Big 5

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Great work environment

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Cashier in Palmdale, CA (US)
Former Employee - Cashier in Palmdale, CA (US)

I worked at Big 5 part-time (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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    A Great Learning Experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
    Approves of CEO
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    The company only believes in profit and what is in their best interest.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Murray, UT (US)
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Murray, UT (US)

    I have been working at Big 5 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Alright Pay, vacation, 401k, believes in hiring from within, benefits, sick and personal time off

    Cons

    work 42.5 hours a week in the winter close to 60. Raises have been missed the past 3 years. You pay a lot for insurance. The company does not care about it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to all employees not just the ones in California. California employees get far better benefit packages that they are not allowed to disclose with employees from other states.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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