Culture with
BIG heart

Founded in 1967, Big Lots started as a company of closeout deals for auto parts and has grown into a household name known for fantastic savings across many home and lifestyle products. Our extensive history of success and growth is due to the dedication and passion of our 35,000 associates, and we keep that dedication at the forefront of all we do.

Real BIG Impact

  • Nominated America's Greatest Workplaces 2023 for LGBTQ+
  • Recipient of 2022 Business Diversity Enhancement Award "Most Outstanding Corporation" from OSU Fisher College of Business
  • $18.4 million philanthropic dollars raised in 2021 and 2022

Our mission is to help

people live BIG and

save LOTS

At Big Lots, we share a vision to provide a truly different culture for our associates by fostering an environment that is respectful, fun, inclusive, and friendly. Together, we work to deliver unmatched value and delight through our surprising products and convenient shopping, engage with partners to innovate and execute daily, reward shareholders with top tier returns, and do good as we do well.

We are customer obsessed

We play to win

We use our values to guide us

We are courageous

We treat ALL with respect

We are ONE team

Diversity and Inclusion
are BIG here

At Big Lots, we believe that creating a truly diverse and inclusive environment is everyone's responsibility. We take this obligation seriously, and we work every day to ensure that our workplace fosters an atmosphere where we can all be ourselves, include others, and give our best to be the big difference for a better life. Some of our diversity initiatives include:

  • The development of a social governance board where 60% of our members are women, and 20% identify as racially diverse.
  • Four BRGs (Big Resource Groups) including MVP (Military, Veterans and People Who Support), Big Pride (LGBTQ+ Associates), WIN (Women's Initiative Network), and BI&POC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) to provide forums for engagement and spaces for employees to connect.
  • The BIG Voice Hotline, a toll-free confidential line available 24/7 for employees to report any instances of unethical behavior.

We're BIG On Supporting Our Communities

All year long, Big Lots seizes every opportunity to uplift the communities around us with volunteering, donations, and other support through our Big Lots Foundation. Some of our philanthropic partnerships include:

  • American Heart Association
  • Buddy Up For Life
  • Feeding America
  • Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • National Veterans Memorial and Museum
  • Pelotonia Cancer Research
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