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Review averages

  • 225 employees say

    Excellent (60)
    26.666666666667%
    Good (59)
    26.222222222222%
    Satisfactory (51)
    22.666666666667%
    Subpar (55)
    24.444444444444%
    3.00
  • 11 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    9.0909090909091%
    Subpar (10)
    90.909090909091%
    1.19

Reviews for Big Lots Stores

Reviews - What employees say

3.00 Employees say
1.19 Applicants say
  • 20.May 2018
  • Employee

Career Development

Room for advancement...if you're willing to sell your soul and family life to the company.

Overall compensation for your work

Too much bonus money for upper mgmt., while the rest of us get measly .20-.25 annual "merit" increases. lol

Company Image

Customers incorrectly expect our pricing to be similar to a "dollar store!" WAKE UP. People! It's NOT a dollar store.

Job Security

Not what it should be...Mgmt. always asking for MORE productivity.

Workplace Safety

Monthly Safety meetings

Challenging Work

Hugely excessive daily tasks from management (in Task Manager) Corporate and customers control almost every minute of your day. Our ASM-Merchandising has to spend almost every minute of his day setting planograms, and helping load large furniture items into vehicles, due to purposeful under-staffing from Corporate!

Suggestions for improvement

  • Sixty-five hours weekly budget for the Furniture Dept. is not NEARLY enough to provide minimal service for our customers and to maintain standards. The department is (supposedly) open for business 83 hours/wk. Recently issued topstock guidelines are unattainable without more DTS labor hours. This task alone requires at least 15 additional hours than the previous expectations.

What I like about the company

Benefits and 20% employee discount are the ONLY pluses!

What I dislike about the company

Upper management has too much focus on earnings for our board members (too many of them) and stockholders...but little concern for the daily lives and low income of those in the trenches. We have the LOWEST starting pay of any of the 20 or so retailers and fast-food operations in our immediate area.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Big Lots Stores, Inc.
  • City
    Glen Burnie
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    big lots
  • City
    Poughkeepsie
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

Suggestions for improvement

  • I have no suggestions...except closing on thanksgiving day. That would be nice.

What I like about the company

Big Lots is a great big company with a small town/community atmosphere.

What I dislike about the company

None. Not a single one. I absolutely love this company.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    big lots
  • City
    Pearl
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

is offered

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Review averages

  • 225 employees say

    Excellent (60)
    26.666666666667%
    Good (59)
    26.222222222222%
    Satisfactory (51)
    22.666666666667%
    Subpar (55)
    24.444444444444%
    3.00
  • 11 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    9.0909090909091%
    Subpar (10)
    90.909090909091%
    1.19

kununu score comparisons

Big Lots Stores
2.92
236 reviews

Industry average (Consumer Goods/Grocery/Retail)
3.17
110,751 reviews

kununu average
3.28
2,612,000 reviews