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Decathlon Sports India Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
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  1.  

    Good learning

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Decathlon Sports India

    Pros

    Good company culture. implement most of your bookish knowledge on the sales field with lot of freedom and accountability. A fast paced retail environment for understanding business. Good for smart people with basic qualifications. No degrees, no education required. Casual working culture with openness.

    Cons

    poor salary, no social life, not good for well educated graduates from reputed colleges, poor incentive and bonus policy, unorganized training methods, doesn't care about talent competencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PARTICULARLY FOR RECRUITMENT
    Try to value talent and use them in the right place. Take some risks and find the right fit for the relevant profile.
    Famous quote by Albert Einstein-
    "If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Senior management should think upon this...

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  2.  

    Modicum of Hard work, Good people

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Decathlon Sports India full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The good thing about working here was the people who work around you.

    Cons

    They ask for too much time, expect you to do too much, and will not be satisfied if you do all of it. No breaks, or more like controlled breaks, sometimes even when you have to use the restroom.The bigger teams are divided into really small teams and the store team is not working as one unit

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3.  

    Worst working in store.My own opinion and experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Decathlon Sports India full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    people who has not done much education good for them only based on physical fitness.

    Cons

    After doing MBA they make to stand in cashier doing scan for 10 hrs continously need not use any of your skills you have learned.My own experience got recruited for some other salary and worked for some other salary for cashier work.Please If you are MBA go to backend office not in store as sales manger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please dont hire MBA and tell them we do key performance giving cashier work.MBA can do layout work not a big deal for them and do not hire giving them false expectation.7 people who worked in company in higher position took my interview and they tell when I asked after joining ohhh I forgot to mention about you to stand and work and start your career with cashier.Now I have quit job and searching for some other Job.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good to start with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Decathlon Sports India full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Ability to take own / quick decisions
     - Young and Dynamic workforce

    Cons

    - Working environment
    - Politics in top management

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    Great unique different from other companies interview process.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Decathlon Sports India full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is having a very friendly relationship with its employees, provides autonomy and great opportunities for promotions in short duration, people have different options after initially joining as sales manager because the company is integrated.

    Cons

    The greatest challenge is standing for all eight hours during work, other thing is mobility people are ready to be mobile but the accommodation is not taken care by the company and when they are shifted they are paid same as before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide accommodation facilities when you shift people from one place to another.

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  7.  

    exciting and progressive if you are willing to work hard & smart

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    youthful and sporty work environment

    Cons

    work on weekends as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to set the right standards for the employees to get inspired..

    Recommends
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  8.  

    I dont go to work every day. i go to my passion every day !!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Decathlon Sports India full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1 - Independent Thinking is encouraged
    2 - No spoon feeding
    3 - Creativity is the only way. No SOPs which are adhered too.
    4 - Customer Satisfaction is really taken seriously.
    5 - You find your way around a problem
    6 - Entrepreneurial Spirit - you manage your own business.

    Cons

    None for me.
     But for newcomers and experienced chaps from other companies - would be difficult to understand what this company is all about and the passionate people who work here..
     We do not care if there are no ACs, no canteen, no fancy designations, no long working hours, monday morning blues...
    If you are passionate about sports and willing to work hard - then this is the place to grow.

    my advice - look at sports champions like tendulkar, federer, usain bolt - you think they cared if there were ACs, Canteens, 9-6 training hours...They had passion and wanted to succeed...If these values are not in sync with your values - Then very difficult for you and your project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To open more and more Decathlon Stores in India so that working culture spreads.

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  9.  

    Friendly environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Decathlon Sports India

    Pros

    Very friendly work culture . Encouragement for good work.

    Cons

    Timing , offs, polices, training , time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should manage correctly on working hours

    Recommends
  10.  

    good for freshers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Decathlon Sports India full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    better platform/spring board FOR freshers.

    Cons

    TRAINING is pathetic, ERP Training is nil, you get to know things only when u start digging into it. until then u will have 0 clue on what's happening/how its happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ALWAYS have PLAN B

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  11.  

    Coolest and most unique Company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Decathlon Sports India full-time

    Pros

    From the way of recruitment to the way of working ,everything is just perfect in it's own way.No body cares if you are an undergraduate or a post graduate,all that matters is performance.
    You perform you grow..and there is no limit of growth and don't even get me started on the the speed of growth.You perform and you take a salary that your friends can only think of.
    Flat heirarchy,an amazing adaption.Being a decathlonian is one of the coolest thing you will do in your life...Customer oriented pproach in everything we do.To sum it up If you are not one of those boring person who wants to live a boring life in a boring cubicle at boring working hours of 9 to 6 come join Decathlon.

    Cons

    Are you kidding???People who are writing bout long hours of work and bad management are most probably one of those who like to work in a small room daily on the same seat with the same salary for ages from 9 to 6.in short who are boring and likes monotonous jobs.sorry folks but this is not the decathlon's way.People this is called flexibilty and adaptability.It's a sports company and fitness is the mantra and therefore we along 'with our CEO' likes to stand and work.Two different types of people exist..followers and leaders..we are leaders and we like to lead by an example.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a fitness check of the employees from time to time.

    Recommends
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