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Updated Sep 26, 2022

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3.1
50%
Recommend to a Friend
48%
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547 Ratings

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  • "Pay is low for stock team and hours are rough so we can never stay staffed with quality employees.(in 236 reviews)
  • "Management is poor and very unprofessional .(in 167 reviews)
  • "Customers are rude and managers dont care about youre well being(in 124 reviews)
  • "Long hours for digital and marketing teams.(in 106 reviews)
  • "No training in place(in 58 reviews)
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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee

    okay

    Sep 26, 2022 - Cashier 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They have good accomplices mostly

    Cons

    It was explosive and almost no breaks

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Store associate

    Sep 25, 2022 - Store Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    training, management, experience, Overall good experience

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Watch your back

    Sep 24, 2022 - FSL Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good associates to work with.

    Cons

    Bad at training associates for job.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    SF

    Sep 23, 2022 - Sales Asociate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, nice people at work

    Cons

    long hours and feel boring

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  5. 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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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Could be a solid company but…

    Sep 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Loves the customers and coworkers. Enjoyed being an essential worker during pandemic. BigLots is one of the most generous companies to its communities. I still support their charities!

    Cons

    Upper management is worst I ever experienced at district level. He tainted the operations of all stores in district. Played obvious favorites, usually not the most productive workers. Danger from lack of security in the stores is alarming. Was most times left with 2 employees, one as cashier and no way of protecting assets or self from thieves, homeless mentally ill that literally bathed in the bathrooms and threatened employees. Not to mention the shocking amount of shoplifting often in the form of entire carts of merchandise that would be ran out the front door often by someone armed or otherwise dangerous.

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Find Another Job

    Sep 22, 2022 - Store Associate in Southfield, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with 20% discount

    Cons

    Pay is way too low, Corporate doesn't care about employees Short staffed

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Retail

    Sep 21, 2022 - Sales Floor Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great co workers was the only pro.

    Cons

    Pay was low, no chance at advancement at or doing anything else.

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  9. 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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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Hmmmm…

    Sep 20, 2022 - Assistant Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Weekly paycheck. Good benefits. Associate discount is good. Some great workers if they last long enough.

    Cons

    Never enough staffing. Low pay. Not competitive. Weekly schedule comes out 1-2 days before it’s active. Theft is out of control.

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Big Lots Reviews FAQs

Big Lots has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5, based on over 2,986 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 -2% 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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