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Updated Sep 30, 2022

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3.1
50%
Recommend to a Friend
48%
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Bruce Thorn
548 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great People!! Great Work!! Every one is very supportive and willing to help out!(in 146 reviews)
  • "The benefits are good and if you're at a good store the best part is the people you work with.(in 104 reviews)
  • "Friendly (mostly) coworkers(in 81 reviews)
  • "Flexible scheduling and a nice 20% Employee discount(in 52 reviews)
  • "Good work environment and coworkers.(in 30 reviews)
Cons
  • "Pay is low and getting hours is impossible.(in 236 reviews)
  • "Management is poor and very unprofessional .(in 170 reviews)
  • "Managers don't have respect their not upfront they take you off the schedule without notice theirs a overturn with managers(in 120 reviews)
  • "Long hours for digital and marketing teams.(in 104 reviews)
  • "No training in place(in 59 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Competitive

    Sep 23, 2022 - Dock to Stock Lead in Wallingford, CT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Challenge and fun place to work.

    Cons

    Not enough people for tasks.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee

    It was ok

    Sep 20, 2022 - Retail Store Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice friends , good pay , fast past , nice customer , team work

    Cons

    Lack of staff No work life balance No vacation hours

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good job when there’s good coworkers to work with.

    Sep 19, 2022 - Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Discounts, cool co workers and easy job once you get used to it.

    Cons

    Lots of stealing and manager favorites usually don’t do much work. Manager favorites usually get put on floor to clean up isles and put up go backs but don’t do it and stick everything in hidden or clearance places and stick one or two people on register constantly to deal with people that complain. Register everyday you work is exhausting and will burn out the good hard working employees.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Bean Beaner

    Sep 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of beans to choose from

    Cons

    Limits on how many beans you can have

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Sep 17, 2022 - Stocker 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule Great co workers

    Cons

    Minimum wage Low hours sometimes

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Job

    Sep 8, 2022 - Retail Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    quick easy great work environment

    Cons

    i have no cons for big lots

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Sep 8, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I actually worked at biglots for a few years, left and came back because it was a great place.

    Cons

    Some upper management communication issues

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    Sep 1, 2022 - Sales Associate/Cashier 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It's nice and good people

    Cons

    Periodic rude customers but nothing you can't deal with

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Aug 29, 2022 - Maintenance Technician in Columbus, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, hours, great bosses, advancement

    Cons

    There really isn’t any cons

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Best employee

    Aug 23, 2022 - Data Entry 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    They don't offee you full-time positions or insurance.

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Big Lots Reviews FAQs

Big Lots has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5, based on over 2,994 reviews left anonymously by employees. 50% of employees would recommend working at Big Lots to a friend and 43% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Big Lots employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Big Lots. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

50% of Big Lots employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Big Lots 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.0 for culture and values and 2.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Big Lots to be work life balance, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be culture, career development, management.

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