Big Lots Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2020

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138 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. Helpful (1)

    "Salary"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - STL in Dyersburg, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots full-time

    Pros

    45 hrs a week. Sweet bonuses

    Cons

    Payroll very tight but good work life balance.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Retail Associate/Cashier 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work, easy to learn, provides the right amount of training

    Cons

    POS system is a bit outdated


  3. "Big lots"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkins, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and great employee discount

    Cons

    Not enough Associates and no set schedule

  4. "Very different but fun"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Great Falls, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    At times I feel like some questions don’t get answered and I feel like there is a glass ceiling

    Cons

    Great pay they don’t ask you to work 80 million hours a week pretty cool

  5. "It was ok"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Lots part-time

    Pros

    They had flex schedule sometjmes

    Cons

    Working on busy days was not fun

  6. "Loved me experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Cashier in Wood Dale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing co workers even management was amazing

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about I had an amazing experience

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  7. "My experience as a team member within the Big Lots family has been incredibly positive, and absolutely satisfying."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The ability to take pride in your store and your team.

    Cons

    There are no cons working for Big Lots!

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  8. "Different skills to learn"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Trussville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, good pay, lots of departments

    Cons

    Company mostly cares about money, open on all holidays

  9. "Ok job for awhile"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Freight Processing Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok pay. Good co workers

    Cons

    Late trucks. Schedule changes alot

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  10. "Great if your a quick learner"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Los Banos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good experience. Get two 15 minute breaks and a 30 minute lunch.

    Cons

    Lots of mulit-tasking. Little to no training. Rely too much on productive workers. Need more incentives for workers to be more productive.

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