Lowes was a fantastic place to work, I loved it.
Pros: great team environment, work was fun and enjoyable
Cons: corporate office would send us ways to better the store, which in return made it more difficult for the shopper but wouldn't listen to the average joe.
Job culture is low because moral for the most part was low and none of the upper management, knew or cared how to boost it.
One time I was asked to stay late on the 4th of July because all of the managers were. I never even questioned it until I noticed about 30 minutes later that no noise was going though the warehouse, I paged everyone to see where they were and they had pulled a prank on me and locked in, I had to escape through a fire exit to leave the building. Great lesson learned for me and my future managerial tactics, absolutely terrible thing to do to a fellow employee.
For the most part people cared about what they did, I for one ran ALL of the how to courses and loved doing them, unfortunately, I never got a thank for you this. One of the main reasons I left was because I was 19 at the time and was now allowed to speak to other members of the team my age. When I did I immediately was brought into the office and questions whether I was having relations with these co-workers. Which I was not. If I had ended up having feelings for one I would have requested a transfer which was legal in that company, since I wasn't and I was happy at the time, I didn't find it necessary.
By far the most enjoyable part of my job was helping someone who knew nothng about home improvement and by the end of the time I had spend with them the complete joy and confidence was worth every minute.