Sports Authority Interview Questions

Updated Jun 28, 2015
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Sports Authority (Brooklyn, NY) in September 2014.

    Interview

    the interview as simply mostly questions about my experience with sports equipment. And some questions about prior job history, also pictures of sports equipment for me to name. all around the interview as pretty simple. they look more for job history than anything else.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    In person interview that lasted about twenty minutes. Asked about sales and customer service experience but nothing too specific. Wanted to know when I could start and I was offered the job right on the spot. Filled out all forms and was ready to go the next week. Interviewer was the store manager and was friendly. Liked what I had to say and was happy with responses that I gave

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    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview

    Began by talking about my previous work history. The manager was very rude and told me my previous jobs weren't real jobs...? Not sure how but whatever. Asked simple questions such as what do i know about sports authority, why should they hire me over previous people they interviewed

    Interview Questions

    • If someone who knew you very well was interviewing with us what would they say you need to work on   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Got offered a higher paying job

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview

    The Interview was very professional and pretty quick as well. They asked standard interview questions that weren't difficult to answer at all. The company is very detail oriented and they wanted the best sales person for the job.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a call within 2 weeks. The most difficult part of the interview was picking any item in the store and try to "sell" it to another person participating in the group interview. I picked a sports bra because I know which ones are best for running. The managers loved that I was different and made it funny when I was "selling" it to a male interviewee.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the item and features of it and sell it to your "customer" (the interviewee).   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate my hours but not pay. Pay was minimum wage with commission.

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    Team Sports Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denton, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Sports Authority (Denton, TX) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Very standard and relaxed interview. Asked the basic question and just try to relate things to what you are applying for. For example, I was applying for team sports and when they asked about my past job history I made sure I talked about how I contributed to my team. About 5 minutes in it turned into talking about sports and I was hired on the spot and the next day was my first training shift.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your previous expirence working with a team.   Answer Question
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    Sales Authority Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Sports Authority in August 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty simple.
    They asked basic questions and they were very interested in my past sells experience.
    First I was interviewed by the hiring manager, and then about a week later I was interviewed by the store manager.
    The store manager asked questions like
    "If little Timmy is starting soccer in the spring what does he need to play?"
    Then you would list as many things that Sports Authority may carry that Timmy needs to play soccer.

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    Negotiation

    They started me off at 8.00 because that is what I asked for.

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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Sports Authority (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    asked about technical skills and approach towards a problem, organizational skill questions
    some stupid psycho questions, meant more like wasting time, irrelevant to the job
    felt like there was conflict b/w managers and the other person trying to build a team

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woburn, MA
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    It was very fast. I applied on the weekend, interviewed the following week and was offered a position on the spot, for a drug test the next day. The manager was great.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview

    The hiring process was a bit annoying since they mostly only hire previous employees or if you get referred by a current employee like I did. I had to keep calling to ask for an interview which their reply would be within 3 days. Then I would call on the third day just to hear the same response. Had to walk in to talk to them personally to finally get an interview which was very simple. Basic questions like why work here, past experience

    Interview Questions

    • What is more important to you, making a customer smile or say thank you?   Answer Question

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