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Great work environment

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Former Employee - Cashier  in  Palmdale, CA (US)
Former Employee - Cashier in Palmdale, CA (US)

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

Pros

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

Cons

Retail 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.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    The manager is the reason why I hated working here, not very friendly people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big 5

    Pros

    shoe sale, knife sales pretty much it

    Cons

    have to dress nice for minimum wage, lack of hours, no bathroom breaks, over priced merchandise...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to your employees and pay better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A Great Learning Experience!

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    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in 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 part time employees that are young and there for a little spending money and nothing more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Spell Check is your friend
    -Better technology is available than what is being used
    -Buyers are getting better, but really a handset for a cell phone is going to sit on the shelf...forever

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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