Productive and fun workplace in selling Sporting goods.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Lakewood, CO – September 22, 2016
Big 5 has a good work environment, with plenty of job security and offers the ability to advance quickly from within. The hardest part of the job for management is employee retention due to competitive salaries else where. However as far as the actual job is concern, it is a very enjoyable company to work for.
Benefits, opportunity for advancement, Job security.
Sales Associate - Sales and Inventory (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – September 26, 2016
A typical day at work consisted of either restocking products, putting up ADD, and/or providing quality customer service. I earned valuable experience in the retail environment. But the management was really shady in terms of how they treated their workers and my co workers were passively aggressive and equally shady.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Anaheim, Ca – September 21, 2016
big 5 was my first retail job. i always felt judged by management. especially when i asked questions. the hours i was given were pathetic. i would get 10-15 hours maybe 20 on a good week. the management team wouldn't post the schedule for the week until a day or two before the week started. (ex: wednesday if i checked the schedule and i was off on thursday and it wasn't posted i would have no idea when i was working next and it was very inconvenient and hard to make outside plans). to add: the dress code was unnecessary. you have to wear office attire, dress shoes and cant have facial piercings or tattoos that show. i agree employees should look presentable but its a part time minimum job not sure why we have to dress so nice. although i am thankful to big 5 for the experience i wouldn't recommend this job to anyone. unless they were in fact simply looking for experience.
experience in retail, learned more about sporting goods
low pay, little hours, dress code, short staffed, late hours
Great place to enhance skills in customer service and sales.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 10, 2016
Big 5 Sporting Goods is a great place to enhance any kind of skills in sales and customer service. They help you personally with feeling comfortable on talking with the customer, finding out exactly what they want. Management is very helpful when it comes to product knowledge and selling the product. The most enjoyable part of the job is the employees, the staff is amazing and fun to work with. Everyone gets along very well and enjoys each other company.
Asst. Manager/Cashier (Former Employee) – Yuma, AZ – September 6, 2016
A regular day of work consisted of a 9 hours shift (for management) with a 30 min. lunch. The hardest part of the job was missing family functions and holiday celebrations, best part was the paid time off and maternity leave.
Cashier/Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Federal Way, WA – August 31, 2016
A typical day at work was only to get in and get out. Some times days would feel so long and others would feel much shorter. I didn't like that there was favoritism at this job. I learned how to use the cash register from this job. I learned how to be patient with people. I learned how to give customer service. I learned how to mark down items on sale and restock merchandise. Management was strict on employees which I found to be very helpful getting into different jobs. The hardest part about this job was picking up extra hours. What I enjoyed about this job was getting to know my coworkers and building relationships with them.
Sale Representative (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – August 30, 2016
fun job always had something to keep me busy, was challenging and learned a lot about sports and recreational sports equipment, only thing is if this is your first job or you do not have management experience you cant adavance
Cashier Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Tracy, CA – August 27, 2016
I will always be thankful to Big 5 for giving me my first real job. But management wasn't all that great. There wasn't much room to grow in the company. Although the staff was great, management could use some work.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Thousand Oaks, CA – August 12, 2016
Working at Big 5 you will definitely learn skills of multi tasking along with basic customer service skills as well. Management is good you have 4-5 managers however don't get too close to them, Big 5 seems to switch managers to different stores and districts without warning every so often.
Lots of interesting stuff. I love the under armour clothing.
Cashier (Current Employee) – 7306 e 36th ave Denver co – August 9, 2016
Big five is a big store. They carry a lot of sportings stuff. Is a nice place to work. Love the customers. I was always helping people with wat they needed help with. I know every thing about this store since I work for this company for 3 years. This store was my first job. I love working here. The store is not to far away from where I live so that's a big bonus for me. I only work here as a part timer.
Sales / Retail (Former Employee) – Carson City, NV – July 18, 2016
I learned about the sporting goods on the market and how they can apply for specific individual needs in every practical uses. The management was very organized and on point to getting the customers needs met as well as its employees. The work environment endorsed heavily on teamwork and communication. We liked making sure each other's responsibilities were completed as easy and efficient as possible. The hardest part of the job was leaving the work for the night. I really enjoyed working on the floor with the customers and pointing them in the right direction for the best product that would fit their needs.
Cashier/Sales Floor (Former Employee) – La Habra, CA – July 14, 2016
A typical day at work was very busy. There were a variety of tasks required of me to be completed. I learned cash handling skills and was responsible the training of all new cashiers. Learned how to properly complete inventory. Management was difficult at times but, my personality allowed for me to easily overcome any obstacles.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – July 10, 2016
Managers really looked out for their people and were very flexible on scheduling. It would vary by day how many people would come in so it was hard to judge if it was going to be a slow day or not. The hardest part of the job was the fact that the store was very small. It being small there was not much to do sometimes.
Sales associate (Current Employee) – Yorba Linda, CA – July 9, 2016
I usually work the register and it's pretty laid back. I have learned a lot about shoes and general sporting goods. My management team is amazing, they are friendly but still in charge. As for my co-workers, we all work together as a team and get along great! The hardest part is to not take negative comments from customers too seriously, I have come a long way and improved my way of thinking though. The most enjoyable thing is making my co-workers and my customers laugh.