Big 5 Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
Updated Jul 31, 2014
46 interviews

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  1.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Porterville, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Porterville, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Big 5 in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went in one day to talk to the hiring manager he told me to apply online which i did. Next day took him my resume 3-5 days later i get called to serup a interview. The interview was fairly easy he wanted to learn more about my life like sports ive done and asked only a few questions about the job

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I will not disappoint you hiring me . He seemed surprised so i knew other people werent saying that . To the hiring manager it shows you are ready to work and gives them an idea that you are serious about the job
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Daly City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Daly City, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at Big 5 in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    It went amazingly well. Had a few laughs with the hiring manager, talked business, I got to learn the rules and policies of the job and I was off to work the next week and if I got a chance to I'd work for them again.

    Interview Questions
    • If you know most of the basic question and answer to the best of your ability there aren't very many hard question for an interview with this company.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was actually a lot less difficult than I thought. The Hiring manager worked with me very well on what I wanted to be paid and was okay with working around my school schedule.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Cashier/Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
    • None but they had me come in the next day in a tie to make sure I had it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Henderson, NV
    Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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 Questions
    • Nothing difficult, interview was more about the manager than me.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  McMinnville, OR
    Anonymous Employee in McMinnville, OR
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Big 5 in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Easy, no questions asked

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Lenghty and Thorough Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  El Segundo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Segundo, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • Large amount of questions into specifics on product and past experiences. Was not ready for almost berating inquiries 1 after another.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Retail Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Laguna Hills, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laguna Hills, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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