Installed Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – March 26, 2016
Great place to work. Many opportunities to advance yourself into other job areas. The management at my store was fun and cared for the personnel and the company. Glad to have participated in building out store within the District from the bottom to the Top Store and each employee received $1000 bonus. I had only one complaint with a bad apple manager who was not a very nice person to the employees. I resigned because store was too far out and our great store manager moved to Winchester store.
Great employees will to help each other, nice store culture.
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Burbank, CA – October 21, 2018
My time at Lowe's was short. I was signed on as "seasonal," but the job was even shorter than that. Due to the store making less revenue than expected, several workers were let go, starting with the most recent hires (me). Daily work was stressful,due to a tendency for co-workers to vanish after punching in and leaving you without much help. Also, there was little training for the position. It turned out I was expected to take special orders for things like patio furniture, but was never given training on how to do so. Customers were not amused. Overall impression would be a real lack of management, training, or decent pay
Cashier (Former Employee) – Abilene, TX – October 20, 2018
Fair hours and a delightful staff. Always felt taken care of. The management went out of their way to make sure everyone was comfortable. I could preform at the best of my abilities in my stable work environment.
Customer Service Associate - Weekend Only (Former Employee) – Warsaw, IN – October 20, 2018
One of the biggest problems we had was there weren't enough people to be trained for certain services. I worked in the lumber department, so there were often people who bought entire pallets of concrete or bundles of wood. Training for the forklift is optional but when you need a driver, that becomes a problem. Other services we offered were board cutting, glass cutting, key cutting chain/rope cutting, blind cutting. I felt bad for any customers who need blinds cut, and there were a lot of people, because I wasn't trained on the blind cutter. They had station days sometimes so you can learn to do that, but I was weekend only and they had the stations during the week. Even if I was at work during station day, it had to be when you're not busy. I was never not busy. I suggest that we should be trained on everything and then it can be up to use if we're uncomfortable to operate something. Having everyone trained is so that there won’t be a time when customers can’t get concrete because the people who can drive a forklift are not there.
Friendly people, I liked driving the forklift
Not being able to help customers with things I don't understand like plumbing.
The turn over among employees is unbelievable. The store is way understaffed, and everyone is stressed. Although they say they are customer focused, my experience they are strictly sales $ based, They have a tendency to be very male orientated in management, I believe there is a Good old' Boy culture is rampant in Lowe's Most have moved their way up the ranks and have never worked else where, but with that the lack of a true perception of the outside world it has its own culture. It seems to be a manager you are to be ego based, and have no education but only what Lowe's tells you to think.
it was a wonderful program when I was hired
they restructured my postion, cut my pay, increased my job duties, and my manager was incompentent.
I worked at Lowes so that I could go to school full time and work full time
Performance Instructor (Former Employee) – Lebanon, OR – October 20, 2018
I would not recommend this company due to the lack of advancement and the way management treated their employees.
I worked there for 7 years and although I did jobs above my pay grade they did not promote me and treated employees like they were easily replaceable. Which may be true but not the way to treat employees
Customer Service Associate/Stocker (Former Employee) – Huber Heights, OH – October 20, 2018
I was with Lowe's for over 15 years and loved it until I did something stupid and got fired. As with any place, there is some negatives, but overall this was a great place for anyone to work. You were trained well for any job you applied for, the pay is very good and fair, the paid time off is exceptional and there is always room for advancement and more training. Very positive atmosphere for the most part. The mail thing I didn't like was some lack of communication at times. However, I would recommend it to anyone
Night Stocker (Former Employee) – Garner, NC – October 20, 2018
I worked the night shift at Lowes. The co-workers were nice, but the job is hard. If you can't lift heavy stuff, then this job is not for you. Night Stock involved doing day shift's job on top of the nightly trucks.
Head Cashier (Former Employee) – South San Francisco, CA – October 19, 2018
Lowes was a comfortable job to have for a few years as I was trying to figure out what to do with my career. They did have opportunities for advancement, however, holidays and weekends were mandatory. With a growing family, I was in much more need for more stability at work, and it was with a heavy heart that I left Lowes. The manages are kind and understanding, and most of them have worked their way up from low end position. I definitely plan on returning to Lowes as a part timer during my retirement years.
sales specialist and customer service manager (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – October 19, 2018
there's no guess work about what is expected of you everyday.there's a checklist of duties needed and one for end of the day completions. training is always going on. the room for advancement can be slow because the older employees stays and the job opening are few in between.in the store that i was in 80% of us did rack setting ,stocked the shelves and floors. we became like a close family.
learning how to support all depts in the store, which helped the customers
not having enough help on the floor at the wrong time of day.
Customer Service Associate I (Former Employee) – Ruston, LA – October 19, 2018
I enjoyed the people I worked with at lowes. Great, driven,ambitious people. I learned how to advance my power-equipment talents that'll last a lifetime. The hardest part of the job was the management! They are very unprofessional and not strong leaders. Which makes the team lack.
Sales Specialist (Former Employee) – Starkville, MS – October 19, 2018
Great working environment , good benefits, loved working with Customers and taking care of them.Sales, Ordering, Deliveries and Teamwork makes the Business. Promoting credit as well. With me being a Sales Specialist for ten years at the Pro Desk we always had Appreciation Day for Business Customers to promote Credit Promotions,Business,Sales and how much Lowe’s appreciate the daily Business.
Appreciation Day every quarter free lunch for Business Customers