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Company - Public
$1B to 2B
Large
Multiple locations
Sporting Goods Retailers
1955
Steven G. Miller
What departments Big 5 employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation27.6%
Retail24.3%
General and Operations Managers21.3%
Cashiers16.6%
Sales Managers & Supervisors5.2%
Sales - Other5%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Big 5 employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Big 5: Newcomers: 52%, Experiencers: 16%, Experts: 14%, Veterans: 18%. Big 5 employees have less than 3 years experience on average before joining.
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Where did Big 5 employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Big 5: Best Buy, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Macy's. Typical Big 5 employees have worked at Best Buy.
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DICK'S Sporting Goods
Macy's
What industries did Big 5 employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Big 5: Niche Retailers, Colleges / Universities, Food & Beverage Retailers, Limited-Service Restaurants, Full-Service Restaurants. Big 5 employees most likely come from a Niche Retailers industry ba
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Where did Big 5 employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Big 5: Small: 29%, Medium: 11%, Large: 60%. Most Big 5 employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at Big 5 study?
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Where did employees at Big 5 study?
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
California State University-Long Beach
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Big 5?
Time employed at Big 5: <1: 3%, 1-3: 21%, 4-8: 53%, 9-13: 15%, 14-20: 4%, 20+: 4%. Most Big 5 employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does Big 5 rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Big 5: 71.5% Male and 28.5% Female. Age ratio at Big 5: 16-20: 2%, 21-30: 72%, 31-40: 15%, 41-50: 6%, 51-60: 4%, 60+: 1%. Big 5 rates - 15.5% less female than the industry average. Most Big 5 employees are 21-30, which is below the in
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What are the top roles at Big 5?
Top roles of Big 5: Sales Associate, Manager, Cashier, Manager In Training, Sales. The top role at Big 5 is Sales Associate.
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Manager
Cashier
Manager In Training
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Career advancement

How does Big 5 rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Big 5: low. Big 5 ranks low for career advancement which is same as the industry average.
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What companies do Big 5 employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Big 5: Amazon, Costco, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Enterprise, The Home Depot. People who work at Big 5 most typically go on to work for the Amazon.
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Costco
DICK'S Sporting Goods
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The Home Depot

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Big 5 Reviews and Ratings

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2nd Assistant Manager
Fremont, CA - June 6, 2022
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I loved working with my employees and the other staff members. The customers were sometimes nice but in the area I worked in they stole a lot from the store.

Pros and Cons
Starbucks near by
Thieves and homeless people everywhere
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Management trainee
May 30, 2021
It’s a place to make money.
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The wages here are not the greatest. However, if you need a place to make money from honest work then this is an alright place. The amount of work they have to do for the amount of compensation is definitely not equal. The wages for a management trainee, someone who sells guns, ammo, opens & closes the store, deals with angry customers, unloads delivery trucks, manages every shoe in the store is no different than someone working at in-n-out. The job teaches you how to work with others and customers. Additionally, it teaches you patience and builds character. However, the career path and the wages associated with it are so poor. If this company paid more cash, I would have stayed because as a job itself - it’s not bad. But as a job when considering you got bills to pay and mouths to feed, this is just a sitting duck.

Pros and Cons
Great coworkers, simple tasks, always active
Short lunches, angry customers, bad wages
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When was Big 5 established?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
1955.
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What’s the stock symbol of Big 5?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
BGFV.
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What industry does Big 5 belong to?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Retail.
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Where’s Big 5’s HQ located?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
The HQ is at El Segundo, CA.
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gender breakdown at Big 5?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
gender ratio is 28.5% female, 71.5% male.
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How much revenue does Big 5 generate?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
$1b to 2b.
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What’s the name of Big 5’s CEO?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Steven G. Miller.
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How long do people usually work for Big 5?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
4-8 year(s).
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what kind of companies did Big 5 employees work for?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Large companies before Big 5.
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How often do employees get promoted at Big 5 ?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
advancement opportunities are low
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Top future employers of Big 5 employees?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
these companies Amazon, Costco, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Enterprise, Self Employed, The Home Depot, US Navy, Walmart
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Who are the top previous employers of Big 5 employees?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Best Buy, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Macy's, Sears Holdings Corp., Sport Chalet, Sports Authority, Subway, Target.
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How old are Big 5’s employees in general?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
21-30.
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Where did most of Big 5 employees go to school?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, California State University-Long Beach, California State University-Northridge, El Camino College, University of Phoenix-Utah.
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It’s a easy job it has some downs it gets boring but its really easy and you meet great people. The challenge is the customers they are soo mean and can be super rude
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11 months ago
this may sound materialistic to you but do they give out free cars to their sales people?
