I can't believe holiday layoffs arent around the corner as budgets and hours are cut, and the latest trend is to hire the youngest part-timers possible (the memo specifies a target age of 16!) to avoid offering even the most meagre, basic health... — read more
Bumbling Bruce made yet another poor decision to keep our stores open regular Sunday hours on 07/04/21. WHY in the world would he keep us open 10am-9pm on a 90+ degree Holiday Sunday? We had ZERO pools and gazebos to sell, minimal quantities of pool... — read more
Gee, You're such a swell, GREEDY guy, Bruce. Thanks for having our stores open "only" 10am-7pm this Easter Sunday. Why bother changing our ours at all, if closing 2 hours early is the best you can do. Hope the Thorn family enjoys their dinner at 1pm... — read more
The 2021 Benefits Enrollment Period ends today, and once again Bruce and the "Beastie-Board Boys" have cut our benefits, despite having had Big Lots' most profitable fiscal year ever in FY2020. Coinsurance rates for employees have been raised from... — read more
Quote from Big Lots EVP/CFO, Jonathan Ramsden, on Dec. 4th's Q3 Earnings Conference Call with Wall Street Investment Analysts: "We remain focused on continuing to gain cost efficiency in our business...through continuing to grow a culture of... — read more
I'm starting to worry that we might be headed towards closing for good. Our numbers haven't been good for a while and they're certainly not improving. To make matter worse, two managers have left in the past couple of weeks, which makes me think they... — read more
Make a prediction and tell us what you think about Big Lots Layoffs 2021? Any news or rumors?
The SILENCE from the CEO office in Columbus is deafening. No response to the announcements from Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowes, and many others, that they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year. Bruce's 1400+ Big Lots stores will... — read more
So let me get this Straight 1000s of us get purged Impacting our family’s, all in the name of cutting expenses and he received additional compensation? Way to “BeTheBig” Bruce!
It was revealed to the US Securities and Exchange Commission in a filing on May, 1, 2020, that CEO Bruce Thorn received a total compensation package of 6.55 million dollars for FY 2019. This is more than a million and a half MORE than the previous... — read more
I don’t mean to minimize the seriousness of the Corona Virus situation. People are dying and at this point it is most important for all of us to get out of this situation alive and well.However, our leadership never cared for the employees so I... — read more
I work for the big lots in ocala florida on e. Silver slrings ocala fl and not only are we under staffed and certain managers are rude you dont get paid for all the work you do and the harder you work the more they put on u for the same amount u are... — read more
I went to a store earlier today and the store was only half full with major shortages in food, electronics, home and cleaning supplies
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Wondering how the recent drop in stock is going to affect more layoffs? They have already cut hours to nothing. I'm concerned what is next in operation north star now.
What's the biggest location, what's the overall employee count and how many employees work at Columbus?
I received the call on my day off, at home. A conference call letting me know that today is my last day of employment with the company. They sent some documents to my email after the call and it included a chart of severed employees, no names given... — read more
Is this going to be an interesting year as it relates to Big Lots Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
My assumption is that the company let all the assistants go and then re-invented their jobs at lower salaries to save money. If money is the object then how is it that we ran on strict hours, got threatened with a write up if we went over, but when... — read more
Was curious as to how many STLs were let go during the lay-off that rated their supervisor or company poor during the BIG survey. Also have they ever went over the results of the survey yet.
There are 4 times more applicants with a Bachelor's Degree than those with a High School Degree. 46% of applicants have a Bachelor's Degree. 39% have no degree. 9% have a High School Degree.
Who else took the package and now isn’t getting paid correctly?
They let hardworking assistants go so they can reinvent the same role in some of the stores with a much lower salary. Ironic that they let go people who had done nothing wrong but kept a district manager in a major southern city market even though... — read more
As someone that was wrongfully let go a few years back, I sympathize with everyone. I’m sure if I was still there that I’d be one the ones getting a phone call. I gave years to company, blood, sweat and tears. I wasn’t until I was forced to find work... — read more
And now my job is being advertised as an 'open position' on the internet. Sick and illegal. That's it. I wish I had money to sue.
For anyone that was lay-off from Big Lots on Monday 7/29/2019 what was the reason given? Kinda a childish move to talk over the phone instead of talking face to face about being let go. Thanks for all you do for Jennifer but you didn’t do enough
I didn't accept the severance package, now I changed my mind is it too late to contact HR???
After years with the company I was called into an office and told over the phone that they had restructured the stores and that my job no longer existed. I was to turn in my keys and talk to no one in the store about it. No Thank you for my years of... — read more
I have 21 years with the company never had a write-up in my file it comes down to the fact of whether your district manager likes you or not and I know for a fact that mine did not. There's no rhyme or reason I have worked with an assistant who is... — read more
Don't get complacent people, everything points to this being just the beginning... If you have a chance to leave on your own, now's the time to grab it. I already started looking, and I'll sure be leaving this place the first chance I get. The... — read more
From what I can see, there is ZERO media attention given to these layoffs at Big Lots. And we are not talking just a few people here, this is huge! So why is it? Are we not interesting enough to merit coverage? Or is Big Lots working hard on... — read more
Wanted to start by expressing my extreme disappointment in the company. I've been with Big lots for 5 years and I've seen cutback after cutback eat away at our store and our work environment. Bruce and his consulting team are going to drive us... — read more
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Worked at BL for 7 years was called on the phone and "let go" following a conference call today. Told the ATLS (worked at BL for less than a yr) is now going to be furniture manager and STL is over furniture. What a joke?!?!
Will there be more layoffs at Big Lots in the following several weeks? Or any time soon, for that matter?
Corporate layoffs at Big Lots is a real thing. On 4/23 60+ Corporate Associates were walked out the front door. The entire company was put on notice at 9 AM to stay at their desks and wait for a call from HR, by 11 AM it was over. The building was on... — read more
Most stores are not renewing their lease because the rents are too high. I worked at the big lots in Maple grove last year and the rent was $35000 a month or higher.
Do you know what Big Lots stores: will be closed in 2019 location of each store to be closed what will happen with the real estate what will happen to the employees (transfers or layoffs)? Please chime in if you have any info.
Is there going to be any reorg or Big Lots Layoffs in 2019?