Sports Authority Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. All things sporting good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Talk to people about sports all day, frequent product training, opportunity across America, competitive pay, amazing employee discounts

    Cons

    Nights weekends and holidays are important times in retail. High standards can overwhelm some people. Not to many cons to be honest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make excuses for downfalls and take ownership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    This is a wonderful company to work for. They take real good care of their employees - retail and corporate.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They offer great benefits and discounts

    Cons

    I was not exposed to any cons or flaws. loved the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wonderful. Keep having a group of new hires meet the CEO once a month. Wonderful experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great team to work with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    The interaction with the customers i was able to do. It was also fun to know whats happening in the sport industry also.

    Cons

    i didn't see any cons working with them.

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  5. Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Associate in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    It's awesome the people are great and so is the discount

    Cons

    None everything has been good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. It is a completely pleasant experience. its like working with a family in a very fun enviroment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cash Lead in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Cash Lead in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    the are very flexible with the schedule. I have never been denied for time off. They are great about letting associates get the hours they want to work.

    Cons

    The management team sometimes doesnt work as hard as others. I feel as though they barely even work 40 hours and its not consistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store managers need to work a bit harder and push associates to do better. instead of delegating tasks, maybe they should also be involved on the sales floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Sales associate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Fun place most the time it's relaxed. At least at my store it was

    Cons

    Play favorites. You "can" become old news. Pay is pretty decent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees don't pick favorites. Pay attention to your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Great Discount very nice merchandise and a a good experience in apparel

    Cons

    Some nights we would have to work late to recover the store Late nights

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Amazing and helpful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rockwall, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rockwall, TX

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Good benefits and discounts. Always able to help out. The coworkers are awesome. I love helping out customers with anything they need.

    Cons

    There can be hectic times around the holidays. The management could be a bit better. The store hours are long and go by slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are always there to help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. good and bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    spiffs, employee discount, opportunity to become team lead

    Cons

    having to sell insurance plans (ECP) and Loyalty Cards (frequent shopper cards)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. I enjoy working at Sports Authority, Corporate office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Culture is very good, management makes you feel appreciated for your hard work. Very good benefits such as health/dental, great retail discounts, onsite gym, yoga and pilates classes midday, Friday Summer hours program is nice to be able to leave at noon for the mountains, etc. The Employee Thanks program is unique and helps to provide a positive attitude around the office. There is also an active number of sports teams and leagues at SA.

    Cons

    Some of the software applications should be upgraded or changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. The message from the top is spot on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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