Big Lots Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2020

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3.1
49%
Recommend to a Friend
53%
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Big Lots CEO Bruce Thorn  (no image)
Bruce Thorn
128 Ratings
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  • "I would like to see the starting hourly rate for part time jobs raised to be competitive(in 75 reviews)

  • "Hours are not consistent, value loyalty card sign ups too much and low pay if you have little experience in retail(in 65 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Costumer loyalty, costumer interaction and it helps develop character

    Cons

    I don’t believe there are any downsides

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  2. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Training Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and support from corporate

    Cons

    I would like to see the starting hourly rate for part time jobs raised to be competitive.

  3. "unprofessional internal stocker and day-shift quarrels and the ending of our $ 2.- hazard pay"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Truly enjoy the teamwork during the day and our managers. They stand by you. The coworkers work well with each other. A great team. Despite dealing with more and more difficult and aggressive customers lately.

    Cons

    Having to deal with unprofessional and passive-aggressive behavior by the management from the nightshift towards us dayshift workers is very disruptive and cleaning up after their sloppy work makes it even harder for us to do our work! Also, It is hard to understand why our $ 2.- hazard pay ended. Especially now hat the covid-19 danger spiked. Especially here in California. We are at the forefront. Having to deal with customers not wanting to wear masks. We are NOT allowed to enforce the state mandate for them to either wear one or leave. I feel we are left quite in the cold and in danger. And at least deserve this financial boost! Without the government to dictate it to our company! I thought the Big Lots cares abot us?

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  4. "Good for students"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Cashier in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule And ample overtime available

    Cons

    They’ll call you in on your days off

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  5. "unreasonable"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Big Lots full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    We got a good discount and very good insurance, especially vision.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on "metrics". Had to write up people who were good in all aspects of their job except they could not get customers on the credit card. The company made a huge deal out of getting credit card sign ups, but provided very little signage for it. Managers were threatened with write ups for not getting enough donations for Nationwide Children's Hospital, so many managers donated themselves just to keep off the bad list. No one should have to pay money to keep from getting written up. If the donations are that important, have the DM's on the sidewalk with a bucket and solicit customers for one day a week and see how they do. If you've been there for years you can get away with anything. They hire store managers from outside the company instead of making sure their own people are prepared to run stores.

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  6. "loved most of it"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Stock Associate 

    I worked at Big Lots part-time

    Pros

    Great people. Kept busy. Friendly (mostly) coworkers

    Cons

    Expected to take more and more and more without pay raise. Hours I was available became redundant to new management

  7. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Cashier in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Big Lots part-time

    Pros

    Was Very good temporary job

    Cons

    Not really. Was good place

  8. "An ok company to work for"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant Team Lead in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonuses were fairly decent as long as you made plan

    Cons

    Working a lot of weekends

  9. "Decent Job for Students"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Stock Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big Lots part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly Staff Great training Keeps you in shape

    Cons

    Pay could be better Early hours for truck unloading can be a pain Not very organized Work is mindlessly easy and can be accomplished quickly, which puts you in a tight spot for hours, as you're not allowed to do nothing. Can be monotonous

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  10. "Good friendly services"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Stocker in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great Coworkers and approachable management

    Cons

    mangement stucture is unorginzed, and the boxes were confused to

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