Sports Authority

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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

Pros

Most of the coworkers were fun to work with, pay was good for being a seasonal college student, agreed to let me work on breaks, nice amount of hours.

Cons

Not in the best neighborhood, customers were more obnoxious than usual

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Great job keep it up!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    The store manager did a really good job at staffing, he also took pride in the store, which was good to see. All my fellow co-workers were really helpful and friendly.
    Also the hours were decent.

    Cons

    I really don't have a lot of bad things to say about them. Like most places the sell warranties, there was a gentle emphasis on selling the, but it wasn't overbearing by any means.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring good staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Short-Term Strategy will benefit only those here for the short-term

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    Former Employee - Middle Management  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Englewood, CO

    Pros

    So many talented people; unfortunately, they are leaving daily.

    Cons

    It is clear to all in the trenches that the execs are focused on getting the company sold. They have no interest in retention or making sure people are happy, as they don't plan on being around for the fallout, and don't care to have relationships with those they may have to terminate to save costs. Actual words from the head of our department were that if you aren't happy in your job you need ot leave. However, this is not the stated goal - the stated goal from HR/Execs is to reduce turnover and make SA a better place to work. So, the middle managers who are tasked with this objective are perpetually confused by the message they receive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give lip-service to the engagement survey, then in departmental meetings tell everyone that if they are unhappy they should leave. That demonstrates absolutely zero initiative toward retention. It is a "don't let the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out" mentality, and unfortunately at this point it is the good people who are leaving. The ones who are staying are those who feel trapped with no options.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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