Loader, Cashier, Receiving, Sales Associate (Former Employee), North West Scarborough – November 15, 2013
Pros: free non-alcoholic drinks
Cons: heavy loads
-Clock in, greet customers and employees at a professional manner. Maintaining store quality by offering customer service, working as a team, and keeping the store organized and tidy. -Products that feature in a hardware warehouse such as paint, tiles, appliances, lawn and garden, tools, lumber, home decor, plumbing, cash, and deliveries. -Management – more... pertained and consistently kept a tactical approach on customers and fellow employees. -Worked together as a team to satisfy the customers need as well as amongst themselves. -Being aggravated by pushing carts. loading customers vehicles and attending the head cash by walkie talkie all at the same-time. Was really tough on the body especially coming home feeling sore every end of the shift. -What was most enjoyable was the fact everyone was always there to help one each other, so working as a team was really fun factor. – less
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – February 12, 2014
I learned about different plants, trees, soils, and how to water properly. I learned about interlocking stones as well as how to lay them, also about sheds , outdoor power equipment, pesticides and patio furniture while working in the seasonal department Working in the lumber/ building materials department I learned about different types of lumber, – more... concrete, shingles, downspouts, drywall and compound, studs insulation and concrete boards. A day at work includes down-stocking, zone recovery, ensuring that all customers are being greeted and any questions they have are being answered. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – February 4, 2014
Pros: pay was good
Cons: see above. there are lots.
I was bullied badly at Lowes. Oh did I try to fit in and talk to people. I made it a part of my day. I worked so hard there and loved customers and treated them like friends. I really enjoyed the job and was thrilled to go in each day. Loved it (at first).
If you have a life, prepare to put that life on hold because you'll be clocking 45 hour weeks – more... in the summer. 6 days straight and you will be scheduled against your wishes so you can forget about booking days off because you won't get them.
And oh, forget about anyone liking you if you put in alot of effort and shine all the time and you're not one of the cool kids. I was disliked and ostracized like I had a disease. I was constant fodder for gossip. Lowes is one big clique pretty much a re-run of high school. They hire college students who don't even know how to talk to someone over 35, if they even look at you. All of their younger staff seem to have a hearing problem and won't talk to someone who is "old".
I am really angry at Lowe's for the bullying I went through and being ignored. HR was a joke - she was more concerned about her friends at Lowes than me. Never got any compliments from management at all despite what I brought in every day in terms of energy and enthusiasm. No one stepped in to help me in the worst of it all so I had to leave and it's a terrible job market.
Beware of one manager who really is the devil. Honest to God, she is. Run for the hills. – less
Good work environment where customer focus is the lifeblood of the company
Cashier / Customer Service (Permanent) (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – December 24, 2013
I am a cashier and I like working here but I still have room to improve. My job is not secure but I hope to get a raise in my pay soon. The management is alright but you don't get along with everyone. That is life in the workplace but your try which I have been doing since I started working here. I am doing what I am told to do. I just feel that this – more... company needs to be better organized in terms of contract and in terms of employee incentives as well as benefits to employees who have remained with the company for a long time. All and all there is room for improvement with Lowe's but it is a good company to start off with in your working life. – less
Administrative Department Manager (Current Employee), edmonton, ab – November 12, 2013
Pros: job security
Cons: not many opportunities for advancement beyond certain level
While Lowe's is not perfect it is one of the better retail environments. They tend to hire older people for their staff and tend to avoid hiring teenagers which leads to a more professional environment.
Credit / SOS Coordinator (Current Employee), regina – September 14, 2013
I have learned a lot from my job. Every day is different and challenging.I used to be a Cash office clerk and then i moved to SOS/Credit Coordinator position. Management team is awesome.Nothing is really tough there is always a solution for every problem. Most enjoyable part of the job is that i get to follow up with vendors and customers
Loader (Former Employee), Scarborough – June 27, 2013
The location I was at was horrible. I worked so hard for nothing, the store manager doesn't even listen to your concerns. Its pretty much your word against the ASM's and obviously in that case you'll never win.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Southern Ontario – May 13, 2013
This company is terrible to work for. So many people are quitting and there is a reason for that. Management is too blind to see the truth to make the change. There is virtually no support from upper management. The department managers do all their leg work with little to no recognition. Actually, barely any one gets a pat on the back for doing a great – more... job. Everyone that works here is miserable and no one really wants to work together. This place is run poorly and I absolutely will never work for this company again. – less
sales man (Current Employee), Sarnia, ON – April 23, 2013
Cons: shift work
A typical day at work consisted of sitting not doing a lot. Until i had a customer always kept my area clean and tidy. I learn what products we sell and a lot about computers. Management were always nice and very good at there job. Co-workers were friendly but very gossipy. The hardest part of the job was sitting here doing nothing. The most enjoyable – more... part getting to know the customers. – less
Front End Cashier (Former Employee), Rocky View, Alberta – April 19, 2013
I hated it here. Absolutely hated it. I was told when I was hired that it's easy to advance - well, how can it be when you're not properly trained in the job you're hired for? You're very much left to fend for yourself, and if you ever ask for help, even in your first couple weeks on the job, you're spoken to like you're stupid, and like you shouldn't – more... need to ask for help. You go through lots of computer "training" - TOO much, even - but it doesn't help you learn your actual job, and they don't spend nearly enough time telling you how to do it, and then their expectations are way too high.
I have been a cashier for YEARS, and that's what I did at Lowe's, so it's not like that was my first gig doing just what they wanted me to do - but learning the ways a new company does things always presents a learning curve, and they just weren't supportive of that at Lowe's.
Not only that, but if you're not one of the "cool kids", you're going to be hated! By "young" staff and "grown ups" alike. – less
Customer Service Associate. (Former Employee), Orleans. Ontario – April 9, 2013
Cons: long hours poorly managed.
I worked for Lowe's for a short period of time. It's an ok job if like to be tossed around like a ping pong. Management is not professional and their open door concept is false. If you have a problem with something or someone don't bother telling them cause they will shut the door in your face. I would not recommend anyone to work their you are just – more... a number nothing more. Hours are awful they make you work 6 days straight and you work 9 hours with 1 hour lunch break. – less