Lowe's Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
4,281 Reviews
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4,281 Reviews
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Pros
  • Working for Lowe's provides decent benefits and a good pay for retail (in 271 reviews)

  • The pay is decent for anybody looking for a retail job and they have good benefits as well (in 259 reviews)


Cons
  • Lowe's still keeps the value of work-life balance while expecting loyalty to the job (in 89 reviews)

  • Have to be full time worker in order to be eligible for tuition reimbursement (in 168 reviews)

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Laid back atmosphere with a lot of learning opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Pottsville, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Pottsville, PA (US)

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere. You work independently, maybe with a "to-do" list written by your department manager. Those on the floor have a lot more freedom than those on the front end. You get to go to break and lunch basically whenever you want, as long as you have coverage during those busier hours. Everyone at my location is very friendly. Some have been working there for 16 years when the store opened and there's a "family feel" to the workplace

    Cons

    1 weekend off a month max. And sometimes scheduling rotations get messed up and you may not have a weekend for 6 weeks or so. There is room to move up, but management seems to know who they want before applications before even start coming in. 9 hour work days because of 1 hour unpaid lunch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Area Human Resources Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Flexibility, benefits, paid time off,

    Cons

    Micro managed, no much upward mobility.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent Job, a little unorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time

    Pros

    Starting pay is good, friendly people

    Cons

    inconsistent hours if you are part time. Store opens at 6am

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    I have been working at Lowes for over 5 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Cashier
    Current Employee - Head Cashier

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work for. After working for 5 years, you are given a third week of paid vacation! Paid sick time and holiday time. Sometimes you get bonuses based on the store's performance.

    Cons

    Shifts are ever-changing unless you are one of the lucky few. You have to work most weekends when full time, just about every single weekend when part time. Hard to move up in the company unless you are willing to suck up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond the suck-ups for promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Customer Service Associate III

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSA III in Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - CSA III in Nashville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy the DIY atmosphere. I have an excellent store manager that has taken interest in helping me to progress. I found that I am good at sales (starting as a cashier selling EPP's) and I have worked my way up over the last year. I have had encouragement from HR, my store manager, and the assistant store managers. I admire the company values and the fact that they do not expect me to work off the clock. I do get called in on occasion, but when I can't make it, no one holds it against me. I have also been able to get time off when it was needed. I feel that over all, my co-workers are great people that I enjoy working with. I am very happy with my job. I have been with Lowes for a year and a half.

    Cons

    Training could be a bit better. It's very difficult to get on full-time, but if you work hard and stick in there, it can happen. There just aren't that may full-time positions available. You have to be willing to transfer to another store sometimes for full-time work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training would be a big plus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Tifton, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Tifton, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits. You get up to 3 weeks vac. We have sic pay, paid holidays off. 10% discount card for purchases inside the store. They also have resources for helping pay for going back to school. This is a solid company to work for.

    Cons

    the rotating shifts. and working on the weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is for them to hire people that are true leaders in the stores. Making sure they are hands on with the associates. Their associates will respect them more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunity to learn everything that is needed for a homeowner.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Corpus Christi, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Corpus Christi, TX (US)

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits with good pay. Constantly busy with your duties and with helping customers in your area of responsibility and other departments.

    Cons

    No cons if you don't mind physical work. The only one mentionable is working til 11pm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stores with lower sales volume are still staffed like stores with 2 to 3 times the volume. So consider adjustments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It is a good place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    The staff is quite friendly. They help each other out.

    Cons

    Work too many days per week for only part time employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The training should be more inclusive of day to day routines and regulations of employees rather than just video after video.

  10.  

    CSA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA Lawn and Garden in Marion, IN (US)
    Former Employee - CSA Lawn and Garden in Marion, IN (US)

    I worked at Lowe's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Store manager is definitely one of the best managers I have ever had! Good working environment, People are very friendly!

    Cons

    beginning pay is low, but you receive raises over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never settle for average. This area of retail can be very competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Lowe's

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. They really care about their employees and value their contribution. They are wonderful.

    Cons

    It's a very big company so their is lots of room for growth. I would say the biggest area of opportunity would be development plans for employees and their Implememtation.

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