Hibbett Sports

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Hibbett Sports Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
106 Reviews
3.2
106 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 so far- hoping for further advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Night Manager D C in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Night Manager D C in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Good hours, good people to work with, company is moving forward and upward to get bigger and better

    Cons

    Pay could be better, but it is manageable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job, if your willing to move all the time.

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    Former Employee - Head Coach
    Former Employee - Head Coach

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, decent pay for the minimum things your required to do, easy to advance.

    Cons

    traveling and relocating is the only real way to continue advancing. Very little decision making power for manager position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It like any retail job, decent pay with lousy hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great potential to move up

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Hibbett Sports full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, people and values

    Cons

    Retail hours can be long but that is the only con

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unfair

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hibbett Sports

    Pros

    Great job until you make a name for yourself.

    Cons

    Let go of the good people and keep the bad ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low cost operator strives for customer service excellence.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Coach
    Current Employee - Head Coach

    I have been working at Hibbett Sports full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    +Will give young managers opportunities
    +RSVP is very supportive and treatable
    +In general, laid back/friendly
    +Work with and around sports
    +If you love shoes, then this is a good place to work

    Cons

    -Low cost operator = low wages, low tech, long work weeks (48 hrs min )
    -Loss Prevention makes it very difficult to give extra ordinary customer service
    -Product selection sub-par when compared to bigger competitors (Academy, Dicks, Foot Locker, Champs )
    -Home Office tends to leave Store Operations hanging and on a limb
    -Labor budgets are given half way into fiscal month and often unnatainable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want better customer service and sales lions, then pay your team on a higher scale. Store Operation is the life blood of the company, yet often overlooked when it comes to compensation and support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Really enjoyed being a member of this team. It unfortunately didn't pay enough for me at the time.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hibbett Sports

    Pros

    Great people, good hours, extensive training/classes with brand reps, 25% discount even on clearance, free shoes as bonuses

    Cons

    Pretty low hourly pay even for assistant coaches, small team so better hope you all get along, not a lot of room to move up after assistant coach (it takes a long time to get your own store unless someone in corporate is moved up or someone gets fired)

  8.  

    Store manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hibbett Sports full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. And grow.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that I can think of.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I enjoy working their, great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    good job, nice company to work for they need to upgrade their computer system

    Cons

    don't really have anything negative to say about the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to gain manager experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Coach in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Head Coach in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    I learned quite a bit on how to train other employees and watch them grow

    Cons

    48 hour workweek year round, no exceptions, breaks are not included

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lot of hard work for very little reward

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    Former Employee - Assistant Coach in Brownwood, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Coach in Brownwood, TX

    I worked at Hibbett Sports part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get a discount on SOME of the items in store. You can also get transferred to other stores fairly easily.

    Cons

    The customer is ALWAYS right. There is (was?) a policy while I was there that if a customer steals something but we do not see them physically put it on their person then we cannot say anything to them about it. Even if we see them walking out with it. We were forced to accept ANY and ALL returns at my store. I sold a complete outfit, (shirt, shorts, brand new Luggs, 59/50 hat, watch, etc) to a guy. I went out that night, saw him myself at the bar smoking in said outfit and he came in the next day to return it. My district manager was there that day and made me return all of it. The company doesn't truly check to make sure employees are knowledgeable. I know a bunch of people just copy answers on our "tests" just to be "certified" to sell certain products but have no clue about the items. It was a frustrating situation for me because I am an over achiever and hard worker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check up and make sure Head Coaches are doing what they should be. Make sure people know their stuff and aren't just cheating to look good. Listen to all employees, not just Head Coaches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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