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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado Springs, CO
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado Springs, CO

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Never got denied a requested day off, coworkers / managers were good people (varies by store). Decent hours and were able to work around my college classes.

Cons

Dress Code - It's the 21'st century, button-up, ties and slacks in a sporting goods environment is ridiculous. No facial hair except for mustaches. This kind of dress code really has no place in any retail store, especially a sporting goods one. Pay is a bit underwhelming.

Advice to Management

Ditch the dress code, this isn't 1975.

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  1. Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work experience for those without anywhere else to go.

    Cons

    worked sales at big 5 for about two years. Constantly felt belittled and under appreciated. there were about 20 part time workers who would each get about 5-10 hours of work a week. they do this so they won't have to give full-time benefits to any of their workers and avoid paying employees extra for working holidays.


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    Slave Labor

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    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Solana Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Solana Beach, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training is okay. Staff is pretty young for the most part. People shopping are usually open to suggestions, because they are shopping at Big 5.

    Cons

    Company only hires management from within. Working as a manager trainee is very near slave labor. Unloading a truck with little - or lazy - help is ridiculous. Expecting one person to shelve all those shoes and assist customers on their shift is silly.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring people with management experience is done in other companies every day. If you have hired someone with management experience, try treating them with respect. Try hiring people just for unloading those trucks. One person to place the shoes on the shelf on truck day and one person to assist customers would work much more efficiently.


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