Hiring process information for an interview at Lowe's
The Lowe's chain of hardware stores have become a staple of the home improvement industry through a combination of high-quality products, superior pricing, accessibility, and the outstanding customer service of more than 160,000 employees.
How to Get a Job at Lowe's
Most stores in the network of 1,700-plus locations use an in-depth interview process to find credible and dependable workers. Jobs available feature seasonal, part-time, and full-time roles. With hundreds of applicants visiting stores and the company website to fill job vacancies, hiring officials have the luxury of selecting only the most qualified candidates.
First Round of Interviews
Lowe's initiates two phases of the company interview. The first stage may be familiar to anyone who has participated in a standard job interview. An official who conducts the session, usually a store manager, asks basic questions about retail work and behavior. Applicants must answer interview questions regarding proper customer service, employee expectations, and responsibility. Common variations of questions, like "How do define good customer service?", "Name a time you went above and beyond for the company," and "Why do you want to work for Lowe's?", will help personnel find individuals that demonstrate accountability, cooperativeness, and exceptional character.
Candidates move on to the next phase once approved from previous testing. The second meeting consists of many legal and administrative tasks. Applicants may need to submit to legal background checks, complete personality evaluations, conduct physical and drug tests, and go through orientation with the hardware store chain. The second phase of the interview will teach applicants about Lowe's corporate structure, possible benefits, company values, and expectations from employees. Candidates earn conditional employment once past the second phase.
How to Prepare
Job hopefuls should prepare for Lowe's interviews in several ways. Standard confidence-building measures include researching the hardware retailer, reviewing employment materials, and dressing appropriately for the interview. Research of Lowe's does not need to be in-depth. Candidates should at least know the history of the company and products in the department applied for. Reviewing resume information, including work history, education, and references, may help applicants feel more confident. A clean physical appearance should include business-appropriate attire and neatly-styled hair.
Lowe’s Receiver Interview Video
Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Lowe’s Employee: I was a receiver and truck unloader at Lowe’s. Trucks would come in, deliver the merchandise. Me and about three other guys would unload all the trucks, put them on pallets, and take all the merchandise out to the sales floor, and sit it at the end of a rack. And then a night team would come in.
Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
Lowe’s Employee: Everybody was really nice. They have a team atmosphere there. That’s the big thing. Everybody works as a team, so if there was something you couldn’t do, you could always ask for help, and nobody would say anything or argue about it. It’s a pretty cohesive environment.
Interviewer: Please describe a typical day as an employee.
Lowe’s Employee: Come in and clock in, have to pull out a conveyor belt before the trucks start to come in. Open up the trucks. Unload everything according to a certain code. There’s a certain spot for everything. Put them up on the pallets, then take a pallet jack, load them out to the sales floor, and usually we got done a little early, so we’d help everybody else out with their little duties they had to do at the end of the day, their little tours.
Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
Lowe’s Employee: I went in to two interviews. The first one was just basic questions. They asked me why I wanted to be there. The second one I came in, I had to take a drug test. Then once I passed that, they called me back and I came in for my orientation.
Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?
Lowe’s Employee: They wanted to know why I wanted to work at Lowe’s, how long I was willing to work there, work ethic. Basically, what I was looking for in Lowe’s. If I wanted a career, just a job, so they try to suit and tailor you to that.
Interviewer: What set you apart from other candidates?
Lowe’s Employee: When I went in, I… well, I was afraid, because I needed a job really bad at the time. I went in and told them I would work really hard and told them that they could depend on me. She must have saw something in me. It worked out pretty good.
Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
Lowe’s Employee: Come in to work with a positive attitude. Get along with everybody. Everybody’s really cool. You really do have to work as a team there. That’d probably be my best advice I could give somebody. Remember the team atmosphere. People look out for each other there.