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Steven G. Miller
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big 5 full-time

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    Pros

    Good coworkers Fast paced Always hiring There gets to be a routing throughout the week that makes the job super easy

    Cons

    Takes too long for promotion even when you're prepared Inconsistent schedule/hours (to be expected) Having the policy of basically giving unhappy customers anything and everything they ask for

    Advice to Management

    Overall the store management is usually pretty good. They have to follow the directions of their supervisor who follows the directions of their supervisor.


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    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Big 5.

    Interview

    Very, very basic interview. An assistant manager called me a few weeks after I applied online to set up an interview. The interview was held in the store's very small office while sitting on old computer chairs.The manager basically read my resume back to me and asked me how each of my previous jobs and education would help with situations at Big 5.

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Website www.big5sportinggoods.com
Headquarters El Segundo, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1955
Type Company - Public (BGFV)
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Big 5 Sporting Goods has outgrown its name. The company, which started out with five army surplus shops in California in 1955, is a leading sporting goods retailer with about 400 stores in a dozen mostly western states, including California, Washington, and Arizona. The company sells brand-name (adidas, Coleman, Easton) and private-label equipment, apparel, and footwear for indoor and outdoor activities such as camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, and snowboarding. Big 5 has stuck with a neighborhood-store format (averaging approximately 11,000 sq. ft.) instead of ... More

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