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Lowe's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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Customer Service Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
London, ON

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Lowe's in July 2012.

Interview Details I applied online at night and received a call the next morning asking to set up an interview. I received the call to set up a second interview on the way home from the first interview. Although it is a three stage interview process the third interview was conducted at the same time as the second and simply consisted of the store manager telling me I was hired

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you made a mistake at work?   Answer Question

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Head Cashier Interview

Head Cashier
Toronto, ON

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Lowe's in April 2012.

Interview Details Hiring process is simple. 3 Stage interview, meet with 2 managers, and then store manager to sign the final contract. Quick and easy as long as you are prepared and know general information about the company.

Interview Question – Most difficult question for me to answer was "name a time where you could not meet the expectations or needs of a customer in an incident, what did you do about it and how did you feel?" something along those lines. It is always hard to pick out your own faults and describe them without making yourself sound horrible, but you also want to be honest and realize that we are not perfect and admitting to mistakes or challenges we have faced in past is important to learn in the future.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Was given a decent competitive wage, on a peak contract, which means no end date, but i am not considered part time or full time, so no benefits. I had been a cashier for 2 years previous at the same location, so my hiring process was a little more simple.

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Department Manager Interview

Department Manager
Edmonton, AB

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Lowe's in July 2013.

Interview Details Received a phone call from a lady that asked some questions regarding my background. She scheduled an in-store interview with an assistant manager. No one informed him of the interview and he was surprised when I showed up, but based on my performance, I was brought back two days later for a final interview and job offer with the store manager.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult or unusual. Most questions regarding how to handle different customer expectations. Based on my experience, however, the management didn't bother to ask me form questions, just discuss my personal experience in the field.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I told them exactly what I wanted and it was all within reasonable demands. It was simple, easy, and fast. I asked for an above average salary, but I had one job offer already for that salary in hand, so they agreed without much discussion.

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Seasonal Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Toronto, ON

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Lowe's in March 2010.

Interview Details At least 2-3 interviews.

Interview Question – "Give an example of how you've handled a difficult situation at work".   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Don't be afraid to haggle, but once they hit their ceiling, that's it.

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Customer Service Associate II Interview

Customer Service Associate II
Calgary, AB

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Lowe's.

Interview Details Applied online... got a telephonic interview with HR Manager, general questions.. Why Lowe's? Why this position?
Then schedule for in person interview.. interview with HR Manager again.. some basic questions.. how would you handle angry customer.. ever you found a customer in understanding his problem... most difficult customer? what you like in this job? then interview with the Assistant store manager on same day... repeating questions... how would you made a complete sale? How would you feel working in totally different and new department and so on then they schedule interview with the store manager on the same day..He asked same types of questions like why should i select you.. why lowes? hows team work attracks you.. then just offer me a job

Interview Question – basic questions   View Answer

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Human Resources Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Toronto, ON

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Lowe's in September 2010.

Interview Details The people were very nice, but very disorganized. I went through 3 different phone interviews with 3 individuals from 3 different divisions, then went through the interview process at 3 different locations. After successfully navigating the interview process I was told that they would be in touch regarding next steps. After no word and numerous follow-ups, they informed me that there was an issue with the internal employee requisition request. I had accepted another offer at that point.

Interview Question – How would you handle the rigors of this job?   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

Assistant Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Wichita, KS (US)

I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Lowe's in August 2012.

Interview Details HR department called after about 2 months. Set up interview at the store. Came in for a 45 minute interview with HR manager and store manager. Just basic questions in regards to customer service, personnel, and store procedures. Store manager called me within 3 days to offer me the position.

Interview Question – How do you motivate your a manager who does not agree with the policy?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offered me $59000 and I accepted. There was no negotiation.

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Associate Interview

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Interviewed at Lowe's

Interview Details Applied then received email the following day. Within a week I was scheduled an appointment but when I went the manager wasn't there due to personal reasons. So it was rescheduled and we did an over the phone interview and about a week later I received an email stating they were proceeding with other candidates at this time.

Interview Question – Explain a situation where you had to compromise with another team member to get something done?   Answer Question

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Department Manager Lowes Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Lowe's.

Interview Details Starts with the call from a recruiter and short interview with that person. After this was put in contact with the store at which the position I was applying for.

Interview Question – I don't feel that there was any difficulty or unexpected questions during the interview process.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Visual Space Planner Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 7 months - interviewed at Lowe's.

Interview Details I interviewed but then the position got put on hold, and the process started over again 6 months later once the headcount got approved. I interviewed with 4 different people from the department, plus HR.

Negotiation Details – I asked for additional vacation, and it was denied. No negotiations on vacation.

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