price signage/integrity coordinator

price signage/integrity coordinator

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barney

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Jun 21, 2011
Hi,

I was wondering what exactly a price integrity coordinator do at Lowes? Yes, I know they put up the price changes, but what else do they do? Do they count inventory? Do they do stocking, too?

Is this a full time, or part time, postion?

I also read in the job description that they audit price changes in 1/7 of the store every week. I assume this means that they simply scan all the tags in a section of the store to see if what's on the tag matches up to what's in the computer.

Home Depot has a similar position called "bay integrity associate".

At Home Depot the BIA responsibilities are to put up price changes, count inventory, scan out of stock items, and validate and sequence bays. They don't do any actual stocking, though.

Since: Jan 11

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#2 Jun 21, 2011
barney wrote:
Hi,

I was wondering what exactly a price integrity coordinator do at Lowes? Yes, I know they put up the price changes, but what else do they do? Do they count inventory? Do they do stocking, too?

Is this a full time, or part time, postion?

I also read in the job description that they audit price changes in 1/7 of the store every week. I assume this means that they simply scan all the tags in a section of the store to see if what's on the tag matches up to what's in the computer.

Home Depot has a similar position called "bay integrity associate".

At Home Depot the BIA responsibilities are to put up price changes, count inventory, scan out of stock items, and validate and sequence bays. They don't do any actual stocking, though.
No stocking. They are responsible for price audits on endcaps, j-hooks and sidestacks. Also responsible for the SOS kiosks. In addition, they sign the store for tabs, etc. Usually full-time. As with most things at Lowe's, you will have more price changes than it is humanly possible to complete, have difficulty finding anyone trained to help you and, of course, be threatened with your job when you fail pricing on quarterly AOM reviews.
trice

Memphis, TN

#3 Aug 12, 2011
i like barneys last part of his comment, i work at home depot part time as a bia it was full time until they cut the hours.. so so true having more price changes than humanly possible to complete, no wants to help, and most definately threatened on a daily basis about smthn not being smthn ppl closing their packdown lists and not packing it down and some how thats our fault..wow lol or someone puts items old or new without letting us know into a bay and it convieniatly sits on the shelves for weeks at a time without anyone knowing where it is which makes it a no bay location which me and my fello bia have to find literally searching everywhere for it!!!!!
In a perfect world

Grand Rapids, MI

#4 Sep 12, 2011
Shelf locations definately help
BrideOfChucky

United States

#5 Sep 12, 2011
In a perfect world wrote:
Shelf locations definately help
How idiotic your response is...I beg you...you will get ahead one day if your spelling improves! Unless you enjoy getting carts! Hahaha!
In a perfect world

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Sep 12, 2011
Why are you so uptight about spelling? Are you seriously telling us you never make a mistake or typo ?
shannondeforest

United States

#7 Dec 15, 2011
Well I just got my call today from Home Depot, So Im going to be a bay integrity associate. This will be awesome for my life, I need a job ant it's from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. This will help pay the bills and I will still have time to do my schooling and be a mommy of three! Thos job is perfect because you don't really have to deal with any customers..... YAY! I really don't like having pissed off people in my space.
senia

Orange, CA

#8 Feb 23, 2012
shannondeforest wrote:
Well I just got my call today from Home Depot, So Im going to be a bay integrity associate. This will be awesome for my life, I need a job ant it's from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. This will help pay the bills and I will still have time to do my schooling and be a mommy of three! Thos job is perfect because you don't really have to deal with any customers..... YAY! I really don't like having pissed off people in my space.
how much is ur start pay hourly?
bill grates

Poteet, TX

#9 May 21, 2012
Home Depot pays their bay integrity associates embarassingly cheap. BIA's are relegated to the lowest pay band in the store. Not surprisingly, there is a lot of turn over with this job position, and those who are involved in pricing coordination for Home Depot stores are prohibited from ever advancing to a full time status. Don't expect more than $7.80 or $8 to start, depending on what area of the country you live in.
Laura

Mansfield, TX

#10 May 21, 2012
Do you get your knowledge of pay rates for this position from personal experience? I am wondering because i was just called in for an in person interview for this as a part time new hire. If there is no room for advancement I don't see a positive, although I will go to the interview for the experience it's self. Maybe they have other positions available.
bill grates wrote:
Home Depot pays their bay integrity associates embarassingly cheap. BIA's are relegated to the lowest pay band in the store. Not surprisingly, there is a lot of turn over with this job position, and those who are involved in pricing coordination for Home Depot stores are prohibited from ever advancing to a full time status. Don't expect more than $7.80 or $8 to start, depending on what area of the country you live in.
bill grates

Poteet, TX

#11 May 23, 2012
I've been a bay integrity associate for more than 15 months. I will quit the job soon.

