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bad when furn. mgr. makes more than the assoc. mgr. who carries keys,opens and closes.

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Current Employee - Associate Manager  in  Knoxville, TN
Current Employee - Associate Manager in Knoxville, TN

I have been working at Big Lots full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

if your full time, good benefits

Cons

you cant get 40 hrs., a lot of nights and wk ends.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Alright company.

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    Former Employee - Furniture Associate  in  Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Furniture Associate in Statesboro, GA

    I worked at Big Lots part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Big Lots offers flexible schedules and is generally a relaxed work atmosphere. The employees are relatively laid back and rarely any hassles arise.

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive at all. Their scheduling delegates all employees aside from management to "part-time" to avoid giving benefits. This leads to a lot of employees not caring much about their positions and leads to scheduling conflicts when employees call in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer competitive salaries and incentive packages to employees other than store management. Your managers aren't selling your products, the hourly employees are. As a former furniture sales assistant, up-selling just made my job more stressful. If they want one item, that's easier for me to ring up and load. If I upsell them from a sofa to a full living room suite, it's more work for me with nothing but more work. There's just no incentive to boost the numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I think with better training and development this company would be great to work for.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    The hours that you are required to work are great.

    Cons

    The training program needs alot of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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