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"It a great entry level job"

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Current Employee - Store Manager in Riverside, CA
Current Employee - Store Manager in Riverside, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You get an employee discount of 20% and a couple times a year they give an employee apprecaition days were you get 30% off your purchases

Cons

Hours for the people that work for you. Its hard to keep them there with less than 24 hours a week. Part timers are only gaurennteed 3 hours a week

Other Employee Reviews for Big Lots

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was a good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big Lots part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good discount; good opportunities for advancement; pretty good pay. The people were lovely to work with and the hours were flexible. It is a good job for a high school or college student.

    Cons

    The management can be terrible, depending on what store you work in. There is lots of miscommunication, failure to perform, and not much of an atmosphere for complaining to upper management about the midlevel managers. Sometimes the policies would seem absurd: they'd fire you for being tardy 3 times (or something like that) but an employee hitting (sexually harassing) on an employee would just be moved to working a different shift.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for management; better screen process for hiring managers; better open door policy for filling complaints.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Corporate Culture"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Big Lots full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some good colleagues and above market salary.

    Cons

    Leadership vacuum exists at corporate office that severely impacts the culture. Big Lots is NOT a 'people first' organization.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teams and customers. For heaven's sake provide more labor support to the stores - how can you look in the mirror knowing that the only full time employees at the store are the managers?

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