Big 5
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www.big5sportinggoods.com El Segundo, CA 5000+ Employees

Big 5 Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cashier/Customer Service Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Big 5 in February 2012.

Interview Details – Very basic. They asked about my experience and had me take a brief math test.

Interview Question – None but they had me come in the next day in a tie to make sure I had it.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Henderson, NV

I applied online - interviewed at Big 5 in March 2014.

Interview Details – Filled out application on-line, was called soon after for an interview. The manager seemed distracted and avoided eye-contact, was a very odd interview.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult, interview was more about the manager than me.   Answer Question

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Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Manager Trainee Interview

Manager Trainee
McMinnville, OR

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Big 5 in September 2013.

Interview Details – Easy, no questions asked

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Lenghty and Thorough Interview

Anonymous Employee
El Segundo, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Big 5 in September 2013.

Interview Details – went back for 3 interviews with different team members. Was very thorough. Also had to pass through several depts for approval.

Interview Question – Large amount of questions into specifics on product and past experiences. Was not ready for almost berating inquiries 1 after another.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Management Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Big 5 in September 2010.

Interview Details – Applied there and went in there a week after to speak with the manager and he gave me the math test within 15 mins. Which the test its fairly simple. Asked basic questions once I was done and hired me that day

Interview Question – Why I should be hired   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manager Trainee Interview

Manager Trainee

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Big 5 in March 2012.

Interview Details – I applied in person and was offered an interview several days later where I met with the district supervisor. He offered me the position after about 30 minutes or so. After that there is an in depth backround check where they check your criminal record, education, and former jobs. Do not lie on your application as they will find out. No credit check, though.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Tell me about your customer service experience.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. They make an offer and you can take it or leave it.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Retail Sales Interview

Retail Sales

I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Big 5.

Interview Details – very easy interview and required math test that was basic addition/subtraction/multiplication/division

Interview Question – no hard questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Laguna Hills, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Big 5 in October 2011.

Interview Details – Printed out an application and brought it into the store. Brought it in to the store manager who then asked me about my availability. He then asked if I was serious and was going to show up for my shifts and not flake out. After that I had to take a basic math test in order to work on the register. One more call to HR after that and I was hired

Interview Question – Do you have any felonies?   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Part-Time Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Torrance, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Big 5 in November 2013.

Interview Details – I went in and filled out a simple interview form and applied for a part-time job, noting that I did also go to school two days a week. Almost 2 months later I received an interview with the store manager. I was dressed formally, thankfully because everyone in the store wheres a shirt and tie. The manager took me into a small weird office but i was just happy for the opportunity. I had to take a math test (SO easy) The interview was quite simple. Waiting to hear back.

Interview Question – Why would you be a enhance this store and be an asset to Big 5?   Answer Question

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied online and interviewed at Big 5.

Interview Details – I was never contacted by the employer although I had each of the qualifications requested. I applied for this position a couple times of similar years.

Interview Question – Wouldn't know, I never got the chance to be asked.   Answer Question

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