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Review averages

  • 999 employees say

    Excellent (376)
    37.637637637638%
    Good (198)
    19.81981981982%
    Satisfactory (241)
    24.124124124124%
    Subpar (184)
    18.418418418418%
    3.25
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    100%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.70

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Reviews for Lowe's

Reviews - What employees say

3.25 Employees say
3.70 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • I don't even know where to begin. We use outdated technology and processes while trying to compete in areas we don't even belong in, like bulk commercial accounts. Every piece of technology they bring out is the cheapest they can find and does not work well, sometimes even making our jobs more difficult. I wish the company executives would spend a month in a store under cover, either they would be blown away or they would prove they really don't give a damn about us.

What I like about the company

I have worked my way up from temporary Cashier to an Assistant Store Manager, but I can no longer reccommend anyone else does the same. I wish I had a positive experience to talk about, but this company does not value it's employees. They create a culture where good people are afraid to call out yet the laziest among us call out incessantly with no repurcussions. It is so bad I didn't call out until I was almost passing out, turns out I was literally dying to pneumonia that collapsed my lung and was solidifying in my chest and then when I came back after 3 months out they wrote me up for attendance. They took away bonuses, comission, an amazing special order product discount (which they still made profit on) and continue to try to run a skeleton crew then bang us on customer satisfaction scores. It's not like it used to be and I would not recommend anyone start a career here anymore.

What I dislike about the company

-Lack of staffing
-Lack of hours to bring staffing in
-Emphasis on hiring part time employees who aren't invested like full time is
-Commission gone
-Bonuses are nearly impossible to get anymore since they changed the program
-Good employees are run into the ground until they quit
-Managers are utterly miserable with the work load and unrealistic expectations
-Discount program obliterated to almost nothing

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Lowe's Home Centers, LLC
  • City
    Plymouth Meeting
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Jan 4, 2018.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

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Suggestions for improvement

  • Find a way to improve communication through out the whole store would improve for customers and employees.

What I like about the company

Ive worked there for almost 2 years. There's a lot of opportunity for hard workers. I have already moved up to a supervisor position in the short time I've been there. It's good to have a job that allow you to move up in the company and give you chances if you work hard.

What I dislike about the company

Some of the training or lack of. They are trying to implement new training programs so maybe that will change. Also the equipment is very out dated,

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Lowes
  • City
    Lexington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Jan 1, 2018.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

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Suggestions for improvement

  • Communication skills with upper management could improve with more team building events.

What I like about the company

I have worked for Lowe's for almost 8 years now and love my job. My partner and I both work for the company but in different locations with a set schedule and it keeps us busy. The benefits and pay are comparable, if not better than most retail positions in the area.

What I dislike about the company

I think that some members of upper management should communicate better on what they expect from their employees.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouses
  • City
    Prosper
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Dec 27, 2017.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

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Suggestions for improvement

  • Sometimes we run out of space to put freight for stock and things are unorganized and messy but we always seem to work thru it. Having enough help to take care of customers

What I like about the company

I enjoy working for my present employer my fellow employees are so friendly and we all get along so well. We are always busy and so customers are always coming into our store

What I dislike about the company

Not too much but we do get shorthanded at times and we work by ourselves for hours at a time without taking any breaks or taking a late lunch

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouses
  • City
    Norwood
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Dec 25, 2017.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

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Suggestions for improvement

  • Better lighting in parking lot.. more employees

What I like about the company

I have had the best, supportive supervisors. They have helped me with everything from job support, training for interviews, and even adjusting to life as a single mom during the tough times. They offer time to volunteer and they pay you for it.

What I dislike about the company

Always will say more pay even though for the area in which I live, the pay is good.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Lowe's Companies, Inc.
  • City
    Wilkesboro
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Dec 15, 2017.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

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  • 11.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Regional staff are very good at pointing out opportunities. Never hear what's going great. Always hear what we need to fix. It will never be 100%. Direction is constantly changing. Understand the company is "evolving" but employees really need to know what we are trying to get to. The goal is not clear and employees are unsure if anyone knows what the ultimate goal is.

