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Best co-workers I have ever had, we are all friends.....without the drama and backstabbing BS

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Current Employee - Store Associate in Morrisville, VT
Current Employee - Store Associate in Morrisville, VT

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

Pros

My co-workers are all awesome. The first place I have worked where the employees don't talk behind the backs of others and be sweet face to face.

Cons

No training at all..........For example.......the new seasonal employees don't even know how to clean a bathroom, myself and another associate showed them.Our assistant managers (we have two of them) make it obvious that they hate their job, to employees AND customers. The hours are nuts, one week I have 30 and the next I get maybe 12 to 18. I am not up for a review until May 2013 but have been told there are few raises and I will probably not get more than a dime.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

At the store I work at I have been told by all my co-workers that if I hurt my back I will get written up for not asking for a team lift. This is BS, when most of the time I am told to just do it, or compared to others who are able to do it alone! Raises should be based upon performance and quality of work and these things should be rewarded with more money!

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    Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in North Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in North Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Big Lots full-time

    Pros

    Not Many but their are some.

    Cons

    Labor is such a premium , the scope of work that is needed far exceeds the labor that is given. You are requires to do $15,000.00 in sales with 6 employees for the whole day, stock , and clean up , and be your own loss prevention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run, not much here for career advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 2 people found this helpful

    No respect or value for work - life balance.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Matthews, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Matthews, NC

    I worked at Big Lots full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    As a salaried manager, you get above average compensation package.

    Cons

    Mandatory 12 hour days especially on inventory truck days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that there is a work and life balance. You will find that your salaried manager rentention rate will increase if you can embrace & implement this fundamental change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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