Sports Direct

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Awful Company to work for, stay away!

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Former Employee - Store Manager in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Store Manager in London, England (UK)

I worked at Sports Direct full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Product in store is varied and can be interesting if you are into that sort of thing.
Salary and benefit package - but boy do you have to work for that!

Cons

Bullied into working over your contracted hours and even then, if you dont do what the powers that be believe is 'enough', you will get phone calls and criticisms because even though you didnt need to, you hadnt worked more than 50+ hours that week.
Unfortunately as a manager you are expected in turn to treat your staff in this way also.

Negativity - the company focuses on the negative and the bad, there is NEVER any praise or even a thank you when something has gone well or you have done someone a favour, which leads staff and management to be de-motivated and lose passion for their job.

No creativity or new ideas - The company is very much a 'our way or the highway' business, and the powers that be - a majority have only ever worked for sports direct and if you are new to the company and have new ideas, you will instantly be shot down/berated/criticized for them, no matter how efficient, money making or creative they may be as they are 'not the sports direct way'. Its almost as if they are threatened by new ideas.

No work/life balance whatsoever! your life becomes sports direct and everything else will fall away as they do not see you as someone with a life, you are an employee and that is all you are.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Respect, understanding, staff and customers being no.1 priority is something this company does not do. If they did it, im sure the turnover/morale/productivity of its staff and management would not be an issue!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Okay for short term and nothing more

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The camaraderie between the sales assistants, the 15% discount and of course the flexible hours.

    Cons

    Expected to work overtime every shift without any hint of overtime pay; rudeness and disrespect was the order of the day from both customers and managements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cough up for overtime please, better training.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Casual sales assistant L2

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    Current Employee - Casual Sales Zero Hour in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Zero Hour in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    None at all horrible company

    Cons

    No training at all, no breaks, chav staff, rude customers,uniform to small or big, dangerous environment, very bad hours, not paid on time or short paid, no trust in staff cameras even in toilets! Rota changed with no notice at all. AVOID THIS PLACE A JOB ANYWHERE ELSE WOULD BE BETTER

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management immediately and treat the staff like human beings. At least 2 full days training and product knowledge with monthly extra training. If things carry on the way they are this store will go very soon. Also stop banging on about bags for life and insoles, Mike is a billionaire so its not like it matters people shop there because its cheap and there on benefits etc so as if they want to be pushed to buy unwanted crap. Like I said I've never worked in such a bad retail enviroment, its the blind leading the blind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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