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It just gets worse and worse.

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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Henderson, NV
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Henderson, NV

I worked at Sport Chalet part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Pro deal discounts and flexible schedule if you are in school

Cons

No appreciation for hard working employees, no raises, favoritism to employees who dont even do their job, return policy is ridiculous, no consistency with what they want you to do, the only thing management cares about is measurables and will threaten those who don't do good enough to fire them, yet you get nothing for actually doing well. They will schedule part timers full time hours but won't make them full time status for benefits/vacation days. Employees are always in a bad mood because GM sets a miserable and hostile environment. I could go on for days..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Respect your employees and don't take your stress out on them in negative ways. Employees would probably sell better if they weren't working in such a negative atmospshere.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's not what it used to be

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Sport Chalet part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -good discount
    -pro deals
    -shop passes to local ski resorts
    -generally pretty flexible when it comes to scheduling
    -good product

    Cons

    -favoritism
    -they've lost sight of what the company stood for...helping customers, providing expert advice and making honest sales
    -they would rather you, as an employee, sell someone a product that is unnecessary than selling what is truly needed to make percentages
    -no raises since 2008
    -management doesn't communicate
    -they expect projects to get done on top of making daily percentages, while cutting/eliminating shifts. Therefore the store and most departments are understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the core values of the company. Train management to lead better. Being back the great training clinics for new hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    What you see is what you get.

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    Current Employee - SALES ASSOCIATE SPORT CHALET  in  Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - SALES ASSOCIATE SPORT CHALET in Mission Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Sport Chalet part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy atmosphere, not much hard work. Some managers are great.

    Cons

    Expected to fill in for positions you may not have experience with. Some managers are horrible. The company does not believe in raises. What you're hired at, is what you get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the salaries with experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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