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Overall good company to work for. No two days are the same. The pitfall at times can be where the scheduler template scatters employees throughout the day on shift and it’s not always accurate to when the business will be there
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Devotion and experience

What is the best part of working at the company?Employees and they sportsmanship they value of working together as a team player as a family What is the most stressful part about working at the company?When employees don't come to work and perform they duties.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Fast pacing and building structure and support and growth into a career.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Motivation strength strive building growth, development.
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Your always busy but it’s like working with family so we all get along really well

What is the best part of working at the company?The Management team and the associates makes it feel like familyWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Back to back truck unloads and not enough unload workers and falling into defaultWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?It’s like family we all pretty much get alongWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Come in do my duties and go home
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This was a horrible and miserable experience. The management is horrible all they do is yell and ridicule you for the smallest mistake like adding 1 to many items to the shelves.
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I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. I would recommend it to My one looking to get into retail. Management was great and I was promoted to CSS after a short amount of time.
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
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Fun workplace

I love working here. Great staff. Love working when resets are done. Hate working holidays. Stores should be closed Thanksgiving and Christmas eve...
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not that good

tired all the time and not good leadership and underpayments is non that good . Need help all the time communication is bad and help is nont existed need help
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No help at all, dm plays favorites and company has no loyalty at all push if they don’t like you they find away short cut to get rid of you

In store experience went from horrible to very pleasant. Dm experience went from excellent to very poor when they realigned the company. Low pay low hours and the work load was crazy


Paid time n a half for main holidays


Workload, unrealistic goals, no loyalty, Dm favortism
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It was a wonderful experience. Management is great! Loved the customers. Great benefits and perks. Couldn’t be happier. Was so sad to leave.l, but i moved
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My employees were great

What is the best part of working at the company?The best about working here was the way the managers work with you . They include pay sick time and if you have an emergency and call out they will understand also they can make it work around your hours .This job it’s pretty easyWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Nothing I never had a problem. I’m really patient with the customersWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Every body do their own thing but if you need help you just have to ask and someone will be thereWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?I’ll be most of the time at the register
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It’s okay

The work is fairly easy especially because this is the smallest store in the Columbus area and this store doesn’t carry furniture. You’d either be the cashier and do light stocking up front or a stocker who barely touches the register, maybe even both. But sometimes the amount of work piled on you can be overwhelming and it always happens right when you’re about to leave, it’s not all the time but it happens.
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Mediocre Temporary Job, Not Feasible Long Term; Disrespect From Managers; Bad Hours

Was employed here for roughly 8 months, it was my first job. It's a mediocre (at best) first job, or a job to hold you over while you transition to something better. They only hire part time to avoid giving you the hours and benefits you deserve, and they ask you to do the work of a full time employee. They often resort to switching out what role you are scheduled on for months at a time for seemingly no other reason then managerial incompetence. (IE: Was moved from recovery to register for 3 months with no explanation, which ended up being the tipping point for me.) 15 minute breaks while you are told to recover at LEAST half the store in a 4 hour shift are horrible for your backs and knees, standing on register all day is even worse. Most of my co-workers were very friendly, but I faced constant disrespect from the managers. From attitude in the voice to outright yelling, to screaming obscenities' at employees. Saw a M.O.D try to fight a customer trying to steal, to which he faced no repercussions, while me and other employees were threatened with termination if we so much as asked for a day off a week in advance. Generally toxic work culture from management.


Minimum wage, Part time


Disrespect, Insufficient hours, Inconsistent schedule posting, Overworked
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Ok job

The job was cool but I couldn’t grow. It was a warehouse job so you should know what comes with that. Met a lot of good people made friends but I wouldn’t work there again.
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Fun workplace

Its a good job for a high schooler just starting in the workforce. The managers were usually fun if you caught them at a good time. Theres not much room (or encouragement) to grow within the company.
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My Experience Here Was Ok I Wish It Was Full Time, But I Enjoyed My Time There The Employees And Coworkers Were Great.

What is the best part of working at the company?Helping Customers And Stocking Shelves What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Probably Having To Separate Merchandise In A Messy Backroom LolWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Cool Environment Not Too Much Physical WorkWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Work 4 Or 6 Hours And That's About It....
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To stick on rewards

High turn over rate the pay ok for any retail job good mangers but if you have a disability or any health issue stay away their don’t care about your well being at all
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Poor management and low pay

Very low pay and you are overworked. The mangers are rude. You are paid every 2 weeks. When you get truck it usually on 2-4 people unloading truck and you get it truck every week.
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HeII on earth

Manager was very mean and treated the employees with no respect. Had many co workers who’s second language was English and he allowed customers to be rude to them about it
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Unrealistic expectations

Their expectations for cashiers is ridiculous and some days unattainable. The pressure they put to meet the expectations in so little time causes anxiety. Its a so so place to work at. Management are ok most days, definitely has its favorite and you can see it from day one. Like most past and present employers to work at a Big Lots make sure its a temporary job no matter your position in the company.
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Easy job just not enough money or hours. The job is really easy, yet boring because there is not a lot of business. They pay is really low and you really don’t get any hours.




Low pay and not many hours
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Coworkers are great, they're like a second family to me, but it's not enough

I've been here for over 3 years, and when I got promoted to management i thought it'd be great, and it has it's perks, like PTO, sick pay, etc, but I don't even make 13.50, as management, the pay is so bad here, and it's not worth all the work you have to do.
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3.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.8 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
2.8 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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