Sports Authority
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Updated Apr 6, 2014

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Training Manager Interview

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I applied online and 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 Question – Only asked questions related to my experience, all of which were answered on my resume.   Answer Question

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Co Manager Interview

Co Manager

I applied online and 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 Question – 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

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Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

Sales Associate/Cashier
Nashua, NH

I applied 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.

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Ocala, FL

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

Interview Details – Typical interview, nice people

Interview Question – Not very difficult questions.   View Answer

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Softlines Team Leader Interview

Softlines Team Leader
Memphis, TN

I applied online and 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 Question – I did not find any of the questions difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question

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Loyalty Manager Interview

Loyalty Manager
Englewood, CO

I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – They were all straight forward and generic interview questions.   Answer Question

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Training/Ops Manager Interview

Training/Ops Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied online and 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 Question – 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

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Manager-In-Training Interview

Manager-In-Training
Scottsdale, AZ

I applied through other source and 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 Question – There were no difficult questions. I had a very thorough understanding of the business and what was expect of me.   Answer Question

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Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager
Walnut Creek, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sports Authority in March 2011.

Interview Details – I was initially called to come in for interview with store manager. Basic interview quesions..what are your goals? Why are you interested in working here? Are you interested in management opportunuties?
Called for a second interview with group panel. Management position was specified, so I prepared extensively for this. When I arrived for interview, it was same day as "open interviews" They had already hired the assistant manager position, so this was surprising and a bit unprofessional in my opinion.

Guess I should have trusted my "gut" instinct on this one. I'm relieved this door has closed so I move towards a company that is a better fit!

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Sports Authority?   Answer Question

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