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Love/hate relationship

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Cashier in North Highlands, CA
Former Employee - Cashier in North Highlands, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

I was able to advance my knowledge of different sporting equipment and still use the knowledge of footwear when I purchase shoes. I was able to learn about sports that I otherwise would not have cared to because when a customer is asking you have to give them the right info and products. There was always something to do which helped pass the time. I learned many different things from working there from cashiering to the sales floor and everything in between. I still use what i learned from there as often as possible.

Cons

Promotions and raises are far and few between. The dress code is ridiculous you have to wear office attire, dress shoes and cant have facial piercings tattoos that show or chew gum on the floor. I think employees should look presentable but its a part time minimum job (unless you are in management) at a sporting goods store i think sneakers and khakis and a collared shirt would be acceptable.

Advice to Management

Promote the employees who work their butts off or at least offer them better hours and pay. I worked there for around 2 years and got a 25¢ raise and had wanted to be a manager trainee, was repeatedly told my application was on the top but nothing ever happened.

Other Employee Reviews for Big 5

  1. It was easy and a great enrty level job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oceanside, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Promotion Opportunities, Friendly Environment, Very Flexible

    Cons

    Tedious, Horrible Management, Untidy, No benefits


  2. very unsatisfing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do not have any good qualities from an employee standpoint

    Cons

    Work/life balance, pay ,upper management

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of having well rounded individuals in positions higher management who do a better job of scheduling people who will work as a team and also who are knowledgeable enough to cross train all employees.


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