"I worked for Lowes for a little less than a year. The employees were very dedicated to the company and most seamed to actually like the job, which I find a rare thing in retail. It did seem like once you had a position it was very difficult to make moves, whether lateral or up. At least that was my observation in the time I was there."
"Lowes is a fantastic job with great benefits."
"The company is okay to work for. No growth opportunities and it's running on a shortage of employees."
"schedule changes with new kronos system are a nightmare. I printed out my schedule which starts on a Saturday and supposed to be firm for 3 weeks. then I plan my life. within a day or two the scheduled has changed. so far this week I have had Thursday be rescheduled in hours twice, then not even working that day when I show up for my shift ! Saturday afternoon I left work and didn't have to be in work until Sunday late morning, or so I thought. Surprise! Sunday morning that they told me I was late because they rescheduled me for 7am. Rollercoaster ride for sure! I shouldn't have to check the schedule daily for changes and see if I'm still even working that day. very frustrating & hard to plan around. what would I need to plan? an interview, somewhere else I'm thinking. Who can Italk to about this? Well, my first thought was someone in HR, but that can't happen because I was told the HR person is being laid off & is on leave until then. Lowe's somehow succeeds in spite of itself. I'm seasonal because of being in college year around. I gave my available hours but the scheduling doesn't appear to take that into consideration. I need predictability, not being scheduled then rescheduled then dropped then rescheduled again."
"Irregular work hours scheduled at different times of the day each day. Sleeping is irregular. Life activities have to stop. You cannot get involved in your community because you will be scheduled at that time at one point during the week. You cannot work a second job because Lowe's will have you scheduled at all hours during the week at random times. Your life becomes only Lowe's because the irregular hours will not let you do any other life events that happen regularly. You will become disorganized in your life working irregular hours at Lowe's."
"Rotating hours are horrible. You cannot get involved in any activities outside of the work hours. You will be scheduled during 6:AM to 11:00 7 days a week. If you try to have an active life you will be expected to cancel all life activities because you will be scheduled to work during the hours of all life activities. If you are a person that gets involved in your community outside of work, this is not the place to work because you have to keep all hours open to the rotating shifts you will be scheduled. Try to get hired if you don't have full availability to all hours for Lowe's, you want get hired."
"Lowes as a company is going down. It started going down prior to the new CEO. He took over and just made matters worst. Now cabinet specialist are being held to unrealistic work task. They want us to bring in the most sales, but don't give us the time to do it. I did not go to school to down stock products, sell appliances, and work in home decor. These are all the extra things they are forcing us to do. Now they will only give you you one Sunday off every two months. Talk about a company without a Godly mindset. The more you remove God from this place; the less success you will see here. Managers now harass you about sale, but yet they do not want to pay commission to sale specialist."
"Good benefits. But management plays favoritism with hours. I got sick with the flu and called off; the next week they cut my 27 hours to 16 hours and I had to file for partial unemployment. I personally think this place needs a UNION or to be UNIONIZED. The only way to move up is to kiss ass."
"Preface: I left Lowe's on good terms for a better opportunity. My relationship with my immediate boss was good. On the whole, the work environment was toxic. Management was horrifically under-educated, incompetent, and abusive. Employee treatment was awful. Turnover was high. Pay was low. Schedule had us working until 11:00 at night, possibly opening at 6:00 the next morning. Management was frequently dishonest. (One boss gave me employee SS #s and had me take the safety testing for other workers on a computer in a back room, because they were persistently understaffed and couldn't set aside time to get it done.) Staffing is always extremely low, yet there is the expectation that everything will be perfect and making money, with hardly anyone around to do the work. Don't even think about working here."
"Have worked for Lowe's since 2006. There are some good people there at corporate. BUT be aware that their turnover rate is 40% or better, consistently every year. That is something you should pay attention to, and heed what it says about upper management or what Lowe's really does against employees (versus what the propaganda and spin-doctors there in HR say). A very good analogy of the "Lowe's philosophy" is from the Lego's movie, perhaps the first 15 minutes and then the overall hidden message of the movie. The theme song is "everything is awesome, everything is super when you work as part of a team" where you are totally devalued as only a necessary cog to bring more profit to the stock price. Seriously, in a corporate environment, they expect you to go down to a gathering place weekly and do a "Lowe's cheer" ("give me an "L", give me an "O", etc). That also says a lot about their mentality. So if you are a mindless drone, you might fit in and do very well. That's the kind of person they really want and promote--- though their PR and HR materials and recruiters swear otherwise. If you can swear by the Lowe's brand... live and die by it... then you are good to go. Oh, another interesting aspect to upper management... they are completely and utterly obsessed with overtaking Home Depot. Every decision made also asks if something might allow Lowe's to overtake HD, and if the answer is "yes", the project begins despite any other rational objections to it. One last thought... the CEO flies in to work on the corporate helicopter and lands on the helipad next to the employee parking deck. But the managers stopped the free employee shuttle bus as it "was costing too much money". What does that tell you about your actual value to upper management?"
