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Very hard but rewarding!

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Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Muskegon, MI
Current Employee - Store Manager in Muskegon, MI

I have been working at Big Lots

Pros

Fun work enviroment, constant change, and rewarding.

Cons

Not enough hours and too much excess seasonal freight.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work smarter and not harder!

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    associate manager

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Big Lots full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you don't have a job, the pay at big lots is better than nothing. The 20% discount is more the most retail stores

    Cons

    not organized, pay is less the other retail stores. the company does not believe promotion from within. the owner of big lots is trying to sell the company. work condition are unsafe. many big lots stores have been robbed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Store Great, Corporate Bad

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    Former Employee - Store Associate  in  Puyallup, WA
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Puyallup, WA

    I worked at Big Lots

    Pros

    -Store Management worked well together and respected employees
    -Decent pay for retail (min wage to start raise after 90 days)
    -Since not everything in store was plan-o-grammed employees were allowed to use best judgement for merchandising, allowing us to take ownership of how our store appeared to customers
    -New store so it wasn't as run down as some other Big Lots stores
    -Early morning hours meant done with work by noon :o)
    -DM was always in store and very friendly
    -I will ALWAYS remember my Big Lots family as we had a blast together in good times and stressful ones.

    Cons

    -Corporate always sent way too much stuff so the warehouse was always a disaster which led to frustration and occasional arguments among stock crew
    -Corporate wanted stock crew to only work 3 days a week (can't live on 18 hour a week checks)
    -Early morning hours took some getting used to
    -Majority of product was not priced, pricing would take almost a full day leaving only 2 days for stocking shelves when Corporate got it's way
    -Constantly had to rearrange huge sections of the store to "make it fit" sometimes at the expense of store flow making sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MORE HOURS TO MAKE YOUR STORE LOOK LIKE IT SHOULD AND GIVE STRUGGLING STORES A ONE WEEK SHIPMENT HOLD TO GET CAUGHT UP IF THEY DON'T HAVE SPACE FOR THE PRODUCT

    No opinion of CEO
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