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1 person found this helpful  

Good place to work

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

I have been working at Sports Authority full-time

Pros

Sporting good store
Friendly coworkers
Fun place to work

Cons

Better Discount
More people on floor

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Good

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    Newly hired footware sales associate

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    Current Employee - Footwear Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Footwear Specialist in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere to work in, especially if you are the athletic type.
    Learn a lot about various athletic gear.
    Great employee discount!

    Cons

    Low pay/minimal hours
    Horrible training procedures (or lack thereof)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some sort of training system (not just the required computer training, but hands on) so that new employees aren't completely lost when trying to work ECP, AOS, etc. I was given a Sr. Sales Authority to "shadow" in order to learn the trade better, but if you cannot find your "shadow" it is difficult to learn. In summary, MUCH better training is needed. Also, the best way to encourage employees to work hard is to let them know what is needed to be done in order to be considered for promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fun people to work with, but company overlooks extra things you do for them.

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    Former Employee - Sales Authority in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Authority in Fresno, CA

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great discount and you get a lot of customer service experience.

    Cons

    They want you to sell certain products, which is expected, but the managers want you to do other things for them and when you go in for your review, your sales reflect you focusing on what your managers want and not what the company wants. This inturn gets you in trouble. They do not have good balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have certain jobs for certain people so that sales asscociates can focus on sales rather than down stocking and cleaning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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