Big Lots
2.5 of 5 265 reviews
www.biglots.com Columbus, OH 5000+ Employees

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Human Resource reports to Regional Manager

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Big Lots full-time for more than a year

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

ConsHuman 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 Senior ManagementPlease seperate the HR and operations group so that we have a resource to go to!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I worked at Big Lots full-time for more than a year


Pros: Pay was decent. Good employee discount Cons: No life work balance. DM expected you to work 6 days a week. When I asked for help on how to better this he… Advice to Senior Management: Need to look at stores inventory levels. Maybe look to see if the store could sell the product. They can look at stores history… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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

Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee)
Bradenton, FL

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


Pros: Annual salary was adequate and health benefits were good for full-time… 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… Advice to Senior 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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