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"Horrible Company to work for"

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Big Lots full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

There are not alot of positives about working at Big Lots except employees and customers.

Cons

I worked for Big Lots in Colorado and it was the worst enviroment to be in. They intimidate their employees, they treat people like trash and worst of all they are affraid of customers. They do not try to stop people from stealing from the stores, instead they blame employees for theft. They get recognition if they blame employees and nothing to help stop the real theives from walking out the door with merchandise. Its companies like Big Lots that ruin statistics about employee theft. HR Department is a joke, They wouldnt let a part timer take a 2 week vacation because they said he couldnt afford it. Like it was there business if he has money or not. They thought they owned you and you were not to have a life outside Big Lots. I hear they still think and talk about me there after all this time, Kinda warms my heart they miss me that much. Managers dont dare stick up for themselves or their teams or they will fire you. Lets see I was told it was called Planting Seeds. They should really make a reality show about Big Lots it would be hilarious. They all ready for the perfect cast in Colorado.

Advice to Management

Rethink how you your LP's affect the stores

Other Employee Reviews for Big Lots

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best co-workers I have ever had, we are all friends.....without the drama and backstabbing BS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Morrisville, VT
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Morrisville, VT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My co-workers are all awesome. The first place I have worked where the employees don't talk behind the backs of others and be sweet face to face.

    Cons

    No training at all..........For example.......the new seasonal employees don't even know how to clean a bathroom, myself and another associate showed them.Our assistant managers (we have two of them) make it obvious that they hate their job, to employees AND customers. The hours are nuts, one week I have 30 and the next I get maybe 12 to 18. I am not up for a review until May 2013 but have been told there are few raises and I will probably not get more than a dime.

    Advice to Management

    At the store I work at I have been told by all my co-workers that if I hurt my back I will get written up for not asking for a team lift. This is BS, when most of the time I am told to just do it, or compared to others who are able to do it alone! Raises should be based upon performance and quality of work and these things should be rewarded with more money!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Store Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in North Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in North Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Lots full-time

    Pros

    Not Many but their are some.

    Cons

    Labor is such a premium , the scope of work that is needed far exceeds the labor that is given. You are requires to do $15,000.00 in sales with 6 employees for the whole day, stock , and clean up , and be your own loss prevention.

    Advice to Management

    Run, not much here for career advancement.

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