Overall Reviews at Five Below
Retail Assistant Manager | Philadelphia, PA | Jan 29, 2020
Not a job for grown ups
The management is trash . They are very disrespectful and treat there employees like they're expendable. On top of that the starting pay is $8.50 and they give raises every year so you would have to work there about 3 or 4 years just to make ok money.
Cashier | Taylor, MI | Nov 13, 2019
Started as seasonal at Christmas went to stock manager then went to assistant manager was training for gm right up till I had to leave for personal reasons. But it was so fun I lived it
Retail Sales Associate | Lincoln, NE | Oct 30, 2019
Productive and fun workplace! Opportunities for advancement.
If you work quickly and focus on customer service and cleaning up the store, everything goes very well. You usually can get between 10 to 20 hours per week if you are a team member.
Management is wonderful. You will work, nothing difficult, just a lot of walking fast, standing the entire shift, putting product on the shelves, folding mountains of tee-shirts while helping guests at the front check out area. So be prepared to work. Great atmosphere in the store as well! Brightly lit up, lots of color, and fun music on the sales floor!
Customer Service Representative | New York, NY | Oct 12, 2019
time speed up being busy all the time
I learned to greet people, more experience in retail, how to count the safe and close the deposit because of how the managers gotten comfortable with me, and overall being helpful at all times. Managers are extremely awesome the on bad side is the general manager don't allowed you to work more than three days a week.
Sales Associate | Philadelphia, PA | Jun 11, 2018
Fun work place
I enjoy working for the company only con is low pay little hours but overall flexible schedule fun place . This job is mainly for teens or college students in need of a job
Retail Assistant Manager | Kissimmee, FL | Aug 15, 2019
Fun with working with employees but still stressful
Mostly enjoyable working with close employees but can be stressful during weekends and holidays. Management of store can decrease when getting a new store manager but i think it just depends on the store and location. Payroll and hours was one of the biggest issues for the store because we didn't have and sometimes had to cut hours and leave the store a bit messy because of it.
ProsCould be fun, flexible hours, and gain some retail experience
ConsBreaks were on and off, hours can be a problem when it's not enough, and dealing with kids and stubborn adults
Merchandising Assistant | McHenry County, IL | Jul 6, 2019
Company only wants money
It's a corporation now. They cut corners and ask the impossible of the stores while cutting hours. They underpay and cut vacation hours without telling the stores for over a month. Do not work in the chicago north district t the district manager is so two faced and unfair that she lost 12 of her 14 store managers. That should tell you something. She makes it a terrible work experience. the concept is fun, just not executed well.
ConsPoor pay, poor management
Retail Assistant Manager | Kingston, NY | Jul 23, 2018
Retail work that feels worth it
Five Below was my first ever job and it was a perfect place to start. They had detailed and excellent training. The chain of command is clear and easy to follow. Retail work is hard work and stressful, but it's also fulfilling when you meet customers that are thankful for the time you put in.
ProsGreat discount, clear chain of management, prefer to promote internally
ConsBreaks aren't always given if not asked for, cranky customers, awful holiday music
Merchandise Manager | Lynchburg, VA | Jul 20, 2018
Poor store manager
Store manager is unfair with scheduling and sits at desk too much while everyone else works twice As hard . Stressful and expects too much out of one person .
Customer Service/Sales Representative | Palatine, IL | Sep 8, 2019
great place to work
great place to work for a part time job. great discount when u work there. great music is playing while your at work. all employees and Managers are very nice to work with.