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At Big Lots, we aim to provide our customers with a unique shopping experience where they can live BIG and save LOTS, with unparalleled savings and high-quality products they won't find anywhere else. Our associates are energetic, driven individuals who embrace new ideas and strive to make a difference with friendly, inclusive service every day. If you are a passionate, service-minded and hardworking professional, we invite you to find a spot on our team. Come grow with us!

Why Join Us?

Competitive starting wages

Benefits for full-time and part-time associates

Daily Pay option* for faster payouts

Associate discount of up to 30%

Flexible schedules to fit your life

Generous PTO for a great work/life balance

* Hourly store associates only

Big Lots Associates can also enjoy:

  • Opportunities for candidates starting at age 16+ so you can earn a steady paycheck and gain work experience early
  • A welcoming, service-oriented environment that feels like a second family and prioritizes respect for one another
  • Volunteer opportunities and community events, where you can give back to a cause you're passionate about and feel good about making a difference

Achieve BIG
dreams with us

Joining Big Lots means being part of a team that invests in your success and growth from day one. We love to help you achieve your full potential, and we have a great track record of promoting internally. Our associates can:

  • Sign up for My Big Journey, our internal roadmap with resources to help you understand what's needed to advance to the next role and prepare you for that next promotion.
  • Enroll in Big Lots University, where you can expand your knowledge and learn new skills with self-paced eLearning courses that cover a wide range of topics.

Key Roles

Store Associate

Acting as the first and last point of contact for our customers, you'll be relied on to perform general operational duties such as cashiering, providing customer service, truck unloading, stocking, merchandise recovery, and light cleaning and maintenance.

Service Lead

You'll be responsible for leading the service standards of the store including cashiering and recovery-related functions as well as providing leadership for customer service and operational front-end needs. You will also serve as the primary Manager on Duty (MOD) when needed.

Furniture Sales Lead

You will be relied on to lead the furniture team, drive furniture sales, and oversee the Furniture Department's overall performance, including furniture merchandising and presentation, recovery standards, and sales metrics.

Freight Processing Lead

You will be responsible for leading the freight team with planning and direction during sales floor merchandising preparation, truck unloading, stocking, ticketing, and backroom organization processes in your store. You will also serve as the primary Manager on Duty (MOD) when needed.

Assistant Store Manager

In this role you will lead, direct, and actively participate in the operations and performance of your store and work collaboratively with store leadership to drive overall store performance.

Store Manager

You'll be responsible for leading, planning, and directing the store team, and you'll maintain accountability for financial performance, execution of company initiatives, staffing, inventory control, and compliance with company standards.

Key Roles

  • Store Associate

  • Service Lead

  • Furniture Sales Lead

  • Freight Processing Lead

  • Assistant Store Manager

  • Store Manager