Paragon Sporting Goods Reviews

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Bruce Blank
14 Ratings
  • Truly my favorite job I've ever had

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

    I have been working at Paragon Sporting Goods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's pretty simple; we combine passionate athletes, incomparable product selection, and the most financially capable customers to produce a sporting goods store that is virtually without equal. The energy is incredible, as everyone from the sales associate, to the CEO are excited to be there and talk about what they love with customers who love it just as much. Also, being family owned, and all in one location, it's easy to talk to the decision makers, make suggestions, and get feedback on your input. It's also nice not working for someone who is running the ship from a far off location and only observing a stock price rise and fall (big box retail). I can honestly say I wake up each and every day excited to come to work, and it's been that way going on 5 years now.

    Cons

    From a new associates perspective, it may seem that some of the ways in which they do business are a bit unorthodox, and may even seem inefficient. Some may question why new ideas may take a long time to come to fruition. This can be frustrating at times, but it's important to realize that careful planning and decision making is what has kept this place around since 1908.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing and engaging your associates. You may be surprised what they're capable of!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

Paragon Sporting Goods Interviews

Updated Feb 12, 2015
Updated Feb 12, 2015

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    Web Production Associate Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paragon Sporting Goods in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Great Interview process. 1st you need to attend an open house that takes place in the store and when your turn comes you do a quick 1 on 1 with a hiring manager. If they like you and your experience they will tell you what position they have for you on the spot and after that you will be assigned with a manager of your department to go thru a second little screening. Boom! you got a job!

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Website www.paragonsports.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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