Big 5
3.0 of 5 136 reviews
www.big5sportinggoods.com El Segundo, CA 5000+ Employees

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Great work environment

Cashier (Former Employee)
Palmdale, CA (US)

I worked at Big 5 part-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery much a team environment and everyone gets along really well. Upper management is fantastic and always willing to help out their employees.

ConsRetail in itself is a hard job. Customers, for the most part, aren't that great.
Sometimes management takes a while to give reviews and raises.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A Great Learning Experience!

First Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at Big 5 full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: -Management Training -Fun atmosphere -Location Transfers -Discounts -Corporate hires from the ranks -Seminars Cons: -Retail Hours -Over 40 hours/ week -No Bonuses -No Commission -Very small bonuses for Store Managers -Tight payroll -Not enough employees -Many… Advice to Senior Management: -Spell Check is your friend -Better technology is available than what is being used -Buyers are getting… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Employees viewed as a 'necessary evil'

First Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Big 5 full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Very flexible scheduling, if not in management. No knowledge or… Cons: No wage or salary negotiation. No employee initiative, creativity, or empowerment. Very little Employee input is not considered when making decisions. Poor… Advice to Senior Management: Even part-time employees have fantastic ideas, be open to those ideas. Let employees make mistakes. Allow employees to have their own style when… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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