Road Runner Sports

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Notorious Turnover

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Former Employee - Corporate Employee  in  San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Corporate Employee in San Diego, CA

I worked at Road Runner Sports

Pros

The company sells interesting product. The focus is extremely sales and revenue oriented. Nice building and location. Friendly co-workers. Dynamic environment.

Cons

The company has a notorious reputation for turnover for corporate employees. There is zero job security here. The company is privately owned and staff are cut whenever needed to cut costs. Since working at Road Runner, I have met no fewer than seven people who have worked at the company at the corporate level who say the same thing. Moreover, each asks about former co-workers and no one knows them as the turnover is so high. Everyone has worked with a different set of employees.

The owner of the company is highly entrepreneurial and tries to develop new divisions, yet many are not successful, i.e. branching out into sports equipment and women's clothing sales, retail stores, etc. He routinely puts on a mandatory "History of Road Runner Sports" presentation which essentially focuses on his own personal success.

Corporate employees are expected to occasionally work in the warehouse picking inventory, sometimes coming in on weekends.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider how decisions to benefit short term goals cost in the long term. When a company develops a notorious reputation for layoffs it becomes difficult to attract top talent.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Be Wary

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Road Runner Sports

    Pros

    The people in my department and the great friendships I have developed. The relationships with the vendors.

    Cons

    Incompetent management. The company has terrible ethics both with customers internal and external. I enjoy work for the paycheck but Management has no sense of balance between life and work for the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what it means to be Proactive rather than Reactive. The company typically thinks something sounds good, so they go with it, without much research, then when things do not work, they simply pull the plug and typically the customers suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Retail Store Supervisor
    Former Employee - Retail Store Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment, discounts of races, free shoes

    Cons

    Daily pressure to meet store goals, force customers to by Road Runner specific products or will be fired, trick customers to sign up for a yearly club that they will get re-charged on their credit cards at a higher price, force customers to get molded inserts made and then tell them they are $80 to purchase them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its hopeless, they don't listen to their staff... all what their corporate big wigs make all the calls from the west coast...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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