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Old 05-02-2015, 10:30 AM
 
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Hey everyone,

I'm going to be interning at Lowe's this summer and i'm just wondering what the overall culture is like. I'll be working with one of the supply chain teams if that makes a difference. Typical work week, type of people, co-workers grabbing drinks after work, etc.

I'm looking forward to starting in a few weeks and just curious on what to expect.

Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:02 PM
 
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never worked there, but when I was working in restaurants I took care of the board of directors every quarter, and their meetings. I've waited on a lot of business people, and must say the lowes group was one of the nicest. It flows from the top, so I assume that it will be a good place to intern. be curious to hear how it goes.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, North Carolina
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Congratulations on being selected for the internship program! That's a tough group to get into and will help you with your future at Lowe's if you choose to pursue a career there. I transferred to the corporate office last year after working in the store for a year and worked at Sears for ten years prior to that. Personally I love working there and have found the culture to be very warm and welcoming. The supply chain team is a fun group to work with, I work in merchandising. Will you be working in Mooresville? Because, some of the supply teams are based in Wilkesboro. The Mooresville office is beautiful, there is a coffee shop in Building A and people take trips down there all the time, especially around 2-3 pm. There's also a smaller Starbucks, I usually get oatmeal from there in the morning for a dollar. The food on campus is pretty good too. Some of the teams meet after work for drinks, some go straight home to our families. Feel free to DM me for more info.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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It's a great company to work for and both of their campuses (Mooresville and Wilkesboro) are both beautiful.
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:41 PM
 
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Congrats! Lowe's is an innovative company and SCM is the perfect place to learn the business end-to-end. Ask lots of questions and keep in mind that every casual interaction is a potential learning experience. Don't forget to thank the people who help you.

Set one goal for the summer: identify and solve at least one problem in SCM. Quantify the cost of the problem to the company and the value of your proposed solution. For example, you could target something as small as the number of dead plants thrown away each month at retail locations during the summer.

Or if you're ambitious you could tackle the way Lowe's plastic bags are printed and quantify the cost of switching to a more Eco-friendly process when sourcing and selecting suppliers.
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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The culture can be anything you make of it really. I've been at both campuses and both are quite different. Mooresville certainly has a lot to offer at the CSC-M and the majority of folks are happy to help and are very friendly. Lots of people go out after work for a drink and since you are coming with interns you'll have many similar aged folks in the intern program to meet up with and share notes and what you've learned.

As the5500 said, ask lots of questions and be active. Every person you come into contact with could be someone that interviews you later for a full time position so just keep that in mind.

It's a great company and we're very fortunate to have it right here in Mooresville. Good luck!
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Congrats! Lowe's is an innovative company and SCM is the perfect place to learn the business end-to-end. Ask lots of questions and keep in mind that every casual interaction is a potential learning experience. Don't forget to thank the people who help you.

Set one goal for the summer: identify and solve at least one problem in SCM. Quantify the cost of the problem to the company and the value of your proposed solution. For example, you could target something as small as the number of dead plants thrown away each month at retail locations during the summer.

Or if you're ambitious you could tackle the way Lowe's plastic bags are printed and quantify the cost of switching to a more Eco-friendly process when sourcing and selecting suppliers.
Best advise !!
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:15 AM
 
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Ticket to the top: find a way for the mylowes card to deliver actual value / savings to customers, other than "purchase tracking" (which benefits Corporate more than anyone).
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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Ticket to the top: find a way for the mylowes card to deliver actual value / savings to customers, other than "purchase tracking" (which benefits Corporate more than anyone).
I use MyLowes to help not save receipts and such or pull up past paint choices or flowers/shrubs I bought but couldn't remember exactly what it was. Forcing me to have a card for a discount (ie. Harris Teeter, Food Lion, etc.) is the quickest way to drive me to somewhere else as that's very annoying IMO. Forcing me to scan a card to not get completely ripped off on price is not a great practice either not to mention they add no other value and honestly helping me remember stuff is more valuable than $.50 saved on some cheese.
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