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Great Values and Opportunities.
Sales Department Manager (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON30 January 2018
Lowe's offers good job security and career advancement options. They provide good structure and values to help their teams grow and in so provide better customer service.
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Excellent company to work for
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON16 January 2018
Prepare daily task list for employees, making sure everything is lip to the line, selling the entire project making it feel as though you are a big part of their project. Self rewarding.
Pros
Training
Cons
none
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Great team environment
Department Manager (Current Employee) –  New Westminster, BC14 December 2017
Great team environment. Management still struggles with the treatment and following procedures. Working with a strong team on sales floor makes the job more enjoyable.
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Enjoyed being part of the new store opening in Barrie, working from the ground floor up.
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON7 December 2017
Long hours yielded satisfaction when able to solve a customer's problem, advancement was attainable, team was great to work with. Hardest part was dealing with disgruntled customers. Management was all over the place, no continuity in their policies.
Pros
Great team to work with
Cons
Stressful
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department management
Department Manager (Current Employee) –  Newmarket, ON9 August 2017
Lowes is a good company to work for but hard to move up the ladder. Lowes is a large company with many great idea and offers the staff courses to take to continue their learning and in hopes of moving up with in the company.
Pros
benefits
Cons
hours
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Typical Big Box Retail Job
Department Manager (Current Employee) –  Victoria, BC13 July 2017
Understaffed, No clear direction in what employees need to accomplish. Hard to get tasks done in this kind of environment. The moral is declining more and more each day. Lot's of staff turnover as staff do not get enough hours.
Pros
Helping Customers
Cons
Moral is low
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Fun and Positive work environment
Department Manager (Current Employee) –  New Westminster, BC13 February 2017
Awesome company to make advancements and meet different people on a daily basis. Life skills that make you see different point of views with peer and customer interactions.
Pros
Bonuses, Benefits, Paid Sick Time & Paid Vacation
Cons
Shift Work
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Staff was always fun to be with
Department Manager, Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 February 2017
The store was fun to setup and be part of that environment. The management treated you like one of them, most of the time. It was great fun how all staff felt like family.
Cons
No set schedule
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Fast Paced Retail Environment
Sales Specialist/Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 January 2017
Being department manager of Plumbing had very unique challenges. It was often the busiest department as we provided solutions to repair faulty plumbing, where other departments would be selling new tools, flooring, and building materials.

Management was suffocating. Micromanaging and unrealistic task assignments to an overworked and understaffed team made days long and hectic. Sales were always the priority, but often other tasks would be assigned when only 1 or 2 associates were working.
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Decent place to work
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Brantford, ON14 December 2016
Lowe's was a good place to work at and was one of the main reasons i left my past company to take on a bigger and more important role in management. Overall the work environment was fun and i loved my position. Senior managers need a lot of work in how they talk and approach there customers and employees. Overall the biggest reason i stayed here for as long as i did was because of my store manager and how good he was to me
Pros
employees
Cons
Assistant Store Managers
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Excellent place to work
Department Manager Sales (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON9 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.
Pros
Bonus structure, Management Support
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Would not recommend
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Sarnia, ON12 March 2016
No job security, highly overworked with little to no recognition. No adherence to HR policies, nor to PIPEDA legislation. Fire at will, no consideration to bullying, overwork, and little to no support from upper management with customers or peak busy times.
Pros
customers, learning
Cons
unpredictable work hours, overworked, poor management
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Great Place to work
Department Manager – Installation Services (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON25 February 2016
Lowe's in Canada is a growing organisation, which means a lot of opportunity to grow. Great leadership , lots of opportunities.
Pros
Staff discounts on purchases
Cons
Old Software
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most people are ok
Department manager admin/customer service (Current Employee) –  Sault Ste. Marie, ON18 February 2016
management is very "clicky" you are either liked or not and everyone knows. Best assistant left for other opportunities he was the only one that knew anything and treated associated with respect
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Each day is new
Sales Department Manager (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON1 February 2016
Great place to work, meeting new people. Life long friends have been made. Each day brings new challenges to the table. A wide variety of skills will be learned working here.
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Outstanding team members
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 November 2015
Loved working there. Clean store. Good processes in place. Some senior managers better than others. Better wages than other box stores.
Pros
Great people to work with.
Cons
Long hours
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Strong Relationships
Department Manager, Full-time (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON8 October 2015
Working at Lowe's has been a pleasure. The people you work with are always one of a kind. I have met some amazing people during my time with Lowe's, some of which have become great friends even outside of work.
Pros
Job Security
Cons
Under Staffed
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Great place to work
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON5 March 2015
Again good place to work. The culture was balanced and it was exciting to go to work every day!

The environment at work was upbeat.
Pros
Flexible Schedules
Cons
Poor Management Leadership
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Great Place to work
Department Manager (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON21 February 2015
Our employees enjoy going to work. We all work to the advantage of a spectacular shopping experience for our contractors and DIY customers.
Pros
Flexible work hours
Cons
Walking on Concrete all day
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great place to work...
Department Manager (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB10 December 2014
great place to work...lots of growth opportunity...wide range of product...lots of learning opportunity....very steady management...
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