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Overworked and stressful work conditions for Store Managers.

Store Manager (Current Employee) North Chicago, IL

Pros-selling sporting goods
-good lower level people.

Cons-no holiday pay
-expect you to work 75 plus hours a week
-district and regional managers don't live in reality.
-measurable goals that are not attainable.
-bonus program on really attainable for new stores with low goals
-priorities are never consistent
-district and regional managers do NOT appreciate hard work
-payroll doesn't align with work load.
-work life balance no existent.
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Advice to Senior ManagementPay your store managers competitively. Stop managing by fear and live in reality.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very fulfilling job at first but has been plagued by bad decisions by corporate.

    Hardlines Manager (Current Employee) Woodbury, MN

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Very fun work environment. You sell sports and talk about… Cons: Everything... Started off great but soon but after they purchased stadium rights it went downhill. They cut hours to compensate for the payments so… Advice to Senior Management: Corporate needs to give hours to lower volume stores No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Decent first job - career advancement nonexistant

    Senior Sales Associate/Lead (Current Employee) 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… Advice to Senior Management: 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.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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