Sports Authority Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Sports Authority Chief Executive Officer Michael E. Foss
Michael E. Foss
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Pros
  • Employee discount is really good (in 59 reviews)

  • Cost plus 10% days (which brings the price down to what you would pay at Walmart but hey, we appreciate your hard work (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • The goals they set for sales, loyalty cards, extended coverage plans, selling stuff online (AOS) are so unrealistic and out of the employees control (in 17 reviews)

  • Upper Management changes happen often (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Outdoor Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing training during my first few days on the job, very trustworthy co-workers and supervisors. Great pay for a retail store.

    Cons

    Hours during the holiday can be long and and fluctuates throughout November and December, but I knew that i would expect that due to the busiest time of the year for Sports Authority.

    Advice to Management

    Great staff, very knowledgeable, willing to help with work no matter the size of job or the department. Fun and somewhat stress free environment!


  2. loved it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i loved the coworkers, big time sports fan

    Cons

    payroll restrictions, some employees don't care as much as others about the store as a whole

    Advice to Management

    stay true to your word


  3. LPAC

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LPAC in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - LPAC in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I learned so many things with Sports Authority. Easy going environment (associates and customers). Flexibility and the sports environment makes it a great place to start working retail.

    Cons

    I can not think of any negative experiences because my experience with Sports Authority was a great one!, it is what you would expect from a retail job but better.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your associates and they will take care of business, their success is your success.


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  5. Excellent environment

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    Current Employee - Lead Merch in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Merch in Queens Village, NY

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Friendly people. Good and fun environment

    Cons

    Low money. Barely any benefits for partimers


  6. Senior Sales

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales
    Current Employee - Senior Sales

    I have been working at Sports Authority (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount, Training, work life balance

    Cons

    No cons come to mind

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees


  7. fun co workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun co workers and management. ..learned a lot

    Cons

    Nothing to ad for cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. good company but could be great

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Portland, ME

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good employer ok pay needs better hours

    Cons

    Little room for advancement needs better hours and to much sales pressure

    Advice to Management

    Less pressure to sell warranties


  9. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    its a really fast paced environment so there is always something to be done.

    Cons

    Wish you could get more than 40 hrs a week


  10. Golf Department Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Excellent team work attitude
    Incentives to sell products and insurance
    Recognition for good work
    Each employee was trained to help in other areas when needed

    Cons

    The only con I would give the authority is in the way they monitor theft. There were a number of situations in which things were stolen that could have been avoided.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a better security system. Perhaps a lockdown system or even better security tags for the clothing and more expensive items.

    Sports Authority Response

    May 12, 2015

    Thank you for the great review!

    As far as how we monitor theft, our Asset Protection department is always looking for ways to improve, if you have any suggestions feel free to email
    ... More


  11. Apparel Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good for people with OCD

    Cons

    Scheduling is not the best



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