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Manager induction/ training course was terrible!

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Bognor Regis, England (UK)
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bognor Regis, England (UK)

I worked at Sports Direct as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

The salary was reasonable and the uniform was comfortable.

Cons

After being offered a position as an assistant store manager i attended a two week induction, the course leaders where unprofessional and agressive, we were frequently sworn at and had tennis balls thrown at us, very long days mostly 12 hours and one short break. contracted hours mentioned at the interview went from 40 to 50 by the end of the first day! staff discount of 15% only to be used on buying things in your own size and on a 2hr slot on a thursday. no sick pay is given even after one year, £10 deductions from your wages per mistake made checking people in and out. we were told we would fail and where not good enough before being given the chance to even complete a task. over all totally disgraceful! avoid at all costs!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

training managers need to be trained and managed! abusive and rude behaviour is not the best way to develop and motivate people into a company.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Awful, disgusted by every part of the employment

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    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant

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

    Pros

    Nothing at all!!! There wasn't one thing I liked at all.

    Cons

    Management, fellow employees, lack of training, dirty, extremely hot conditions, hours, uniform, pay. They're slave drivers! No care for customers at all. Everything about being an employee is crap basically. NEVER WORK THERE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Share scheme is pretty good

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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