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Big 5 Sporting Goods Review

First Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Paso Robles, CA

ProsBig 5 Sporting Goods offers and excellent employee discount off of merchandise, 401k with company match 100% for the first 2% then 50% for the next 2%. Health benefits are great (PPO or HMO) and are fully employer paid. Life insurance is provided at 1.5 times annual salary, and you have the option to purchase additional coverage.

ConsPay is low for supervisors (about 25% below industry average). Store is chronically understaffed by 20%. Supervisors and managers frequently have to work through their lunch and breaks because they are the only "manager on duty." Everything is based on making the sales for the week. There is a ratio (sales dollars / labor hours). The higher the sales the more labor hours (the more employee will be on the schedule). Store managers tend to always work 4 mornings, and 1 evening shift. They frequently staffed additional employee when they were working, and fewer when they were off. The managers reasoning was they assigned projects and therefore needed more employee working with them. This, however, left the co-managers/supervisors with fewer employee when they were the "manager on duty" increasing the likelihood of there being a customer dissatisfaction incident.

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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    customers are horrible here

    Manager (Current Employee) Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Big 5

    Pros: easy going enivornment, always some downtime Cons: customer base expects the world of anything they purchase(no there is not a lifetime warrenty on shoes) customers think computers are… Advice to Senior Management: take charge of the company and fix it before it… More

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    good

    Senior Officer (Former Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Big 5 full-time for more than a year

    Pros: good at everything in teaching and providing projects Cons: bad at nothing were all good Advice to Senior Management: keep it up no need of changing anything Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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