City Sports Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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Edward Albertian
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Pros
  • It is also a relatively friendly, laid back work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Decent discount, Good lower level management, interact with people in customer service, learn product knowledge (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The corporate staff and upper management are very reactionary and typically see things in a negative light (in 4 reviews)

  • Customer service job, low pay, few perks (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City Sports

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good discounts, fun staff, good training

    Cons

    Very strict corporate structure, not a very chill work enviroment

  2. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at City Sports part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Incredibly friendly staff, close relationships with coworkers, casual dress. Entertaining work place if you enjoy sports and learning about sporting equipment.

    Cons

    Corporate could treat the staff a little better. There is a general feeling that corporate doesn't care as much for their employees (low discounts, even on "Staff Appreciation Day"). Work day can be pretty slow, especially during the winter.

  3. Very easy to get along with staff and management and they're always there for you no matter how poorly you do.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City Sports

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Product knowledge is extensive. I did not know much about running and shoes prior and now I'm very well versed in how different shoes can make or break any form of exercise.

    Cons

    Long hours at times. Since most staff comprises of high school students or college students, store may feel understaffed at times.

    Advice to Management

    Positive reinforcement can help sales associates sometimes. Scheduling more clinics to get new product knowledge is very fun.

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  5. Sales rep

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant

    I have been working at City Sports

    Pros

    Uncapped commission for unlimited potential in money

    Cons

    Meeting commission quotas is tough

    Advice to Management

    Dont pressure sales team

  6. I met a lot of people, gained great retail experience, and was able to interact with a variety of new products.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phila, PA

    I have been working at City Sports part-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to get some great retail experience, build communication skills and learn about product knowledge for sports equipment and apparel.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of room to grow up in the business and the turn around time for employees is very short - most don't stay for longer than 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management could do a better job at rewarding employees for their hardwork and dedication - under appreciated.

  7. Good company!

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    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at City Sports

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people (managers and colleagues) were awesome.

    Cons

    The pay could have been better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being great!

  8. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phila, PA

    I worked at City Sports part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best management, they really care about what you are doing and how you are accomplishing making sales. Even the CEO stopped by our stores a few times and was super nice and seemed genuinely interested in what the associates thought about the company.

    Cons

    This may seem trivial, but the store is never closed for weather related issues. We have to come in even if there is 4 inches of snow on the ground and the rest of the stores in the area are closed.
    Not easy to get promoted or a raise in the company.
    Also, my manager was pigeon-holed into staying the manager of the store and not promoted to corporate until she threatened to quit.

    Advice to Management

    More training in specific fields of the job, ie: shoes, watches, etc.

  9. A great place to work in retail

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    Former Employee - Lead Cashier in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Cashier in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  10. If you're thinking of working...dont just turn around

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy a boss who yells and doesnt pay you on time then its a good job for you

    Cons

    Dont pay on time
    Pay is terrble

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees on time or they will sue

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    NYC City sports

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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 (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Managers are very friendly
    *Working environment

    Cons

    hours of pay vs. work load

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