Sports Authority

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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
606 Reviews
2.7
606 Reviews
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Michael E. Foss
57 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is acceptable, but basically in line with other retailers (in 50 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 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Customer service is supposed to be primary focus but company gives you no tools to do so (in 31 reviews)

  • Upper management sets ridiculous sales goals that are very very tough to reach (in 31 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sports Authority.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Sports Authority as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Empolyees are amazing to work with.

    Cons

    Number and goals that you have to meet are kind of ridiculous. Had to have more than 40% of customers sign up for store discount card or you would get yelled at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to Work For! Just need to work all the time.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Gainesville, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Gainesville, VA

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, discounts, internal development, training, and many advancements from within. With new CEO in place we are beginning to see a good future. Highly supportive of him. People person and speaks to everyone. He is just not all talk. Does what he says. Foss is the right guy.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance. Changing of 3 CEO in the last 6 years. No hunt and fishing in stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance. People need to spend time with their families on Thanksgiving and Easter Sunday. Corporate office receive many perks but stores are left with pictures from how much fun they have in Denver.
    Benefit perks are for Denver based. There needs to be funds for team building. We see pictures all the time of Denver having fun doing, races, runs and events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great service atmosphere for customers and employees, great discount and a decent balance between work and home, especially considering its retail! Managers are supportive and helpful and seem to always be vested in their employees success.

    Cons

    Pleasing customers, having the right product, maintaining the store and going through corporate visits!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a whole, I think the managers do a good job running the store while also trying to keep both customers and employees happy. And that can be very challenging in a retail environment. I'd say some advice to corporate is to get a more updated computer system and a better online warehouse!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good first experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you like sports and can talk about them, it will be easy to give customers the product they want.

    Cons

    Everything was good, no cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very good yet incredibly boring.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Warwick, RI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Warwick, RI

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I loved working in Team Sports, loved helping customers and being able to use my sports knowledge in an effort to help customers. They dont ask much from associates other than to simply approach customers and at least try and make some sales, which is not terribly difficult when people are mindlessly staring at random products. Loved the benefits of working there, good hours, great managers.

    Cons

    Incredibly boring when no.customers are present. Often spent my time playing street hockey in the aisles or bouncing tennis balls for hours. Had a 36 hour sale once and had three customers come in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Market better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work if you enjoy sports people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A strong focus on doing things the right way; more merchandising freedom than at most big box retailers due to the seasonality. New CEO seems to care about people.

    Cons

    Unrealistic budgets make it difficult to earn much bonus. The big stores get loaded with merchandise but the smaller ones are starved for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Merchandise the smaller stores deeper in certain categories and get out of others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience working for Sports Authority has been nothing but a great experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people and a great discount.

    Cons

    The pay could always be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I worked as an associate on the technical level 1 help desk, working with all corporate and store systems

    Former Employee - Support Services Systems Analyst  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Support Services Systems Analyst in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The help desk has a great team and I learned a lot about Point-of-saie systems.

    Cons

    The leadership team was not very supportive of those of us on the help desk.

  10.  

    Great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Softlines Visual Team Leader  in  Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - Softlines Visual Team Leader in Pembroke Pines, FL

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount is awesome and the employees

    Cons

    Expectations as an employee are always high without all the training necessary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs stable management that are honest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sports Authority Elite!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Enthusiast  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Enthusiast in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers, Training, Managers, Discount, Great atmosphere

    Cons

    Roller-coaster periods of sales. Its not every day or week you are able to perform your best due to time when the store is dead empty. Other than that, I can't think of any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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