Big Lots

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Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX

Pros

pay is great! benefits are good.

Cons

more labor to control the conditions of the store.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Big Lots

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Poor Leadership

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    Current Employee - Information Technology
    Current Employee - Information Technology

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    No where to go, no one cares

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn about your people

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

    Human Resource reports to Regional Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Co-workers are great and a resource to discuss problems with. Discount is a plus, especially during associate discount days.

    Cons

    Human Resource Manager reports directly to Regional Manager or Vice President. This makes it extremely difficult to go to human resources with an issue. The regional HR person and the regional manager travel together and are very good friends. They can get rid of anyone they agree on, because the HR person has to check with the regional manager. They will joke about getting rid of people or discrediting them. There is another HR person that helps out, but they don't like him or the asset protection department. The head HR guy has favorites, usually the same as the regional manager. The HR guy will communicate and let it be known which managers he likes or dislikes. If he quits talking to you, you are going to get fired, he will dig until he finds something. Usually it is started by the regional manager and he has the HR guy support him. If you report anything to his boss the regional manager, it gets slipped under the rug. The regional manager is in Oregon and the HR department is in Chicago which makes it difficult to get one or the other come at the same time. If you are a favorit, you will advance, if not the regional manager and HR will work together to get you fired. They do it all the time. I am surprised they don't get sued for this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please seperate the HR and operations group so that we have a resource to go to!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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