There are a few unincorporated spots around there. If that Glendora location is on unincorporated land then it's subject to the higher wage LA County has implemented, I think they have to raise it to $20 very soon. Also don't know what HRIS system Lowe's is using but could have an effect on the rates shown; many companies are struggling to adapt their systems to these new California salary transparency laws. Could be that Lowe's only hires at the top end of that range to be competitive. Right now I wouldn't trust any retail website as I've seen some other companies where a Supervisor and a Cashier both start at $15.50 on the listing, but then they link to a downloadable PDF with the real rates.submariner wrote: ↑September 26th, 2023, 10:36 pmNot in my recent research. For a Part Time Cashier in San Dimas, CA, Lowe's advertises $15.50 - $18.60 per hour. In nearby Glendora, CA, Home Depot offers $18.50 – $19.50 for the same Part Time Cashier position.
I can't say with any authority how employees are generally treated (and to be honest, that can vary a lot from store to store), but I'd say Lowe's wages are competitive, rather than more.
Something has changed at Home Depot recently for the worse. If I recall they changed the CEO less than two years ago? This is about the time where new CEO changes really kick into effect. Their employees look pissed off and angry. The stores have never had less staffing. High shrink stores being forced to eliminate self checkout without changing the payroll, staffing or even registers so now cashiers are ringing up on self check counters that are less ergonomic and feeding cash into a bill recycler (this is over a year now, and HD just installed traditional register number lamps on these former self checkouts a few weeks ago to replace the store-painted signs). They were following the Walmart model the last few years with a knowledgeable, friendly employee at the door handing you a basket and answering questions - that has been discontinued. Garden center gate hours aren't followed at all and basically it opens or closes whenever they feel like it which is a bloody inconvenience if you were there for garden and parked nearby, loaded up your cart with plants and potting soil only to suddenly hear the gate slam shut and now you have to walk all the way to the opposite end to pay, then all the way back to your car again with your heavy plant cart. I'm seeing stores where the employees are blowing right past customers looking for help, snapping "I've got to go help someone else" without missing a step and not calling for help since they're the only one on a 150,000 Sq ft sales floor.
But the big thing is that Home Depot is losing the professional brands, and very fast. They apparently have an initiative to replace as many brands as possible with private label, which I think is a very bad idea especially when you're talking about trades where the professional people are very unwilling to change brands and will leave them over it.
Most recent are the loss of Klein Tools, which is basically saying that they're no longer interested in any professional electrician business. Klein has moved to Lowe's. I mentioned Spax which is a fastener company that makes the nastiest, sharpest, strongest screws I've ever seen, like a spinning chainsaw. Moved to Lowe's. I know they changed out most of the faucet repair aisle and parts to private labels so now you can't get the exact faucet cartridges anymore and have to settle for a third party. Basically turning your $250 Kohler or Moen into the same exact faucet as the $59 HD Cheapo brand. I've read many comments from very upset employees complaining that they're being told to fill dozens of shopping carts with brand name products, render them destroyed and throw them in the trash compactor, then reset the planogram with HD private label equivalents. At least you'd think they would donate it to Habitat for Humanity, like they do with seasonal leftovers.
Nobody I'm aware of is looking for Home Depot to move to a lower quality product line. Have you ever seen the junk they pass off as hardware and tools at Walmart? These new private label HD items aren't much better.