Mission: Our business was founded on the belief that everyone loves a great deal. This guiding principle is at the heart of our mission: Surprises in every aisle, every day! Our customers are savvy about shopping, practical about savings, and thrilled by great merchandise, brands, and ...
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JOB ALERT in COLUMBUS, OH! Our NEW Store of the Future location in Grandview is hiring! We are seeking part-time associates to join our team at our newest location. Apply here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQYHy—30+ days ago
One Team. One Goal!
Big Lots associates are part of a team dedicated to our mission: Surprises in every aisle, every day. We hire people who will flourish in our fun and fast-paced environment. Our associates are encouraged to try new ideas, make decisions, and take on greater responsibilities. Their energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to our customers are the major factors in our incredible growth.
Looking for your next BIG opportunity?
Our people make Big Lots a great place to shop — and a great place to work. We’re looking for associates who exemplify our guiding values. Who are committed to customer service. Who want a career with opportunities, challenges, and rewards. If you’re interested in joining a fantastic team, check out our job postings.
To provide an outstanding shopping experience for our customers, valuing and developing our associates, and creating growth for our shareholders.
These embody the essence of how we strive to work together at Big Lots each and every day:
Exceed customer expectations
Treat people with respect and dignity
Be a passionate leader
Participate and contribute
Work as a team
Make quick, responsible decisions
Listen and communicate
How We Got Here
In 1967, Sol Shenk founded Consolidated International, Inc. - the company that is now Big Lots. He's considered one of the true visionaries in the discount retail marketplace.
The Art Of The Deal
Shenk loved making crazy closeout deals, particularly on auto parts and all kinds of vehicles. In 1970 the company began operating as Consolidated International. Consolidated launched the Big Lots/Odd Lots closeout chain in 1982. Over the years the chain grew, including an acquisition of stores doing business as Mac Frugal’s Bargains * Closeouts, and Pic ‘N’ Save.
One Name Says It All
In 2001 our array of store names and company identity were converted to a single national brand: Big Lots. For our customers, a common national brand represents consistency and buying power. And for our 35,000 associates, the Big Lots name reinforces a shared company culture from coast to coast.
Big Lots Today
From our closeout store roots to our entrance into discount retailing, our core purpose of helping people save money on all kinds of products has stayed the same. But the needs of our customers have expanded dramatically. Today we offer an extensive assortment of brand-name items and quality products, including Furniture, Seasonal, Soft Home, Food, Consumables, Hard Home, and Electronics, Toys & Accessories. Our customers may be on a tight budget, or they may just enjoy our treasure-hunt atmosphere. Either way, they love our mission of: Surprises in every aisle, every day.
Big Lots cares about the community, and that’s why we’re donating time, money, and other resources to non-profit organizations across the country. Through the Big Lots Foundation, our associates come together and give big!
Our giving priorities include supporting programs and 501(c)3 organizations in the areas of healthcare, housing, hunger, and education, especially those serving women and children.
Our giving takes place throughout the United States where we operate stores, distribution centers, and our corporate office.
Healthcare. Retirement planning. Income protection. Work-life balance. They're essential parts of your life, and we're committed to providing a comprehensive benefit package aimed at meeting your personal and family needs. We take great pride in offering a competitive program to attract and reward talented associates. Certain benefits are subject to eligibility requirements and part-time or full-time status.
Disability Income Protection
I have been working at Big Lots part-time
The people are incredible, I love working mostly because I'm ADHD, so I like a lot of movement!! And when I start something I try my hardest to get it done otherwise it drives me completely crazy.
There are definitely challenges but your team helps you through it, but if I had to choose one, it would be the rude customers, but everything else is great!!
Advice to Management
Yall are doing a great job!!
The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Big Lots in January 2017.
Went very well. There had been a recent transfer of management so the lady who interviewed me was hiring a lot of new people. The store has a lot of fixing to do but definitely can me improved with the right people. Interview wasn't hard at all.
Starts at $9/hour