- Business and Employment
working at lowes
My Job at Lowes
I am a 19 year old male who has been working with Lowes for a little over 3 months. I work at store number 519 which is located in Longview Tx 75605 off of 4th street. I will go ahead and tell you that if you work at lowes then you had better be prepared to work with old people. And im talkin senior citizen old!!! I am one of the youngest employees at the store. When I first applied I was put in the outside lawn and garden center and I was forced to be hired under full time seasonal. This was not bad. I was guaranteed about 40 hours. As I worked outside lawn and garden at Lowes it was probably the beginning of April. My main job was to load multiple bags of mulch and many different types of soil! It was a hard and very HOTTT job. They started me out around 9 dollars an hour, so I wasn’t complaining too much! I was making more money than most all my friends.
After almost three months the outside lawn and garden center had lost its momentum and its sales had dropped. I was told this was very common. I was then moved to the building materials department (lumber) and that’s where I am till this day. I am enjoying my stay in the air conditioning down at the other end of the store in lumber.
Learn Learn Learn!!
One thing is for certain and it is that working with Lowes
will help you learn more than you could ever imagine about home improvement. This
will definitely help me in the future when it comes to a little side project to
do at my house! helping costomers i will admit is quite interesting and you will learn something new everyday gurenteed! great way to learn and keep on learning. Switch departments as much as they will let you and you will know more about lowes than the actually managers!!!
- Should I Work at Lowes?
I worked at Lowes for about three months, and I worked in the lawn and garden department.after about three months I talked to the store manager and let him know that I needed to become a full-time employee,...
At lowes we have 4 zone managers and they are very high up on the ranking scale. Yet I would say they almost do the leaste amount of work. Even though they are putting 50 to 60 hours in a week. But they are the bosses of different department and they keep everything moving along smoothly. But on top that we have the general manager and the manager below him. Also Lowes then has the lost prevention officer, who is a pain in the ass. Store 519 just recently hired a new LP manager and he is very strict and will follow every rule in the book. The managers and zone managers are not too uptight though. They just like to see their employees at work and not slacking too much . which is understandable.
Almost every cashier at lowes is a female and every loader (lumber, commercial sales, front, and lawn and garden) is a male. And mainly all the people in lighting, millwork, plumbing, paint,…etc are older and higher in knowledge. if you are young and full of energy and like to have fun, then I do not recommend applying at lowes. You will be very disappointed and very unhappy. Lowes is very corporate, and in fact corporate makes our schedules and the actually store its self does not.
We get only 10 percent discount on merchandise at Lowes. This
is not that big of a deal at all, in fact it’s not even all that great unless I
were to make a huge purchase. Which I never will. We wear red vests and we can almost get away
wearing whatever else we want to underneath the vest. But we are unable to take
the Lowes vest home. You are provided with a locker in the employee break room.
Lowes also does price matching and will
beat the competitor by ten percent!! That not a bad deal. And very awesome. stocks, 401 k both great deals!