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Lots of Pretty Words
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC9 February 2018
They pull you in with promises of advancement, and the ability to grow and learn.

They stick you in your place and make you stay there until you don't have any will to try to advance anymore because they block you at every turn.

Employees run the floor because management has to deal with things completely unrelated to employee work ethic and help. Often you find them trying to clean up a mess because someone called corporate and they have to now do whatever corporate decided without any actual context as to the issue.

These customers return and make life awful for employees who can't tell them to leave, and management can't stand up to because corporate said so.

Management is overworked and I've seen every single one of them get physically or emotionally ill because of it.

When you work here your only allies are your coworkers. I loved my coworkers (management included) so much, but I watched as every single one of them began to resent management or corporate or both because they were stuck and they were told to take it.

You are told you cannot stand up for yourself, have to accept everything customers and management alike throw at you. If you don't, you have to fear what corporate decides to do to you.

They tell you there can be benefits, then refuse to let you into a position where you can have them, so you're constantly waiting for support that never comes.

Even the people in the position to have them find that the work hours are all over the place, there is no structure, and there is no communication between management and employees about how to make
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When there was they didn't listen, so the employees gave up.
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Pros
You'll make enough money to eat bread
Cons
You'll never have a life out of work
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Better then other places
CSA (Current Employee) –  Victoria, BC30 January 2018
Lowes offers a lot more opportunity for advancement, IF, your store has openings and IF your managers like you more then other people.
It was alright place to work, my co workers are what made it worth it. Management took out their stress on staff and they paid the price later when staff quit.Its another retail job, not much different then Home Depot, other then a few more opportunities really. They were flexible with schedules which was nice, but a lot of the time it wasn't worth the stress and pain of working there. They ask too much of staff for what they pay most of them.
Pros
Flexible, pay raises
Cons
Poor management, lack of professionalism
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Appraisal for each and every innovative thing
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB22 January 2018
The best place to work is in Lowe's West side. All the staff members are very helpful. Managers appraise every new idea anyone brings in and these ideas are implemented as well
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basic job
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON22 January 2018
decent job, can't complain. get on the managers good side and you are set. focus on working on each task and don't get stressed out. you gain some nice skills.
Pros
flexible hours if you're not full time
Cons
disorganized store
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Decent workplace
Loader and Electrical (Current Employee) –  Maple, ON5 December 2017
Decent work environment, work culture was great, management not so much.
Management are not even well educated on their own products or aware of the location of products.
Ignorant to the fact all employees should be well educated and informed on the department they will be working in. Leave most employees on the working floor to fend for themselves.
Asking for a raise or a review on work progress is almost in possible, especially when managers come and go.
Pros
Good for those in school
Cons
not the fairest or most competitive places to work
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Customer service front end
Customer Service Front end (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON2 November 2017
Good work life balance, good salary, good working atmosphere with good people around, Quality products and well known hardware store in Canada and US.
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overall good place to work, little room to grow
Front Loader (Current Employee) –  Windsor, ON15 October 2017
Lowes was an overall good place to work. I was currently in a fulltime program at St. Clair college and working an average of 30 hours a week. It was tough to make both work, however I managed and performed very will in both school and work. I was a peak employee which had no job security, room for advancement, benefits or much room to grow as a fulltime student.
Pros
frienddly envirmonent
Cons
understaffing
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Great place
Receiver/stocker (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON11 October 2017
Good benefits and also good place to work for ,yes its a lot of work but its a home renovation place.

A little above pay rate.

Wish there was more employees working overnights and good ones also,and employing them in time also
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Great place
Loss Prevention Manager (Former Employee) –  Belleville, ON2 October 2017
Great place to work. Awesome people, growing company with a lot of room to move up. Would recommend to anyone to work there. Great benifits and felt appreciated.
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Good place to work if you don't have a life
Head Cashier (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON12 September 2017
Decent place to work if you're in school and need the money. Long hours and no fixed schedule makes it hard to have a life outside of work. People and customers are nice to work with.
Pros
Salary is good
Cons
No fixed schedule
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Great work atmosphere
Customer Service Representative/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON30 August 2017
Had a great time at Lowes! Management was awesome they treated everyone like kings. Felt at home great place to work for anyone looking for a sales/cashier position.
Pros
long lunches and fun staff
Cons
long hours for part time
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summery
Customer Service Associate & Cashier (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON30 August 2017
working here is a good experience especially if you are new and want some job experience. Lowes is flexible with your school schedule and personal life.
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Decent place to work
Area Product Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 August 2017
My time at Lowe's was up and down. It was very dependent on the location. As far as retail goes the compensation was fair but like all retail jobs the hours are not conducive to any type of work life balance or general health.
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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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some of the employees are good most are useless in any department
Flooring salesman (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK11 July 2017
some employees know where things are in the store most do not and do not care about the clenliness of the store or any department but their own.every department thinks their deparment matters and no other, the managers dont keep up knowing their staff, the hr manager didnt care enough about anything to make sure i got my benifits after 3 months of me being there
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Good Pay / Bad Job Security
Head Cashier (Current Employee) –  Scarborough, ON5 July 2017
The only thing I've noticed with Lowe's is that they love to hire "Peak" associates. They will hire you for a certain amount of months, and if they like you, they will renew your contract as a Peak associate AGAIN instead of a part-timer, to avoid giving your company benefits or any sort of Job Security.
Pros
Good pay; takes care of employees
Cons
No job security / benefits
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good work place
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON5 July 2017
it was a good place for me to work during the summer fresh out of high school. flexible hours, you still had the opportunity to have a life outside of work which was great
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Fun
Machine operator (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON4 July 2017
Always had something to do, but was a little disorganized. the most enjoyable part of the job was the people and the worst was management and the hours weren't great.
Pros
free lunch every now and then
Cons
long hours
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Alright job with great co workers
Loader (Current Employee) –  Sarnia, ON29 June 2017
Lowes is a good place to work for minimum wage. Every co worker is great, which makes it an enjoyable place to work. The job itself, loader, is a decent job for high school kids, or people who do not have an education yet.
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Great staff, Management is firm but fair
Night Shift Stocker (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON26 June 2017
Lowe's is one of the best companies to work for as per my experience. Received bonuses and pay increase semi annually. The Management is top quality for sure. Any one whom has the chance to work here would be wise to do so.
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