Sport Chalet Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Sport Chalet Chairman, President, and CEO Craig L. Levra
Craig L. Levra
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Pros
  • Pro deals are an industry standard, the company deserves zero credit for it (in 22 reviews)

  • Fun if you love being surrounded by sports stuff-great discount (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • no raises unless you switch to full time or become a dh (in 11 reviews)

  • They will schedule part timers full time hours but won't make them (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Sales associate

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

    I worked at Sport Chalet full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks such as free lift tickets, scuba certification, kayaking, and other rentals.

    Cons

    Pay raises few and far between if at all and not worth the wait.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and don't hinder creativity.


  2. Bike shop Mechanic

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sport Chalet part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Decent discounts, prodeals, and free rentals. Friendly co-workers and good managers. They were very flexible with working around school schedules.

    Cons

    As with any retail store environment customers would be the worst part about working here. Can be difficult to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the strict dress code requirements. To this day I can not wear a polo shirt without feeling like I am going to work.


  3. Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at Sport Chalet full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great discounts on quality gear!

    Cons

    This company is all about sales with very little regard for its staff.

    Advice to Management

    Lift the 8 year salary increase freeze and give your employees annual raises again!!!


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  5. Ehh

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

    I worked at Sport Chalet

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

    Pros

    The pay is basic at best

    Cons

    The work environment is not the friendliest

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff nicely


  6. Unstable due to restructures and transitions.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Administrative
    Current Employee - Marketing Administrative

    I have been working at Sport Chalet full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great people. Discounts. Free rentals.

    Cons

    Low pay. Difficult to grow. Low company morale/culture. Restructure and transitions makes it unstable.

    Advice to Management

    Needs some sort of employee engagement to boost company morale.


  7. Sales Associate-Footwear

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Sport Chalet part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are pretty awesome, very close, tight-knit group, managers were friendly, customers were easy for the most part

    Cons

    Gave you a hard time when you NEEDED to take time off, break room was tiny, accident reports not filed when need,


  8. Hard work little pay

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

    I worked at Sport Chalet

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

    Pros

    I got free shoes every time a sold a certain brand numerous times.

    Cons

    Signing people up for credit cards was all they care about.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees some more money.


  9. Great for a first job to gain experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Sport Chalet part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Management is great. Good training and lots of time to learn about new things and new product. A very versatile experience where you aren't stuck in one area. Great first job experience. Lots of opportunity for growth, work ethic, and customer service experience. Great for a first job.

    Cons

    Scheduling can be difficult but not the worst out there. Just know and make plans ahead of time. Hours can be sometimes late too.


  10. Use to be awesome now not so much

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Valencia, CA

    I have been working at Sport Chalet full-time

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

    Pros

    discount and pro deals at least till they take that away too.

    Cons

    Been here for a long time and the good always out weighed the bad but since we were bought out this place is becoming the worst job ever. The cut all full time to part time unless your a DH and even cut some DH positions. We use to pride ourselves on customer service and being the experts but not anymore we are becoming more like big5 or Walmart.

    Advice to Management

    Not so much to management but to corporate and the penny punchers with hours . Make this place fun again give us some hours so we can afford to continue to work here (bring back raises too) stop it with the unrealistic pressure of master cards, let's do vendor clinics bloomfire is great but doesn't replace hands on training. To my particular manager and the ones like him gets some balls don't go out of your way to lie and stop the favoritism stop promoting lazy workers because their your buds.


  11. Good First Job!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sport Chalet

    Pros

    Discount, Co-Workers, Pretty Laid back, Free rentals, interaction with the customers

    Cons

    Different schedule every week, can only work max of 25 hrs a week for part time, bad communication from managers, poor pay



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