City Sports Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
50 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great place to work in retail

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Cashier in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Cashier in Boston, MA

    I worked at City Sports full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, capable management, decent wages for retail

    Cons

    Aside from concerns applicable to any retail positions I can't think of any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work when part time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Washington, DC

    I worked at City Sports full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Decent discount. Able to receive free products.

    Cons

    Not great benefits if working full time. Not worth the amount of money that's taken out of check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to associates in terms of what actually happens with associates then assess the situation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    NYC City sports

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at City Sports part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    * Managers are very friendly
    *Working environment

    Cons

    hours of pay vs. work load

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phila, PA

    I worked at City Sports part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent discount, Good lower level management, interact with people in customer service, learn product knowledge

    Cons

    Awful upper management from corporate level, a lot of employees are upset with corporate, not much room to advance, employees are treated like bottom of the barrel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees off for Thanksgiving, no retail store should care more about sales and less about their employees. Absolutely ridiculous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    An unforgettable experience.

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

    I have been working at City Sports

    Pros

    The joy of seeing the happiness within the youth participants.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intro to PT

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City Sports

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Good Facility to train at

    Cons

    Pay and Benefits, lack of equipments and PT gym space

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    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at City Sports full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has great lower management & associates who are willing to learn everything the store/company has to offer. The staff is knowledgeable, and the customers aren't always the best, but the ones that make a positive lasting impression make it ever so worthwhile!

    Cons

    *lower management is on puppet strings
    *possibilities to move up are slim to none, regardless of skill level or experience
    *corporate isn't the best in communication
    *overlooked plenty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to listen to your ground forces and listen to their desires. Learn to utilize your resources your employees have to offer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great for students/People with interest in sports/exercise

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at City Sports part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great for students both high school and college. flexible hours, nice staff. If you have a sports background, mainly in running or weight training or have an interest in kinesiology, exercise science, AT, PT, etc this is a great environment to be in as you meet people in these fields coming in to shop and/or do business with the company.

    Cons

    staff and manager turnover rate horrible. Understandable for staff because most of the team is made up of students (have to leave because they graduated, going home for break, etc) but I've been with the company a little over 2 years and have worked under close to 10 managers/key holders in my time there.
    It takes too long to get raises, either that or favoritism exists. I asked for a dollar raise just 3 months before my 2 year mark and was denied. Come to find out my co worker who started the same time as me, was OFFERED the same raise just one year after our start date. It should be noted that I was more knowledgeable and trained in more departments than her.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this goes to store managers and the corporate level as well: your sales associates have a passion for sports and exercise, above all we are human too. Please treat them with some decency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Short lived

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City Sports

    Pros

    Getting to meet all the international tourists that come into the store.

    Cons

    No way to advance. No opportunity for anything else besides maybe manager. Lots of turnover with managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more incentive to employees to work better by having advancment opportunities.

  11.  

    Good initial sales and personal relations experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, PA

    I have been working at City Sports part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working at City Sports is a relatively relaxed time. The managers are (usually) polite, responsible, and very knowledgable about the products sold in the store.

    Cons

    It's quite frustrating when you're scheduled for certain hours and they get cut. I understand that's how retail works, but if you're counting on 10 hours in a particular week, and the managers cut your hours to only three, that can create problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall I'd advise management to consider employee retention as supposed to relying on hiring seasonally and vast numbers of employees. We want to feel valued, and it just doesn't often feel that way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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