We are relegated to the lowest pay band in the store. New hires, at least at the store in texas where I work, are started out at $7.80 an hour

New sales associates, on the other hand, are started out at $9 an hour.

No, there is no advancement in the position. Because of the high level of turn-over with this position, when I have applied for other open positions in the store where I could make more hours or better pay, I have been ignored. I hear it's not an isolated case...many other bia's that I have connected with have told me that they are in similar straits. There is no way to advance to full time status as a bia, even if you are very good at the job.
EGM

Conyers, GA

#12 Oct 30, 2012
I'm a bay integrity associate at home depot. I make more than the wages listed here, but I will agree that once you are a BIA, you will be a BIA FOREVER. I've managed to get trained in bookkeeping and as a cashier in hopes of being scheduled more hours... that VERY rarely happens. When I was hired, BIAs worked six hours a day for five days. We now work five hours Mon & Fri, four hours Tues, Wed & Thurs. Even with my additional training, I may only get 6 extra hours a week... maybe once a month. I've applied for various openings in my store and been completely ignored. Managers have told me the only way to advance and therefore make it to full time is to get into a department. But regardless of applying over and over, I've never even been interviewed to get into a department. The BIA job is detailed and takes a second to learn AND it has a high turnover rate (because of how they treat us) so when they get good BIAs who NEED a job, they're gonna keep them there for as long as possible. And yes, if you miss one price change out of hundreds of thousands of products, you will get totally lambasted for it. Our position is the easiest one to dump blame on regardless of our minimal hours. I would urge anyone applying at Home Depot NOT to apply for the BIA position unless you're looking for very minimal hours and not to advance. It's the black hole of Home Depot positions.
Leaving the job I like

Pierceton, IN

#13 Jan 1, 2013
I agree with EGM's comments above. I have been a BIA for 3 months and I will turn in my 2 week notice tomorrow. I like the job, it is detailed and requires organization. This is the first time I have left a job that I liked.
My manager at Home Depot is great, but most other employees, including department heads, tend to look down upon you in this position. I often have found prices changes on my clearance tags that either go up or down that are not listed in my Tasks at all. Therefore, you are blamed anyway for missing a price change.
Additionally, employees will take things such as markers, pens, and tape from your printer cart without asking and do not return them.
In more than once instance, my printer was taken while I just left it unattended for a few minutes to complete another task. Then you have to go looking all over the store for it.
Often employees will add things such as clip strips and wing stacks into bays without sequencing them into it.
I am not perfect in anyway and make mistakes.
I found myself constantly on the look out for other employees screw ups and trying to catch them before I got blamed.
Once it got to that point, I knew it is time to leave.
My advice is not to apply for a BIA position. Once you are in that position, it is hard to advance, but not impossible.
If your looking for a part time job, have thick skin, and not advance; this is great job.
If your looking to keep your self dignity and peace of mind ; look elsewhere.
I am not a complainer, just very disappointed with this position.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#14 Jan 1, 2013
This job would drive me crazy with Lowes system of J-hooks and constantly moving things. I don't know how one person could find all the product to change with it being scattered literally anywhere in the store. But, I hate looking for things and get real frustrated. Also, you are responsible for price changes and there are employees who will take tags down, put product on the shelf without pricing them and if corporate comes and does an audit and find problems, it is your fault evenn though you cannot control what all 100+ employees and customers may do. It is a thankless job. God bless anyone who does it, they earn their pay!!
Marvin

Elyria, OH

#15 Apr 3, 2013
Your all right, I've been a BIA for about a year now and it only gets worse. I'm trying to get another job so I can quit!
Home Depot Pays Sh-t

Kent, OH

#16 Apr 3, 2013
As bad as Lowes can be at times, Lowes pays far better and has better benefits than Depot. Home Depot pays Sh-T, their hiring process is real Sh-t. And the majority of their stores look like Sh-t compared to Lowes.
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#17 Apr 3, 2013
Looks can vary. I have seen some run down stores from the outside but look pristine on the inside. Some customers could really care less about the way a store looks if they are going in and out. Now if they are getting a kitchen or appliance sure you need to keep that clean 100% of the time.

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