Part-Time Sales Associate (Former Employee), Poulsbo, WA – April 22, 2014
Pros: not that busy all the time.
Cons: sometimes too much time on your hands.
Nothing very special about working here. Typical days include stocking, restocking, changing tags on all the items. It could be more fun if you were a sporty or guns type of person. I do enjoy hiking and it felt good helping people with hiking questions but other than that it wasn't that special.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), El Toro, CA – April 14, 2014
Pros: great work environment and an easy job
Cons: hard to advance and get raises, despite good performance
My store managers that I had were all excellent but the district and regional managers are very hit and miss. One year they told us that no one was getting a raise, I get it, times are though. But then the district and regional managers starting walking around with iPads. My co-workers have been mostly excellent, there are always a couple that are so-so. – more... For the most part they've been helpful and very friendly both in and out of work. I learned to get over my shyness and to approach a manner of strangers. Furthermore, I learned to figure out a product and then sell it to customers who walked in the door. The hardest part of the job was to deal with difficult customers, sometimes they just grind your gears and you just have to deal with it. The most enjoyable part of the job was to sell someone the item they wanted and see their satisfaction when they come back again. – less
Sales and Customer Service (Former Employee), Yuma, AZ – April 10, 2014
I learned a lot from working at Big 5 Sporting Goods. It was an amazing experience as my first job. I learned how to interact with customers and help them find what they needed. The best part of the job was interacting with my co workers. Everyone who worked there was amazing. Working with great people is what made the job enjoyable.
Great working environment. Employees and manjors were wonderful people to work with.
Cashier (Former Employee), Vancouver, WA – April 7, 2014
When I was working at Big 5 I worked at the cash register. I had to learn quickly and efficiently. I learned to pay attention to the finer details, also I watched my other co-workers and picked up some tips in the sales department. Many of my shifts were opening or closing the store. During my closing shifts I helped unload boxes and clean the store. – more... I enjoyed my time working at the store and with my other co-workers. – less
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee), San Diego, CA – April 4, 2014
On a typical day at Big 5 there is always work that needs to be done, and customers always ready to be assisted. At this job i learned a lot of customer service skills, such as assuring the customer is finding everything alright, requesting information and always providing them with a pleasurable experience.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Colorado Springs, CO – March 17, 2014
A typical work day consist of assisting customers with their purchase. Straightening the store, or remerchandising a department. The most enjoyable part of the job is being around people that enjoy all things sports.
Sales/ Cashier (Current Employee), Roseburg, OR – February 9, 2014
Pros: employee discounts
Cons: unreliable hours
I jump from sales associate to cashier, I am the top sales associate there and I was efficient and fast at the register. I learned quite a bit about sporting goods. I really respect Big 5 and my managers and co-workers are amazing. The hardest part of working there is that the hours are not stable, especially in the winter months. I am a single mom – more... and I really can't scrimp and save anymore, it is just time for a change. As far as the most enjoyable part of the job...honestly being part of a great team and I love a fast pace work place. – less