Loader (Current Employee) – Whitby, ON – 20 July 2017
The job is extremely stressful, and you'll be the first to blame for any customer complaint, regardless if you pick the order or not.
So get ready to argue with management on everything and to prove that your right you'll have to go through the security camera footage to prove it got loaded on the delivery truck. So my only advice is to always be on camera and to dance (I personally waltz) around with the product going out the door.
You think with all the GOOD TIMES this job gives it pays well, nope, unless you think 14/hr is a lot. I can't wait until Ontario rises it Minimum Wage to 15/hr, so I'll be paid the same as someone working a less stressful job with no responsibilities here at Lowes.
Early death caused by a stressed induced aneurysm
There are no Cons at Lowes, they do criminal background checks
Rona purchased by Lowe's stressed out the Finance department
Hyperion System Administrator (Former Employee) – Boucherville, QC – 12 May 2017
Lots of projects in 2017 to align Rona's internal processes to Lowes USA. Lots of rona longtime employees are scared of being laid off due to the acquisition by Lowe's. Consequently, the pressure to perform is enormous and upper management expect a mistake-free working environment.
Productive, fun, and progressive workplace with very supportive coworkers
Front-End Cashier (Current Employee) – Prince George, BC – 5 May 2017
Working at Lowe's company is a productive, fun, and progressive workplace with very supportive coworkers. I have learned how to work both individually and as a team member. Management is flexible and works around worker's availability. The hardest part of the job is getting to know everything when one is still new. However, after getting familiar with what is expected of an employee, most of the tasks become enjoyable.
Peak Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 April 2017
I've never been in such a place that reminded me so much of high school, it's honestly ridiculous. The amount of drama, and talking behind people's backs, the cliques. It's to much. I can't stand drama. This place tops it.
The only way you will move up, is if you're best friends with management, and they actually like you. A LOT OF favouritism.
There are a lot of nice people, but I don't really trust anyone there.
When I first started as a seasonal associate, everyone was really nice, and after a year I'm regretting ever saying so.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – milton distribution center – 15 April 2017
Worst place I ever worked. You have to remind them when your raise us due. It takes almost 8 months to get benefits. You have to bring something for pot luck when the managers bring nothing. If you ask them something you get walked out the door.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 14 April 2017
Management is excellent, Clean and safe work environment, awesome team environment. Lowes"s will help employees who are new to this kind of work to adjust to a fast paced environment. Yhis helps to become an employee to represent Lowe"s as a customer oriented member of the staff as customer service is always above and beyond any thing else.
Night Associate (Former Employee) – Niagara Falls, ON – 10 April 2017
My experience at Lowe's was not a very pleasant one. I'm not saying all of the Lowe's are like that, however the one I was at wasn't very good. When I first started their they were great, or so it seemed, but once I started nights and saw what truly went on things got complicated. When I say complicated, I mean more like their; "open door policy" is questionable, wanting opinions for the better of the company is questionable, and trying to tell your employers there is something funny going on within the company with one of the employees, you end up no longer working for the company with no cause of being let go. You tell me do you work at Lowe's or not? The only good that I got from working at Lowe's is meeting a few good people, my significant other, the benefits, and understanding that I catch on quick, very quick! I enjoyed helping customers and making them happy although some would say that's hard, I found the one Lowe's I worked at was very tough.
Lowes Cashier (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 20 March 2017
It is a great job if you are a student, there is plenty of room for growth and great company culture. They provide you with a great jumping off point for a sales environment and in general it is a pretty fun team.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 14 March 2017
I was recruited from a stable job to come to this nightmare don't be fooled by the open door policy and fake smiles. Everyone is out for themselves and will walk all over you. I was lured with promises of bonuses which were non existence. Pay attention to the multi job openings there is many reasons for it. Most of the ASM'S and Dm's are just waiting in line for their slice of the pie and will throw you under the bus to get it. The store managers endless bad decisions in which the store lost money to satisfy a customer was overwhelming, it didn't matter if customers threaten you with harm, they are still taken care of. No one is happy at this store. Constant bad mouthing, cold shoulder mean girl type of behaviour from both genders. Very toxic environment and the rules for the red vest are endless and other associates love to run and tell on you. I wish had never set foot in this place. No training provided or even a general care for your personal wellbeing, as long as you were making sales.
subway on site so you don't have to sit and listen to the whining in the lunch room
Maintenance (Former Employee) – DistrIbution Center Milton – 11 March 2017
Do NOT question safety policy if you don't want to be walked. Do NOT question the condition of the material handling equipment. Do NOT voice any opinion on anything. Do NOT voice anything negative about strange rituals like "high five Fridays" Pay structure is based on long tenure of 5 plus years to reach top wage. There is no raise on merit. The management team does not want to hear any constructive critism to improve. They are already the best in their minds. If you just need a job and can be a mindless automaton this is your kinda place! WARNING! You will be walked for not being a Lowe's zombie
Night Stocker (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 9 March 2017
I was a part of the night crew so there were 7-10 of us on the crew at any one given time, and because it was such a small crew and we would work with each other every day we got to know each other really well and it was fun to joke around with the guys.
We luckily worked well together and didn't get on each other's nerves which was a great work situation and it made for a productive and fun time while working.