38% of the CEO
David J. Campisi
I have been working at Big Lots full-time for more than 5 years
Pros – 20% discount. First pick from what comes in. Every shipment has surprises. Made friends with coworkers easily. 30% discount twice a year. 4 paid holidays a year.
Cons – Low pay. Very little raises. As low as 10 cents per year, only as high as 25 cents. Hard to get full time. Only management and a CSS are eligible for a full time position. Corporate gives out just enough hours to operate. One cashier, manager on duty often has to be back up cashier. One furniture associate, causing customers to have to wait. One person at night to straighten the whole store, while corporate has the expectation of perfection. It's impossible to run a store on the bare bones of a crew. But they don't want to hear that.
Advice to Senior Management – Lower prices. Often times the grocery store has better sales than we do. Give more labor hours to use. People need associates to help them and there's often no one available. You preach about good customer service to help loss prevention, but when there's only two people In this $4million store, there's no one to prevent theft.
2013-09-21 09:17 PDT
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I worked at Big Lots
Pros – The hours were okay. However I had to work if someone called in sick. Got old quick
Cons – The management is on a high horse. They are horrible.
Advice to Senior Management – Go to school.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2011-01-20 22:44 PST
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