Lowe’s did have good benefits but they would cut u down to 10 hours a week during the off season. They treated employees poorly and misconduct between managers and employees happened a lot. The environment at Lowes is mainly male driven and its very obvious.
The people you work with are pretty great. Managers seem to be way going and easy to get along with. The costumes are okay. Hours and pay are pretty great would recommend to anybody looking for a part time job while going to school.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Joplin, MO – March 15, 2018
A typical work day is 9 hours. For about the first two weeks your feet are going to be really sore but they start to adapt afterwards. I highly recommend that you invest in good quality shoes. Do your job and management will love you.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Redmond – March 12, 2018
Lowes pays a decent rate for entry level although it is not the best. Job security is great, and communication with managers and HR is mostly good. I would recommend working part time to any students or retirees although full time here is inconvenient because they have matrices.
Tool Sales Associate (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – March 7, 2018
When I first started at lowes back in 2012 it was fun and we got the work done, when I left in 2017 the structure had changed more like a wal-mart store, understaffed and no possible room for advancement. it is what it is.
benefits and sick and holiday pay, first to claim clearence items.
Bosses go to vegas and you cant even get a $50 quarterly bonus.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Peoria, AZ – March 6, 2018
Poor management structure is the main issue, which leads to a high employee turnover rate and overall dissatisfied/unqualified workers. As a result of this, the customer service provided at this store is very subpar. There are not enough qualified workers and no one cares about their job, or the customer, as is shown through the very minimal training that new employees receive. Management is extremely weak and ineffective and I believe that it is a structural issue, not a personal work ethic issue with the managers themselves.
Since no one cares about the job it was pretty easy
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Fountain, CO – March 3, 2018
I would not recomend this to a working adult who has drive. It is the perfect setting for high school or college students, but no real future of success for anything past that outside of store management.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Parker, CO – March 2, 2018
I'm a student, and needed a part time job. Came into Lowe's when they were doing open interviews. When I spoke with one of the managers about my hours, I told him that I couldn't work weekends because that's when I do my homework. I work in the morning, and go to school in the afternoon. He said that if I didn't work weekends, I wouldn't be hired. I needed a job, so I had to take it. He basically black mailed me because he knew I needed employment.
When they put in your work experience, the computer spits out a pay rate based on it. The hr lady then leans over to you with the computer and points out your hourly rate and smiles like you've won a gold medal. FYI, you would earn more at McDonald's.
I am not okay with companies taking advantage of people. Lowe's doesn't want to help you. Their idea of "working with students" is to take advantage of them, and pay them basically nothing because they know that people need to eat.
They also say that all employees and all customers are thieves, and to watch everyone. And that the business is more important than you and what happens in your life. I understand having to run a business, but flat out saying that your life is unimportant is a bit much.
Unfortunately I still work here. Life of a college student paying and working their way through school. I won't work at McDonald's because I can't stand the smell or the food.
Non so far
Terrible pay, poor management, poor community, takes advantage of students and people, lies about how "great Lowe's is"
It was a great experience for the most part. The work day was fairly easy and I learned quite a lot about large retail merchandising and now can you just about all you need to know about paint. The management was really nice, overall. The hardest part of the job is just knowing where everything is off the top of your head, but they provide you with months worth of training just to make sure you're ready before they throw you onto the floor and you will honestly never be alone, someone will always know if you don't. The most enjoyable part was probably mixing the paint and getting top shelf knowledge about home improvement.
team, three breaks for full-time shifts, slow-paced, nice people
Part-time Sales associate (Former Employee) – Kenosha, WI – February 16, 2018
I learned some cool stuff working at Lowes. I could have used more hands on training, but I figured things out and asked for help from other employees. The work can be stressful at times but compensation is good.