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Lowe's Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
5,052 Reviews
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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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Solid company with a long standing and reputable history, but does not consistently value tenure throughout the chain.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Gulf, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Gulf, TX (US)

    I worked at Lowe's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for team players and dependable workers, as well as for great leaders to promote. Great benefit program, including health, dental, vision, 401 K, etc.
    Extensive training available for all employees, including management staff and is ongoing. It is typically completed on-line and in some cases, with class room settings. Very people oriented and customer service intensive business if you enjoy same.

    Cons

    Holiday, nights and weekend hours...which is to be expected in this industry. Some high turnover of sales floor and cashier positions, as well as senior management (not all, but some) outside of the store can treat staff demeaning or even threatening, making for a difficult work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where you started and take care of your store teams. They make it happen and without them, none of the customers would be happy, nor could the business model succeed. Too many talented managers and employees leave or are driven out due to poor managers above them. This has and does occur even at some of the Regional staff level, while their respective corporate leadership can be naive to it. They will even run off great staff, store or even district leadership using false performance allegations. Corporate teams need to monitor field office closer and challenge turnover of tenured or other red flag scenarios. Problems are not always others....as sometimes they are the in position dysfunctional leader.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice company if you actually work. They will hold you responsible for what you do. I have excelled there.

    Cons

    Sometimes they aren't clear on what you are supposed to do and they will hold you accountable for things you didn't know were your responsibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at Lowe's (more than a year)

    Pros

    Co workers become like family.

    Cons

    People get away with murder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Company with good upward mobility

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    If you're well rounded and work hard, you'll move up quick. You just have to be willing to change stores.

    Cons

    Training is lacking. You have to go out and get it, it's not structured enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training everyone at every level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    An excellent employer; management is fair and respectful.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the work done, Lowe's offers annual employee satisfaction surveys; good benefits, including tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Hours worked are all over the place; it's not unusual to work till 10:30 or 11 at night, then have to be back at work at 5:30 a.m.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Loved it

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    Former Employee - CSA
    Former Employee - CSA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits , competitive pay,

    Cons

    Weren't many cons, overall a good job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it professional and stop sleeping with with employees :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A lot of opportunity for anyone with a strong work ethic and unfaltering resolve.

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    Current Employee - Department Manager Lowes
    Current Employee - Department Manager Lowes

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

    Pros

    Upper management (store-level and beyond) will recognize high performers, decent wages for those without a college education, good insurance benefits, company stock discount and 401k.

    Cons

    The quality of workers varies greatly (HR issue?), bonuses are tied to the entire team's quarterly performance and not necessarily a reflection of every individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On the store level, training could be improved, or perhaps enforced and there could be more mindful and deliberate placement of new hires throughout the stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Head Cashier

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    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Murfreesboro, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Murfreesboro, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    I love my job. Love working with the customers and especially the cashiers. We are like a family.

    Cons

    It's very cold in the winter time working in front of the exit doors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be something done about the extreme temperatures on the front-end. The employees shouldn't have to be cold and I mean very cold 8 hours a day. I am physically sick at this moment from that very thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    nice place to work .They treat you right

    Cons

    lack of moneyShould offer pay raise For people that stay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    advance your employees that suport you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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