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Overworked and underpaid

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Sports Direct

Pros

Discount on thursdays, thats about it

Cons

not enough staff to do required work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

have more staff on the shop floor

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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 for 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 for 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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