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Current Employee - Softlines Visual Team Leader  in  Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Softlines Visual Team Leader in Philadelphia, PA

Pros

Flexible Hours
Paid Time Off
Great Merchandise to work with

Cons

Management
No room to advance in the company
Management Salary

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of employees that aren't doing their jobs to their fullest potential to make room for employees that are willing to work hard. Also, compensation for employees with previous experience (college degree & masters) should be higher than those with no college degree.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Sports Authority

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    There is a reason why the training department is always hiring

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    Former Employee - Training & Development  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Training & Development in Englewood, CO

    Pros

    You get to wear jeans every day; some departments have more work/life balance than others; nice people

    Cons

    Mediocre pay; little meaningful career development opportunities; two straight years of negative sales; Management now cutting costs wherever possible to keep company afloat; management doesn't care that people are quitting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management fully understands they have a problem retaining top talent but aren't interested in fixing it. Sales are so low that they are focused on keeping the business open and prepping for sale, so employee happiness isn’t at the top of the totem pole. Instead of focusing on why people are leaving, they choose to look at how many people are being “promoted,” though they’re promoting people with little applicable experience into non-entry level positions. I guess if you’re looking for a career move, TSA can help you get there, but once you’re there, there is no structure in place to help you be successful. Therefore morale tanks and new and old employees hate working there. In the past year, the training team has lost more than 50% of its team, including management, all people with extensive backgrounds, yet the department leadership sees no problem with losing that many people—this same scenario is happening across the company, not just in training. Current training leadership has little to no prior training, project, or management experience, so everything they do is trial and error at your expense. They do not value any of your experience prior to working with TSA nor your opinion (unless you agree with them), so you literally start from ground zero. Unless you came from the same background as leadership (merchandising, Target, or the same colleges), it will take years and countless hoops for you to be valued. They fully understand that external hires come in at higher pay and don’t see a problem in that, and they claim to pay competitively. If you're desperate for a job, it's better than nothing, but I would never suggest this company to a friend. My advice to management is that they need to structure the company to be successful, and that starts from the top down. If you don’t bring in experienced leadership and a blend of talent, you can never turn around a company of that size through trial and error. I feel bad for whatever company purchases TSA. The only reason why I don't hold Darrell Webb accountable is because I understand the purpose why he was brought in, and it wasn't employee retention--that would be the job of HR.

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

    Company is going the wrong direction

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    Current Employee - Softlines Team Leader  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Softlines Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Associate discounts, but does not meet industry standard. Flexible schedule can provide benefits of not using vacation days

    Cons

    Micro-managed and inefficient. Directives and seasonal changes are not allocated any additional resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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