Load Puller (Current Employee) – Whitby, ON – 18 October 2017
I'm not going to lie the job can be stressful sometimes just like any other job. The load puller job itself is really easy basically you just pull orders for delivery for the next couple of days, if there's any problems email the department that the order applies too for help. It not complicated.
Lowes is a great employer to work for they recognize talent. I went from being an Overnight Stocker to the Overnight load puller and now I have been promoted to a Department Manager in less then 2 years. So there's alot of room for advancement here at Lowes, you just have to work hard and be humble. Don't complain about problems be a problem solver and come up with solutions that how you get ahead at Lowes or any company.
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 17 October 2017
It was hard to get ahead in this company as a cashier, or peak Cashier. Peak is honestly the worst. At first when the store opened this were fine and one by one the crew/family started to quit or got fired. People in other departments were able to switch around with ease where as a cashier is stuck.
Front Loader (Current Employee) – Windsor, ON – 15 October 2017
Lowes was an overall good place to work. I was currently in a fulltime program at St. Clair college and working an average of 30 hours a week. It was tough to make both work, however I managed and performed very will in both school and work. I was a peak employee which had no job security, room for advancement, benefits or much room to grow as a fulltime student.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 8 October 2017
Bad place to work. Bad management except for the front end. Dont work here. Quit after a year of being overworked and under appreciated. Minimum wage is definitely not enough to pay for this job. The people either sucked or were the best. Sadly a lot of unfriendly unhelpful coworkers.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Brantford, ON – 1 October 2017
After forty one years in the work force, the nine that I spent working here were the worst!
Of the six Store Managers only one saw the true potential in employees and treated them accordingly and with some semblance of respect. The other five as well as all of the senior management team over the years can only be summed up as; condescending, disrespectful and most of all incompetent!!! These people only advance employees that will be loyal to covering their incompetence and not based on their skills and merits to actually do the job properly. The proof is revealed when these employees are transferred to another store and are found indeed to be incompetent and let go!
For nine years I was proficient and impeccable at my job. I had never been “written up” and maintained outstanding customer service. I even helped with my department manager’s cycle counts, negative on hand reports etc. when asked and performed them competently. However, when I applied for a department manager position or any other position, I was always told that I lacked the pertinent skills. Ironically the candidates that ended up getting the position in most cases really did lack the pertinent skills! There is so much more that if went on I could fill volumes with it. I don’t know if head office is aware of these things or not but, Lowes lost a valuable employee (and possibly many others) due to this type of conduct.
Unfortunate disconnect between managment and employees
Receiving Clerk (Current Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 1 October 2017
Although the work itself is as expected and can be rewarding at times, upper management is more concerned with overall hours than providing a healthy productive environment. The turnover has been disappointing in the years that the store has been open with many of the best and most dedicated workers moving on. I fully understand the adage that "everyone can be replaced" but that should not be the daily attitude of the management staff. It creates a very negative environment.
The emplyees are very frendly and try their best to elevate the working conditions.
My department has had 9 department managers in 6 years all with their own agenda.
Assistant Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 30 September 2017
I work there every weekend from 6am- 6pm. I get to scan boxes, put them in places where I'm told to put it, and I've learned that the hours get really long every time I think about it. The hardest part of the job is that it takes up my whole weekend. I don't get to do anything because after work I'm always so tired. But what I really love about this job is that I get to work hard and lift stuff because it's a good way for me to lose weight. Lol!
Customer Service/ Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 September 2017
I worked here for a summer during college and it is the best I have ever been treated at a minumum-wage job. Department managers actually trust their employees, and it creates a strong environment built on mutual trust and loyalty. They also taught me how to drive a forklift, a highly transferable skill and unexpected training given my short contract.
Steel toed shoes are a necessary part of the uniform
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 22 September 2017
Lowe's Canada is an amazing place to work at. I am just looking for a secure full time job at the moment. Ive asked plenty of times but no position in my store are available, but this has so far been the best job yet!!
flexible hours, very friendly staff.
sometimes its not busy in here and theres not to much to do.
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 21 September 2017
Productive and fun place to work Good Environment Job Description: ~ Support store management to facilitate the completion of all store level tasks through agility, physical strength, use of PPE, stamina, visual acuity, proper lifting techniques, hand-eye coordination, climbing, manual dexterity in different working conditions. ~ Replenish products and supplies to ensure stock availability and display at all times ~ Update store management regarding customer requests and vendor related concerns, processing customer sales and orders using cash register ~ Maintain safe and secure working environment on the sales floor and assisting store patrons with exceptional customer service.
Customer Service (Front-end) (Current Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 20 September 2017
• Provide above average customer service to new and retaining customers • Maintain basic product/department knowledge to respond to customer inquires • Process cash, debit and credit card transactions with efficiency and accuracy. • Follow all company policies and procedure at all times
Head cashier/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Abbotsford, BC – 19 September 2017
It was a fun place to work. Everyone was great to work with. The hours were a hard a little hard on the commute with the traffic and weather. I learned a lot of new things and they have a good training process.