Stocker/Receiver (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – November 24, 2015
Pros: consistency and stability
Cons: at times we were limited in staff
Lowes was a great place to work. While things were not perfect and sometimes there was not enough staff, there was always a stress on work safety and what was best for the customer. Even though I worked at night I felt like I was working for the sake of the customer. I liked the variety of the job. I would punch in for my shift and then head to the receiving area to see what the unloaded merchandise looked like. Then I would hop on a forklift and help the supervisor take the product to the floor for the guys. This would last about two hours and then after the first break I would usually start my own areas which were flooring, millwork and lumber. I enjoyed the hard work and the strategizing that had to take place in order to get all the product stocked. After the lunch break we would usually have inventory duties to take care of and then taking the cardboard back and winding down for the end of the shift.
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee), Cambridge ON – June 10, 2015
Pros: good co-workers
Cons: short staffed on occasion
The main focus is customer service. Without the customer we wouldn't have a job. A lot of tasking and resetting of merchandise to correspond with the changing flyer every week. Good management team and good co-workers. I'm always trying to improve my customer service skills, getting better at solving the customers problems quickly.
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
general labour (Former Employee), Milton, ON – April 22, 2015
Pros: the schedulle maybe too early
Cons: maybe long hours
very good job....nice people...net bulding..nice cooworkers a typical day of work..is wake aup very early....then in the plant all days we have a meeting...private things....then star to scaner boxes an make skids...then help other people to unload trailers...
Special Order Sales/Credit Coordinator (Current Employee), Whitby, ON – May 8, 2014
Pros: different committees, onsite training
Working for a company who is customer service driven allows me to gain excellent experience dealing with internal and external individuals on a daily basis. It always makes the day exciting as you never know what to expect.
Merchandising Assistant (Former Employee), Toronto, Ontario – March 18, 2014
Pros: opportunity for advancement for hard working individuals
Cons: high turnover
Lowe's is a growing company with a new country manager that has high expectations and aggressive goals. Jobs are constantly evolving to meet the business needs. Lots of opportunity for advancement for hard working, dedicated person. Hours can be long for some positions.
Cashier (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – November 18, 2012
Pros: free coffee
Cons: 10 minute brakes are too short
To start my 4 hour shift I met with co-workers to teach me how to bag customer purchases. My cashier supervisor went over some company security procedures with me. My most enjoyable time of the day is to meet other stsff in the lunch room
Credit/SOS Coordinator (Current Employee), Brampton, ON – March 24, 2012
I have worked at Lowes for years and have always enjoyed my job. It is a retail job that requires retail hours and lots of hard work but Lowes is a company that gladly recognizes its employees and will give you plenty of opportunities to learn and grow within the company. Overall a great place to work!
Lowes Home Improvement Sales Associate (Former Employee), Maple, ON – March 18, 2014
Come into work, stock up anything that needs to be filled, help customers throughout the day. Overall, it's a very steady job, although it gets quite hectic during the summer time. All co workers and managers were nice, had no problems.
Department Manager (Former Employee), Edmonton – July 9, 2012
Very demanding huge responsibility. There is no training and hardly no support!! Expectation to succeed are near impossible. The vision is great but new store management needs to learn ALLOT about the people and the right way to motivate. Change in leadership from the top down is exactly that top down! No collaboration!
Department Manager (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – September 12, 2014
Initially Lowe's was a great company to work for. I was promoted quickly to the department manger role. How ever. the opportunity for further advancement went away with company restructuring and eventually my Lowe's career coming to an end when I was given a severance package that I had to take.
front end loader (Former Employee), Lethbridge, AB – November 12, 2015
Pros: wearing a hat
Cons: alwyas standing around for 8 hours
Fun enviroment to be in always someone telling a joke , coworkers were awesome made a few friends from lowes, the hardst part of the job was loading up dishwashers, most enjoyable part of the job was talking to co-workers
James snow park way, Forklift operator (Former Employee), milton – September 9, 2014
• Experience in the work orders stock . • Experience in follow stocks and suppliers product. • Experience in retail account in blue body warehouse. • Experience supervisor warehouse in metro . • Experience in picking and loading un loading in ware house .. • Experience in monitor stocks and arranging stocks and boxes in the pallet . • Experience in word and excel and data entry skills in use windows . • Experience in drive forklift counter balance. • Experience in replenishment and data entry .
Cashier / Customer service associate (Former Employee), Brampton, ON – December 17, 2012
Pros: working with the public, hands on experience
Cons: pay rate and benifits
They value customer satisfaction and are a great team working environment. They offered cross-training in any department for anyone who is hands on it's a perfect opportunity. The hours were reasonable and management was reliable.
Plumbing associate, Night shift stocker (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – July 2, 2014
Since as i currently work nightshifts i would have to say thats one of the hardest parts. I am order picker as well as reach truck trained i do mostly the big boxing top stocking, throwing up pallets also bringing them down.
Night crew (Current Employee), London, ON – July 1, 2015
Co-workers are fun to work with but comunication with managment is poor. A night shift is stocking and top stocking product that came from the dilivery trucks. All product must be cleared out of receiving and in their home or put up in top stock.
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.