Reciever (Former Employee) – Maple, ON – 19 August 2018
Working Receiving at Lowes was the greatest Management at the time was very friendly and supportive of staff Lots of love and encouragement from management Coworkers were all amazing No workplace politics
Flooring Associate (Former Employee) – Maple, ON – 16 May 2018
I'm the type of person to never expect anything in return. But when I went above and beyond I still wasn't even acknowledged once. I completed all required to-dos for the day and still wasn't enough to make management happy.
Head Cashier - Customer Service Supervisor (Current Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 9 May 2018
Overall Lowes is an interesting place to work because it taps into so many areas of our expertise and forces us to be fully engaged at all times. The staff is easy to get along with and very supportive of each other. The one area which needs to be addressed is ensuring that staff is fully trained in order to properly address customers' needs.
Overnight Stocker (Former Employee) – Ancaster, ON – 7 May 2018
This had been the first night shift job I had ever done, and I had gone into it a bit naively - especially when it comes to stocking heavy appliances. It was a ragtag group of people, but they were ultimately good hearted, and I learned that overnight is a lot harder than I ever expected. Don't make the same mistake I did and assume night-shift jobs are easy to manage just because you're a night owl.
Lots of physical work, built some muscles
Hours never synced up to the rest of society, making appointments and time sensitive meetings difficult.
Delivery Picker (Nights) (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 7 May 2018
While working as a nights delivery picker my duties consisted of putting customers orders together to be ready for delivery the following morning. This included large orders for Lumber and shingles which are fairly heavy and taxing on the body.
Management puts in conscious effort to create positive corporate culture. Under staffing, high turn-over, antiquated inventory software (DOS) and stringent safety requirements, make for impossible performance expectations.
Goof effort by management to infuse positive work environment.
Difficult staff retention, high performance expectations amid low available resources.
Head Cashier (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 2 May 2018
Overall, I wouldn't have stayed with this company if it was entirely bad. They do offer benefits (medical, dental, etc. - that you pay for), decent pay for the field, and some other bonuses - like discounts at specific other places. This company saw me through a LOT of life events.
Management and customer base make a big difference. One of the stores, most of the customers are so entitled and just nasty. Management just says "find a way to deal with it." That store is also so busy, you rarely get all of the breaks the company says you've earned in a workday.
decent pay & decent benefits
don't protect their employees from customer abuse.
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 28 April 2018
Overall a good place to work. Hard work does not go unnoticed and as long as you aren't lazy you wont have many issues. Management does there best but are often overworked and stressed by irrelevant things as a result of demands from upper management. Lots of free staff lunches, events and fundraisers.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 26 April 2018
I worked in the garden centre helping to water plants, clean aisles, organize, print and place shelving price stickers for product. It was a great environment never boring and there was always something to do.
Department Manager (Current Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – 20 April 2018
Overall, Lowe's is a fantastic place to work.
They care about their employees, and not just at the store level. There's room for advancement, and management will actively help you grow if that's your goal. They touch base with you frequently to let you know where you're at and how you can improve. There's always a focus on positivity, not just negativity. You can tell they put a lot of thought into who they hire and where they place them; everyone gets along well and has a great attitude. There are also numerous events and fun stuff for staff, and they try to create a good work-life balance. The company has good values and they stick to them.
The wages are definitely above average for a retail environment. Annual increases aren't anything special, though; the best way to get bigger wage increases is to move positions. There are benefits for part time or full time employees.
I've also never been with a company that's so transparent about everything, which is refreshing. They've taught me a lot about how the business runs and have helped prepare me for when I start my own business one day.
Though it's not your typical miserable retail work environment, it's still a stressful place to work at times, and not everything at Lowe's is perfect. Their systems are outdated. The training program could be better. Most positions require full availability and aren't flexible about it.
If you want to be successful at Lowe's, be eager, adaptable, and, most importantly, just have a good attitude.
Sales Specialist Appliances (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 20 April 2018
Very nice company and staff, super helpful and patient, Lowes offers the best services to impact customers. There are some parts needing to be improved such as receiving and delivery and sometimes long lead time after placing an order, but overall, it's a very good working environment for people who wants to work in retail.
Paid Training, Health insurance, holiday and sick hours.
Large company with good values, lots of opportunity for advancement
Term position (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 19 April 2018
Management team is excellent. Overall employee engagement is really good. Computer systems are outdated and limit efficient performance of certain tasks without time consuming manipulation, difficult to learn all processes in short time. Training of specific job requirements is often inadequate, but overall team support from co-workers help to achieve better understanding. Information and SOP's are sometimes antiquated, paper printed for many things that could be provided electronically.
Clean, safe and healthy work environment
Require absolute availability for even part time position, but might only get min hours.
PLUMBING DEPARTMENT MANAGER (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 2 April 2018
Customer service is uppermost. Department managers must be efficient in multitasking, training and delegating tasks. Dealing with requests from the store management team can be trying at times. Most enjoyable part of job is recognition from customers