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Sports Authority Interview Questions

Updated Nov 3, 2014
Updated Nov 3, 2014
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sports Authority in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an interview online the manger called within 2 days to set up an interview. The interview was very easy, and nothing to complain about. It is held in the manager’s office. There is nothing out of the ordinary in the interview. As with any interview come dressed nicely, show up on time, and know a little bit about the company. Just be who you are and you should be fine.

    Interview Questions
    • There really wasn't really any unexpected questions just they typical interview questions that can be found on glassdoor, monster, etc. It always help to know about any company before going in. Just the basics and you will be fine.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negioate pay, though I should've.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyannis, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyannis, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sports Authority in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Went onto the Site and filled out an application, a few days later I got call asking for me to come in for a interview. I sat down with the manger and we talked about my resume and a little about the store. She asked me one question. After it was all done she told me she would send in all the information to corporate. If it came back ok (background check) she would call me on Monday. She did and asked me which date would be best to come in for training and orientation.

    Interview Questions
    • If I called your last employer what would they tell me about you?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't really negotiate. She asked what I would like for pay. I said 8.50+. When she called me on that Monday she said starting pay would be $9 an hr
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sports Authority in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application online to three different stores. Got a call from one of them to come in for an interview. Came in, met with the store manager. Interviewed with him, received a tour of the store, and was told I seemed like a good fit and would receive a call in a few days.

    Interview Questions
    • Interviewer describes a situation such as a disagreement with a customer.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Footwear Sales Authority Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sports Authority in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, manager called me the next day, phone interview was very basic. Questions about sports and past working experience, scheduled an interview the next week. Interview went very well, manager and I were on the same track and after the first question he decided to hire me.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Starting pay was same as what I made at my other job, so they increased it by $0.25, not bad.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sports Authority in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online 2 weeks later I received a call for an interview the following week . I went in did the interview and was told that I would receive a call for a second interview and I did get a call. My second interview was with the store manager. The second interview was basically her getting to know me and she sent me to get a drug test and I was hired the next day

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They offered 9.25 but I wanted 9.50... They couldn't do it
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sports Authority in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Honestly just sound somewhat competent and called back a few times to make yourself sound very interested. I can't give too much advice due to the fact that the sales manager that gave me my interview just bragged about how great he was at being a salesman. They didn't seem to have the highest standards when hiring. Just show up and seem pretty well put together and able to hold a conversation and you should be fine.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations, they offered $8 an hour and you could take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Footware Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Sports Authority in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very easy just talking about past jobs and why you would be a good fit with the company. The interview consisted of one manager essentially telling you what you are responsible for. It was very straight forward and nothing unexpected. There was no drug test.

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Systems Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sports Authority in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    You usually are contacted by a company recruiter and have a 15 to 20 minute conversation about the role and your skills. If the hiring manager identifies you as a candidate, then you are brought back for a face to face with the hiring manager. After this step would be an interview with the hiring manager's direct supervisor(s).

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They sent an email with the official offer description and I asked for 1 week to think about it, and they agreed. I didn't counter their offer since it was higher than my stated requirement.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sports Authority in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Basic Questions - One on One with the Store Manager & then an interview with the District Manager. They were all sales related questions.

    What do you know about the company?
    What products do we sell?
    How would you approach a customer?
    Are you a team player?
    Why would you be an asset to Sports Authority?

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about the company? Tell us the products that we sell   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They asked me what I wanted to get paid, I was offered what I asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Sports Authority in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    No drug test, super easy, laid back interview. Just make sure you say you are willing to cross sell and sell service plans. There are a lot of opportunities for spiffs so make sure you are enthusiastic about that. Generally they tell you right away if you are hired or not. Make sure to ask a few questions to show that you are interested.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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