596 questions about working at Big Lots
What is the best part of working at Big Lots?Literally nothing. Speaking as a manager the company runs its stores like a sweatshop. I have been unable to take any vacation time in two years. It is impossible to hire people with the terrible starting rate they offer. Rarely does anyone get a raise beyond 50 cents annually. If you love yourself do NOT work at big lots
Asked December 27, 2019
Answered December 27, 2019
How often do you get a raise at Big Lots?15 to 20 cents every year. (That's it) depending on your yearly review.
Asked October 4, 2020
Answered October 4, 2020
What is a typical day like for you at Big Lots?Very l hard and fast paced for low wages not worth it
Asked March 16, 2020
Answered March 16, 2020
What is the promotion process like at Big Lots?Someone left so the manager did not want to hire externally, and they casually asked me one day and handed me keys a week later
Asked March 29, 2021
Answered March 29, 2021
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Big Lots?Not much money or hours. Unless your in management
Asked February 14, 2018
Answered February 14, 2018
Does Big Lots drug testYes they do a mouth swab. Not at the point of interview but yes they do. My husband just got an interview today and they asked him to do a mouth swab. Interviewed Friday mouth swab Wednesday.
Asked April 7, 2016
Answered April 7, 2016
How are the working hours at Big Lots?I worked at my local big lots for 6 months, and quit for several reasons. one of the reasons being the hours. i was guaranteed at least 10 hours a week with promised opportunities to pick up more, but was consistently scheduled for 4 hours a week and only being offered extra shifts a couple times a month.basically, if you're looking at this and wanting to get a job at big lots, i wouldn't recommend it.
Asked June 14, 2016
Answered June 14, 2016
What would you suggest Big Lots management do to prevent others from leaving?The setback is the managers are given a certain amount of aloted hours for scheduling and they get big bonuses if they don't go over those hours when making the schedule every week and for other things too but mainly the scheduling. So of course they are going to make sure they don't go over the aloted hours when they are getting a couple hundred dollar bonuses.
Asked March 15, 2017
Answered March 15, 2017
What benefits does Big Lots offer?20 percent employee discount. That is all you get
Asked June 10, 2019
Answered June 10, 2019
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