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Big Lots Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Big Lots President and CEO David J. Campisi
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (12)

    "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. "Event Management Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Event Management Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Event Management Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    20% Employee Discount at Stores

    Cons

    Lack of resources to get the job done correctly. Everyday is about reacting. We need to get better at being proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Make better use of time.

  3. "Former associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big Lots full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and discounts. Solid wages

    Cons

    Work/Life balance not always in line


  4. "I like working with the public and waiting on customers. I also like doing cashering"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Sherman, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Sherman, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Lots part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like what i was doing, cashier and floor associate

    Cons

    getting carts from outside, have a bad knee

    Advice to Management

    Im a hard worker


  5. "Underpaid for your hard working employees"

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

    I have been working at Big Lots full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with just underpaid

    Cons

    Underpaid underpaid underpaid Underpaid underpaid oh yeah underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more money especially those employees who do every thing


  6. "Merchandising"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome company culture and the management really cares about your professional development. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Pays fairly lower than some of the other corporate retailers in the area.

    Advice to Management

    As a low man on the totem poll, we don't expect to make $1 Million, however the pay gap between associates and managers is quite large, create more "middle" positions for more easily accessible growth opportunities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Work/Life Balance nonexistant"

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    Current Employee - Furniture Sales Lead in Fitchburg, MA
    Current Employee - Furniture Sales Lead in Fitchburg, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that I work with are great it's the corporate culture that drags the place down

    Cons

    Trying to maintain a positive attitude in a negative environment

    Advice to Management

    Push for better compensation for your employees a 3% raise every year is a joke

  8. "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time

    Pros

    This part time position offers flexibility and allows you to choose your availability. It would be great for students or those who want to work around another job.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. Although they do have basic training online at work for new hires, most changes or new rules are not shared by managers directly to employees and may or may not get passed down by other employees. Understaffed many times.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job communicating with your employees about changes. Be more selective in the type of people hired that want to do a good job and are not going to quit 2 weeks after hiring. Pay better raises to those who are good employees.


  9. "Caring"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sylacauga, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sylacauga, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time

    Pros

    They care for their employees

    Cons

    Not enough hours pay rate is low

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire as many people


  10. "Furniture Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Big Lots part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice and are like a second family. The work is fairly easy and management is willing to work with your needs.

    Cons

    random hours and days. No set schedule


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