Big Lots Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Decent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Associate Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, great discount, avaliability of District Manager

    Cons

    Doesn't close during bad weather (ice), Crazy holiday hours, wasteful


  2. Helpful (4)

    Store Team Leader

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

    I have been working at Big Lots full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Every day is a different day. Freedom to merchandise your store the way you want. Dealing with customers daily. Employee discount.

    Cons

    NO personal life. Managers are required to work 3 Saturday's and 2 Sunday's a month. No communication from DM and Corporate. No training. On your own.

    Advice to Management

    Must work on training for All employees. Poor communication between stores and corporate. Managers need a personal life. Shouldn't be about the "Mighty" $ all the time.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Converse, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Converse, TX

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

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

    Pros

    working with customers and team members,

    Cons

    hours got cut really low


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  5. 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)


  6. Helpful (1)

    Decently Ok

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

    I worked at Big Lots

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

    Pros

    Easy Work
    You can move up fairly quickly if you are willing to dedicate a lot of time to them

    Cons

    Low Hours
    Bad Management
    Unrealistic Expectations
    Don't get requested days off


  7. CSS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSS in Bridgeton, NJ
    Former Employee - CSS in Bridgeton, NJ

    I worked at Big Lots part-time

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for small company

    Cons

    Schedule never done on time. Management gets all hours Assistant Mgr's get time in half. Everyone else is lucky to get 20 hours. Sexual Harassment by Mangers. Corporate could care less about their employees. Working the Truck is terrible all done by hand.

    Advice to Management

    GET A BRAIN & HAVE A HEART


  8. Helpful (1)

    Associate Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSS/Associate Manager in Gonzales, LA
    Former Employee - CSS/Associate Manager in Gonzales, LA

    I worked at Big Lots

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

    Pros

    It is a paying job.

    Cons

    Their employees are only numbers.


  9. Cashier

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

    I have been working at Big Lots

    Pros

    good work expirence and great people

    Cons

    not enough pay and not alot of hours


  10. great place

    • 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 part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well working for bog lots is great. All employees get some type of discount. Good to use on everything in the store except dairy products.

    Cons

    While working at big lots I haven't discovered or ran across any con's to working there .. If I must say 1 thing it would have to be the pay.

    Advice to Management

    To start your stockers at a higher pay rate. Its not competitive to the pay of many positions consisting of the same work.


  11. assistant manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, 20% discount

    Cons

    Not enough coverage throughout the day



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