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!
long hrs, incredible expextations, no job security, horrible
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), Vaughan, ON – June 30, 2012
5 am t0 5 pm open shift 12 to 11+ close no labor high expextations for what you have to work with high turn over zero on the job training for management poor district manager leadership basso looks after himself only askes you to change things from company policy then puts all the changes on you when his boss calls out the differences from policy store – more... manager is a yes man no sympathy for family deaths too much to list worst place i ever worked – less
If it wasn't for the other people on overnights I would have KILLED myself.
Overnight stocking Associate (Former Employee), London, ON – June 27, 2012
Cons: poor (and lying) management
Typical day... start @ 10:30 NOT ONE MINUTE EARLY or else you will be penalized.. Go to store pep rally (whoopie). Be told store wouldn't function with out you (BLAH ..BLAH.. BLAH..). Clean up day shift mess..Approximately 6 hours. Attempt to put stock away (like putting a square peg in a round hole). Be told by day shift manager that you didn't live – more... up to their expectations. Or that you didn't put forth 110 %. Suck it up because the benefits were the only good thing about this company Management would hide from any and every responsibility ( Well what do YOU think we should do ???). Some co-workers were awesome others I wouldn't cross the road to urinate in their ear if their brain was on fire... Hardest part of my job was going in everyday... Most enjoyable part was going home at the end of my shift. The best was when you get hired and told by the store manager that you will only be in a position for a couple of months....There will be lots of chances to move up....15 months later you quit to take a lower paying job just so you can return to a normal lifestyle and sleep patterns. I know what your thinking but I'm not a whinner I received 2 exemplary performance reviews and I never missed a day of work and always pulled my own weight. – less
Kitchen Sales Specialist and Designer (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – June 16, 2012
Pros: my experience has earned the the respect of my colleagues and clients.
Cons: retail hours
My recent employment in retail, I have quickly experienced and learned the many challenges pertaining to this industry. Currently, my management team, is virtually invisible. Which I can conclude, reflects the quality of my role.
A typical day consists of maintaining my order management, scheduling, designing, and providing exceptional customer service – more... to all that visit the store. – less
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!
Cashier Customer Service Associate (Current Employee), Florissant – July 20, 2014
Pros: learn, teammembers, schedule
Cons: various thngs and problmes that can occur
If we have enough employees we sometimes have a smooth day otherwise sometimes it can be kaotic. I have learned a lot out of my years being at Lowe's and continue to learn more from my coworkers and management. Enjoyable part of the day is just being their and love working with customers that come in the door.
Receiver/ Stocker (Former Employee), Saugus, MA – July 20, 2014
Pros: employee discounts and the co-workers
A typical day at work would be taking in the truck and stocking inventory, assisting customers with questions, and loading heavy products into their cars. Daily use of heavy machinery and driving the forklift, reach lift, and using the order picker. I learned how to effectively use power equipment. Co-workers were always willing to help out and give – more... advice when needed my training with them helped me perform well on the job. Management was always very professional and communication was great. The hardest part of the job was learning how to sort the boxes from the truck. I loved the employee discounts and benefits that I received while I was there. – less
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Midlothian, VA – July 18, 2014
Cons: working holidays and weekends
A typical day was helping a customer find what they needed I learned how to multi-task Management was good Co-workers were good Hardest part of job was closing time Most enjoyable part of my job was the smile on customers face when you helped them what they wanted