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.
AM Stocker/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Aliso Viejo, CA – December 13, 2018
I had a good team to unload and restock all of the merchandise for the company. The managers were really strict on stuff that we had to do and the time that we had to do it in and most of them were unrealistic
Part-Time Associate (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – December 13, 2018
I enjoyed opening the department and interacting with customers and fellow employees. I liked the garden dept. because I was able to spend considerable time outdoors. Workplace culture was great. Sometimes it was a challenge working in winter (occasional freezing) and summer (a few days over 100 degrees). I thought there were a few too many managers to answer to and the managers had a habit of cutting employees hours drastically(without notice) when sales were down. That was the reason I left (my last week I was cut to 12 hours).
free lunches when sales qoutas were met.
No notice when our hours wereto be cut or when our work schedules were changed..
Outside Lawn and Garden sales associate (Former Employee) – Waldorf, MD 20601 – December 13, 2018
They only hire you part time but work you 1 hour under full time so they don't have to give you benefits. The management was horrible and frankly rude. They didn't work well with my school schedule causing me to cut back on classes because i either couldn't make the classes or they weren't working me enough so i could pay for classes. You get write ups for being more then 8 minutes late every time, also when you work before the store opens, they make you stand outside and knock until they feel like opening the door, usually resulting in clocking in late and getting a write up. I do not recommend working for the lowes in Waldorf.
CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Hicksville, NY – December 13, 2018
The experience varied, due to management changes, with personalities. The staff in charge of shifts needs more effective methods. Placing employees, in different sectors without proper Safety methods, and skills needs to be more efficient.
Diverse working conditions, without training in various departments.
sales, customers service (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – December 13, 2018
Many managers who work in a zone type setting, most have no clue how to manage and interact with others. Like the rest of the workers they have no or little prior knowledge of the products and how they are used. On your feet on hard concrete all day. Half of all new hires quit within 60 days, wow.
INSTALL SALES COORDINATOR (Current Employee) – Santa Clarita, CA – December 13, 2018
Working in the install office as a coordinator has been great. It does give a challenging workplace that makes each day different. The management is great for the most part a few bad managers but that will be the same anywhere. As long as you go to work and actually do your job it's a great place to work.
1hour lunch breaks, store parties which gets better based on how well the store is doing. Lots of room to grow
Assistant store manager (Current Employee) – Woburn, MA – December 13, 2018
Company is very respectful of its people .Diversity is very important.My management style is based on coaching and development .Lowes has given me great opportunities and everything I’ve learned I’ve implemented into my management style.
Manager (Current Employee) – Michigan – December 12, 2018
Company is changing at a rapid pace. New CEO is making a lot of changes to company structure. If you can handle change at a rapid pace it can be a good place to work. There is career opportunities to grow. Managers can make very good salary with bonus potential
Head Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Heath, OH – December 12, 2018
The management is a joke. The environment between coworkers is toxic, and only made worse because there is nonin syore HR any more. The term "too many hens in the henhouse" comes to mind. Management picks favorites, and they are habitually understaffed.
Poor management, vicious co workers, understaffed. No in House HR
Service Manager (Current Employee) – Maryland – December 12, 2018
The typical workday depends on what day it is. The Service Manager position is mostly engaged in change leadership. Corporate Lowe's directs the company in a certain direction for what seems like a brief period of time and the service manager position is responsible for relaying this to the employees that report to him/her.
You won't have much of an opportunity to create your own culture within your zone, but you will have the ability to interact with your reports daily and utilize their diversity to really drive a results-oriented structure in some regards. At the time of writing this review, Lowe's is currently focused on operations which means a lot of paperwork and process following. It's easy, but not engaging.
The four-week schedule matrix works for some and doesn't work for others. You have a six day work week followed by a four day, four day, three day, three day, and three day work week. I really enjoy the schedule but some people would like the standard M-F, 8-5.
Home improvement customers can be rather entitled but this is one of the more rewarding and engaging retail jobs to work in as you can really help someone create the home they want.
Overall, if you're looking to work your way through school or enjoy a median-income job with enough room for advancement, Lowe's is a good place to work.
Flexible schedule, family atmosphere, ability to help customers love where they live