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Worst job I ever had

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Former Employee - Engineer II  in  Englewood, CO
Former Employee - Engineer II in Englewood, CO

I worked at Sports Authority full-time for more than a year

Pros

There are some terrific people there.

Cons

Sports Authority is an absolute hellhole, They treat people like dirt and then appear surprised at their ridiculously high staff turnover

Advice to ManagementAdvice

At least pretend that you want to do more than just sell the business.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A career of misery

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    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Jensen Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Jensen Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Discount: cost + 10 a couple of times a year. Otherwise 25%.

    Cons

    Company doesn't promote from within after depth manager. For Co or store manager you have to be hired from outside. Full time is considered 32 hours until next year when it will be 30. Customer service is supposed to be primary focus but company gives you no tools to do so. Example: don't have an item in stock you spend your time calling several stores and then tell the customer to go get it. Can't transfer items store to store unless you go pick it up but company doesn't want to do paid outs for gas. Run out of items in mid season and can't get more in quick enough. Scattered focus and too many things to tell one customer so you can't get to the rest. Every customer has to have loyalty ecp and sofsole sold to them. Then no follow through. Customers get loyalty and rewards are good for them but card isn't automatic at register and you can't look up their previous purchases for returns with it. All technologies is ancient and no money is spent to upgrade. Store managers are told to work 7 days a week when payroll is tight which is always. Your job is based on scores set by corporate and the numbers change constantly. I'm one week our sales goals were raised three times. This company will be going under soon. Don't work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deadweight is not in your minimum wage employees. There aren't enough in any store. Cutting to the bone in payroll in a customer service first company doesn't work. Just look at your cei. Two top complaints nobody to help customers and not enough stock. Funny your stores are telling you that. Pay attention! You've already lost most of the people who care and now the people you have don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    No advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are none... Dont work there!!

    Cons

    Managers have all worked there forever over 15 years so unless someone dies you are never moving up, they are constantly cutting hours and making their full time employees take unwanted pdo hours to get them up to 32 hours!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need people actually on your sales floor working in order to make $$

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