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Helpful (4)

Physically demanding , stressfull work with little room for growth opportunity !

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Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bradenton, FL
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bradenton, FL

I worked at Big Lots full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

Annual salary was adequate and health benefits were good for full-time employees . The associate discount of 20% was also a plus !

Cons

Unrealistic expectations in implementing the " Dock-to-Stock" program . The company (DM) never allocate sufficient hrs to meet the co. demands . Too many of their stores have exhausted their "life-expectancy" & are antiquated and dirty without any promise of remodeling or updating . I.E. ... the only reason they stay in a particular strip-plaza is because the rent is so cheap and located in the ghetto part of town !

Advice to Management

Re-evaluate each of your 10 yr and older locations . Would it be more cost-effective to re-locate !? Improve you methods of training for ALL levels of Mgmt. including DM's & DLPM's . Re-train DC Mgrs. and loaders to make the 53' trailer deliveries more receivable and less dangerous ! The company is just asking for a major liability/workmans comp suit to leveled against them !

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  1. Helpful (4)

    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

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

    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 Management

    Run, not much here for career advancement.

  2. Helpful (2)

    No respect or value for work - life balance.

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    • Senior Management
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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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Mandatory 12 hour days especially on inventory truck days.

    Advice to Management

    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.

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