There are newer employer reviews for Sports Authority

Great part-time job

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Sales Authority in Rockville, MD
Former Employee - Senior Sales Authority in Rockville, MD

I worked at Sports Authority part-time (more than a year)

Pros

This job gave me the experience of working in a high volume retail store. You learn how to deal with customers and daily tasks in the retail world. Steady raises if you work hard and make sales.

Cons

You're sales are tracked weekly and compared with all competing employees in your department.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work with new hires individually, teaching them the necessary techniques of selling. Don't throw them in the water and expect them to post great numbers on the weekly reports.

Recommends
Approves of CEO
reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  1. Decent Job nothing special

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Super easy job and the people that work there are nice

    Cons

    Pay is not that good and there are unrealistic goals for the stores

  2. 7 people found this helpful

    When will the sale be completed/

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have a job to support my family. For now.
    Cost plus 10% days (which brings the price down to what you would pay at Walmart but hey, we appreciate your hard work!)

    Cons

    where to start?
    Scheduling to minimum hours=management only works 32 hours a week...nice paycut!
    Part time staff, which is supposed to be 60% of the workforce, gets 10 hrs a week
    Part time staff makes minumum wage with a chance at a raise once a year....for 17 cents Per Hour
    Company is doing so poorly that stores that would have been on action plans in the past are top performers....gotta love the bell curve!
    New Small store format? at the rate we are going, all stores will have the sales of a small store format
    seasonal directives are changed daily
     4 updates to outdoors in a two week period? and no clue as to what goes where?
    Work load goes up, hours available to complete mandated changes to store layout are no longer available. (minimum hours required regardless of tasking required) and dont forget corporate visitors!
    CEI expectation is that 71% of the customers surveyed must be "highly satisfied" and mention names on the survey. ? 71% of the customers never see an associate except the cashier in most stores.
    most comments left from customers are " couldnt find anyone on the floor,( nobody scheduled) couldnt find anyone to open fitting rooms, couldnt find what i was looking for (because it is in the backroom)

    Loyalty signups expected to be at a minimum 35% conversion......if below you need to have "conversations with your underperformers", run clinics, doesnt matter if the day before you ran a 50%, hey, the cashiers are running the store from the frontend while the managers are working frieght. too much room for fraud..asset protection is looking for loyalty abuse rather than stopping that guy who just ran out the front doors with an arm full of North Face and Nike shoes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees. they are frustrated and out looking for a different job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Sports Authority

Work at Sports Authority? Share Your Experiences

Sports Authority

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.