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Lowe's Employee Reviews about "full time"

Updated Mar 30, 2020

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Lowe's President and CEO Marvin Ellison
Marvin Ellison
1,730 Ratings
Pros
  • "awesome environment and good pay(in 1310 reviews)

  • "Lots of good benefits stock option(in 975 reviews)

Cons
  • "It was hard to get full time and also hours are all over the place(in 621 reviews)

  • "Not accommodating for a part time employee(in 573 reviews)

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  1. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people to work with fairly good management

    Cons

    Not enough pay to survive as a fulltime employee and the shifts are all over the place so you cant get a part time job any where either. if you can live on 35,00 a year and nothing else then its good but most are part time not many full time unless your management. The bonus is really nothing...

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    Lowe's2017-03-13
  2. "Ok, lack of leadership"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lethbridge, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full time job but not much else

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity, wouldn’t hire other distant family members by policy but then hired a brother and sister

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    Lowe's2019-07-08
  3. "Don’t work here"

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    Customer Service Representative in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's for more than a year

    Pros

    If you’re a student, a lot of students work there so you can have connection with coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of coordination Lack of scheduling No direction Terrible training, was trained by someone who was only working their two weeks Customers are self absorbed so you have to deal with them Working 50 hours a week with no benefits There’s full time, part time, and where most people are, seasonal that just get their contracts renewed Care more about customers then own staff

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    Lowe's2018-12-05

    Lowe's Response

    December 5, 2018Human Resources

    Thank you for writing your review. We're sorry to hear you feel that way. Our employees are very valuable to us, and we're always looking to make improvements as a company and as an employer. If you would be interested in providing us with more information related to your concerns, please visit www.ethicspoint.com to provide a description of your experience at Lowe's.

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  4. "Customer Service Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cornwall, ON

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

    Pros

    Lowe's carries lots of brand names (e.g. Mapei) which Home Depot doesn't and vice versa, so customers who prefer these brands will not fail to show at a Lowe's store Good atmosphere and colleagues who don't mind to give you a hand whenever you need it

    Cons

    Shifts change frequently, one week it's a start 06:00 Am and then you will be assigned the 02:00 PM shift the week after Part-time can be anything between and 39 hours. In my case it was almost always full-time, even though I wanted to work 24-32 hours max. They want you to sell lots of things in addition to the things your department offers (credit card, customer card, contractor's card (commercial) which tends to get slightly annoying over the time

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    Lowe's2016-11-12
  5. Helpful (2)

    "LOWES"

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

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

    Pros

    - Fun coworkers - Enjoyed using the forklift - Flexible hours

    Cons

    - Hated inventory - Part time turned into full time - Repetitive task

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    Lowe's2016-11-03
  6. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Lowe's part-time

    Pros

    have all benefits for full time staff

    Cons

    Its a ware house job, not easy

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    Lowe's2016-08-18
  7. "Good place but bad standards"

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    Cashier 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lowe's

    Pros

    Pretty good pay as a cashier with tons of hours (technically full time) available for students in university and college. Good communication with sympathetic managers are key for arranging availability. Learned lots of customer service experience voluntarily as well compared to other places.

    Cons

    The head cashiers can be pure a-holes to deal with, and management a lot of times won't actually help you with those. Bad customers also have a lot of freedom to shop here too. Say goodbye to weekends and holidays unless you book them two weeks in advance.

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    Lowe's2015-09-12
  8. Helpful (3)

    "No point going above and beyond, no one will appreciate it"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best salaries in retail Large store and variety of positions means many opportunities to move up Opportunity to learn a lot, if you apply yourself

