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Updated 13 December, 2017
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  • Hours are hard for work life balance (in 319 reviews)

  • Limited positions that had full-time so most people are stuck with part-time hours (in 516 reviews)

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  1. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Mississauga, ON
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    co-workers are fun
    work isn't too hard
    good hours

    Cons

    shifts change without notice
    some managers are terrible

    Advice to Management

    When firing an associate, explain why. Employees have big mouths and spread lies about other employees


  2. "Descent Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lowe's full-time

    Pros

    Great bonus structure
    Pays well compared to competitors
    Since it’s a growing company, there are tons of opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of job security
    No transparency
    Minimal life-work balance


  3. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Barrie, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Barrie, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere is good. Staff is really friendly and hardworking.

    Cons

    Sometimes all hell can break loose and there's not enough people around to help.


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  5. "Don't Do It Forever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's full-time

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Holidays off
    Paid Vacation
    Some Benefits

    Cons

    Heavy lifting takes a toll on you
    Working overnights can be peaceful, but can also mess with your sleep patterns
    Was often tasked with lifting items 200 lbs plus by myself
    Locked in the building at night so you can't leave for lunch
    Had to listen to the store alarm going off for 30 minutes a shift almost once a week


  6. "High Risk, Low Reward"

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    Current Employee - Night Crew in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Night Crew in Niagara Falls, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork is a high priority and the whole team really does come together when we need to.
    Management as a whole is very nice and really does like to help.

    Cons

    Low room for advancement.
    Low pay.
    No appreciation of loyalty, low raises.
    Highly stressful on both body and mind.
    Benefits are pretty low.

    Advice to Management

    Trickle-down some income and encourage people to stay with the company. Expectations are high which is acceptable in retail if there is fair compensation and currently, there is not.


  7. "Customer Service Associate"

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    Former Employee - CSA in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - CSA in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Lowe's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    pressures of management always spiral down to associates

    Advice to Management

    your associates are key to the organization, corporate culture has shifted from being a focus on its people to focus on profit only


  8. "Part-time employee"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible for students
    -Great work/life balance

    Cons

    -Often miscommunication between managers


  9. "Sales specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable income, safety working environment

    Cons

    No commission, high work load


  10. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's part-time

    Pros

    Got lots of experience dealing with customers and the pay was good and the hours were flexible!

    Cons

    Long store hours made having a social life extremely hard!


  11. "Corporate Retail"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Kingston, ON
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Kingston, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respectful of their employees.
    Safety is very important.

    Cons

    Shifts change constantly. You don't know your schedule until 10 days before it starts.
    Corporate makes almost all management decisions including time management and budgets.
    Corporate says they love to pay bonuses but after 10 quarters of double digit comp I believe we got a bonus twice. They move the markers up consistently.

    Advice to Management

    Listen when you do employee surveys. They are telling you why they are unhappy. The main reason for high turnover is bad scheduling. People have lives they need to plan for.


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