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
An employer that values their employee's experience and needs
Head Cashier (Current Employee), Nepean, ON – August 30, 2013
I've always stood by supporting companies that stand by their employees offering competitive wages & benefits. Lowe's has provided me with all of the benefits I would look for. A typical day is never really typical there's always a new project coming through the door and the unique atmosphere of feeling as though your peers are much like your family – more... makes it very inviting to work for. – less
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
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Calgary – January 30, 2013
Pros: the people to work with
Cons: shift work.
A typical day involves assisting customers and maintaning the stores appearance. The people there are great to work with and more than willing to lend a hand when needed. The hardest part of the job is the hours. A day can start any where from 6:00 Am to 2:00 PM. The best part of the job is that at the end of the day you can leave and not have to worry – more... about what is coming up the next day. – less