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11 months ago
this is not your regular company so be prepared to have an outstanding experience of your lifetime
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This job is probably the best job I’ve had. All of us at big 5 are kind of like family and we get things done in a fast and proper way. The managers are friendly and give a lot of encouragement and help so much with what we need and the customers needs
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11 months ago
The way the owners treat us is such a good feeling. Sometimes it really makes me feel that I'm working with my own siblings✨
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11 months ago
Are all managers nice or just your manager was exceptionally good?💭
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Loved working with my co workers each one of them helped learn more. Management gave me clear tasks and I worked to the best of my ability. If I needed any questions answered I asked my coworkers and was given precise answers.
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11 months ago
I am happy to know that you are prioritizing people over money. I'm sure you can go a long way.🌈
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11 months ago
Always make a good bond with the management because they are the ones who you will be mostly in contact with.
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Do they offer flexibility in schedule?
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A year ago
yes they do
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A year ago
Working there for last 3 years, a work/life balance job
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Good and flexible hours with the opportunity to get more hours and opportunity to grow within the company and the people there are amazing, the pay is adequate for being part time till becoming a manager trainee which then becomes full time
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10 months ago
do you mind if I ask you a few more questions about this company?
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10 months ago
Is there anyway I can work directly under my boss??
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I enjoy working at big 5 because they are very flexible with your hours and if you need more hours they do actually help you out with that , try to work it out .
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A year ago
our boss was so nice that sometimes he would come and sit with us just to have a little chat
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A year ago
why is nobody talking about the commission they get on their sales target
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Working here was a great experience, i got to learn how to run a cash register and how to tag products that were in store. very laid back place to work slow-paced
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A year ago
wish I could rejoin them but there is no possibility
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A year ago
All of my friends have did their best to get a job but I ended up getting one
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Big 5 has a very high standard for customer care, they take care of all of there employees and most Importantly everyone is treated fair. Management is always high quality & there is not a time when Big 5 is not professional.
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11 months ago
Even though they are rapidly growing in the market but they are still very down to earth when it comes to treating their employees.🌸
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11 months ago
I appreciate how they're so nice and straightforward with everything that is going around in the company so you know always what is going to happen
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I enjoyed working my for this company because it gave me ambition to grow and extend my customer service with this company. It had a lot to do with my coworkers and environment. I never had any problems with anyone at work we all got along really well.
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A year ago
Work is fun if you make it interesting and enjoy helping others.
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A year ago
What did you enjoy the most?💭
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great and meet customers, offer complete knowledge of products, customer satisfaction, weekly sales promotion in merchandising, dust, face and front merchandise, train employees, open and close store, end of day closing procedures.
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11 months ago
Instead of just selling your products try to learn about their needs and help them accordingly. It's about humanity as well!🌈
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11 months ago
everybody was so nice to me throughout my tenure that I didn't never feel work
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Getting the hand of everything is rather difficult if you have no sports or clothing experience, but once you get it down it's just like any other retail job and can be quite exciting being surrounded by unique sports products since not a lot of sporting goods stores are around anymore.
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11 months ago
do we get a salaries on time?
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11 months ago
I wish I would have stayed here a bit longer so that I could get much more experience than I have now
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The managers are train well and are very helpful. The training is done in timely manner and there is no pressure to perform. They bring out the better qualities of everyone who works there.
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11 months ago
Every company should imply training the structure into their mandatory process because a new employee can never know about your promotions or products otherwise
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11 months ago
I am really happy to know that they provide trainings to their new staff members now I can finally apply for a job here🌸
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With any job, the people make or break a place. With Big 5, no exception and had incredible staff. They were friendly and relaxed as long as you did your job- which was in no way difficult. I worked in a slower location, which was nice until it got too slow some days. But otherwise no complaints.
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A year ago
As long as you're not getting yourself into any office drama this place is a heaven for you
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A year ago
Be nice to everyone and they won't be any problem for you. I am speaking from my personal experience so trust me🌈
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IMO, company must equally endorse employee hard work by decent wage and fair benefit.
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10 months ago
yes they should
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10 months ago
a decent package is basic right for an hard worker
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I worked at Big 5 in high school and really enjoyed it. I played sports so it was nice to get an employee discount. I also loved the management and they would accommodate schedules.
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11 months ago
How much discount do you get being an employee here?💭
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11 months ago
Well I didn't know that they have a discount policy for this staff members but it's good to know that it will help me a lot buying for stuff😇
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truly cares about their employees and the managers treat you like family. Bonuses are always a great plus. The company gave me the support and aid I needed to really grow and achieve my goals.
