Big Lots Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. Area Asset Protection

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Asset Protection in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Area Asset Protection in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Big Lots full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Company straying away from treating people well

    Advice to Management

    Look deep


  2. Good place to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Trexlertown, PA
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Trexlertown, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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


  3. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at Big Lots

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced a a great place to help employees grow.

    Cons

    Number of staffing hours available on a weekly basis.

    Advice to Management

    Don't stay at store level. move up to a DM at lest


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  5. Nice Manager. Not a bad job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist

    I worked at Big Lots

    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.


  6. Okay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big Lots

    Pros

    20 percent Emoyee discount If student great job

    Cons

    Needs to be updated


  7. Hard to manage

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Joliet, IL

    I worked at Big Lots (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    20% discount Paid Vacation/Sick/Floating Holiday pay New program rolling out with rolls & responsibilities will make things run more smoothly. The right people need to be placed into the correct rolls though.

    Cons

    There is no balance to have a life outside of work. Schedules change every week. You don't find out what you work on Sunday until Saturday afternoon. You cannot make plans. Call offs leave you working open to close. Hiring just anyone off the street that can pass a background check is not the way to staff a store. SM doesn't care. DM doesn' t care that SM doesn't.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Before forcing people into rolls they did not sign up for, talk to your people and consider moving them around.


  8. well Appreciative

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big Lots

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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


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    Store Team Leader

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Team Leader in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Store Team Leader in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Big Lots

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you work like a mule you will have a job

    Cons

    No regular schedule, under paid, in region 3 a lot of friends of district team leaders were hired and get paid in average about $10000 more than regular store managers. Store Managers can't run their own stores micromanagement. Company tries to compensate hard work with words instead of real reward


  10. Could be better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muskogee, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Muskogee, OK

    I have been working at Big Lots full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    20% discount, vacation pay, holiday pay

    Cons

    Many times there is only a manager and a cashier in the building. Leaving that manager to unload furniture trucks by their self, along with trying to run the store. By standards they don't want more than 3 people waiting in line but don't supply enough to keep cashier coverage.


  11. associate manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big Lots

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Benefits are great with excellent coverage.

    Cons

    There are always time dead lines with huge expectations. I wish there was more time for the customer.



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