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Big Lots Interview Questions

Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
121 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Stocker/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Asked in the stores if they are hiring and I was giving to fill so I submitted like 2 days wen I personally met the hiring manager and we discussed my experience,they called some days after that they re going to conduct a background check first and after they will schedule proper interview ,hope all works out well

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Big Lots.

    Interview Details

    Met with HR at CareerFest in February. Submitted my application on an email I was given and online. I was contacted about two weeks later to schedule a phone interview. During the phone interview, I was told it went really well and they would let me know either way within the week. I didn't hear from them again until three weeks later when I emailed asking about the position. They told me it had been filled.

    Interview Questions
    • "What makes you stand out from the many other applicants? Why should I remember YOU?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Transportation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Big Lots in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got the interview opportunity from job fair. the interview was on site, and the interviewers are two managers and a VP. all the interviews were based on my resume, not too many technical questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Big Lots.

    Interview Details

    I went to a career fair in a hotel for a new store that was about to open. I interviewed with the district manager first, and then was called back to interview with the assistant manager of the store. There weren't that many questions, and the ones that they asked were all pretty standard.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a situation where you've had a hard to deal with customer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Big Lots.

    Interview Details

    The whole process was very sloppy. I got two different calls from recruiters working in the same building and couldn't coordinate who what handling what. I ended up interviewing with both when only one was necessary (was told this by one of the recruiters). I got set up with a face to face interview with the RV and he asked very basic questions and proceeded to tell me that he wasn't really looking for talented people, he wanted to hire someone who could hang in there because they had had horrible turn over up to this point. He proceeded to give me horror stories about other managers from different retailers like Home Depot, Toys R Us, Sears, Ross etc who quit the position right away because the company officials are a bit on the rough side and lack some of the "people skills" needed to run their business. I know he wanted to scare me early in the game to see if I would eventually desist from my intention of applying with them. He said some red flags when it comes to treating employees with respect so to me that was a deal breaker. I told him I am still evaluating other possibilities with other companies which is the actual case and will make my decision once all interviewing is completed.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. Most unexpected was "What do you do when a superior yells at you and calls you names in public meetings?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Received a better offer with a highly respected company.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Big Lots.

    Interview Details

    Guy complained about his job, proceeded to complain about and insult his current staff

    Interview Questions
    • "You're not afraid of mice or squirrels, are you?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Big Lots.

    Interview Details

    The normal. How do you fit in with this company?

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    NO negotiations
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Corporate Office Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Big Lots.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Took 1/2month and got a phone call for interview. Very basic questions. Just go through your resume and why you want to work for Big lots

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  10.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Big Lots.

    Interview Details

    Walked in because of a posted banner outside, Filled out the paperwork and told them I had experience. I gave references and was hired on the spot and started that day. The store was very short handed going into the holiday season and needed someone right away. I was surprised at how little information was requested but happy to get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Strangest interview since the only questioned asked was if I had experience.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None, they gave me what I ws asking for
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Big Lots.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by Regional recruiter on the telephone. Asked about work history, how i would handle certain situations involving negative customer service experiences ect. Questions about salary expectations. Next interviewed with the District Manager who laid out what their expectation were. After that a phone interview with Regional Manager as a sign off to make an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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