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relaxed enviroment
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHApril 24, 2018
Time went buy quickly on days when it was busy. If you like staying busy with fast paced work, it wouldn't be a stressful place to work. Most managers are understanding and helpful. few are not.
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Not a bad place if you need an extra job
STORE ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Olean, NYApril 24, 2018
Good place of you have a job and need some extra income. 2-3 day out the week 4-8 hours a day. Half hour breaks. The store I worked at had small holiday celebrations
Pros
Discounts
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Not enough hours
Furniture Associate (Former Employee) –  Pickerington, OHApril 23, 2018
Started off fine plenty of hours, opened new store. Then hours kept dwindling. A lot of times, not enough people in the store to support it. Kept getting menial jobs, Cleaning bathroom, meeting rooms, but nothing productive.
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Productive and fun place to work at.
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Tucson, AZApril 23, 2018
Overall, i loved Biglots! They were very flexible hen i was ill. They were always friendly. The job was just at the right pace and i enjoyed working with the customers!
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good place to work
Stocker (Former Employee) –  center ridge rd Rocky river, OhioApril 23, 2018
the management was great and very helpful. It was a medium paced job with comfortable work scheduals. Unloadind trucks was easy and stocking shelves was easy. The staff was overall friendly and kept the store in great shape.
Pros
relaxing job
Cons
rude costumers
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hard work is never ending
DTS assistant mgr (Current Employee) –  Duluth, GAApril 22, 2018
here you work with a lot of different people; so there is a lot of opinions a lot of different ways to get things done. so you work at getting better in order to learn.
Pros
pretty even days of work load.
Cons
too long to move up/ harder than you would think
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Great Management
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Centralia, ILApril 22, 2018
In my personal opinion, the management sincerely cares for all their employees and customers. They always seemed to go that extra mile and really ran their business well.
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Simple and flexible work
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Clearfield, PAApril 22, 2018
Your job duties at Big Lots are to run the cash register, stock shelves, recover the shelves, and assist the customers. The lead manager at Big Lots is flexible and worked with me between having college and working around my LPN job but his attitude is negative. He has said some very inappropriate and mean things to his employees which make working there less appealing.
Pros
Flexible
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Productive and awesome work place, great team member and management.
Warehouse Staff / Cashiers / Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 22, 2018
Great company open fir career growth and work environment including management to team member was excellent. Always fun working everyday,you will learn something new in everyday work with people around you.
Pros
None
Cons
None
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Great for first job
Stocker/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Concord, NCApril 22, 2018
If you don't have a family to provide for this is a great job. Would be ideal for someone in school trying to get work experience and some spending money.
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Its a job
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Pearl, MSApril 21, 2018
The staff is nice. You only get christmas off.You won't get 40 hours per work. The training could be better. Be prepared to learn most of it on your own. Also you will end up working in every area of the store. And women do help with the heavy furniture .
Pros
Weekly pay
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Productive and fun
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  North Augusta, SCApril 21, 2018
The work environment was fantastic, great management team will help train and advance in fairness, willingness to help with job duties. Came to meetings with great ideas
Pros
Wonderful work environment, great management
Cons
Short lunch
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Big lots
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Woodland, CA 95695April 21, 2018
Manager was very unpleasant did not like working at BIG LOTS, Manager was very meaning assistant manager belittled her employees very often ,Very stressful to work with. Very little hours were given , even though you worked hard .I did not like the managers would discipline employees in front of customers and in front of co-workers.Manager and assistant manager very unprofessional .
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overall a fun place to work
Head CSS (Former Employee) –  Lansing, MIApril 21, 2018
It was a fun place to work with about half the managers being awesome and the other half just being misrable. The problume lyes with the fact the dm will let a manager get away with anything they will always side with the manager never the lowly employee.
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store related
Asst Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Fontana, CAApril 20, 2018
Needs more room for advancement Also need to be a better training program to get to advance. Better activity with managers within your own district. also needs more updated merchandise in the store to bring a better customer to the store
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Great
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) –  Rancho Cucamonga, CAApril 19, 2018
An amazing place to work! The environment is positive. jobs was a little heavy and pay wasn't great but a great company to work with! Very Good Benefits.
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great customers and employees
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Sedalia, MOApril 19, 2018
not enough time allocated to do tasks in time allowed, no support from HR department. Micromanagement, underpaid employees, raises are not adequate. I loved working with my customers and employees, but no support from upper management.
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It was slow pace but relaxed
Cashier and Customer Service (Current Employee) –  New Orleans, LAApril 19, 2018
I like my job it’s just not enough money for my lifestyle or life period . The manager was very cool very sweet and fair my co workers was very respectful I love them. They are like my second family.
Pros
Good people
Cons
Hours
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Good Company
Furniture Manager (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALApril 19, 2018
Overall good company to work for with good benefits. The hours could get a little overwhelming sometimes depending on your particular position in the company.
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Not a good place to work.
Stocker/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Hazard, KYApril 19, 2018
Most employees are expendable. Didn't learn anything to help in a future career. Management was unorganized, chaotic and confused. The best part of the job is when you got off work.
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None
Cons
Many
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