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Big 5 Sporting Goods Employer Reviews

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Fun upbeat retail sporting goods store
Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee), Logan, UTAugust 11, 2013
Pros: employee discount on merchandise
Cons: no set schedule
Come in and do are daily areas to make sure they are organized and neat. Help customers with their needs and wants of sporting good products. Do the nightly cleaning and organization once the store was closed. On truck days I would show up at 5:00 am to unload the delivery truck with that weeks re-up on merchandise. Unload the truck and put shoes away – more... first followed by organizing the merchandise to put out on the sales floor. – less
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Getting dirty!!
Shoes Sales Manager (Former Employee), Burbank, CAAugust 7, 2013
Pros: alot of hours and hard work...
Cons: management was always a little to grumpy.
Fun job always hanging retaining walls or setting up foundations with concrete. Wish I would have never stopped working there but I had moved to California.
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unorganized and really bad customer service.
Cashier (Former Employee), Van Nuys, CAAugust 3, 2013
Pros: can think of any.
Cons: bad customer service and no hours.
They have no system, very unorganized and rude. Give no hours at all so they pay is really bad.
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All in a Days work
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Hermiston, ORJuly 29, 2013
Pros: lots of experience
Cons: not enough hours
Anytime I would be working my retail sales job, I absolutely loved helping customers fulfill their daily needs of product. Cleaning the sales floor or assisting a new employee was most satifying for myself.
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it was awful
Ware House loader (Current Employee), Moreno Valley, CAJuly 29, 2013
Pros: got paid every week
Cons: horible managementr
no benefits, always sacred of losing job, and no encouragement
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productive
Part Time Sales Associate (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NVJuly 11, 2013
at all times having something to getting supplies for customers , resupplying the store , and helping each other out(employees).
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Different Tyoe of enviorment for workplace
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), San Bernardino, CAJuly 11, 2013
Pros: interact with customers
Cons: low pay not enough hours
Sometimes business was slow. but it was a quiet type of atmosphere.
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Customer service oriented, with an emphasis on sports and fun.
MT-Store Manager (Former Employee), Abilene, TXJuly 10, 2013
As store manager you are a leader, a coach, and a servant. Time management is the key to your businesses success. If you train your staff to be knowledgeable of policy and procedure, you will create a team that is efficient and Loss Prevention compliant. These skills have helped me grow from a trainee to a store manager.
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productive and family oriented business
Store Manager (Former Employee), variousJuly 9, 2013
Pros: upper management and freedom to do what you felt was needed for the business
Cons: salaries are on the lower end of the scale
The work environment was very service oriented. You had a lot of freedom to institute was you felt was right for the business. You were promoted on what you know and not who you know.
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Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Bakersfield, CAJuly 6, 2013
Did not provide enough hours and the management was kind of rude.
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Good way to practice organization
Store worker (Former Employee), Antioch, CAJuly 2, 2013
Pros: managment is good.
Cons: compensation
As a shoes salesman i was in charge of inventory, stocking and sales. organization is a must. If u were not before hand you will now.
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Stable job while in school
Cashier (Former Employee), Walnut Creek, CAJune 28, 2013
Pros: consistent work environment
Cons: not enough hours
I found that most people I worked with at this company were not pursuing higher education like myself at the time and found them to be closed off from me at the workplace. The hardest part of the job was trying to figure out when i was actually scheduled to work, my manager made mistakes with the schedule at times so I had to monitor it constantly. – more... However this experience taught me to take responsibility for my shifts and I became exceptional with my time management skills. – less
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not a good job
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Stephenville, TXJune 27, 2013
i worked here since it opened, and its a fun job but if you need to make money it is the worst job on the planet
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My first job
Sales associate, cashiered, stocked (Former Employee), Milwaukie, ORJune 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.
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GReat place to work
Cashier, Customer Service (Former Employee), Boise, IDJune 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
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Fun and not fun at the same time.
Manager Trainee (Former Employee), TucsonJune 9, 2013
Pros: discounts
Cons: management
It was fun working here, but the management was not in place. There was no room to grow with this company.
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flexible management willing to work with schedule
Cashier (Former Employee), Whittier, CAJune 7, 2013
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: not enough hours
*managment was nice
*hardest part was finishing the day
*most enjoyable part was assisting the customers
*usual day- cleaning, organizing, assisting customers, motivating sales
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If you like retail and/or sports youll probably like this place
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), Torrance, CAMay 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.
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Great work environment
Manager Trainee (Former Employee), El Paso, TXMay 23, 2013
Pros: excellent place to work
Cons: old fashion uniform due to the type of industry
*Management procedures
*Co-workers became good friends
*Time management with all things that had to be done
*Great opportunity to applied knowledge right after college
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Fun place to work great benefits
Manager (Former Employee), Vista, CAMay 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.

About Big 5 Sporting Goods

Big 5 Sporting Goods has outgrown its name. The company, which started out with five army surplus shops in California¬†in 1955, – Read more