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El Segundo, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
1955
Company - Public (BGFV)
Retail
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Unknown

Working at Big 5

Big 5 Sporting Goods has outgrown its name. The company, which started out with five army surplus shops in California in 1955, is a leading sporting goods retailer with about 400 stores in a dozen mostly western states, including California, Washington, and Arizona. The company ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Carson, CA
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    I worked at Big 5 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I wanted a local summer job. The process of actually starting to work took forever, but once I started working and they got to know my work ethic, I got more hours.

    Cons

    Some managers were nice other were so/so. There are some interesting people who worked there, but it was always entertaining.

    Advice to Management

    just keep on keeping on

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Big 5 Interviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Big 5 (Glendale, CA).

    Interview

    I was called in and asked the typical interview questions alongside my knowledge of sports. Overall it was a very normal process although I noticed some hesitancy when asked my previous wage, after that the interview was uncomfortable. The manager never made eye contact which from the start made the interview awkward but also did not distill any confidence in actually wanting the job.

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