The store I work for has several older employees including myself. Mostly part time but one full time. Very fair. I'm glad to be there and frankly proud I can keep up with the kids. Based on my store in Tustin, Ca I think Lowes should be considered senior friendly.
They claim they don't discriminate regarding age & they hire Veterans this is not true. They do discriminate. Claim they will get back to you after interview, but dont.
Constantly "cleaning" house.
I was hired by Lowes to be a Cashier/Customer Service representative at a higher than average starting wage because of my past work experience. Although I subsequently quit due to hip surgery, I was treated very well throughout the interview and training process.
Will hire older employees for part time positions. Mostly managed by millennialist and have been told that is the future. Chances of moving up in the company are slim to none if you are in your 50's or not gay.
During my job search I applied for several positions within this company. After research I learned that it is rare that anyone over the age of 40 works in the store. In fact they seem to favor the 18-30 age group for hiring. Compared to other stores in the area, you never see any grey hairs here.
5 different interviews with 5 managers - all hired some-one younger even though I had years more experience
The schedules are very erratic; giving little consideration to balance with other obligations. The schedules often interfere with getting adequate rest.
I say "At least a 4" because Lowe's is, in my opinion, about as blind to age as it's possible to be. I am treated well and appreciated for the great job that I do, my positive attitude and how hard I work. I work hard, am reliable and Lowe's knows it. There are other older workers there, and Lowe's seems to appreciate and value our experience AND dependability. The Managers KNOW I will be there every day that I'm scheduled to work, and they count on it.
Lowe's sees the advantage of knowledge and work ethic that goes with maturity.
They Blatantly REQUIRE your Birthdate & SS# on their Website. While I Know they need your Social Security # if they are offering a job to you. They do NOT need it when making an initial application for a job and should not be even asking for it let alone requiring it. Again they Blantantly Require not your birthday but your BIRTHDATE including the year. I understand that this is Blatantly illegal! I believe they do this to filter or screen out people of age.
While having a workforce from 18 to 80, they have young managers and terminate Management after 55. Look to find a manager over 50, they are rare
A significant number of employees at the store I worked at were older. The oldest worker was in his 70',s and I was 61 while I worked at Lowes's.
5 different interviews with 5 managers - all hired someone younger even though I had years more experience.
Very fair, I do not detect any age bias at Lowes (in a retail setting). The schedules are very erratic; giving little consideration to balance with other obligations. The schedules often interfere with getting adequate rest.
This employer sees the advantage of experience and strong work ethic found in older applicants.
Lowe's employees is the epitome of diversity
Expect too many hours and too many days working in a row. Hired for 25 hr max and they keep pushing 30 to 35 hrs.
Many retired or retirement age people work there.
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