Manager Trainee (Former Employee) – El Segundo, CA – June 9, 2016
After unloading the delivery truck (twice a week), the remainder of the week would be spent keeping inventory filled with the correct sale prices on each item. I learned how to manage multiple employees' breaks and lunches.
Productive week restocking and organizing products
Manager Trainee (Former Employee) – Capo Beach, CA – October 13, 2015
My week would start with unloading the shippments from the truck at 5am and the rest of the week we spent organizing and tagging our Product. the uloading part was fun the not so fun part was having to tag the product.
2, 10 minute breaks and a lunch... plus benefits.
management kept micromanaging, and always under staffed
Sales Associate and Cashier (Current Employee) – California – September 28, 2015
Can't complain. Very lenient and caring managers, well at my store. A day at work is very different every other day. One day you are tagging shoes. Another day you can be tagging exercise. Each day is different you can help out many people some with a certain sport others with gun information or ammunition. Fishing etc it all is different each day.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Alhambra, CA – December 11, 2015
Working with customers that don't speak English was, without a doubt, the most difficult part of my job. The upside was that I gained patience among other things. Big 5 was a very fun place to work, coworkers and all.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – September 12, 2015
I really enjoyed working at big 5! The company is very well managed and they are very flexible with there schedules. I liked how they had a set schedule for all the projects, it made getting work done very easy. I also loved all my coworkers that worked there we all got along very well! It was nice to be able to go to work and still have fun!
Store Manager (Current Employee) – CA – September 2, 2015
I have been with this company for over 10 years. I have climbed the ladder as far as I can go, when you reach store manager level at a high volume store, you are stuck. There are no incentives to keep you striving for more. There are no more advancement opportunities. You have to find ways to keep yourself motivated. The exhausting part is coming up with new ways to motivate yourself.
SECOND ASSISTANT MANAGER (Current Employee) – Mesa, AZ – September 29, 2015
I have worked for the company for a long time. The company has given me a lot and I am not trying to bash on the company. The company could use some improvements. Management has the hardest time getting positive feed back. The Job itself is easy and can be fun if you like to sell. Part timers do not get paid above minimum wage but there is a reason their job is easy all they do is sell, clean and maybe a few other tasks. Management could use a little positivity and more flexibility in work schedule. They do not work around school. It would be better with set schedules but that still couldn't fix it. They also need to work on trying to relocate managers closer to their homes if possible. You see this district battles over their mangers and it sucks for the ones trying to get into the other districts.
Pay is good. Job is easy.
Work/ life balance, Struggle to get days off, Lack of coverage.
Loader/Unloader (Former Employee) – Moreno Valley, CA – November 19, 2015
They were very inconsistent with pay, and its very frustrating dealing with temp agency. Some weeks theyll have your check in another city the next theyll have it on them. They hesitated to pay what i worked for
this place was fun and healthy environment to work in
Cashier (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – November 6, 2015
i had tons of fun with the employees and the customers this place was a healthy place to work in there were never any problems with anyone and everybody was always happy i remember always happy to go to work!