Sports Authority Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
Updated Jul 25, 2014
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview Details

    asked about technical skills and approach towards a problem, organizational skill questions
    some stupid psycho questions, meant more like wasting time, irrelevant to the job
    felt like there was conflict b/w managers and the other person trying to build a team

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Training Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview Details

    Applied on line. Had a response and interview set up within 10 days. Agreed to a background Check. After approval, Interview at local store with District Manager consisted of mainly of DM reviewing my experience briefly and then talking at length about the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Only asked questions related to my experience, all of which were answered on my resume.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    N/A Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

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    No Offer
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Co Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview Details

    Talked with an SM at a location. He asked what position I was interested in. He asked why I wanted to work for the company, if I was currently working and why I left my last position. He then asked if I had questions. I asked alot of questions about the responsiblities of the position and related it to my background to give assurance. He then said that if they were interested that I would get a call in a month and that they were just seeing what was out there. He was professional.Two days later, I received a call from another MGR and went to a second interview. The SM spoke on and on about her personal life ( past injuries and family medical issues) for about an hour. I felt like a counselor. I then come to find out that she was interviewing for hourly team lead positions where I would need to relocate since the new store was extremely far away from where I live. I drove 49 miles one way for this interview where I thought I was interviewing for a salary position.She asked me: would I socialize outside of work with coworkers, about why I left a job where I had worked 10 years ago, and about what the 1st screener spoke about. Most of my time was listening to her rattle off her to do list for the new store that she was taking over and personal issues that were inappropriate for an interview.She came across as extremely anxious, overwhelmed with her work and apologized for having OCD.

    Interview Questions
    • Would I socialize with coworkers outside of work? She mentioned that people at her store play some sports together but they don't invite everyone????   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Nashua, NH
    Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Sports Authority in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received a call a few days later. Interview was set up with the Sales Mgr then with the Supervisor of cashiers. Sales Mgr was all excited about my experience, pretty much told me I had the job (cashier, with the money I wanted) then went to get the Supervisor to interview me and she was too busy. Was told that she would contact me in a day or so and have heard nothing. Figured what I wanted for money was more than the Supervisor wanted to pay for a cashier. Not happy about the whole experience since the Supervisor was the person who set the interview up.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Ocala, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Ocala, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Sports Authority in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Typical interview, nice people

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Softlines Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Sports Authority in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I really liked the way the whole processes was set up. I applied for the position, then was sent an invitation by email to their hiring event. The interview was scheduled and I arrived promptly on time. The process was orderly and well planned. My interviewer read his questions from a script, which I did not mind at all. The questions were standard questions with no big surprises.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not find any of the questions difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loyalty Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Englewood, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter via email as he had seem my resume posted. He scheduled time to do a phone interview wtih me. The interview went great and the recruiter was very excited for me to talk to the hiring manager. He said he would get back with me as to when the interview would be. Then I heard nothing. And nothing some more. And then nothing more. Eventually, he emailed me that he had been out of the office and had to try to schedule something. So I waited longer. And longer. I still have yet to hear if I will be having an interview, but given the few months that it has been, my assumption is that I did not receive the chance to interview further.

    Interview Questions
    • They were all straight forward and generic interview questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Training/Ops Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview Details

    Applied on S.A. Elite website. Was contacted by store manager 2 weeks later as a position became available. Set up an in - person interview at the location. Interview was a one - on one process with the store manager. It was very candid but, professional. Manager didn't ask me any "What if..." or "How would you act in this situation" type of questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty straight forward interview. Talked about my accomplishments and what I wanted out of the job. Talked about what I expected from S.A. that wasn't accomplished at my other positions. Talked about the company's direction and expectations.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Manager-In-Training Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Sports Authority in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I originally interviewed for a management position, but there were no management positions open. The interview itself was pretty short. I had previous experience with the company and I had recently graduated college. It was pretty apparent the store wanted me. I first met with the Operations Manager just to discuss my previous work and college experience. A few days later I met with the Store Manager and Hardlines managers just so they had an idea of who they were bringing on. I had to take a sales position, but I was promised the first management position that opened up in the district. After 5 open positions had come and gone and about 3 more interviews, I was finally promoted to the position I was promised 7 months earlier.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. I had a very thorough understanding of the business and what was expect of me.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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