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Big Lots Stores, Inc

Cashier

November 2020 - January 2021 • Keller, TX

What I liked

it wasn't too hard of a job labor wise, but it's customer service so there's ups and downs with that.

What I wish was different

The Standing. If they gave a us a stool or something, I would have been so much more eager to go back and work there.

Advice

If you can stand on your feet a long time this is a good job.
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Store Associate

March 2018 • Fayetteville, NC

What I liked

I enjoyed the communication skills I gained from working with different people as well as customers.

What I wish was different

I wish I was on a set schedule it was challenging balancing school on a schedule with different times.

Advice

Never be afraid to speak up.
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Store Associate

June - August 2020 • Knoxville, TN

What I liked

What I wish was different

I wish the store wasn't so understaffed

Advice

Do retail at least once in your life to build appreciation, but be aware it may leave you very drained if you work 40 hours a week
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Sales Associate

June 2020 • La Habra, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Working in retail is not easy but I think it can be particularly fun. At big lots your team becomes your family and the store becomes a second home. My advice to others would be to enjoy the social experience working in retail gives you. You gain great people and problem solving skills.
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Cashier & Floor Associate

July 2018 - August 2019 • Kansas City, KS

What I liked

I liked how friendly and inviting the Associates are including the managers.

What I wish was different

Customer Service

Advice

Go to Big Lots expecting to learn something new or different. No matter what happens, ignore the negative and praise the positive.
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Store associate

January 2018 • Garfield Heights, OH

What I liked

I love the people I work with; they make my job fun.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Check Out Cashier

May 2019 • Rocky Mount, NC

What I liked

The workplace is very welcoming and friendly. I never had any issue with other coworkers.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Manager

December 2018 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

I was promoted after less than 8 months as a cashier, so I liked that my hard work was noticed and rewarded. I love my team and our store leader.

What I wish was different

Customers can be really difficult sometimes. There’s definitely been at least once where someone made me cry.

Advice

Work hard without expecting anything.
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Store associate

July 2019 • Spartanburg, SC

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Work and save money
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Store Associate

June 2018 • Coral Springs, FL

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

You have to be patient and learn to endure tedious tasks and difficult customers. Being warm and friendly also goes a long way. Flexibility and cooperation is also imperative.
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Sales Associate

May - August 2019 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

Great atmosphere, met a lot of great people. Management very open and helpful!

What I wish was different

More pay, lots of work for just around $9.70 an hour.

Advice

Keep up!
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Sales Associate

November 2015 • Davenport, IA

What I liked

Flexibility of hours

What I wish was different

I wish I had more freedom to make my own decisions

Advice

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Industrial Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

The internship program itself was laid out very well and made for a fun experience. I loved the helpful and friendly culture at Big Lots. The opportunities to volunteer with the Big Lots Foundation and make a difference in the community was very rewarding.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sale associate

March 2018 • Beaverton, OR

What I liked

Flexibility

What I wish was different

No uniform

Advice

Work hard
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Distribution Operation & HR Intern

May - August 2018 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

I really enjoyed the culture at Big Lots, everyone was very welcoming and eager to have me learn!

What I wish was different

I wish I had a little more work to do. Some days were easier than others and I felt like I could've been challenged more.

Advice

Big Lots is awesome!!!! Again, they are a welcoming environment with top management that want you to exceed and grow at Big Lots
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Store associate

March - August 2018 • Boone, NC

What I liked

The community of workers, we were like a family.

What I wish was different

That the manager didn’t think he had to scare us and be mean for us to respect him.

Advice

Patience is key to dealing with retail.
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Sales Associate

May 2018 • Strongsville, OH

What I liked

The people, I love working with new people

What I wish was different

Wish I had started before the summer began.

Advice

It’s okay to try something different.
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Retail Associate

May 2018 • Melbourne, FL

What I liked

I liked the people I worked with. I knew the manager personally because I’m friends with her daughter which was nice. It was also pretty laid back.

What I wish was different

I wish customers weren’t so mean, but that comes with any retail job.

Advice

Retail is tough and I definitely don’t enjoy it fully, but it’s a paycheck and more experience working with people.
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