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Get to meet new people, some great, others not so great. Too much work for the amount you get paid though.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Sports Authority

Pros

Great older people. You get to hear a lot of stories and make your own. Learning things about different departments in the stores really helps expand your own knowledge about sports that can be beneficial if you are interested in sports.

Cons

They push selling Thorlo socks and SofSole insoles WAY too much. Regardless of whether or not you sell high end items or thousands of dollars in equipment, if you don't reach your Thorlo/insole goal, the DM gets mad. Makes me feel bad for the Sales Team Leader/Manager, that's probably the hardest pressed position in the store. Since a lot of younger people apply and get hired here, be sure to expect some "high school drama".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep gossip to a minimum, and if you have an issue with an employee, let them know about it instead of going behind their backs and telling other people about it. It builds respect towards yourself and it makes everything feel more like a nice working family.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader
    Current Employee - Sales Team Leader

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Employees are typically great individuals
    Decent pay
    Benefits are ok
    Room to grow within the company
    Promotions are a norm

    Cons

    Pay is not up to par with what you have to deal with
    No support from Corporate
    Ridiculous hours
    As a manager don't expect breaks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting payroll and still expecting sales to go up. Stop insisting on setting ridiculous standards that change every few weeks then getting upset when customer service is down. CEI is a joke. Most of the good experiences are not posted, usually only negative ones are. The negative ones are a result of CUT PAYROLL! If you want an increase stop leaving stores with 3 people total on busy nights.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a competitive job, where unless your at the top your being disciplined.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Fitness/Team Sports Authority
    Current Employee - Fitness/Team Sports Authority

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    cool employees to work with (management is not)

    Cons

    stupid barcode stickers relating to our employee number that we have to put on every produce we sell, just to get credit at the registers (half the time the cashiers dont scan them).
    being told over and over again to improve your sales
    management tries to pit employees against each other in ways just to try make a hostile environment so we sell more than each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You complain so much about us not selling a lot but why is it that you don't give us enough hours to reach every customer. Most of the time I'm juggling 4-9 customers by myself on the entire floor.
    I'm a department authority and I was trained in fitness and team sports in order to sell big ticketed items, yet all I get now is closing shifts. Which means all I get to do is clean the store, I haven't gotten to talk to a customer about the big ticketed items you love so much just because nobody comes in at 7pm to buy them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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