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    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Furniture Manager
    Former Employee - Furniture Manager

    I worked at Big Lots full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The employee discounts. Fellow employess were like a second family

    Cons

    Too much work expected of manament with hours being cut so bad that it made it hard to keep up with shipment and floor resets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Id like them to work a week in the stores with the limited hours they think are more then enough

    Recommends
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Big Lots Interviews

Updated Oct 10, 2014
Updated Oct 10, 2014

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    When I was wanting to change retail jobs, A girl from Columbus Ohio called me on the phone. She found my resume online. I sent her back to her manager 3 time before I agreed to an Interview. I wanted more money. As soon as we decided on a number I got an interview for Furniture manager. Got a 2nd interview and started the 3 week training soon after that. My training lasted 3 days of the 3 weeks they told me it was going to be. But I soon picked up the knowledge that I needed and added some of my own stuff in to my job description. I wrote my own schedule, hired my own team and demanded more hours for my team. I had created a good team, and bonused almost ever quarter.

    Interview Questions
    • There was not a difficult question, I nailed it.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I sent the head hunter back 3 times to get the price I wanted.
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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Website www.biglots.com
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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