Big Lots Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Assistant Team Leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big Lots

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair salary. Hourly position so 45 hours means 45 hours. Great customers, very easy to please but do not resemble "Jennifer" in our area. Task Manager is excellent, makes all tasks easy to plan and complete.

    Cons

    Store Team leader does not work hours expected causing a lack of coverage and extra stress on the management team. District Manager's show too much favoritism to "tenured" manager's and any complaints to the Get Real hotline is a big mistake if trying to make career with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Store Team Leaders are not held accountable to the amount of time actually worked each week, that is a huge loss of payroll hours if the manager does not have integrity to work the hours expected (they do not clock in and out). District Team SHOULD NOT conduct the investigation against the Store Manager, there is far too much favoritism between long term employees. With all the changes in the company over the past few years tenured employees are sometimes disgruntled on all levels field management.

  2. Store manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Big Lots full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hours good atmosphere vacation personnel days

    Cons

    Few payroll hours to operate store

    Advice to Management

    Hire good assistant managers

  3. Hard to balance personal life and work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big Lots

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The employee discount combined with the prices

    Cons

    Not a good balance between work and personal life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big Lots

    Pros

    Big Lots is for someone who already has a full-time job and wants to make some extra money or someone like myself who is only seeking management experience.

    -20% discount, 30% during "Associate Discount Days"
    -Very pleasant co-workers
    -Pay is very decent for my position
    -Quick commute to and from my place of residence
    -Limited responsibilities

    Cons

    -Forced to work every single weekend, unless requested off
    -Was never properly trained in certain areas
    -Opportunities for advancement are non-existent
    -Manager seems to be in a bad mood at least once a week and tends to take her frustrations out on everyone around her
    -Have to wait 8 months to take a vacation. WTF!?
    -Building is extremely old and run down
    -Only given a 30-minute unpaid lunch which really feels like 10 minutes
    -Difficult to meet sales goals at times which obviously makes it harder to bonus

    Advice to Management

    Let us employees know way ahead of time when the company is going to make serious changes such as editing roles and responsibilities and eliminating positions (Associate Manager). Also, I think that ALL management positions should be salaried and not hourly. With that being said, I am currently actively seeking employment elsewhere. This just isn't for a fashionista like me!

  6. productive fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Ceres, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Ceres, CA

    I worked at Big Lots (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They really stick to their employees and fun place to work.

    Cons

    No promotions from within no monthly weekend's off.

    Advice to Management

    They should listen to their employees.

  7. Assistant store manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big Lots full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Discount, pay weekly, big changes

    Cons

    Long hours, unrealistic over stock

  8. Good for retail job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Big Lots part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Simple, customer interaction. Good management.

    Cons

    Boring, lots of standing and always busy

    Advice to Management

    Make work more fun when possible

  9. Good job, Work life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Fernando, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Fernando, CA

    I have been working at Big Lots full-time (more than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well paid and a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Very little to grow and obtain a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    This would go for VP and above, I would strongly suggest to allocate all hours to your stocking team allowing more staff to place products and maintain a well and clean store. You need to consider perhaps phasing out the Associate Manager position and this will free up spendable dollars to re-invest in your stores.

  10. It was ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big Lots

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loved working with employees and customers

    Cons

    Pay not commensurate with job.

  11. A good competive challenge.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big Lots

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great opportunity in advancement in the company. Great people to work with. Andits a good workout nd keep you in shape.

    Cons

    Need more employees working in the store to get the job done more precise and efficient. They need to explain more in detail.

    Advice to Management

    Need my employees

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