Sports Authority

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Good beginner job for post high school kids.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX

I worked at Sports Authority

Pros

Relaxed environment, fun people to work with, decent pay for what you do. At times could be considered a pseudo-family environment. Compensation is okay. Benefits are fine. Hours are fairly flex, and management could be accomodating.

Cons

Nothing out of the oridnary when compared to other jobs. Lax management styles are compensated with various excuses. Poor compensation for some managers. Senior management's focus lacks the input of those working for them regionally; whether it comes from other managers or other senior associate staff. Communication hindered by poor leadership. Environment can be come very hostile with caddy behavior.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Grow a back bone, that's why they pay you more.

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    Watch the Game at Sports Authority

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    The benefits - Sports Authority offers great health benefits, and in some states numerous PDO's (paid days off) in addition to your vacation time. Also as a member of management you have a great employee purchase program if you spend a lot of money on sporting goods, shoes, or any of the other products they carry you may save a lot of money.

    Cons

    Sports Authority seems to lack a team building atmosphere. They need to get back to the basics and focus on things such as sales training, not dishing out knowledge through the computer, but actual sales coaching. Store management should also be more competitive with each other. This would most likely increase performance overall. There may only be one time a year the entire store gets together for a meeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bottom line_____ Times are tough right now, but bashing people on performance is not always the best approach. Everyone needs optimism, even the hourly associates.

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    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    The company is stable and has a good working environment. There is opportunity for advancement. The management is fair and provides the resources for a balance between personal and professional time. In a time when the economy is in turmoil is is good to have a job and profession that encourages stability , comoradity, and family time. The benefits are great and vacation time is adequate. There are many stores so there are many opportunites to grow within the organzation. I would like to move up wthin the company. The more experience I get the more marketabe I will be within the organization.

    Cons

    I do not have a lot of downsides to point out other than when you work in any retail envronment you work alot of weekends and holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just to provide more opportunites for training and education.

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