What I like about the company

Great benefits. Vision is the best ice ever seen, dental is very good, health i an told is very good but to me the deductible had gotten up to where iwould not be able to pay it. Others yell though that it is one of the lower deductibles.

What I dislike about the company

This year's management structure change. Very abrupt change that seemed, not thought out. Left a loot of assassinated questions that are still being answered today. Not all questions get astraight answer. Still heading, we are working on that. Doesn't make one feel safe in their position and constantly being told different directions to go.

Company Culture
0.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
0.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
0.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
0.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Lowe's
  • City
    Sherman
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Dec 11, 2017.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

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  • 22.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would ask management to find ways to communicate changes more effectively and to offer supper for associates feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the changes we've experienced.

What I like about the company

My store manager likes to show his appreciation for his employees with store celebrations and lots of personal interactions.

What I dislike about the company

Lowe's had pushed out a lot of change the last few years. While i'm happy that my company sees the need to evolve, It has not been well explained to associates at times. At times it feels like no one really understands what's going on. At times.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouses
  • City
    Martinsburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Nov 22, 2017.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

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  • 18.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Bring back department managers, make them coverage and tasking support for sales specialists again.

What I like about the company

The health insurance is good but expensive. Most people stay with the company because of the benefits.

What I dislike about the company

The CEO has no concern for the people that actually make him money. His restructuring of the company provided a savings in payroll but suffering at the store level. As a result the customer focus we used to have is gone. Customer service has been lost to get more done with less people.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Lowe's Home Centers, LLC
  • City
    Meridian
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Nov 18, 2017.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

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  • 16.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Freedom to work independently

In my position. I got to work freely & the always gave me the time off I needed

What I like about the company

Great benefits, and good pay. They pay better than Home Depot

What I dislike about the company

The best qualified workers work in the day time & at night the customers can't get the help they need. It embarrassing when you can't help a customer & you can't refer them to someone who can.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    LOWES Home Improvement
  • City
    Norcross,ga
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Nov 16, 2017.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

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  • 16.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Employees got along for the most part.

Support from management

Always would try to help.

Teamwork

Employee to employee working together was 75% with some higher percentages on special instances.

Freedom to work independently

This one 50% due to the fact big brother had always asked for different objectives to be completed. The time frame for this was usually very short and atop already on going milestones was difficult.

Internal Communication

Everyone knew the goal and had the ability to communicate with different department heads to assure ultimate costumer.

Gender Equality

Seemed to be alright.

Attitude towards older colleagues

No major times that anything out of hand ever happened other than Paul's cranial meltdown.

Career Development

All on you.

Overall compensation for your work

Everyone wants more, this position should be salary at $45,000.00 it's still low hourly.

Office / Work Environment

Ok no biggy.

Environmental Friendliness

Always clean.

Work-Life Balance

Good Hours

Company Image

Very costumer friendly.

Job Security

Anyone can be replaced anywhere.

Handicapped Accessibility

At all times

Workplace Safety

Super

Challenging Work

It was ok.

Inclusive / Diverse

No idea what that is LOL

Suggestions for improvement

  • ?

What I like about the company

They have it all.

What I dislike about the company

?

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Lowe's Home Improvement (Sayre, PA )
  • City
    Sayre
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Nov 16, 2017.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

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Review averages

  • 999 employees say

    Excellent (376)
    37.637637637638%
    Good (198)
    19.81981981982%
    Satisfactory (241)
    24.124124124124%
    Subpar (184)
    18.418418418418%
    3.25
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    100%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.70

kununu score comparisons

Lowe's
3.25
1,000 reviews

Industry average (Retail/Grocery/Consumer Goods)
3.11
108,190 reviews

kununu average
3.22
2,353,000 reviews