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A year ago
I was working here for a very long time and they really cared about me knowing that I'm pregnant🌈
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A year ago
They also encourage women to also apply for a job and they make sure that women don't come across any issue in the company👌
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worked sales floor, learned stocking shelves and back room, customer service, how to better sell a product and how to better promote products. As always customer service was most important.
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11 months ago
What's your job exactly?💭
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11 months ago
I really encourage you to learn how to sell and promote the products because that's what it takes to be a good salesman!!!✨
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Can be fast paced or very slow but you can always find something to do. You help parents outfit their children for any sports and also educate them on many options they have for their children.
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A year ago
what commission is structured do they have?
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A year ago
the encourage students to apply for a job here just so they can make some extra money on a site
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Working for year and i get to know got promoted a huge think for me, never thought of such early promotion, learn a lot in just short period
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A year ago
agreed with you wholeheartedly
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A year ago
Indeed that's true.
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One of the best places to work… People were friendly The CEO was a very nice man and treated me with respect. I cant say anymore that is all I can think of Im done
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11 months ago
This review is short and concise which should be enough to tell about a company.✨
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11 months ago
I don't think so anybody would mind working with such a nice CEO and if the owner is so nice then everybody is bound to be nice👌
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Great place to climb the ladder quickly. I enjoyed the manager meeting days. You meet everyone from different districts and during manager training's you get to travel.
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A year ago
Do we get to travel for free?🤔
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A year ago
I still don't believe why somebody hasn't told me that we can get to travel on companies expense 😃
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Fast paced company, with growth and develop is because of leadership, efficient professional, and expert of industry.
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10 months ago
Yes , expect few person, they all very chill and understanding
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10 months ago
professional and qualified
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Great job management is great just a low amount of hours. Job is easy and they accommodate for school so if you need a low hour job while still being in school this is the job.
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A year ago
I still don't understand the structure that why do have this kind of a policy😇
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A year ago
It is good that now students can finally apply for a less our job and is still continue with their studies!🌈
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I love working at big 5 because the immense amount of skills and ability one acquires on the job. This job teaches you team building and hard work along with knowing how to properly and adequately get tasks that need to get done finished.
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A year ago
Even if you feel like you know everything just make sure to be silent when somebody's teaching you something. Out of respect you know!🌈
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A year ago
If you wish to be a manager or a supervisor in the future it is important that you learn team building in this company✨
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Fun workplace! Everyone is super caring and supportive and the management makes you feel like you're at home.
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10 months ago
Not once have I ever witnessed anybody fighting with each other which is a great part about this company!😇
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10 months ago
They will clear this thing during the interview that they have maintained a peaceful environment for their employees so do not even think about creating office drama here!🌈
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Excellent team co- workers. Always greet every customer with the fullest respect. Put customers needs first and try our hardest to satisfied everyone needs to the fullest.
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A year ago
If you are treating your customers rightly they will keep coming to you!👌
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A year ago
Learn to satisfy your customers if you want to get good reviews from them!!🌈
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I love it at Big 5. My manager is seriously the best. He makes it enjoyable to be working. I get to work, tidy my work space, help customers, tidy clothing racks, and have fun with my co-workers while we work.
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A year ago
I made some really good friends and we still meet sometimes when we have to have pizza
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A year ago
do they offer health insurance as a benefit to their employees?
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Was such an amazing work experience. I got to learn a lot about the retail industry and learned lots of things involving sports, hunting, shoes and what goes on in the back room. Also there is always room for advancement.
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A year ago
Is there anything I should know more about this company before I join?
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A year ago
I applied here long ago but they never called me for an interview
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Big 5 was a great job. I really had fun doing my work. A typical day consisted of cleaning the store before your shift, helping customers, and just keeping an eye of the store. Management was nice.
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11 months ago
It was always fun and I when I used to joke with my manager and he never mind!
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11 months ago
whenever I tell people that I work here it is always such a proud feeling for me
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I absolutely love working here! It's been a lot of fun and your employees are so kind. The company is great if you're in college/high school/another job and everyone is so caring! Very flexible schedules.
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10 months ago
If you want to get treated nicely at your work place you have to be nice in the first place. You can't expect something from them without giving it back.👌
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10 months ago
One best thing to know about this company is that there is literally zero politics going around.✨
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The best part of this job was learning how to sell even though you don't get commission. They make sure you know how to connect with customers and that you're knowledgeable about all the products they sell.
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A year ago
I have never seen anybody fighting with one another which shows such a positive environment they have maintained around
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A year ago
I would love to know more about this company please.
