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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Lithonia, GA
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Lithonia, GA

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


    Flexible Hours
    Lots of Busy work
    Time passes quickly


    Multiple Managers
    Constant repairing of stock presentation


Big Lots Interviews

Updated Jan 27, 2015
Updated Jan 27, 2015

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Interview Experience


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Interview Difficulty




    Management Trainee Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Big Lots.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting. Interviewed me on site. Just asked about retail experience and asked behavioral style questions.Was a panel style interview, district manager asked most of the questions. It was pretty informal but nothing to stress over.

    Interview Questions
    • felt pretty relaxed they just asked about retail experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    not very negotional
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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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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