Big Lots Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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David J. Campisi
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Pros
  • employee discount 20% off entire purchase (in 33 reviews)

  • The 20% discount gained by working there is definitely the best part (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • It's only part time--4-20 hours a week (in 17 reviews)

  • Lack of communication from corporate to store level (in 9 reviews)

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46 Employee Reviews

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  1. ways to help

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Enterprise, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Enterprise, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great work environment nice co workers good pay

    Cons

    not many hours hiring more people than they have hours for

    Advice to Management

    need more hours


  2. Helpful (1)

    Manager for Biglots

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    Current Employee - DTS lead
    Current Employee - DTS lead
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All around good place to work awesome deals for employees and customers alike

    Cons

    its retail still have to deal with unnecessarily angry/confused customers as with all retail new automated scheduler has no compassion or understanding of calendar events leaves low coverage on rush days

    Advice to Management

    Go back to a store made schedule not computer schedualing


  3. Big Lots - A hidden diamond!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Lots full-time

    Pros

    A great place to work. Great opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    There are some old school are there

    Advice to Management

    Encourage new thoughts please


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  5. Just another job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent retail hours, employee discount.

    Cons

    There were no growth opportunities offered

    Advice to Management

    Suggestions I have for management is to hire more people I didn't like working at the company because salary was too low. Just be yourself and be kind to customers no matter what


  6. Helpful (2)

    Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Recommends

    I worked at Big Lots (More than a year)

    Pros

    The customers I was enjoying the best

    Cons

    salary was not that great


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work at

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    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Trexlertown, PA
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Trexlertown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    a lot of old people. so you can be slow at checking out. 20% off of every purchase

    Cons

    only pay 8/hour for cashier

    Advice to Management

    get more space or less products


  8. Helpful (1)

    Nice Manager. Not a bad job.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist

    Pros

    Worked part time. Nice manager, decent enough company.

    Cons

    None than really mattered. All jobs have ups and downs so never found fault with this company.


  9. well Appreciative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed The Work Experience. It Teaches the value if life.

    Cons

    Sometines I stay when I really dont want to but I guess its ok.

    Advice to Management

    Get more help


  10. Customer Service Specialist

    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Big Lots (More than a year)

    Pros

    managers and staff very helpful

    Cons

    hours ( but what retail store has alot of hours)


  11. Helpful (1)

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time

    Pros

    My big lots is like a family! Love them! Love the 20% discount. Managers are very understanding if your going through something.

    Cons

    Let's see I hate working there sometimes because I spend too much money! Lol! Always have to much good stuff there. Also wished that part time employees get vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    Biglots is a wonderful store. Managers are wonderful. Employees are great. Love helping JENNIFER out. Keep up the good work.



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