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Overworked and stressful work conditions for Store Managers.

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Current Employee - Store Manager in North Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Store Manager in North Chicago, IL

I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (more than 8 years)

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 ManagementAdvice

Pay your store managers competitively. Stop managing by fear and live in reality.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Hardlines Manager in Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Hardlines Manager in Woodbury, MN

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

    Pros

    Very fun work environment. You sell sports and talk about it all day..it's great.

    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 no hours are available. As a manager I barely can get to 40 hours a week. Sometimes I need to use Vac time to compensate. Starting pay for manager is very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to give hours to lower volume stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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
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