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Updated Sep 8, 2022

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Interviews at Big Lots

Experience
Positive59%
Negative20%
Neutral22%
Getting an Interview
Applied online47%
In Person35%
Employee Referral7%
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Big Lots

Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Big Lots

Interview

It's your typical interview. Why would you be a perfect fit, tell me about yourself, what would you do in this scenario type questions. It's a very laid back interview process.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me a little about yourself?
    Answer Question
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Anonymous Interview Candidate

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Big Lots in Jun 2022

Interview

Interview with store manager, in office after applying on line. She called me to discuss position, asked when available, and discussed past positions. I was invited to the store and I asked what they paid...$11

Interview Questions
  • when can i work what have i done
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Anonymous Interview Candidate

Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I interviewed at Big Lots

Interview

Pretty easy, was inside the store with people walking around, asked about how to handle certain scenarios, my most difficult experience at other jobs, that was basically it, pretty straight forward.

Interview Questions
  • If I was willing to be a cashier.
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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I interviewed at Big Lots

Interview

Really basic and needs updated from the 1980s. Felt more like a formality than a necessity. Anyone can work here and does. The furniture operates separate than the rest of the store which is a little odd.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview
Application

I interviewed at Big Lots

Interview

It was a normal interview. It went ok. It was ok. It was a normal interview. Job was not good enough for me. Normal interview. They did ok. They did alright. Normal interview.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied in-person. I interviewed at Big Lots

Interview

Lots of reading and vidoes, depending what your getting hired for. Overall everything is self explanatory. Safety is most of job description. flexible atire. Mostly on how to use equipment and registers.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I interviewed at Big Lots

Interview

Pretty weird interview, tells you a lot about the company, asks you a few situational questions and your availability and then gave me a tour of the store.. didn’t end up getting the job but felt like they were training me already

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I interviewed at Big Lots

Interview

good easy questions were asked it was nothing crazy. it was also during the pandemic so i think that they really just beeded a helping hand around the store. not much else to say about it in all honesty. manager seemed very sweet so that was a plus.

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I interviewed at Big Lots

Interview

Easy interview process. It’s entry level work. The turnover rate is very high. Seems like if you wanted to move up the ladder it would be easily attainable. Overall it was an easy no question interview.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX

No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I interviewed at Big Lots (Austin, TX)

Interview

It was very easy and the instructor was friendly and overall he didn’t have a problem going back over anything and explaining something when I didn’t understand what was said.

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Big Lots Interviews FAQs

Glassdoor users rated their interview experience at Big Lots as 60.0% positive with a difficulty rating score of 1.84 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty). Candidates interviewing for Cashier and Sales Associate/Cashier rated their interviews as the hardest, whereas interviews for Store Associate and Sales Associate roles were rated as the easiest.

The hiring process at Big Lots takes an average of 12 days when considering 399 user submitted interviews across all job titles. Candidates applying for Sales Associate/Cashier had the quickest hiring process (on average 5 days), whereas Store Associate roles had the slowest hiring process (on average 24 days).

Common stages of the interview process at Big Lots according to 399 Glassdoor interviews include:

One on One Interview: 34.74%

Background Check: 15.80%

Drug Test: 13.62%

Phone Interview: 11.44%

Presentation: 6.54%

Skills Test: 6.27%

Group Panel Interview: 4.50%

IQ Intelligence Test: 2.59%

Personality Test: 2.45%

Other: 2.04%

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