HR but pretty much everyone in the stores and area staff. Nobody knows exactly what the plan is with HR, but it does seem like there are changes to come in the near future. Also, there is not a lot of opportunities for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    While I understand the need for change, it makes it very difficult to focus on your job when you're wondering if you're going to be the next to go. Almost every single person in the stores are on edge and it creates an unengaged workforce and a hardship on turnover and hiring.


  7. "Good Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSA in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - CSA in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For retail, it paid well. Management was willing to help out with employees and training of the employees. Family atmosphere!

    Cons

    Did not get a lot of hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  8. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time

    Pros

    Consistant work throught the year

    Cons

    No future for promotions or advancement from bottom


  9. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lowe's full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding company, quality associates and management

    Cons

    No cons on the contrary.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Outdoor Power Equipment Sales Specialist in Muscle Shoals, AL
    Current Employee - Outdoor Power Equipment Sales Specialist in Muscle Shoals, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family environment, great leaders, fun times

    Cons

    a lot of hours and constant turnaround


  11. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers make the experience great.

    Cons

    Schedule days are not set days of the week.



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