City Sports

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City Sports Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
46 Reviews
3.0
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    NYC City sports

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    * Managers are very friendly
    *Working environment

    Cons

    hours of pay vs. work load

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at City Sports full-time for more than a 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
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  5.  

    Great for students/People with interest in sports/exercise

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    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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Good initial sales and personal relations experience

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  8.  

    Definitely a place for the knowledgable athlete to really fine tune some sales skills.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at City Sports part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Cool people and very laid-back atmosphere
    -Benefits are awesome
    -All stores are located in major hubs for Boston so the traffic is rich and diverse.

    Cons

    -Hours, but that retail isn't it.
    -Depending on who's visiting the next day or that week you may find yourself after hours a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotate staff across different stores more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lower management was great. Upper management was manipulative and intimidating to work with.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at City Sports part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Incentives are great for selling.

    Cons

    Not much room for career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an employee wants to leave, don't threaten to write them up for not coming in to work past their two weeks.

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

    Really good people in the stores, but not a place to grow roots

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at City Sports full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff can become great friends. Discounts. Useful knowledge to gain for life.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance positions or snag one of the few spots with increased hourly pay. Some store managers are great, but corporate can be very overbearing and misguided to the actual needs of the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate-- please start listening to your managers and your staff. They are on the ground.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    A learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City Sports

    Pros

    Great co workers, okay pay, casual dress code, product testing

    Cons

    Getting too big too fast when I left company. Cared less about employees more on sales

    Neutral Outlook

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