Hibbett Sports

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Hibbett Sports Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
114 Reviews
3.3
114 Reviews
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Hibbett Sports President and CEO Jeffry O. Rosenthal
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is outstanding at 25% off your total purchase (in 7 reviews)

  • Smaller "specialty" store focuses more on customer service and product knowledge (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, no cell phones allowed, typical retail (in 7 reviews)

  • Hibbett Sports pays their employees minimum wage, which is basically saying "I would pay you less if I could" (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Loved it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hibbett Sports

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, loved my coworkers.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, hard to stay busy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Team Player

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Player in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Former Employee - Team Player in Tuscaloosa, AL

    I worked at Hibbett Sports

    Pros

    Dealing with customers and selling sporting goods

    Cons

    Weekend work and dealing with shoplifters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hibbett Sports

    Pros

    Room for Advancement from within; on the job training.

    Cons

    Pay/salary is on lower end for most positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Job Terrible Pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Worked with great people. Very low stress job.

    Cons

    You have to enjoy standing around a lot. They give good deals for employees but you can never afford anything because you don't make enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nice Company to start off in

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hibbett Sports

    Pros

    Good environment with friendly staff

    Cons

    Bad pay; must deal with many company ineffiencies

  7.  

    It's an okay stepping stone job..

    Current Employee - Assistant Coach
    Current Employee - Assistant Coach

    I have been working at Hibbett Sports

    Pros

    Small town values so you build good relationships with the customers. You also build good relationships with your co-workers because you spend so much time with them.

    Cons

    The pay is only good enough if you're in school and don't plan on making a career there. Even when you advance the pay isn't enough to survive. You bust your butt to get sales but the only person compensated for those sales is the Head Coach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the amount of work the employees do I think they should be compensated better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Easy going job, low pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Coach in Troy, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Coach in Troy, MO

    I have been working at Hibbett Sports

    Pros

    Easy, 40 hours, discounts are pretty good

    Cons

    No bonuses as an assistant manager even though the store managers bonus like crazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your assistants better incentives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good stepping stone for experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hibbett Sports

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility. Vacation and benifits.

    Cons

    48 hours a week. Grueling hours with bare bone staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall not bad

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

    I have been working at Hibbett Sports full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    Weird holiday hours and on your feet a lot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst decision I've ever made - Corporate is a mess.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Merchandising Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Merchandising Assistant in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Hibbett Sports

    Pros

    The people in the merchandising department are kind and likable for the most part. I had a chair and a desk.

    Cons

    My first year at Hibbett I got five, yes FIVE whole vacation days and NO sick days. Did I mention you also do not get paid holidays.

    When the snow storm hit and the office closed I was also not paid for those days, although it was not my choice to not come in. They wouldn't offer 'hazard pay.'

    There are no 'perks' of working here. They say your salary is X, but with bonuses its X++. That is a blatant lie, once in a blue moon you might bonus after years of service. Oh, but don't forget to factor in your $25 Christmas bonus. < No that's not a joke.

    If you have kids, you can get away with anything. Leaving early, coming in late, doesn't matter. If you don't, you have to play 20 questions just to take a step towards the door. People also bring their kids to work, so its more of a daycare than a business.

    Management is an absolute mess. Its embarrassing. The communication, or lack thereof, in this 'business' is borderline asinine. No one knows what is going on, no one can find someone who does. It's like chickens running around with their heads cut off.

    Training - There isn't any. There isn't even a training manual. You basically sit with other people and learn how they do things. The problem is, that person has only been taught one way because of the way they were taught, because of the way the person who taught them was taught. There is no uniformity. Everyone does their own thing their own way and basically you get lucky by who you sit with. One person might have a really good way of doing something and one person might be doing it a really difficult way, but you'd never know because there's no training manual for anything.

    This retail company doesn't have e-commerce. Therefore, they never make sales goals. Therefore, no one bonuses. They also don't have the infrastructure to support e-commerce. So even if it did happen, it wouldn't be for a very long time because the new distribution center they spent all their money building, is not equipped for e-commerce. They tell you when you interview that you base salary is X but you will bonus making it X++. That is an outright and blatant lie. You've been forewarned.

    The worst part of the year I wasted at Hibbett: I learned absolutely nothing. Not one thing. After an entire year I have zero applicable knowledge I can take with me elsewhere. If a company happens to run on the same outdated operating system well surely then I'll be in luck. However, the likelihood of that happening is nonexistent. That is the most frustrating part of working here, I have learned nothing. I have not grown professionally in any way, shape or form. The only thing Hibbett taught me is everything I don't want in a company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate. Train people properly. Stop lying to your employees. Start moving toward e-commerce at a more rapid pace, not the aged snails pace you're working on. This is something that should've been done nearly a decade ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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