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love working for this company, because off there flex schedule,they had great management and a good customer service.you learn a lot ,and lean new things
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11 months ago
The flexibility is good for a student especially because they have to manage their academy access well along with working here!👌
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11 months ago
Well they do understand that not everybody can work on their schedule therefore they give the flexibility to set your own work timings😇
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feel honored to be part, one of the best cloud online business programming to organizations globally.
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11 months ago
best services company i work for so far.
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11 months ago
efficient and consumer helping methods
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best place to work at. Respected any personal situations, coworkers were great and scheduling was very fair. Respected times that i was able to work due to school
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11 months ago
how easy it is to get a job here?
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11 months ago
I still remember the very first day of my job and now everybody can be so nicely
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The work environment is honestly the best that I’ve ever seen in a retail company. The managers dont pick favorites and you get promoted based on how hard you work.
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11 months ago
working here is such a blessing and people who have worked here would know what I'm talking about
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11 months ago
I was very little when I applied here for a job I was in a college and I also mentioned during my interview so they were really supportive throughout my journey
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I had a lot of fun working at Big 5. The people were awesome and i like my managers. I also enjoyed talking to customers and learning about the sporting goods.
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11 months ago
how did you go to know about the job openings in the first place
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11 months ago
I just wish I get the good manager here.
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Want to applied for more companies, do any one how many days they take to process your application?
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11 months ago
more or less 14 working days
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11 months ago
Very extensive background check. If your applying to be a manager they will expect a pretty much spotless record.
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4 week passed no response from them after interview, what to do?
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A year ago
call them ask about application status.
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A year ago
contact to them.🙃
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I am currently working at Big 5 and I like it. Working is slow paced but it is nice and the other employers make it fun. I am learning every shift I take from my managers.
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A year ago
They are super flexible when it comes to set your schedule. You can tell them if you have any emergencies and you have to leave
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A year ago
Is it important to have experience prior to this job?
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I loved working with Big 5 and the team was all very supportive. However, it can be difficult to move up in the company. But it’s a great place to learn new skills.
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A year ago
I also loved my job here but I had to leave you to a family emergency😇
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A year ago
If any day I get a chance to apply for a job I will surely choose this place over and over again without a doubt✨
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I worked at Big 5 for almost 3 years. I started as a cashier and then moved to being a sales associate. There are many opportunities to learn about the products and move up to a manager if you want to. I enjoyed working with all of the people employed there.
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11 months ago
I'm sure you must be amazing at your job otherwise they wouldn't have promoted you in such a short time!!😇
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11 months ago
It's good that people get promotions at this company otherwise some employees decides to leave the company as soon as they feel like they're not growing🌈
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Do they offer benefit for all position?
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A year ago
decent salary with basic wages
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A year ago
Yeah they do equal for all
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Have a bunch of sales, and has a large selection of sporting goods and camping equipment. If you are looking for something for your next outdoors event, Big 5 is a great place
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A year ago
I am a multi-talented person so can you please tell me which position should I apply for? 💭
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A year ago
Hello looks like your s still working here then only you are promoting their products as well.😇
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This was my first job after highschool and it was the best first job. The managers at my store were absolutely amazing they made me feel proud to work for their store. Everyone was absolutely nice and its truly a place were you don't feel out of place
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11 months ago
Do they provide trainings at the start of the job?🤔
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11 months ago
Even that you are a student, The Management is doing everything they can to help you cope up with your work.😇
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It was amazing working whit big five sporting goods I have learned so much in the sales industry all the way for weapons to lifestyle and livening and camping
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11 months ago
thank you so much for sharing your experience It really helped me
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11 months ago
do they offer work from home facility if someone needs it?
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Big 5 Sporting Goods is a cool company to work for. Friendly environment with good management that is always there to help out. Nice employee discounts on items too.
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11 months ago
You will get to know what a relaxed work environment should look like after you have worked here🌸
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11 months ago
Every day is a different story but full of fun and enjoyment.🌈
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I love this place, if I could work here full time I totally would. I love the atmosphere and the people, I especially love helping the people who need it the most.
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11 months ago
Yes I can really see that you really love working in this place.😇
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11 months ago
It is good that you have a helping nature and I'm sure this will pay you back either now or in the future. Just keep it up and keep showing the good performance.🌈
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My experience with Big 5 was awesome. There is always immediate support from corporate in every aspect of the company. I'm truly grateful for my experience with Big 5.
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A year ago
I wish I would have joined earlier so I could have worked with you 😃
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A year ago
Lucky me I have this place right next to my house so I don't have to spend a single penny on my commute!