Lowe's
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Lowe's Reviews in Los Angeles, CA US

Updated Apr 09, 2014
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3.0 20 reviews

                             

57% Approve of the CEO

Lowe's Chairman and CEO Robert A. Niblock

Robert A. Niblock

(7 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great entry level job, above minimum wage pay

Cashier - Front End (Current Employee)
San Dimas, CA (US)

I have been working at Lowe's part-time for more than 3 years

ProsWorks well with schedule if part-timeemployee.
Benefits offered to part-time in addition to full time. (medical,dental,vision)
Room to move up within company if one so chooses.

ConsLeadership can be lacking at times
Long time employees can bring negative attitudes to work
Technology is far behind other places of employment.

Advice to Senior ManagementSeek out leaders with leadership skills and good work ethic to place in management positions.
Low-Level managers should model what they expect out of those they lead.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The atmosphere and morale of the store heavily relies on management

Cashier - Front End (Current Employee)
West Hills, CA (US)

I have been working at Lowe's full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPay is above minimum..$4 for myself. We bonus from time to time. I have received a bones three or four times since I have been there my four years..last time I got $150. This depends if we do well on our secret sop and customer satisfaction surveys. We also have at least two safety barbecues a year. Which means we all get free lunch.

ConsYou work with many personalities as with any job and also have to deal with the many moods of the customers. You are expected to go above and beyond no matter what. Even if you are berated and insulted you must not crack your facade or you will be reprimanded.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe decisions you make in hiring are sometimes questionable and can break the morale of the current team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cashier (Former Employee)
Northridge, CA (US)

I worked at Lowe's part-time for less than a year

ProsWorked hear as a student. Managers really accommodate to your school schedule.
Starting pay is $10.25 so your paycheck is huge by the end of the month.
Easy to request days off 2 weeks in advance

ConsYou must be available on the weekends (Sat-Sun) because that is there busiest time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worst job I ever had

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Burbank, CA (US)

I worked at Lowe's part-time for less than a year

ProsWell, I was able to pay the rent, but that's about it

ConsWhere do I begin? The management seems to enjoy treating their employees like a bunch of first graders. Rediculous hours, constant beratement and threats of termination. The only training I got was how to not get the store sued. Department managers demanding I work in their departments, not my own, then I would be reprimanded for leaving my post. The management at these stores really needs to pull it together and get off the ego trip.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want good employees, pay them well and treat them with respect, otherwise you'll loose the very people that make your company run.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Its a fair unfair world with a variety of different stores

Department Manager (Current Employee)
Lancaster, CA (US)

I have been working at Lowe's full-time for more than 8 years

ProsYou can get locked in I feel secure

Consyour voice isn't heard by management

Advice to Senior ManagementTake action

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Generally good except managements expectations and judgments were faulty and based on what they preconceive not factual.

Sales Specialist (Former Employee)
Pico Rivera, CA (US)

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

ProsClean environment and very good fellow employees to work with. Very good computer system for placing and executing special orders.

ConsOdd hours, no set schedule. Management not using the same ruler to measure with. Some interference with job performance from management.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not assume that employees are not trying to do their job and stop looking for ways to discharge someone without consulting with them and finding more information. Give some praise to employees once in awhile.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Millwork Sales Specialist (Former Employee)
Lakewood, CA (US)

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

ProsIt was a good place to work

ConsThe hours are too inconsistent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not a bad place to work depending on location.

Receiver Stocker (Former Employee)
Ventura, CA (US)

I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSome stores have a great staff, friendly and team oriented. HR at my location was probably the best I've ever experienced not only with working for Lowe's but for any company.

ConsIf you work at a bad location, meaning staff are lazy, management is $%it than you're screwed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Difficult but Rewarding

Department Manager Lowes (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Lowe's full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits, team work. learned to push myself

ConsRotating schedule, understaffed, turnover, poor work/life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward the people who work the hardest. Toughen up the merchandise return policy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A lesson-filled learing experience about the complexities of Corporate America; as seen from the bottom.

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at Lowe's part-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat Associates, people passionate about adding value and helping customers.

ConsUnorganized management, poor customer relations by upper management. Failure to take responsibility for mistakes by management, poor associate sales training. Unclean working conditions. Manipulative practice of hiring and firing familiar applicants as associates without just cause.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut customers first, and forget about personal ego and vendettas. Listen to what customers need instead of assuming what they want and acting on assumptions. Do not assume that your associates are lying when you don't fully understand a situation. These leads to a lack of trust between associate and manager, and a failure to engage in successful business practice.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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