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JJB Sports Reviews

Updated June 2, 2014
Updated June 2, 2014
12 Reviews

2.9
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    My employment was target driven with a positive team atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Bournemouth, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Bournemouth, England (UK)

    Pros

    Relaxed team leaders who offer support and on-site training when necessary. Like minded employees with a passion for health and sport. Re-arranging shifts were easier than previous employment.

    Cons

    The target driven nature sometimes led to stress and arguments among employees as some were better salesman than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the emphasis upon targets and offer greater support to those less confident salesman with short, on-site tips and advice. This would build confidence, improve morale and build a sense of team rather than competitiveness.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was a good job to have alongside my studies - flexible hours and, as a sales assistant, not too much pressure!

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Gravesend, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Gravesend, England (UK)

    Pros

    - flexible hours
    - more hours if they're available
    - sometimes more responsibility e.g. acted as superviser and assistant manager when store was understaffed
    - almost all tasks are self-explanatory so not too much training required

    Cons

    - as with all retails jobs, the customers sometimes!
    - the wage wasn't great but as a 19-20 year old studying it was good pocket money to complement my student loan
    - the area was know for its high crime rate, so we had to be vigilant and trained about security procedures
    - sometimes the store was very quiet, and as a shop there isn't much else to do once you've tidied up. I was sometime bored. Conversely, sometimes very hectic!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The area manager came to visit fairly regularly so was a familiar face to employees. I felt he was approachable and would take on any suggestions raised. My only criticism was that he wore such obviously expensive suits that others felt that he was flaunting his status as area manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It changed me as a person

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Basingstoke, England (UK)

    Pros

    I developed as a person dramatically and learned great communication and team leading skills. My co-workers were great and there was a great team feel. My boss was an amazing person and helped me to become more confident.

    Cons

    Targets were difficult to meet due to many obstacles. Buses were a nightmare to use all the time. The staff facilities needed improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into account that customers are people too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible, told off for discussing work related topics, no training, poor management, given the jobs no one else wanted.

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Plymouth, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Plymouth, England (UK)

    Pros

    The only good reason was that I had discount prices for the clothing that I occasionally liked.

    Cons

    If your face didn't fit then you had no chance of progressing forward, lots of bad comments and judgement made behind your back. Employed their friends which made the company go down hill, eventually closing down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take on motivated employee's who care about the company and it's values. Employ sporty men and women who know what they are talking about and also know how to sell an item. Customer service is everything.

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

    Best to avoid if you're a Sales Assistant

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Bedford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Bedford, England (UK)

    Pros

    * One manager was okay.
    * Good friendly customers.

    Cons

    * Bad co-workers.
    * This bit of this website does not work. "Approve of the CEO?" Buttons are linked wrong.
    * Alot of micro-management.
    * No career progression.
    * No extra pay for overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Change!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible pay, poor management.

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Northampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Northampton, England (UK)

    Pros

    Some staff are very friendly, easy to get on with and you make friends.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible, the managers are useless, the stock is terrible and the customers know it! Definitely avoid!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)

    Pros

    discount was quite good as i bought lots of stuff

    Cons

    long hours on some days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase wages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    made redundant - site needs up dating

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    Pros

    good crack - good staff friendly environment

    Cons

    work boring and long - poorly managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loose cheap products - killing company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Working for JJB

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Romford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Romford, England (UK)

    Pros

    The stores were big and were well laid out. It was always interesting getting the new stock in. The staff discount was always nice!! There was room for promotion and other opportunities.

    Cons

    Too much pressure on promoting Master Card store cards. The hours were sometimes very long, especially at Xmas time, sometimes 9am to 8pm with clean up afterwards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Review of JJB SPORTS PLC

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Scarborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Scarborough, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good colleagues and made friends for life

    Cons

    The business has now been made insolvant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no management there now

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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