    Cons

    This company is a huge mixed bag - things are either great or incredibly crappy, with not much in between. Yes, you get paid a much better salary than you would at any other location, but it's kind of necessary for the amount of trouble you have to put up with. Firstly, everyone there is incredibly overworked. Management gets their hours quota from head office, and is often forced to cut hours, especially once the peak season dies down. The result of this is that you're expected to get the same amount of work done while having less than half the people. God forbid if someone calls in sick - one person will be stuck covering multiple departments and will have to work on the daily tasks for both. Management doesn't get that this is a problem, and many of them aren't particularly inclined to help. If a customer gets mad that they had to wait for help, it is somehow your fault, even though the customer:employee ratio is like 10:1 in your area. On top of this, the operating hours are very lengthy. I started shifts as early as 5:30AM and ended at 11PM or 11:30. Same with coworkers, since everyone is feeling overworked, nobody wants to take the initiative to help out or do anything extra. Most have very little motivation and will often leave the moment their shift is done and pass on all their outstanding work to you. If you're the one worker who actually wants to work, you will find yourself consistently doing a disproportionate amount of work. Worst thing is, you will not get recognized for it - management is not there to see it majority of the time, and if they do, they dont particularly care - it's part of your job. Management in general isn't great, but I suppose that's a luck of the draw. Some are wonderful and will go out of their way to help you, but these people get quickly promoted and leave the store for better positions in the company. Most will just sit in their office all day, making any possible excuse to not have to come out and deal with problems. It's very difficult to work with these people, because in some situations you can't properly help your customers without their approval, and the manager just refuses to get involved. You are frequently caught in situations where you can't make either the customers or the manger happy. Also, there are a lot of blame games: when something goes wrong, it has to be someone's fault, and everyone, management and workers alike, will not take responsibility and try to throw the blame somewhere else. Last thing about management - they are ridiculously cliquey. I guess it's this way everywhere to some degree, but unless you're good at small talk and kissing up to them, they won't even look in your direction. There are certain groups of people who can get away with almost anything, since they are friendly with management. It's highly unfair. But, if you're liked, you'll never have a problem getting anything you want. Expect to be doing a lot of learning yourself. The orientation is pretty helpful, but after that you're more or less on your own. Nobody will ever offer you any kinds of developmental opportunities unless you take them yourself. You have to find time in your day to train yourself, pretty much. On that note, the policy and procedure manual at this store is ridiculously lengthy. There is a policy for literally everything that you will do. If you are found to breaking one of these thousand rules, you're gonna be in trouble quickly. The turnover here is pretty high, just like in other retail. However, I've never seen such a large amount of people getting arbitrarily fired. One day you can be perfect and be praised - next day, you're out the door for no apparent reason. Anyone can go at any time - everyone is replaceable. Also, scheduling is pretty ridiculous. Unless you're a full-time employee on corporate rotation, your scheduling will probably be incredibly unfair. There are some people who have worked 2-11 shifts for months on end. You can be scheduled up to 10 days in a row. It's just an incredibly draining job, both physically and mentally. You are lugging heavy boxes all day long and get in trouble for everything. On the same note, getting time off is very hard, especially if it's peak season. People have been denied time off for exams or trips that they've been planning for months - it's just not acceptable. I really think they do it sometimes so that they have an excuse to get rid of you. Oh, you did show up to work because you had an exam? Well tough luck, we don't need workers who won't come in for their shifts. Just the same, a lot of employees who are hired as "peak" or "part-time" more often than not find themselves working full-time hours without receiving any of the benefits a full-timer would get, including bonuses and benefits. There are some who have been working this way for years, waiting for a full-time position to open up, just to have it filled with an external candidate. By the way - they won't actually ever tell you if you're not doing a great job, they'll just pass you up for promotional opportunities for no apparent reason, and if you want to discuss it they won't give you an honest answer either. While this is the least of my concern considering everything else, the uniform isnt great either. You are pretty much limited to jeans and a shirt, and have to wear heavy safety shoes. Management is incredibly strict about uniform. If you wear a t-shirt whose sleeves are a little short, they will make you go home and change. In the summer you're constantly sweating in your jeans, and you're just dirty and gross by the end of the day. You're allowed to wear knee-length shorts, but only if they're khaki - no other color. Unless you're a student looking for some part-time work, I really would not recommend this job to anyone else. You go through a lot of stress and trouble, and the benefits of the job don't really make up for everything else. Apply with caution.

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    Lowe's2014-04-08
  9. "Always store politics, but a great job!"

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    Current Contractor - Head Cashier in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent, hours are decent, training is good, Nice atmosphere, and other associates are good to work with, there are always a select few that bring the drama and cause issues in the work place, but overall good team unity.

    Cons

    store politics and drama, not easy to move up or attain part time or full time status if hired as a peak associate.

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    Lowe's2014-02-03
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly Environment"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Service Associate in San Angelo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, fair hours. Equal opportunity

    Cons

    Couldn't get much overtime or full time positions

    Lowe's2020-03-30
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