"The company as a whole is not entirely bad to work for. However some policy and procedures have flaws in them. Upper management at the store level only wants good reviews so they can get larger end of year bonuses! The company is moving toward less full time employees and slowly eliminating higher paid positions-sales specialist, department managers."
"I have worked at Lowe's in Fort Wayne on Illinois Road for 5 years. This is a top notch company that cares for the employee. Encourages advancement and has a great leadership team. The store manager is a great guy as well."
"I have been with the company for almost a year. I am good at what I do; I'm courteous, knowledgeable, and patient with customers. That being said, I am not patient with the management. for almost two months of every year they roll back everyone's hours, right after the holidays when budgets are tight. They claim its because of the average of customers in the store in years gone by, but I have never worked busier shifts. When I do work it is alone (The associate in the shift before me buts up against my hours but never overlaps). That leaves me anywhere between 5-9 hours alone in two departments (I'm back and forth between mixing paint and cutting and special ordering blinds.) Coming up I have a 7 day off streak, they are giving my hours to one of the full time associates not in my departments. I have tried on several occasions to apply for part or full time work, but instead of hiring full time they hire peak (cheaper because they don't get benefits and can be fired or worked to their max without repercussions). All of my managers "hear" me when I point out the flaws, but they never act. I was also supposed to receive retro-active pay for an overnight stint I worked, but after I'd finished the work they told me no, wouldn't tell me before knowing I wouldn't do the work. Lowe's only interest is in working the cheap workers as hard and fast as they can to maximize profits for their shareholders, no care is given to employees or customers unless it directly benefits the holders."
"I worked as an Electrical Pro for three years. When I first started with the company I made the statement many times that this was the best job I had ever had. I found out over time that that work environment almost entirely depended on the store manager and the atmosphere he/she set at the store. After 2 great store managers that empowered their employees greatly and were there to always help, I was terminated by a ladder climbing manager and assts that were bosses, not managers. Do as I say, not as I do, my way or the highway that never helped out..."
"A terrible place to work full-time if you are a family person and have a life outside of work. Lowe's would not allow me one night a week for me to be with my youth group. The schedule is awful; 3 different shifts (morning, afternoon, evening) worked each week. This is extremely tiring and unhealthy to the body to not have a normal sleeping and eating schedule. If you work the sales floor you do a lot of housekeeping and returns, and then try to help the customer. But Lowe's does not make that easy with the limited amount of stock on hand and the lack of any training regarding products and installation services. The amount of shoplifting is tremendous. You will pick up several empty packages every single shift. Several store and department managers recently left this particular store in the past month and a half, some took demotions, however turnover has been very high (greater than 50% of people I started with are gone). Last but not least, inventory count is ludicrous (for lack of stronger word) and so you cannot count, literally, on the outdated DOS driven computer system. Lowe's has no idea how much stock they have in their stores."
Lowe's has an overall rating of 3.7 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 374 Lowe's Review Ratings left anonymously by Lowe's employees, which is 5% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 88% of employees would recommend working at Lowe's.
Lowe's employees earn $32,000 annually on average, or $15 per hour, which is 52% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 196 Lowe's employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Lowe's Salaries by Job Title.
88% of employees would recommend working at Lowe's with the overall rating of 3.7 out of 5. Employees also rated Lowe's 3.5 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.3 for Rewards You Receive, 3.3 for Growth Opportunities and 3.5 for support you get.
According to our data, the highest paying job at Lowe's is a VP of Operations at $275,000 annually. Browse Lowe's Salaries by Job Profile.
According to our data, the lowest paying job at Lowe's is a CSR at $12,000 annually. Browse Lowe's Salaries by Job Profile.
According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Lowe's to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.
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