Lowe's

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Lowe's Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
4,608 Reviews
3.4
4,608 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.  

    It was an experience to say the least

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot about the ins and outs of retail, demanding job with a variety of different aspects to it.

    Cons

    A lot of people didn't show up for work, so shifts had to be covered a lot of the time/

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more responsible loaders

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place of work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA in New Westminster, BC
    Former Employee - CSA in New Westminster, BC

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

    Pros

    Relatively good pay for the type of work

    Easy

    Good atmosphere - at the one I worked at anyways

    Cons

    No commission

    usually short staffed

    530am start one day and 2pm start the next

    Don't actually give you your yearly review/raise even when asked about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consistent scheduling

    make more attempts to keep model employees happy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    as good as any

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I like what I do

    Cons

    pay is horrible. no bonuses

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fair

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist Millwork in Scarborough, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist Millwork in Scarborough, ON

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Nice team mates

    Cons

    Hard To Get Promoted if you are too valuable for company as sales specialist and selling very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your sales specialists as Managers instead of having interest to gain only more sales from them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I was treated very fairly by the company. Acknowlegment of customer service frequently provided.

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Inside Lawn & Garden in London, ON
    Former Employee - Seasonal Inside Lawn & Garden in London, ON

    I worked at Lowe's as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management has an open door policy and value what employees have to say. Staff are friendly to both colleagues and customers.

    Cons

    A big challenge for me was when the department I worked in was understaffed. It left me frustrated that I was unable to provide customers the service they deserved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Strong management, great pay. - N. E. Edmonton

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Lowes provides huge room to climb the corporate ladder, if that's your intention. The company is growing strong in Canada. It takes most people about 6 months of being employed to really see the potential with Lowes, but when it's realized, you see a huge change in how those view the company. The pay is slightly higher then most retailers at entry level, but moving into management positions is where the real money can be made.
    The company is growing more each day and has a great incentive program in place for those willing to actually care about coming to work. The team spirit is great and I strongly encourage anyone with a positive attitude to apply.

    Cons

    Like most retailers, the hours can take a toll. As there are very few positions in the store that actually maintain the same shift everyday, expect to have fluctuations in your schedule. The 3 most common shifts are 6am-3pm, 10am-7pm, or 2pm-11pm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Exceptional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Great staff, value customer service. The company believes in superior customer service which is the mandate of the employees. The company also has the best customers I might add.

    Cons

    Cons for this job are generic to retail. Retail hours are usually non ideal, however there are departments that offer stability in hours. Pros far outweigh the cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Never stop improving" company slogan

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Blindsided

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great employees, good benefits, lots of room to grow

    Cons

    tends to be male oriented
    unconcerned with the needs/wishes of employees regarding time off/health/family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open your eyes....your best asset is you loyal staff. keep them as happy as humanly/fiscally possible and everyone will prosper

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depressing Experience

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    Former Employee - Lowe's Front End in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Lowe's Front End in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Nice people, clean environment, camaraderie amongst lower echelon of staff was nice to see.

    Cons

    Management does not care about your life outside the store, it tends to be soul-sucking. If you have conflicts of interest with scheduling and need an accommodation, especially when it concerns needing to take care of your child, they do not care. They did not train me on the job I was meant to do, gave hardly any guidance, and then all of a sudden get rid of me three weeks into it for no apparent reason. If that's how they treat the employees that actually do their job properly, God help the ones that don't. They had me working 40hr weeks as seasonal, so that's how they got out of giving me benefits, they screwed up on my payroll, it was so disorganized and such a mess.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, fair breaks, room for promotions

    Cons

    So many policies to follow and managers are very strict about following them, customer service can get very complicated, computer system is horrible

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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