Big Lots

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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate Manager in Knoxville, TN
Current Employee - Associate Manager in Knoxville, TN

I have been working at Big Lots full-time (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 (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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    Assistant Store Manager

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

    I worked at Big Lots full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    None, pay can be decent if you come from another company. If you know some one in the company you should be able to get in especially if you were previously employed by circuit city those idiots run the company!

    Cons

    Low payroll, low wages, horrible DM's, Store managers are usually idiots a few good ones left. Want you to look like target with no payroll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold your DM's ,Human Resources accountable!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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