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.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Carlsbad,NM – May 24, 2018
Typical day is checking your DSHR, IRP, packdown, check orders, call vendors, sales,zoning, cleaning, learning comes from constant computer modules.The hardest part finding working equipment to do your job efficiently,which is limited. The most enjoyable part was making friends.
Cashier and Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – May 24, 2018
Lowe's overall is a good company to work for, but like all major chain stores the work environment of each store is determined by the management and other teammates there. My location's management was subpar and only made my time there worse after factoring in the less than desirable clientele.
Human Resources Manager / Generalist (Former Employee) – Gibsonia, PA – May 24, 2018
Its retail! Expect to work weird hours like nights, weekends and even Mid shifts to provide coverage to all employees, which happen to be scheduled 24-7, 365. They also expect you to work 6 days and only pay you for 5. It was aggravating because it was expected regardless of workload. Its easy and safe work however it is RETAIL. It comes with the territory. Also, when I worked for them the bonus system they had in place really made it possible to earn a lot of money! If all the numbers were hit at the end of the year you received a bonus for 40% of your salary as an HR Manager. That really bumped up the yearly earnings and made it seem like the 6th day per week you gave to them was almost worth it.
safe and easy work, learn a lot about corporate business/culture
Work Life Balance. Very difficult to plan anything outside of work.
Receivers Clerk (Former Employee) – Stafford, VA – May 24, 2018
Although i have worked in other places after lowes, it is still a place i can recommend people to work in. There are different departments in the store anyone could work in, as long as the receive training.
Can be a fun place to work. But unfair management practices are in place.
Delivery Driver(classB cdl position) (Former Employee) – Glen Carbon, IL – May 23, 2018
I was first hired as a hardware associate(temporary) but it was with the possibility of becoming a department manager. I first noticed unfair practices when upper management was picking on an associate because he was considered a dork. Didn't take much time for him to be let go. So I worked in hardware for about 5 months when they placed me as a delivery driver. At that point I truly loved working at Lowe's. and I did great in that department. So good I was asked to apply to go to another store to help rebuild their delivery department. I worked as closely with the department manager as I could. His time was limited though due to him being department manager of receiving. So I took control and had carte Blanche over the delivery department. I trained my Co-driver and selected designated helpers of which I also trained. I got the store manager to get us a brand new truck. As I said I loved it there at that point. But there was a change in store management and they hired someone who did not know what she was doing. Furthermore she had been fired from Target for unfair labor practices as well as intimidating her employees. She placed a target on the delivery department. When she was fired the target she placed had remained. We were considered the best delivery department that store ever had yet they fired my co- driver and tried to force my resignation. They did that on my birthday. I received numerous customer service awards as my co-driver had to. We respected everyone but in the end no matter how we performed they were never happy. No matter how many customer compliments wemore... received that target on our department never went away. My co- driver was fired, my helper was fired and my designated associate helpers were removed from the driver department. Top that wit my resignation. Bottom line it's a great place to work for a short time. Just make it short and move on so you can find a career.less
Stock Associate (Former Employee) – Victorville, CA – May 23, 2018
went in at 4am to unload a 40ft truck. i put the merchandise on the proper pallet that it belonged on because each department had it’s own pallet/(s). then after we unload, we take the pallets to the correct department and then we stocked the merchandise on the shelves.
I loved it at first, but they've made it real hard to even like.
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Redmond, OR – May 23, 2018
If you love to be treated like you are not a person and talked down to by management and your human resources person, then this is the place for you. If you're lucky you'll find a good store to work in but you'll never know until you're already in, and then they'll send your manager to a different store and give you a new one who turns your store into one of the no good ones.
Department Manager (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – May 23, 2018
Had only one weekend a month off; work day began anywhere from 7 am to 1 pm to 3 pm to 10 pm. Personnel manager refused to discipline one of my employees who consistently refused to perform tasks assigned, and sabotaged work tasks. She had wanted the position to which I was promoted, but did not take any of the classes necessary to qualify for it. She was the greatest pain in the rear end, combined with being chronically short staffed personnel necessary to satisfy minimum census necessary to satisfy corporate staff policies. Most enjoyable were my immediate managers who worked collaboratively with me to improve customer service and grow sales.
Lowe's Home Improvemen tcashier / customer service (Former Employee) – Florence, SC – May 23, 2018
I enjoyed the garden center although it was hot some days, busy weekends, made time go by fast, learned about care of plants. hardest part was standing on concrete for many hours a day , customers were friendly,
Unloader (Former Employee) – Pasadena, TX – May 23, 2018
work is stressful but what job isn't unloading freight is okay its just you need to be quick and fast paced because there is only four of you breaking down the truck and you will need to be quick you 4-5 to break everything down onto pallets and have it done by a certain time and then pulled out to sales floor for the dayy time stokers to put up freight. a lot of heavy lifting because you get in lawn mowers weed trimmers appliances as well
Customer service is my number one priority. Generating a rapport with consumers is important to me so as to keep the customers coming back.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – near Pittsburgh, PA – May 23, 2018
My review summary takes away from some of the more menial tasks that upset management when I don't get to do all the things need to be done (e.g., making sure that layout of the product aligns with the department plan-o-grams, all product is blocked and clearly on display, signage, pricing, and sales are clear to the customer, etc.) I try to keep up with most of these things, but servicing customers interferes most of the time.
Excellent company, plenty of opportunity for advamcement, opportunities to deal with a divers group of people, including co-workers and customers.
Department is understaffed, During a typical 9-hour shift breaks are never taken, Running to the restroom happens about 3 times per shift for about 3 minutes each
Project Specialist Interiors (Current Employee) – Tuscaloosa, AL – May 22, 2018
if salaried you are expected to work whenever they think you should, I have not learned anything useful with this job unless patients counts, if anything I have taught more than I have learned, management is terrible especially the store manager. The company is an entire sham that overworks its employees and gives little to no benefits to those that work the most to keep the stores running while managers and those higher up the food chain continue to have multiple weeks vacation and yearly incentives based on the work of specialist