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Updated January 19, 2018
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Big Lots President and CEO David J. Campisi
David J. Campisi
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Pros
  • 20% discount and helpful knowledge to grow as a leader (in 105 reviews)

  • The employee discount was a great plus (in 103 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not very good (in 30 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (24)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Norco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Norco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Organization, and being a productive member of society

    Cons

    Hours avaliable to work are far and few between

  3. "Forklift driver"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits and bonuses

    Cons

    Wasnt getting enough hours on the job

    Advice to Management

    Yes


  4. "Nice Job, Effective Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They're pretty flexible with hours. Coworkers are respectful and polite. The job is exactly what you would expect from most sales and customer service retail jobs. Benefits kick in quickly.

    Cons

    A lot of employees don't stay long, so the training is pretty bare bones. You just watch tutorial videos that you're probably going to forget when you actually get out on the floor.


  5. "review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stocker in La Canada Flintridge, CA
    Current Employee - Stocker in La Canada Flintridge, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time

    Pros

    promotions, benefits, work environment,number of local stores, and discount prices

    Cons

    lack of shopping time while working.

    Advice to Management

    to keep up the good work.


  6. "Assistant Team Leader of Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ATLS in Houma, LA
    Current Employee - ATLS in Houma, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interact with different people everyday, first to see product we get

    Cons

    Customers don't act right in the restroom and stealing really gets to me

    Advice to Management

    We should always have more than 2 people in the store at all times especially for the holidays


  7. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in and pays weekly

    Cons

    The hours get kind of slow after the holidays

  8. "Great company, but bad scheduling..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like working at Big Lots because there is a lot of camaraderie among the associates, so you make friends easily, even with the managers.

    Cons

    The worst part of working at Big Lots is the scheduling. The schedule comes out once a week, sometimes only 1 day ahead of time, since each new week starts on Sunday. You never know how many hours you're going to get or what time you may be scheduled, even if you may have certain times blocked out. Sometimes it's hard to get days off if you're scheduled to work because dates are blocked off or they may not have anyone to cover your shift.


  9. "District Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Great Leadership
    Future Growth

    Cons

    None that is not expected in retail

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow and push for excellence


  10. "stock and sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    wonderful coworkers ansd a beautiful place to work

    Cons

    need more hours and will love to advance

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work


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