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Shockingly poor employer

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager

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

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Share scheme is pretty good

Cons

Absolutely everything else about the business - hours, area managers, training, the list is endless

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    Mushroom management at its best, main motivation tool is fear

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Sports Direct full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good standard bonus scheme - but it can be taken away for silly errors and it happens frequently
    Paid worked days off

    Cons

    Bad basics pay
    Working hours are 55pw minimum, closely monitored, publically discussed and frowned upon if not higher (despite contract being 45pw).
    No direction from senior management (all quite clueless and inexperienced in managing large business)
    No decision making power - all decided by 1 person (for the entire business)
    No recognition programme
    Bonus share scheme is bogus - to keep people in bad workplace, only qualifies after 3 years of service and must wait 2 years for payout.
    No respect, swearing is common and accepted on high management level

    Advice to Management

    None - they are very intelligent people but prefer squeezing everything out of people for sporadic reward

  2. Overworked and underpaid

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

    I worked at Sports Direct

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount on thursdays, thats about it

    Cons

    not enough staff to do required work

    Advice to Management

    have more staff on the shop floor

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