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Lowe's Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
4,611 Reviews
3.4
4,611 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working for Lowe's provides decent benefits and a good pay for retail (in 288 reviews)

  • The pay is decent for anybody looking for a retail job and they have good benefits as well (in 273 reviews)


Cons
  • there's no work-life balance as an employee classified as a store level manager (in 95 reviews)

  • Have to be full time worker in order to be eligible for tuition reimbursement (in 178 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Decent starting pay for a retail company

    • 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

    Pros

    Many great employees, many wonderful staple customers. You develop a great sense of pride in your work and product knowledge. Going above and beyond to make a customer happy is what this job is all about. Taking initiative.

    Cons

    Retail is stressful. You are often pulled in multiple directions at once. You are often instructed to do multiple things different ways by management. Your actions are constantly in question, ex: Why are you in the paint aisle? Because you were helping a customer etc.. If you are full time, you are on a rotating schedule. You have no say in the hours. This can cause problems with school, family etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an employee has been with a company four over four years and has trained countless other successful employees, rather than harassing them about the same things every day, lets give them the benefit of the doubt that they are on top of their duties. Less criticism = Less anxiety = Happier, more productive workers. Also promotions: If an employee is extremely successful is their current post, it might seem easier to keep them there than fill that position, however it is important to allow that employee the opportunity for promotion or a change in job direction. Do not hold them back because they are just "that good".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pretty good so far. Have worked here for less than a month

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    The retail hourly pay seems reasonable compared to the State of New York minimum hourly income. Surprised that benefits are offered to part-time employees. Of course, you have to pay into the benefit system.

    Cons

    Supervisors have been great. However, cashiers have to learn the job with real customers without any real formal training. The cashiers are on a learn as you go basis with minimum training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about instructing new cashiers on the use of the cash register before throwing them out to learn as you go.
    How about a learning manual that instructs new cashiers the different moves on the cash register to reinforce what they learn from the head cashier and fellow employees.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recycled Home Depot managers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Installed Sales Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pretty decent pay, the quarterly bonuses are always nice, diverse place to work.

    Cons

    They're very quick to hire ex home depot employees, with the same bad habits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sale Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sale Specialist in Jackson, MS (US)
    Current Employee - Sale Specialist in Jackson, MS (US)

    I have been working at Lowe's

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefit package

    Cons

    Must meet sale quota will be fired if not made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ok

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Cashier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Working with people and being able to learn the hardware business

    Cons

    Long hours during peak season can be tough bur all in all this a good company to work for

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This company is full of opportunities... If your willing to go after them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist Pro Services in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist Pro Services in Cleveland, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, 401k, benefits, vacation time

    Cons

    Varied schedule, poor coverage in most departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Summer Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Product Loader in Arlington Heights, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier Product Loader in Arlington Heights, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Met some great employees and managers; flexible with my summer college hours

    Cons

    Temporary Summer Employment that would not offer letters of recommendation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Representative

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Fun employees to work with

    Cons

    Long hours some days. Can be tedious work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for if you want to truly work.

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits and work enviorment.

    Cons

    Always something if you look for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work. I had a great group of team members and management that cared about their employees.

    • 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

    Pros

    Definitely working with the people. Fast paced environment, pays well for retail.

    Cons

    None that I can really think of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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