Modell's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Modell's Sporting Goods CEO Mitch Modell
Mitch Modell
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Pros
  • Teaches you to retain Great Customer service (in 8 reviews)

  • Decent Employee Discounts, 33 1/3% Coupons yearly, Some great associates (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • During hot market times you will work alot and have long hours (in 7 reviews)

  • Low pay, even by retail standards (in 7 reviews)

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  1. It

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers,managers,and customers nice area

    Cons

    Not enough hours at this store


  2. Worst Retail store ever!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Maintenance in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Maintenance in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Helps you gain plenty of work experience. Also helps you gain a better understanding of products sold in store. Also different people you meet along the way.

    Cons

    Management is as worst as they come. They value profit over workers. They literally tell employees "We need to maximize profits, but created a small payroll." Which they hire as little people as possible, to avoid paying alot in wages. You can an will be fired for the smallest of infractions, even if you've been on the job for months. Store discount is a complete joke.. You only get 20% off items that ARE NOT on sale. Most of items in Modells, outside of most Nike an Under Armor items, are on sale... Anything on sale, you only get 10% off... Modells is like a revolving door. You will constantly see people getting fired left an right. Which in turn brings down the morale of the store, with people wondering if they are next. Modells also has very poor inventory. Popular items are either never found in certain stores or limited online. They also would overstock in items no one generally buys, which creates a headache for stockroom workers. Not all modells carry the same items. One store could carry one brand of sneakers, but any other modells possibly wouldnt have it at all. An the pay.... Modells pays minimum wage, period. During a meeting, the district manager once said, "if you guys help us reduce our shrink numbers (theft), we can afford to pay you guys more." That was a flat out lie since, the year prior(2013 to the next (2014) shrink numbers went down, an still no pay raise outside of minimum wage. No employee can be giving more than 30hours in a work week. You would have to be there for at least a year, hope to get lucky if you want more than 30. They do however offer overtime, but only at select times.

    Advice to Management

    Get human beings to work along side other human beings. Not robots who seem to have one job an could care less about its workers.


  3. clerk

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    sporting goods company. always entertaining.

    Cons

    underpaid, favoritism, boring, annoying customers,

    Advice to Management

    pay the people


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  5. It

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Customer Service Co workers Friendly people

    Cons

    Low pay almost everyone quits because they don't take consideration into schedules and people who are in school and have kids

    Advice to Management

    Take into consideration the people that quit and why they quit


  6. Ehh

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bronx, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers, flexible schedules , easy to switched hours with others, understanding managers.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, no chance at a raise unless you become a department manager, you stay part time hours usually don't go over 25 even during summer time


  7. Great Summer Job

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

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods

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

    Pros

    Store managers are pretty relaxed and flexible with schedule changes. The staff is also generally easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Low starting pay even for a sales associate position. Constant schedule changes every week can be annoying.


  8. Great job for teens.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meet new people, experience a fast paced retail environment, diverse coworkers, not bad for first or part time job, pretty good pay.

    Cons

    Constant changing of position in store. Your never in one area. You have to get used to the fact that one day you might be in one department and the next day in another. It never gives you a chance to developer a feel for a department.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on new employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    Horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Modells Sporting Goods
    Current Employee - Modells Sporting Goods

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers Pay weekly Flexible with the hours (They wanted 20 words minimum for the pros, I couldn't even find any pros about this company)

    Cons

    Management is horrible No commission for the shoes you sell Managers cheat on hours You only get 20% discount on every item, which sucks Because i think the associates should get more for all the work we do. Mangers don't have respect for the sales associates

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and maybe you'll get better working people, also stop cheating on the associates hours. You guys would put us to work for hours and then our paycheck would say something else.


  10. cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bronx, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pays minimum wage Gives easy retail experience Associate day/discount Allows certain family members/friends use your discount can use your discount in any location

    Cons

    End up doing other people who are slower work but don't get help when needed Saying no is seemed frowned upon Work isn't spread evenly throughout departments Hard to be trained in other departments

    Advice to Management

    Allow other employees to try different departments so they are able to help out other than being short staffed. Also if one tends to not ask for many days offs and one day they decided to want a day off, they should be able to get the day off.


  11. Not the best place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meet new people with great experience.

    Cons

    Favoritism between managers and staff.



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