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Great people, but they are all leaving.

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Current Employee - Engineer II  in  Denver, CO
Current Employee - Engineer II in Denver, CO

I have been working at Sports Authority full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great people to work with, especially if you find the right team. There are a few really outstanding managers and directors still around there.

Cons

All the best people are leaving, and management doesn't understand why. No flex time or work from home (officially) allowed. Constantly putting out fires instead of preventing the fires in the first place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When half the IT team leave, you might consider the fact that putting all their work on top of those left will only encourage them to leave too.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

611 Other Employee Reviews for Sports Authority (View Most Recent)

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    Profit driven company with little regard for values

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    Former Employee - Sales Authority  in  Oakdale, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Authority in Oakdale, MN

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sports atmosphere
    Fun co-workers
    Customers are typically friendly and enjoyable to help

    Cons

    More concerned with profits than value
    No loyalty to workers
    Forced to sell useless warranty plans
    Problems are deflected onto lower workers rather than creating plausible solutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a business focused on the company mission and values, rather than driving for more profit. Customers have the most contact with associates, if the associates are miserable because management is threatening them for "poor" sales the customer will see this and be less motivated to return.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent first job - career advancement nonexistant

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate/Lead  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate/Lead in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Friendly employees
    - Good vacation accumulation

    Cons

    - Sales are set to unrealistic measures
    - Poor to no training at all (as a sales associate. Cashiers are provided with minimal training.
    - Payroll is constantly being reduced - lack of staff causing project pitfalls and customer service issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micromanage those training the new hires to ensure they are getting quality training rather than being thrown to the dogs prior to being adequately prepared. Recommendations for corporate: Step up the advertising in the southern regions. No TV ads? Are you kidding me? No wonder our traffic is poor, yet the store is only a year old.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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