Modell's Sporting Goods

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Modell's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
113 Reviews
2.5
113 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company will give you the basics to understanding customer service (in 8 reviews)

  • You get employee discounts, great environment, everyone is friendly, and you learn great customer service (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, not enoough hours for associates, (in 7 reviews)

  • Low pay, typical cons of working in retail, shifts are often understaffed (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome place, awful pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome, co-workers and management . They are able to work around my schedule which is great as a full-time student. We also get 20% off all full priced items.

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Learned a lot but one of the worst places I've worked...

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

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management position offers a lot to learn for those who are interested and actively seek.

    Cons

    They expect for you to do way too much for what they pay. It felt like my job description kept getting bigger and broader every week, and this is after being employed there for multiple years. They also treat managers differently, some can get away with murder and others are shunned for employees not having their shirts tucked in...

    Working for the CEO felt like we were working for a cartoon Super Villain because not only did he do outlandish things like go into a competitor's store and claim he was a company executive to steal company secrets, but he would travel to different stores and managers were told to pretend that they did not know he was coming in and to act surprised and uncomfortable. And under no circumstance were we to tell him the truth about any legitimate concerns that we faced in our stores.

    There is a huge lack of structure across the company on the store level. Going into each store was like going to a different country, everyone was different. This seems like no big deal until you are asked to cover a store and they do everything backwards from how you do it.

    Being a manager is probably the worst position to be in the company. The employees are union, so they have a ridiculous amount of leeway to do as they please. You are not union as a manager so they can just treat you any way they please. upper level management can just say what ever they want about your performance with any proof to back what they are saying, and it sticks and no one will even look at or hear your side of the situation.

    There are a lot of unqualified people that make it into management and they hurt the company.

    business is trending down across the company and managers do not see increases in pay, sometimes for years. Despite this, they spend money on things like Mac computers that sit in back rooms, never to be used by anyone or security cameras that are not active or connected to any recording devices or feeds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more structured and be strict across the board, not just when it is convenient.

    Make sure that all managers are trained to do the same job and do it well. A lack of one manager in the building should not cause the store to suffer and fall behind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Manager

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

    I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    The company culture is great.

    Cons

    Long hours and days in order to caught up with freight and corporate directives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate office need to know that managers put a lot of their own time to accomplish tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Asm

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

    I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quality of life is great you have great work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay not great for management. Expect a lot with not enough pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wyckoff, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wyckoff, NJ

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work experience
    Great Pay
    Great People

    Cons

    None that I can think of! this company is great!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    a joke

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

    I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    absolutely no pros at all, this place is a joke

    Cons

    awful pay, expected you to do everything, no vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    a joke of a company

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

    I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    there aren't any pros at all in this company, your only promoted to management if you stuck around with the company for a long time that way they already know you cannot find another job anywhere else and they can get you to work your b*tt off with a little salary as possible

    Cons

    little pay, no benefits, they expect you to do everything, no opportunities for advancement unless they are sure they can get you to work for minimal salary,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management say a lot of things that do no match what they are actually doing, they make plenty of empty promises that ends up in disappointment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Expected to do more with less

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Nanuet, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager in Nanuet, NY

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great. There is a lot of freedom from store to store to make decisions that will benefit your specific store.

    Cons

    General Managers are expected to make only slightly more than Assistant Managers, and there are stores where Assistant Managers make more than their GM! Absolutely no vision from company management, only the bottom line matters. No developmental program (or any training at all, really) for any positions within the company. Payroll is expected to be cut on a daily basis if necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your store managers and ACT on their suggestions!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Worse job ever

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

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing worse job ever
    Hated it

    Cons

    Work employees like slaves
    Pay
    Management
    Credit card apps
    Cleaning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat employees with respect

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    An ok place to work for a short time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If your a student, they will work around your school schedule. They also give you a discount on products for working group there.

    Cons

    Wages are poor compared to surrounding retail stores, despite that, many requirements are expected to be met, which may be viewed as realistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should learn to communicate better. Many times one manager told me to do something drastically different than another. Also the corporate office should listen to their "valued associates" before implementing new policies that actually have a negative effect on the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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