Cashier/Closing Cashier (Former Employee) – Morris, IL – October 30, 2017
The management and staff are nice. Management avoids confrontation and communication with staff and each other, which makes correcting wrong doing difficult. Lunch breaks are an hour long and can be taken off-campus. There tends to be a lot of hearsay causing rumors to happen among workers (also due to lack of communication). I really liked working here when there was not drama. I like to seek out the truth and help clear up the communication errors before they got out of hand.
Stocker (Former Employee) – Warsaw, IN – October 22, 2017
I started as a stocker, ended up having the pleasure to be apart of the grand opening of the new store in Michigan City, Indiana. Which is where I got my promotion to sporting goods and took care of the firearms within the store.
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Pontiac, IL – August 15, 2017
The job itself is a good job. This is a good starter job if you are in high school or even if your are retired. This is however NOT a job you are able to make a living off of because you are not paid enough for the type of work that you do.
customers, christmas bonus, holiday pay
the way things are run, management, how much work is expected of you for little pay
Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) – Fountain, CO – August 8, 2017
The company polices are followed loosely at best. Employee reviews are never done on time if at all. The management is unprofessional and will yell at employees in front of customers. Managers are also unprofessional in that they will single out employees and talk about employees behind their back. The store is always short staffed so other employees have to cover areas that are not their responsibility. Management does not communicate effectively amongst themselves causing confusion for employees about tasks that need to be accomplished.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Pekin, IL – June 6, 2017
I would love to tell you about my experience there, but I cannot do that on a forum like this (I have good reasons not to share everything). But I can say this is not a place that I would recommend working at.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Falcon, CO – May 19, 2017
The managers of the store are not very willing to help make the work place a place worth working in, it is stressful and there is a lot of drama. They do make it easy on those who have a disability in the work place.
Loss Prevention Officer (Former Employee) – Farmington, NM – May 17, 2016
I really enjoyed working for this company and the team. I had this job for a little over 3 years and a lot of my experience came from working at Big R. I very much enjoyed what I did and how hard I worked.
cashier (Former Employee) – Warsaw, IN – September 8, 2015
overall i enjoyed my job, i learned alot about customer service and gained most of my customer service experience from this workplace. Management is very negative to some of the employees . For example they wouldnt allow me to advance at all , pay or position wize. Management has a huge favoritism problem. I overall enjoyed my job though , i tried not to let management affect it. Most of the customers were super nice and i miss my regulars. They were the ones who made the job. I honestly think if a New Store Manager took over that it would be a wonderful place to work.
Department Head of Clothing (Former Employee) – Cortez, CO – August 3, 2015
This a place that is consistent and has a routine. You basically have the same thing to do most days, it's just a matter of keeping up with getting the merchandise on the floor. The difficult part is trying to balance out the work load with great customer service. There is not enough staff to do both, well. The most enjoyable part of the job is that your co-workers become like your family. The hardest part would be that sometimes there are problems that need to be dealt with on a higher management level, and that they are just ignored instead of solved. Not enough regulation from management when needed, but sometimes over regulated where it's not needed. I learned some clothes folding techniques that I hadn't previously known.
Consistent work place.
Rotating days off. Lack of staff within departments.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NM – May 15, 2015
Working at Big R was my first retail job. I knew all about the products they sold because I grew up around all of it. I learned how to price check clothing and do inventory on all products in the store. I worked in all different departments there. I learned many traits and got to help people dress themselves in western clothing and also feed their animals from the other department of the store. The people I worked with were young and energetic. We all got along for the most part. the management was the worst. There was only one good manager there and he is still a friend. The other managers were very rude to their employees and never tried to help them to succeed. The hardest part of this job was dealing with the drama between the other workers and management because it was family ran and all the rules would change whenever they wanted and were different with each employee. I enjoyed the customers the most working here. They were always so friendly and excited to see the new things we got in from our truck orders.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – May 10, 2015
Management is not the best. They care about the store and not about the employees. Wages are not competitive and not very much room for advancement. Co-workers are nice and helpful to others in different departments. It was a fun place to work because of the people I worked with.
Receiving Lead (Current Employee) – Moses Lake, WA – August 17, 2013
Love this job. Always a challenge. I have learned how to manage receiving with great accuracy. I always felt supported by the management and they counted on me for many things. Learning new things is always a little hard, but the best thing is accomplishing and mastering the new skills.
have spent 23 good years here ,but as the economy changes the pay here doesnt.
RECEIVING (Current Employee) – Tilton, IL – December 19, 2012
I have worked her for 22 years.Overall it is a good place to work.They work wee around any appointment you would need to leave work for.Or if you need off for family matters.There is not much in the way of benifits and it is usually 6-7 years between raises
good management, good work enviorment, they work well around your schedules
rarely give raises, expensive health benefits, never recogzied for good work