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Big 5 Sporting Goods Review

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Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Paso Robles, CA
Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Paso Robles, CA

I worked at Big 5

Pros

Big 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.

Cons

Pay 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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  1.  

    customers are horrible here

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in 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 magical devices
    pay rate
    advancement
    lack of leadership/knowledge of laws at corporate level
    one hand has no idea what the other is doing ever.

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    take charge of the company and fix it before it goes down

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Senior Officer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Officer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Big 5 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good at everything in teaching and providing projects

    Cons

    bad at nothing were all good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up no need of changing anything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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