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Updated Nov 29, 2021

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3.2
47%
Recommend to a Friend
56%
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Bruce Thorn
346 Ratings
Pros
  • "Employee discount, flexible scheduling, good co-workers(in 151 reviews)

  • "20% discount and 30% off of furniture(in 114 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "I would like to see the starting hourly rate for part time jobs raised to be competitive(in 78 reviews)

  • "Poor leadership bullying low pay(in 74 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      goid

      Nov 26, 2021 - Sales Associate in Warren, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nice place to work at

      Cons

      sometimes very short staffed huh

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Overall

      Nov 26, 2021 - Store Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, but not enough per store

      Cons

      Lack of support from district managers,

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Worked at Walmart last 12 yrs. Started at Big lots in October 2021.

      Nov 19, 2021 - Stocker/Unloader in Weirton, WV
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Love my job, managers and associates

      Cons

      I have an issue some days with the asst manager. He seems angry alot.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Place to Work

      Nov 15, 2021 - Staff Accountant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Access to big sized inventory.

      Cons

      No small lots, only big.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Alright Job (Annoying with the rewards cards)

      Nov 29, 2021 - Sales Associate/Cashier 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Chill Managers and Employees, Great stuff to buy from

      Cons

      Rewards cards were annoying to deal with, it was like the only thing at the job that mattered.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Could've been better

      Nov 27, 2021 - Sales Associate/Cashier in Tonawanda, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Small company good for people with anxiety

      Cons

      Management not that great Work/life balance not good as schedule would come out last minute

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Hard work great place but little pay

      Nov 11, 2021 - Stocker, Sales Associate & Customer Service in Lake Jackson, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone is usually a team player, you can take learn different departments and Maryland going to train you on everything.

      Cons

      There's only a few bad things about them, the pay is not great you can't raise a family not even yourself on it, and they're unwilling to let you work 40 hours for three straight weeks because they don't want to give me your Health insurance.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Nov 12, 2021 - Associate in Avon Park, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      30% discount Paid weekly Nice environment Chance for advancement Very helpful

      Cons

      I have no complaints about this company.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Mediocrity at work

      Nov 26, 2021 - Furniture Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nobody cares about whether or not you actually do your work

      Cons

      Managers are ball busters, unrealistic standards, sometimes it would be 3 employees to tend to the entire store, and they also expected us to get side projects done. Pay was minimum wage, and even the managers made miserable salaries. Overall, it feels like a company where the kids that run like Naruto in school go to get by the rest of their lives.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Experience working at Big Lots

      Nov 12, 2021 - Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits, product selection including furniture and employee discounts.

      Cons

      Upper management needs to balance out the workload trickled down as it hinders the operation of the store.

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