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Big Lots Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Big Lots President and CEO David J. Campisi
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Pros
  • 20% discount and helpful knowledge to grow as a leader (in 103 reviews)

  • The employee discount was a great plus (in 98 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not very good (in 28 reviews)

  • Can be challenging to find good part time talent (in 54 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (19)

    "It's Amazing, I love the people I work with. We treat each other like family!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in North Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in North Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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!!


  2. "DTS, Cashier, and Furniture."

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Roseville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and good managers, most positions are very easy on an average workday, the employee discount is useful at an already inexpensive store.

    Cons

    Non union, pay is relatively stagnant, I've worked here a year and a half and have a 21 cent raise. Working dock to stock crew is early hours, starting as early at 3:30 to 5am and it's hard manual labor unloading trucks of 1500-3000 items, unpaletized, with no difference in pay from someone working the register. Because of these cons, people routinely call out or just don't show up to these shifts with little consequences.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivise stocking with better pay or some benefit so that people will want to show up or stay working there.

  3. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The store I work at the employees R like one big family. We all care about each other. And each day I do something different, one day on register, next stocking shelves, next recovering the store. I LOVE WORKING HERE.

    Cons

    Not getting recognized when U R doing a great job with customers, and Cust Service. The hours, need more of them..


  4. "great job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jasper, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jasper, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big Lots part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    easy going staff was very nice and respectful

    Cons

    not many hrs was available

    Advice to Management

    manager was great


  5. "District Team Leader es"

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

    I worked at Big Lots full-time

    Pros

    Good company , great CEO and great future

    Cons

    Bad Managers, sometimes they need to let the people grow .

    Advice to Management

    You need to really give training


  6. "pros and cons"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big Lots part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Positive attitudes and good perks

    Cons

    My end experience at the Washington DC store was the poor management when they changed store managers


  7. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, plus an employee discount on anything in the store.

    Cons

    Work on days off sometimes, management has attitude sometimes for literally no reason, heavy lifting is back breaking, etc...

  8. "Worked there 7 years"

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    Former Employee - CSS in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - CSS in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big Lots (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, clearance, discount, coworkers, bosses

    Cons

    Vacation, pay, hours, training, corporate


  9. "Good place to work...if you don't have bills to pay."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Big Lots full-time

    Pros

    Good way to get into the work force.

    Cons

    You won't make much money. They pay as little as they can get away with and staff a skeleton crew. Overworked and underpaid.


  10. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's ok been there for a while

    Cons

    They only give you 30 hours when you are a full time employee


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