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390 Reviews
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David J. Campisi
94 Ratings

    Company with a bright future

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    Current Employee - Allocation in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Allocation in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Big Lots full-time (more than 8 years)


    Good pay scale. Evolving business / company. Always an opportunity to learn or work with new people. Better and clearer company direction.


    Long hours. Business areas a still a little too much of a silo. Although the upper management direction is much better there is still more opportunity for knowledge sharing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At company events, try assigned seating so that departments can get mixed and people can mingle with others in the company. The exclaim award is great for those that are nominated. How about an award from the EL or SL Teams that is of there choosing.

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Big Lots Interviews

Updated Nov 25, 2014
Updated Nov 25, 2014

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Interview Difficulty




    Cashier Interview

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    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied in-person – interviewed at Big Lots.

    Interview Details

    They asked about your past job history. Pretty simple process. Just go in and be calm and know a little bit about their company, they like that. Just come prepared and dressed nicely.

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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Headquarters Columbus, OH
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1984
Type Company - Public (BIG)
Industry Retail
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Big Lots believes that a product's shelf life depends solely on which shelf it's on. The company is the nation's #1 broadline closeout retailer, with more than 1,400 Big Lots stores (down from a high of 1,500 in 2005) in 48 US states and about 90 in Canada. (More than one-third of its stores are located in California, Florida, Ohio, and Texas.) It sells a variety of brand-name products that have been overproduced, returned, discontinued, or result from liquidations, typically at 20%-40% below discounters' prices, as well as private-label items and furniture. Its wholesale... More

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