I hope all of Bruce’s fat cat investors stuffed their Q4 dividends into their mattresses! I hope they sleep well on the money knowing it was on the backs of the 500 plus ASM’s that lost their jobs or took a cut in pay. Not to mention the 75 plus who... — read more
They did it again 2/17/23
75 more corporate employees laid off today. Here’s an idea .. lay off all the VP’s and extra upper management who do nothing but sit in meeting. They are so ridiculously over staffed in upper management. They are the ones who really have no value... — read more
Market leaders will be cut, Region managers will remain.
Market leaders will be cut from the field team in April 2023. (Redundant position) Region Managers will remain and take over as new combined role.
Why aren't you looking for a new job?
Layoffs will not stop. Even if you're not among those who are kicked out, you will be left with much more work, for which you're not going to be paid extra. I don't see one positive in staying here and a lot of negatives. I've been looking around and... — read more
Big lots 2023
Doesn’t look good for this company come 2023. As you scroll back looking at all the comments, it have been a train wreck ever since Bruce took over. Not sure why he is so he’ll bent about his both star cr-p. Now he wants to get back to close outs... — read more
More Changes Afoot.. Mgmt Positions Eliminated.. Who's Next?
This comes from the Southern Region: Last year, one of our major furniture manufacturers closed up shop overnight, leaving the store with no shipments of, that's right-- Broyhill! The store's baby! It has been claimed that a new supplier has been... — read more
Corporate layoffs at Big Lots is a real thing
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
Big Lots Layoffs 2023
Share any updates you may have about Big Lots layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
Great New Incentive for Working on "No-Thanks" Giving Day: A BL Gift Card!!!
Yepper! You heard that right: You volunteer for that day and you get 50 Big One$ to hand right back to Big Lots! any time you like! No word if the regular discounts apply. Still amazing that this store is open sales, yet, full service! Karen and... — read more
Big Lots Layoffs 2022
Post any information about potential or actual Big Lots layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
Are holiday layoffs to be expected from a company pushing managers to hire 16-year-olds to replace older workers?
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
Big Lots Layoffs 2021
Make a prediction and tell us what you think about Big Lots Layoffs 2021? Any news or rumors?
Fewer customers, fewer sales
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
This is all you need to know about Big Lots
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
Big Lots Layoffs 2019
Is there going to be any reorg or Big Lots Layoffs in 2019?
6.55 Million $ for Thorn in 2019
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
Thanksgiving "Thorn" Style
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
Response to Corona Virus - Where do you see us a month from now - what's the impact on Big Lots
Comment in this thread - it'll be the main thread.
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
Has the company given up on supplying the stores?
I went to a store earlier today and the store was only half full with major shortages in food, electronics, home and cleaning supplies
Big Lots Layoffs 2020
Is this going to be an interesting year as it relates to Big Lots Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
A perfect opportunity for layoffs
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
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.
Wave two has begun
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
How many people work at Big Lots?
What's the biggest location, what's the overall employee count and how many employees work at Columbus?
List of Big Lots! Stores closing in 2019
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.
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
What was the reason you were given!
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
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
wrong people let go
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
Big Lots Going Out of Business
Is this a fact? Many rumors are out there can someone confirm or deny this rumor about Big Lots?
More to come
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
Laid off Today
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?!?!
Why is nobody talking about this?
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
Anyone else had their pay messed up ?
Who else took the package and now isn’t getting paid correctly?
What degrees do Big Lots employees hold?
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.
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
Will there be more layoffs at Big Lots in the following several weeks? Or any time soon, for that matter?
Did I make the wrong decision?
I didn't accept the severance package, now I changed my mind is it too late to contact HR???