Sales associate, cashiered, stocked (Former Employee), Milwaukie, OR – June 17, 2013
Pros: big discounts
I sold shoes, weights, camping gear and sporting goods. I also cashiered and stocked shelves. I learned how to be professional and how to help others efficiently. Management was very clear and understandable. The hardest part was not getting more than 12 hours a week.
Cashier, Customer Service (Former Employee), Boise, ID – June 11, 2013
Big 5 sporting goods was a great place to work. Management was great. Advancement is very small. Co-workers were great. hardest part of the job was remembering where they put items after rearranging the store
If you like retail and/or sports youll probably like this place
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), Torrance, CA – May 23, 2013
Sexist, borderline racist, rarely lived up to any commitment made to you. I would not recommend working for this company to anyone unless it was in a corporate capacity or as a part time job or college student.
Manager (Former Employee), Vista, CA – May 23, 2013
Pros: great benefits, pay and advancement
Cons: contant schedule changes, not alot of chanes to do your own life based on work schedule.
overall great company, customer service was always number one. The people were great to work with and upper management was also, hardest part of the job was the constant change of add setting and rotation of product.
Productive work environment with friendly management
SALES ASSOCIATE (Current Employee), Pocatello, ID – May 21, 2013
A typical day at work for me at Big 5 focuses on making sure each customer is taken care of in every department. As each customer is helped, I then work towards completing a store project that enhances the customers experience. I have learned that customer satisfaction is the most important thing in a field like retail. The management at Big 5 is dedicated – more... to giving each employee the training required to ensure the greatest customer service possible. They work hard to set the example. My co-workers are my friends. I can talk to them openly and this gives the store atmosphere a really welcoming feeling. I enjoy going to work. The hardest part of the job is coming up with different methods of displaying the merchandise. We always strive to make the merchandise as visible and accessible as possible. This aspect is also the most enjoyable part of the job because it is so rewarding to see a project completed. – less
Customer Representative (Former Employee), Red Bluff, CA – May 19, 2013
Pros: flexible with schedule
Cons: was only good while i was attending school
I was very knowledgeable about sports so therefore i did not mind working here as a part time job. There was not a lot of room for advancement but management was very easy to get along with when they came out of there office.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Bellevue, WA – May 12, 2013
A typical day at work includes clocking in, checking the assignment board, and completing whatever task you were assigned while helping customers get what they need. I learned more about outdoor activities that I had no prior knowledge about, such as camping and fishing. I have a great supporting team of co-workers who were very open and friendly when – more... I first started working there. They welcomed me in open arms and made sure I was not only comfortable, but I picked up on trends and other things quickly within the company. There isn't really anything too hard about the job, it is all straight forward, just attention to detail orientated. The most enjoyable part of my job is helping customer's whether they share the same interests as you or not. – less
Sales Associate (Current Employee), North Las Vegas, NV – April 30, 2013
Pros: professional environment, learning opportunities, merchandise discount, paid breaks, friendly staff, accommodating work shifts
Cons: not enough hours, over staffing, small employee break space, no job advancement for those under 21
The general work day consists of Customer Service and Item Merchandising. Clocking in when arriving for my shift and then immediately help with customers in the store. After customer level has slowed or died out for a time I usually walk the store and straighten up the merchandise. Depending on ongoing sales or upcoming sales tagging merchandise with – more... the price changes is a duty. Product is brought in weekly and only stock kept is footwear. During seasonal shifts time is taken to change out current products with ones more befitting of the upcoming season. Seasonal shifts refer to the sports seasons and the natural ones. Cashier duty is mostly customer service and taking phone calls for the store by either customers or inquiry from another branch/corporate. – less
Hard work esspecialy when your the only sales person duing your shift
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Pinole, CA – April 16, 2013
Pros: the people are great, never had a bad experience with them.
Cons: the company unfortunately did not put effort in rewarding years of recognized good work.
It took awhile to get in the groove of the store and having only 4 - 12 hours a week in the first few months did not help get the feel of the store across, after a year or so it became a steady routine with many challenges and few rewards, it was a job and the idea or being out of work is what kept me there. Although with all the struggle i pulled though – more... and at the end of those 4 years i was told i was one of the top employees and was a great worker and would be missed greatly with the opportunity to return at anytime if i wished.
I do not wish to elaborate, my resume has more details if you wish to know more. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Visalia, CA and Tulare, CA – April 9, 2013
Pros: discounts on items, worked well with me and my schedule
Cons: i wish we would've had a uniform, it's a sporting goods store and we had to dress like we worked in an office building, dress shoes are not the most comfortable for standing around in.
Coming in and setting up the little sale price tabs for clothes, sunglasses, and watches. Answering the phone, answering questions for the customers. Keeping the clothing racks neat and clean, and cleaning the dressing room. I thought management was fine. I can't say it was perfect because every place is going to have it's problems, but for the most – more... part it was good. The people I worked with there were awesome. Everyone was friendly, relaxed and did their jobs. I didn't really find anything about this job hard, but again just customers. Every once and awhile you would get that one that no matter what you do you just can't make them happy, but you just have to keep smiling and keep trying. The enjoyable part was interacting with all sorts of different people. – less
Trainer/Cashier/Floor Representative (Current Employee), Fontana, California – April 8, 2013
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: no advancement for part-time
A typical day at work consists of assisting customers with different task such as answering questions about different products, explaining the correct footwear to use within a certain situations (i.e. work related, walking, running, etc.) The most enjoyable part of the job is after helping a customer they shake your hand thanking you for all the help – more... you offered them. – less