Good workplace and coworkers. I learned many new skills
Pros: Friendly coworkers, hour lunch break
Cons: Not enough coverage half the time, unpredictable work schedule
A normal day at work starts by first removing concrete pallets (used to eliminate theft) off of the lumber and sheet rock outside and under the lumber canopy. Next we complete the DSHR (Daily Safety and Hazmat Review) and down-stock any IRPs while, of course, assisting the needs of customers. The day has several busy waves of contractors and customers for whom we pull orders.
I've learned to communicate much better when talking with customers about problems and projects they are working on. I have a better understanding of time management, safety in the workplace, the strength of teamwork, being patient, and the importance of being customer focused.
Management overall is decent. My only complaint is how we have many members of management assigning too many task to complete, not to mention there only being one or two associates working at a time in our department.
Coworkers come and go often, but the ones that have stayed since I have been employed at Lowe's are hardworking and enjoyable to be around.
The hardest part of the job is not the job itself, but how I work unpredictable hours, affecting my sleep schedule. I rarely, if ever, get eight hours of sleep.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the satisfaction of knowing you made a customer's trip to Lowe's worth while by practicing excellent customer service.