Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – El Centro, CA – May 20, 2017
Not a great place to wrk the hours really are bad a part timer lowest is 4-5 hrs a week. Nobody can live off of that, unless these girls live at home with there parents and don't have that much responsibilities. I live on my own and have three kids so how is 4-5 hours a week goin to pay my bills.
Sales Associate / Customer Advocate (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – March 2, 2017
It was fun selling shoes in my opinion. Speaking to people about what might benefit their feet is satisfying to me. It was my very first job so I was always excited to be there. It's a small company but they treat their associates very well. I had to dress up to but I didn't mind it.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Hayward, CA – February 24, 2017
Its fun working there each store is different. each store has a different vibe and the way the employee interact with each other. The only part that not cool is how serious they are regarding attire and hair color you would think in 2017 jos would lay off the hype about hair color but they dont which turns a lot of potential employees away.
sales Associate (Current Employee) – Upland, CA – February 24, 2017
It was not a bad company but the management was horrible they didn't even show pride to even help us . Ceo management really never came to come see us . Their were alot of things to be done and also management picked more workers on their favorites and some people like myself and some others deserved better
Short breaks, lousy work hours, didnt have good communication
Cashier/ Sales (Current Employee) – Brea, CA – February 24, 2017
Management is great, they are all very friendly and very helpful. There are many customers that come in each day and we love to have them leave with a smile on their face. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to connect with customers and assist them with the items they need to play sports.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – February 17, 2017
I was excited upon hire, however, less than 3 weeks into the job I could see that perhaps it would not be a great fit as the weekly hours promised and the actual work schedule were not in sync. I received positive reviews from Customer and Management alike, but never was scheduled for more than 2 6-hour shifts per week. I did like my co-employee and manager, who worked together to create a worthwhile workplace.
Order Filler (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – February 16, 2017
I worked at Big 5 for merely a day, I did not become familiar enough with the place as to rate it on a personal level. I was, however amazed at all it had to offer and wished I could have stayed longer.
Manager Trainee (Current Employee) – Apple Valley, CA 92308 – February 11, 2017
Big 5 pays at a competitive rate and does have excellent benefits, BUT the work environment is not good whatsoever. Low morale among employees due to inadequate management, coupled with no consistency in discipline or respect among staff. There's no steady schedule so you cant get into any type of routine. Days off are random and can be as far as 6 or 7 days apart. If you are okay with your life being completely consumed by work then this will be perfect for you. If you enjoy a life outside of work, a weekly routine, structure and discipline, then this is NOT for you.
competitive pay, great benefits
no structure, inadequete management, random days off, no respect, no dicpline among staff
sales associate/cashier (Former Employee) – Longview, WA – February 10, 2017
Everyday I looked forward to coming into work, the managers and associates where nice and friendly. I was able to come in and start right into my work and accomplish my assignments. They trusted me with new tasks i was able to open and close the store with the manager.
Great fun place to work if you do not need to make alot of money. Must be at least 18 to work here. Flexible after proven you are a great employee. Opportunity to advance if interested and you have a flexible schedule or else you are stuck at minimum wage.
Great work environment with supportive management.
Sales Person (Former Employee) – American Fork, UT – February 8, 2017
Big 5 Provided a fun and effective work environment. I was well trained and learned many customer service/sales skills such as helping people find what they were looking for and also other products that they might need. I enjoyed keeping the store organized and keeping everything well maintained to improve customer satisfaction.
Manager (Current Employee) – Spokane, WA – January 30, 2017
Overall a great place to wsork. Especially if you are a student and are looking for flexible hours. Staff is friendly and you get to learn a variety of tasks. Any given day could be different; you could be stocking product, helping customers, cashiering, answering phones or repricing merchandise. Overall good work environment