Big 5 Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Sales Cashier

    Former Employee - Cashier in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Big 5 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management works well with your school schedule.

    Cons

    Wish the dress wear was more comfortable and like a sporting good store.


  2. Too much work too little pay

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    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big 5 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of good training topics Small group Room to advance Inexpensive product Great retail starter Good training program for serious people

    Cons

    No consistent pay rate Awful ad set Some GMs abuse scheduling Not eco friendly Based out of CA and only cares about CA


  3. Nope

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and normally pretty simple tasks.

    Cons

    Have to wear a shirt and tie to a job you sold sporting goods. Did not make sense at all.


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  5. Entry level retail management

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    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Big 5 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They want to promote people fast once you get trained. Work is moderately paced and there is always something to do.

    Cons

    You have to travel to numerous locations for training and most store are understaffed in terms of management so you can rarely call in sick.


  6. Okay Job

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    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big 5 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great foot in the door. Quick promotion.

    Cons

    Repetitive, have to work nights and weekends.


  7. Cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Training Great management Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    No health benefits, but I was part time.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much since I was part time


  8. Big 5

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They're extremely flexible with your work schedule. Extremely friendly managers depending on where you work. I love the Encino mangers.

    Cons

    It's extremely repetitive and slow at times. If you're looking for a really laid back job, Big 5 is perfect.

    Advice to Management

    I really like the managers there I don't really have anything to complain about. The mangers don't do any of the work such as ad set but that's not really their job anyway.


  9. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big 5 part-time

    Pros

    Love the co workers, easy to learn, not difficult, great flexibility

    Cons

    Bad pay, bad customers, a lot of crazy coupon/cheap people

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers better!


  10. It's okay...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Big 5 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You'll learn a lot about customer service and sporting goods. Most of the time your coworkers are cool people and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Pay is sub-par. Corporate is a mess of red tape, getting hired is a hassle in itself and they don't really have an official training program for new employees so you are largely left on your own to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your lower end employees a bit more, and train them better.


  11. Wish I Had More to Say

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big 5 part-time

    Pros

    The company discount was pretty nice. Friendly coworkers. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    They never actually started me! I was hired in 2014 and they kept sending me paperwork all the way through the middle of 2015. By then, I had moved and found a new job. What the heck!

    Advice to Management

    Actually start your employees. You can't continue to complain about being understaffed if you never start them! It is just weird.



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