Department Manager (Current Employee) – Chantilly, VA – March 3, 2016
Lowe's provides quality products at a reasonable price. Most Associates are very knowledgeable about the products in their areas. A typical day is spent helping customers and making the aisles clean and presentable for the customers. My days also include managing the associates in my department and doing the paperwork to ensure we are stocked with products.
Department Manager (Former Employee) – McAlester, OK – February 23, 2018
stressful, poor scheduling and very demanding hours. high pressure retail poorly trained store manager friendly hours other employees this job was very fast paced and customer friendly and employee hostile. very little valuable home time
Department Manager (Former Employee) – Concord, NC – February 19, 2018
A good place to work, but poor high level management. Not a place to advance or grow a career. No advance long term management potential. There is a place for everybody at Lowe's, but Lowes is not for everybody
Department Manager (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – February 15, 2018
Company is trying hard to beat Home Depot while following in their past footsteps with cuts of higher paid more experienced associates. Staffing on the floor is very sparce and does not follow their core value of customer service.
Department Manager (Former Employee) – Georgia – February 14, 2018
A lot of walking. The culture was demeaning and oppressive. There were a lot of work place injuries and management would fight you over allowing you to go to the doctor or attend physical therapy. You were not always allowed to take a lunch break and very rarely were given a 15 minute break. When complaints were made through HR, they were not properly addressed.
Departmental Manager (Former Employee) – Texas – February 12, 2018
Lowes has a lot of very experienced people working at the stores. But last year they decided to remove all department from the sales floor and offer them less paying jobs in the store. They had one year to take a less paying job or be laid off. Needless to say, the money that was offered was far less than they were making and most of the former dept. mgrs. at the store I worked at have left. Lowes has no career advancements for a person wanting to make a career out of working there anymore. They did this to get rid of most people who had been working there for years and replace them with part time lower cost help.
great benefits and hard working employees
poor management and they lost focus on customer service
Department Manager (Former Employee) – Avon, OH – February 10, 2018
I liked the majority of the people that worked at the 3 different stores I worked. However, it is a retail job so the hours are never consistent and the opportunity for advancement is minimal unless you are willing to relocate. For a corporation, they came across as more dedicated to family and community, which I liked.
DEPARTMENT MANAGER /SALES SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 8, 2018
Lowes is a great first job for someone in highschool or looking to get their feet wet in the employment world, but it is not a company to stay with long term if you want to have a family/life outside the company and want to be paid what you are worth.
management is so overwhelmed that they are unable to adequately support the sales floor staff.
Paid time off and sick time, get to meet interesting people from all over
understaffed and underpaid, typical retail drama and "tough" customers
Department Manager (Former Employee) – Cary, NC – February 8, 2018
Great people work here and people looking for a paycheck. Plan on doing other people's work as well as your own. No advancement unless you move out of your store. No matter how great of an employee you are.
Department Manager (Former Employee) – Tarentum, PA – February 7, 2018
I enjoyed working with the public. Depending on the job or department your in, it could be a very stressful job. When you first start working at Lowes it looks and sounds like a great Company. Things change and they take away some of the perks. Think they care more about racing than the employees and now its all about the mighty dollar for corporate.
Department Manager (Former Employee) – Easton, MD – February 5, 2018
This is a customer focused organization. Associates are generally friendly and outgoing. Management is spread thin and needs to be better trained. Product knowledge empowers associates to increase sales, but staff turnover makes this difficult to achieve. Dedication to customers and results is respected by management, but not rewarded by the company. Accountability and results are managed primarily through documenting poor behavior as opposed to effective positive rewards. As a retail company, I rank Lowe's better than most with regard to employee's.
Employee appreciation events, (infrequent free food, group activities)
Administration Department Manager (Current Employee) – Pompano Beach, FL – February 3, 2018
Company standards and culture is amazing however most stores do not follow it, which makes the job stressful. Employee as non-management work can be good if you do as your told and go home. As a manager If most of the management team is on the same page including the store manager then it is great.