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Sports Authority Interview Questions

Updated Nov 3, 2014
Updated Nov 3, 2014
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sports Authority in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    I was looking for a company with more advancement opportunities. This new company provided more opportunity for advancement as well as a more suitable product to my preferences and hobbies. I interviewed with three store managers as well as the district manager and was offered a job within a week of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Co-Mngr Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sports Authority in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    generel interview. I was internal so it more of a checklist. Bottom line, was I got the ball rolling by sending out a few emails to my HR contact and the DM. I was careful not to use the internal company email for everyone to see. I made a point of improving dept impact before making the approach. I also realized that I was the one who made my plight known to begin with. My Gm and CO and no input until mid way. Even while I was trying to get my foot in the door of a promotion the CO (even with his stamp of approval) was attempting to get an old co-workier into the company. The company is all about office politics and some merit.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none, it was all on the HR and DM. I had no say
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sarasota, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sarasota, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Sports Authority in November 2008.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview was by phone. Had a 1:1 interview with manager & a 1:1 interview with the district manager.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Based Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sports Authority in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Flew in from out of state to interview on a new project, so I felt pretty confident they were excited about my skills. But as I began the interview process, it became very apparent that they did not yet have an idea of what they wanted to do or where they wanted to go. Interviewers did not seem very prepared to question me about my skillset. It unfortunately seemed to be a complete waste of time.

    Interview Questions
    • What sort of experience do you have with Merchandising systems?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Regional Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sports Authority in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    One interview with HR dept. One interview with hiring manager. Typical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you like about sporting goods?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was none. It was there offer or nothing else.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Sports Authority in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was not a long interview. No personality test. They had me fill out a skill quiestionaire online. I thought it was not as painful as other interviews I have had.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Sports Authority in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    Dress like you want the job not flip flops or shorts. Be ready to show your selling skills because the offer extended coverage plans and ask you to sell on on something you have on you like a phone or the computer just to show you read the booklet and show your try

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negatiation...you take what they offer to pay you
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Sports Authority in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview was quite short. I was asked general questions about previous employment, why i wanted to work here, why I felt I was best for the job, etc. The manager looked over my resume and asked me to explain any gaps in employment. Other questions included How much salary are you expecting?
    What are your strengths/weaknesses? Why should we hire you? What would previous supervisor say about you?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sports Authority in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    I had one interview. It was very unprofessional. There were others the manager was interviewing and few were chosen. We had one day of filling out paperwork and then I was asked to close that night without any training. Was not informed how to use the page system, make phone calls or answer them. No product knowledge was given and I had to learn on my own. There is an online training that I did a few days later that my manager told me how to cheat so that I didnt have to waste payroll time so I can get back on the floor.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating. Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sports Authority in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I already worked with the company and Sports Authority sent a letter in the mail letting me know they were interested in interviewing me and others for oppurtunities to move up. The interview process included having to write an essay on a list of options: What leadership means to me, What do I see myself doing in the next 5 years, What is my greatest accomplishment, and there were a few other options as well. Before the interview I was also given a senario and describe how i would handle the stituation. Once the interview began each of the four interviewers would ask questions about sales management, my accomplishments with the company follow-up questions to the senario that was laid out before the interview. Talked about dealing with associates that aren't meeting expectations.

    Negotiation Details
    I was given a couple of choices as far as positions they were looking at me to fill. Wish there was more of a training program for the postion I was put in. There wasn't much of a negotiation when it came to the pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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