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Good work environment where customer focus is the lifeblood of the company
Cashier / Customer Service (Permanent) (Current Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 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
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Customer Service
Millwork Specialist (Former Employee), HamiltonDecember 21, 2013
Pros: team approach to all sales
Cons: none really, however you need to like varied hours.
High paced service for Customers and an excellent group of people to work with.
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productive company
Head Cashier (Current Employee), Waterloo, ONDecember 17, 2013
Pros: long lunched
Cons: stressful
Days can be very long and very busy or sometimes boring. Filled with making every customer happy and ringing people through.
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Great environment and people
Department Sales Manager (Current Employee), Vaughan, ONNovember 30, 2013
Pros: flexible hours and benefits
Cons: still many gaps within processes
The company is still growing and is developing more and more in Canada and brings a lot of room for advancement and development.

The people and environment is very friendly and pleasant and they love to improve and develop their staff as they promote advancement within all age groups.

At the end of the day business is business and they are professional – more... and work hard in all areas to achieve all the business objectives. – less
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productive everyone helpful
Sales, Delivery Specialist (Former Employee), Belleville, ONNovember 20, 2013
Pros: everyone helpful
Cons: managment hard to find
working in garden section and indoor, everyone very helpful co workers, management was ok very hard to find management, hgardest part of job staying up on location of product, customers and employers
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Productive and Friendly Environment
Loader, Cashier, Receiving, Sales Associate (Former Employee), North West ScarboroughNovember 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
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Fun Place to Work.....
Plumbing Pro / Supervisor (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABNovember 12, 2013
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: upper management has no direction or vision
It is a challenging environment, where you get the opportunity to do something different everyday.
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enjoyable
Cashier (Current Employee), Ottawa, ONNovember 12, 2013
enjoyed working with all the employees
there are times were it is really busy and not
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One of the better retail environments
Administrative Department Manager (Current Employee), edmonton, abNovember 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.
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fast past a very friendly work enveronment
Commercial sales specialist (Current Employee), Ottawa onOctober 6, 2013
good company to work for. very friendly staff and management
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Great Company
Plumbing Sales Specialist (Former Employee), HamiltonSeptember 30, 2013
Pros: value knowledge
Cons: long hours
Great Company, the associates become family aswell as co workers
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Productive and lot of opportunities available
Credit / SOS Coordinator (Current Employee), reginaSeptember 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
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An employer that values their employee's experience and needs
Head Cashier (Current Employee), Nepean, ONAugust 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
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Decent Part Time Job - Management Sucked!
Unload Associate (Former Employee), SarniaAugust 3, 2013
Pros: made some good friends
Cons: everything else
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Good people, no appreciation for hard work. Only a few people had hardworking positions, the rest sat around in cliques. (I.E: Cashiers would bunch up and chat on down time).
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Good place to learn about home improvement
Millwork Customer Service & Cashier (Current Employee), Sarnia, ONAugust 1, 2013
Pros: learning about home improvement
Cons: low pay
A typical day at Lowes is good or great. The co workers are knowledgable and fun to be with. There is always something new to learn and lots of physical lifting
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Horrible
Loader (Former Employee), ScarboroughJune 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.
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Will never work for Lowe's again
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Southern OntarioMay 13, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: everything
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
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Lowe's is a good company to work for.
sales man (Current Employee), Sarnia, ONApril 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
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Beware the cliques
Front End Cashier (Former Employee), Rocky View, AlbertaApril 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
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Learning
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Maple, ONApril 17, 2013
Pros: learned about customer service
Cons: managment was terrible
helping customers
learned how to give great customer service
were ok managment
co-workers were great

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No longer a low-profile company, Lowe's Companies has evolved from a regional hardware store operator into a nationwide chain – Read more