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Big 5 Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  • Irregular hours, low pay, small chance for advancement (in 31 reviews)

  • Nothing to bad about a part time cahier job (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Big 5 part-time

    Pros

    Great staff and management.

    Cons

    Not Always the best locations.

    Advice to Management

    Change nothing.


  2. "Big 5 M.T."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well paying job for the position that it is.

    Cons

    Not very much room for growth.

  3. "Entry Level Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Big 5 full-time

    Pros

    I personally did not find too many. No work/life balance, you are expected to work anywhere from the hours of 4am-11pm on pretty much any day of the week. Management gossips, the environment feels like you are back in high school again.

    Cons

    very physical job. Really not for most people unless you want to give your soul away.


  4. "Big 5"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big 5 part-time

    Pros

    Money is the only thing

    Cons

    The job, everything about it.


  5. "Eh."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Big 5 part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are flexible with hours if you're a student.

    Cons

    They don't care about their employees. They do something called "evaluations" that is a ranking system on how you've done the past year. If you get a good evaluation you get a 10 cent raise. I worked for the company as a part-time employee while I attended university full-time and I only ever got one 10 cent raise. I was making barely over minimum wage. They forced me to quit because I needed a month off for study abroad. I came back and got another part-time job that was also flexible with my school schedule and they paid starting (before the minimum wage went up) $10 an hour.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Big 5 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with your schedule, great people

    Cons

    Repetitive work, no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Respect workers more


  7. "Fun Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big 5 full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, lots of exciting products to sample and get to know, simple processes

    Cons

    Lack of consistency in staff

  8. "Job Environment"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lubbock, TX

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

    Pros

    Great staff, pay is fair, customers entertaining.

    Cons

    Hours, small store with confusing set up for customers.


  9. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big 5 part-time

    Pros

    customer service experience was great.

    Cons

    Horrible non-stop Christmas music during Holiday season.


  10. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big 5 part-time

    Pros

    -Obviously this is situational, but the people I worked with were awesome
    -There was not pressure from management to perform better -- the attitude was more hands off and they assumed employees were trying their best which I understand isn't always the case in retail.

    Cons

    -I really can't think of anything -- it was a good experience all around.

    Advice to Management

    -Great work -- environment is really positive one in which to work. I suppose all i could say is, keep it up!


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