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Current Employee - Retail Sale  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Retail Sale in Washington, DC

I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Easy work not much hard about it

Cons

Non forreal everything was expected of a retail job

Advice to ManagementAdvice

recognize talent

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent Employee Discounts, 33 1/3% Coupons yearly, Some great associates

    Cons

    * The pay is not competitive and is very low for the amount of work and tasks assigned
    * Claims hours are Flexible but they are NOT Flexible
    * Minimal hours and short shifts for associates
    * A General Manager and two Assistant Mangers = Too Many Chiefs and not enough Indians
    * Unprofessional Management, who hold grudges, have cliques and show favoritism
    * Nobody wants to work for a living and always pass the work off to other people
    * The company claims to have an open door policy but nobody wants to be bothered
    * You will be punished for bringing up or complaining about management not doing things correctly or working at all.
    * Its all about who you know in the company, up to and including the home office.
    * Payroll department is very rude and irate whenever you have to deal with them.
    * Company is not particularly interested in employee retention
    * Write ups are generic punishments instead of tools to improve performance.
    * Company is an avid supporter of "paper trails" if you aren't liked or don't get along with the boss they will find little things to write you up for. Essentially leaving a paper trail to later fire you for misconduct.
    * Training is basic and lackluster, if you don't push for and seek out your own training you will not get it. You WILL however be written up for not knowing something 100%.
    * Transfers will not be given if you have issues, complaints, or concerns with other management.
    *You are not allowed to call, or use witness to defend yourself for pretty much anything that will help your case.
    *If you are let go, your insurance is canceled the Friday that you leave. Good luck getting all of your medical stuff taken care of.
    * The pay is generally minimum wage for new hires and an extra dollar for department managers. Which is funny because the CEO has authorized, the management to buy many books for his friends that the company reimburses them for. You can make minimum wage but he will cover 10k for a book for a friend.
    * Job pay is a wide range for assistant management some as little as 33k and others closer to 45k
    * Nobody will help you do anything in this company.
    * The consensus seems to CYOA (Cover Your Own @$$) First and then worry about the customers and staff.
    * Double Standards do apply
    * Management will check / Stalk your Facebook / Social Media if you are being interviewed (Its not illegal in NJ yet)
    * Ive spoken to management, truck drivers, department managers, associates, office personnel and everyone seems to genuinely dislike the job and only stick around to pay the bills
    *Turnover rates are astronomical
    *Lots of very cheap product
    *Sporting goods sections are a joke, and very little variety
    * It should be Modells Apparel shop not Modells Sporting Goods
    *** You can take my review with a grain of salt, you will only know if you experience it for yourselves. I have managed numerous companies in my years of retail management and Modell's Sporting Goods has to be one of the most poorly lead companies i have experienced. I feel like i have wasted a year of my life and would urge anyone who is considering a career here to look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid Cliques, Don't Hold Your Staff Back, Do Not Have a Double Standard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad but not great

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Weekly Pay
    - Nice Managers
    - Decent Lunch Break

    Cons

    - Set Schedule So You See The Same Amount Of Money Every Week (4 days for me only brought in $180 Bucks ... Sucks)
    - Management Is Forced To Be On Your Behind Because of Higher Management
    - Nothing To Do Majority Of The Time So You Find It Hard LOOKING Busy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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