Sports Direct

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An experience to say the least

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)
Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Leicester, England (UK)

I have been working at Sports Direct part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Working at sports direct helps you appreciate how hard it can be in customer service (since most of the customers are rude). You get the chance to meet some great co workers, however the managers tend to lack the skills to carry out their role.

Cons

Hard to name specific cons, however useless managers would be one of them. Sales targets are ridiculous and 'investigations' into why you are a rubbish salesperson only make you feel like more of a failure. Perhaps instead of hiring staff who can't tell the difference between an adult hanger and junior hanger, they should hire more people with common sense and some working braincells.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look closer at how much work some managers actually do, all they seem to do is boss cast staff around and take cigarette breaks. Focus on bags for life is ridiculous and the reason they dont sell well is because they are not attractive and customers already have tons. Maybe also require new staff to take maths and english tests - alot of staff have no common sense so also some scenarios to filter out idiots.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    5 years of work helping to train new staff to replace my position the management still treated me with no respect!

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    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Ipswich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Ipswich, England (UK)

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people i worked with excluding the management. That is the only pro of this company.

    Cons

    Had no concept of management it was either their way or no way, they would rarely accommodate/ help you out with time off or etc. despite working your butt off to at least try and impress them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management Course, but more specifically how to treat and talk to people correctly and respectfully.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Poorly run store, however good opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shoe Supervisor in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Shoe Supervisor in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Sports Direct full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career opportunities are always opening up, UK and europe. zero hour contracts are helpful for students who need time off to go 'home' or for exam periods.

    Cons

    career development from management team is close to zero as I have ever experienced. staff discount is only 15% and is pretty poor compared to other retailers who off 20% student discount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time developing internal staff than trying to bring in externals who don't know how the company works

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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