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Good retail environment.
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) –  Barrie, ON28 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.
Pros
Good work culture
Cons
Understaffed
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Great Environment
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON26 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.
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Garunteed hours and friendly co-workers.
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Sherwood Park, AB23 April 2018
Working at the front end of the store included dealing with basic transactions, returns, online orders and any other type of customer service. Little to no tasks were given when there was down time.
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Clock in, unload the truck, put product up
NIGHT CREW (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON23 April 2018
Got to be trained and work with power equipment such as Order picker and Reach Forklift class and the best part the job is you get to clock out and go home.
Pros
Okay pay
Cons
No soial life
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Fantastic place to work
Department Manager (Current Employee) –  Nanaimo, BC20 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.
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Very nice company and staff
Sales Specialist Appliances (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK20 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.
Pros
Paid Training, Health insurance, holiday and sick hours.
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Large company with good values, lots of opportunity for advancement
Term position (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK19 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.
Pros
Clean, safe and healthy work environment
Cons
Require absolute availability for even part time position, but might only get min hours.
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Great Place to work
MILLWORK SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  London, ON17 April 2018
My time at Lowes was very educational and beneficial to my retail experience. Great people to work with and along side. The departmental supervisors were some of the best people.
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Great company
Loader (Former Employee) –  London, ON16 April 2018
While the practices and expectations of some of the higher up positions were questionable, the environment and management were professional and safe, good place to work!
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Limited advancement, Awkward shifts
PLUMBING DEPARTMENT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 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
Pros
providing knowledge and solutions to customers
Cons
too many shift changes in a week
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ambiente agradable
stocker/receiver (Former Employee) –  Alberta1 April 2018
aprendí que una cultura organizaciónal alineada de abajo hacia arriba logra cambios motivacionales en el dia a dia.
Pros
horario, sueldo
Cons
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Management had reasonable expectations
Outside Lawn and Garden Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 April 2018
Often hard work, management had reasonable expectations of new employees, did a lot of manual labor which many didn't like but I felt it was reasonable to expect.
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Great Place to get started
Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 March 2018
Very welcoming workplace culture for new immigrants. Encouraging and helpful management. Great place to get you started and give you some work experience in Canada.
Pros
Work Culture
Cons
Compensation
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Fun workplace which offers variety and a space to meet and help new great people in the world.
Cabinet Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  Brantford, ON28 March 2018
It is a nice place to work, it's social and it has a lot of variety. I like that I get to meet new people and help people every day. I have been there for 8 years and our management pretty much leaves us to do what we know how to do which is great. We have a good team that is helpful, and there is always something to do.
Pros
Variety
Cons
Long hours, Wearing heavy work shoes
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Good Company
PSA (Current Employee) –  London, ON23 March 2018
Management is pretty good, Good Knowledge of what hey do.
Typical Day at work is checking EMS tasks and then working on Planograms that need to be done that week.
Workplace culture is pretty good, most people seem happy and content with that they do.
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Challenging and Fun Workplace
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 March 2018
Productive and fun workplace. Everyday is different, typical day at work starts with your walk to your department, make sure you do your daily 8's, and then prioritize work load base on your daily 8's walk without sacrificing Customer Service as your priority.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Shifting
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Fun place to work
Customer Service Cashier (Current Employee) –  Sault Ste. Marie, ON21 March 2018
On a weekly basis I update our half priced lumber in our system and up-sell our rewards program, business account and revolving accounts, I enjoy working with people.
Pros
Weekends off
Cons
Can be stressful at times
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helpled as much as a could
wearhouse (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON19 March 2018
Find quality service, superior products and helpful advice for all your home improvement needs at Lowe's. Shop for appliances, paint, patio furniture, tools, flooring, hardware, lighting and more at
Pros
nice people
Cons
boring hours
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good place to work
Cashier/Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  edmonton18 March 2018
i enjoy working for public ,the management is very helpful when you need help . a typical day was busy always something to do.the most enjoyable part was dealing with customers
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recieving
Receiver/ deliveries (Former Employee) –  Prince George, BC16 March 2018
unloading struck using equipment like a forklift and pallet jack, putting away stock and helping customers find what they need, pulling order with an order picker
Pros
1 hour lunch
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