Forklift Operator/Order Picker/Unloader (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 14 July 2016
I worked in the warehouse which was very fun but had to deal with 5 different managers who all had a different opinion on how to do things which got complicated. Hours fluctuated constantly and also got very confusing. My last month i was told that me and 3 others are being terminated and were not offered another position. I was there for only a year but the 3 others had been there for 3 and 4 years, we all had all the licenses for heavy equipment in the store and were very valuable to the store.
One free lunch
Random shifts, odd hours, suddenly terminated with no warning
Merchandiser and Product Service Associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 July 2016
review tasks and projects that are work orders complete tasks and submit information maintain planogram integrity perform service hours to maintain product and display integrity drive heavy equipment to retrieve product and display units remove and adjust steel according to planogram
Cash office Clerk/Receptionist (Current Employee) – Yonge and Sheppard – 11 July 2016
I answer customer service calls, greet visitors, manage calendar, accept deliveries, send out packages, check and answer main email address. My manager is a great person to work for. My co-workers are all very nice. The hardest part of the job are the complaint customer service calls, but I handle them well. The most enjoyable part of the job is receiving nice customer service calls.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – 11 July 2016
great company, fantastic to work there, very supportive, flexible with schedules, the hardest part of the job would've been learning where all the merchandise was, my co workers were fantastic people, still great friends with many of them. the most enjoyable part of my job were my co workers
Customer Service Associate- Paint (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 4 July 2016
Are you under 30 and a male? If the answer is yes prepare to be abused.
As a male under 30, you will be expected to complete the work of 3-6 people, while other employees stand around giving you brainless smiles and otherwise being useless.
Get hurt doing such work, oh well, sorry for you. You're a part timer cause' we're to cheap to pay benefits, and we'll deny any claims made through workers' comp.
Aside from being a mule this is a company where the management knows less than the front line employees, yet this is the case at Lowe's.
You will be called into the office and disciplined for not asking enough questions, you begin asking more questions and your manager cannot answer as they themselves do not know.
ASM's are also a joke, many of them struggle to find the intelligence to walk and talk and the same time, let alone effectively manage
Finally Equipment is pathetic. Be prepared to have your equipment fail on a daily basis. Also be prepared either not to have your equipment fixed at all, or to have a half-hearted repair job done to it.
Do Yourself a Favour and Work Elsewhere
Some of the Co-workers
Cheap Cheap Cheap, Sexist Expectations, Zero Regard for Employees, Zero Advancement, Poor Wages, Won't give Full-Time (Too Cheap to pay Benefits)
Unloader/Loader (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 29 June 2016
A typical day at work is a busy day that consists of many many things. I am a person that likes to work at a very good pace so time could move effectively and efficiently. I do more than what I am supposed to do, as I know how to operate many aspects at Lowe's. Managers are very friendly towards me as I am to them. I adhere to all tasks that I am assigned to, and if I can I will do other tasks to pass time. I am very talkative and friendly towards my co-workers. Almost every worker at Lowe's at the location at work at knows who I am and always greets me with a smile, as I do the same. As I work 2 jobs and go to post secondary, the hardest part of the job is to be "punctual". I am always on time for work, but there are times when I leave 30 mins to an hour early so I could catch up on school work or get to bed on time so I could wake up at 5am in the morning to go to my morning workplace. There are many things to enjoy about working at Lowe's. My most enjoyable part is helping customers that are very friendly and I love my co-workers.
Department Manager Sales (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 9 June 2016
Our days usually starts off with morning meeting and Lowes cheer. Very professional enviroment , on-going learning modules which are both computer bases as well as practically hands-on experience. Management is very co-operative and unbiased. A-lot of teaching and learning is part of everyday life . Co-workers very extremely friendly and helpful. I see a great future with the expansion plan they have for the next 5 years in Canada.
Cash Office Clerk (Current Employee) – Brantford, ON – 7 June 2016
Lowe's provides a good work environment. The staff and management treat you like a family. My day starts very early , balancing daily receipts is a typical day for me . The hardest part of my job is researching discrepancies in balancing the daily business. I enjoy my job the most when everything balances.
Benefits and open door policy with human resources