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Entry Level Manager Training

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Former Employee - Manager In Training in Simi Valley, CA
Former Employee - Manager In Training in Simi Valley, CA

I worked at Big 5 full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

A place to gain some experience for someone with zero experience.

Cons

Long term growth to slow

Advice to ManagementAdvice

create better opportunities

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you can't find anything that pays better

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great managers
    Great employee discount program
    If you show you are smart and capable managers will give you autonomy to work on tasks unsupervised

    Cons

    Pay rate - $8.20/hr
    "E-team" implemented a policy where you had to obtain customer emails to get them to join a mailing list

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Minumum wage drives minimum performance.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    They'll hire anyone who seems to have their stuff together. You can get a job there if your really hurting to find a job.

    Cons

    ...They'll hire anyone who seems to have their stuff together. They pay so little that no one stays there for a long time, their employees are a revolving glass door. They expect you to do all this work even though they start you off at a low pay and give little to no raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees a littler more and you might have to hire every person who applies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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