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Hibbett Sports Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
105 Reviews
3.2
105 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.  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hibbett Sports

    Pros

    Easy going, easy to learn products and meet with a lot of fun people.

    Cons

    Don't move up in the company, don't expect a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store management is fine, corporate needs to be less stingy with their salaries

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hibbett Sports Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Coach in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Coach in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules for employees who are working through college. Hibbett Sports teaches their employees how to act towards a customer, and management emphasizes it daily.

    Cons

    Hibbett Sports pays their employees minimum wage, which is basically saying "I would pay you less if I could". Assistant coaches only received a $1 raise. No commission for non Head Coaches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in technology--new register software, updated website, new transferring processes. Your employees are an investment, treat them like it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Only work here if you must.

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

    I worked at Hibbett Sports part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hibbetts provides a pretty casual work environment. If you're a teenager or student, it's a flexible place to work and build reliable work history for your resume while you're in school. Do not find yourself trapped in a career with hibbetts, however.

    Cons

    Hibbetts employs the working poor. You'll be paid the minimum wage our government will legally allow. If you already earned a Bachelors degree, that'll earn you an extra 10 cents per hour. Even Assistant management gets below $10. Hibbetts invests very little into it's employees and you will constantly be under scrutiny instead of being considered a valuable associate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Companies like Banana Republic / Gap willingly pay all of their employees a minimum of $10 per hour. They view their associates as an investment. If an employee takes pride in what he does and the company he works for, that employee will go above and beyond to serve you and your customers.

    Hibbetts puts little stock in it's employees, their work environment or pay, which is indicative of an employer who only does so begrudgingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hibbett through college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Roswell, GA

    I have been working at Hibbett Sports part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with life schedule. Store and regional management takes a direct interest in individual employees. Quality customer service is taught and uniformly given.

    Cons

    Technology is horrible. The registers go down regularly and logistically they're in the stone age. Being a low cost operation hurts sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in things like better registers and network capabilities. Transfers and shipments need to be made more efficient. Would be better off with a grass roots local store approach.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I thoroughly enjoy working at Hibbett!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corinth, MS
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Corinth, MS

    I have been working at Hibbett Sports part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working at Hibbett Sports I get to work with people and help them make the best decisions on their purchase.

    Cons

    You have to deal with difficult customers from time to time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a semi stressful job with low pay minimal time off and no respect from upper management

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

    I worked at Hibbett Sports full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The job is not hard. You get to work with people and there's not a lot of micro managing.

    Cons

    They tell you all the time that the store managers are the key to the company's success but they pay almost %20 less than other retailers. Holiday hours are ridiculous and each manager isn't rated equally. It's very much a good ol boys club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on your regional managers and dms. 1. They're not working their schedule. 2. They choose employees to promote based on golf buddies.

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

    Positive, worthwhile experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Coach in Kernersville, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Coach in Kernersville, NC

    I worked at Hibbett Sports full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Resources easily available to succeed. Management within the stores are usually friendly and want to work with.

    Cons

    Open on major holidays. Limited potential for growth. Lack of structure within management and maintenance of the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the employees in the store to get to know them, instead of just speaking to quiz them. More structure to ensure management is well trained.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hibbett Sports

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Coach in Greenville, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Coach in Greenville, TX

    I worked at Hibbett Sports part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working for a Sporting good place. fun environment and decent discount on purchases

    Cons

    Low rate of pay, for all associates, I became an Assistant Manager and barely got a raise and didnt get full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like you want them to stay there and that you value them. Stay current with other businesses with your pay rate

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Ok, place for first retail job"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Coach in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Head Coach in Greenville, NC

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

    Pros

    loved working in a shoe store, at hibbett you have hardgoods, apparel and shoes, including retro releases! most store in same category will have just apparel and shoes. Pretty easy to move up in position if you want to. Good alternative if you want to work at shoe store but cant get on with footlocker,finishline,etc

    Cons

    The pay is horrible! I work for another shoe store now and make way more and im not even a store manager yet. I feel corporate doesnt care much for employees as they say took away walmart gift cards for some online shopping point system which is only beneficial to larger volume stores. Stores are to far apart as far as product and some get better treatment than others which makes it harder for those stores to grow. They don't put all their stores in best locations to succeed, and they seem scared of the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees more! they work there up to 48hrs they do know a little. Get bonuses to store managers sooner, should not have to wait 3-4 weeks to get a bonus that you've earned. Give walmart gift cards back, employees really liked them and gameday is not a good substitute. Think about commission plan, employees can't live off the very low pay in comparison to your competition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overalll Good Job

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

    I worked at Hibbett Sports full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, if you're in a busy store.

    Cons

    Small payroll hour goals for larger stores, unrealistic sales goals from time to time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more pride in your employees who have been with the company doing their job at a high level and reward that effort instead of promoting "favorites".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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