Sport Chalet

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Sport Chalet Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
106 Reviews
2.4
106 Reviews
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Sport Chalet Chairman, President, and CEO Craig L. Levra
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good reputation in the consumer world, pro-deals from major brands (in 22 reviews)

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


Cons
  • no raises, sell visas and warranties (in 11 reviews)

  • If you are full time you are required to work 2 of the 3 days Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Winder in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Line Winder in Orange, CA

    I worked at Sport Chalet full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic, the manager really care about the employee s

    Cons

    No cons great place to work i would recomomen everybody get a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worst Company to work for ever.

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

    I worked at Sport Chalet

    Pros

    Discount on product is pretty healthy 25% to much more. Lots of fun customers and activities to take place in.

    Cons

    Where do I start? Zero training, Zero feed back, Zero support system. The system that is in place is so inbred that everyone is connected to each other (Several cases illicitly) and there is no where to go when issues arise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the new owners? Clean house the rats now run the ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun atmosphere

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

    I worked at Sport Chalet

    Pros

    fun environment
    good for sports minded individuals

    Cons

    poor compensation unless you work your way up to the top

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  5.  

    Management sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Sport Chalet part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pro deals, Pro deals, Pro Deals

    Cons

    Management, score cards, pay, poor store level leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees that they can sell without stupid scorecards.

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

    manager

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

    I worked at Sport Chalet

    Pros

    good times and good riches

    Cons

    bad times happen when people are crazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good times

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    not what it once was

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

    I worked at Sport Chalet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great environment, tons of equipment, good apparel and shoes, good rental program

    Cons

    have wrong focus towards customer service. all about the numbers and not what the company was built on which is taking care of the customer

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Sales Expert

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Sport Chalet part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Great Products
    Great Discount

    Cons

    Poor management
    Low pay
    No raises
    Random Shift hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees better and you'll have a better rate of employees who stay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good job, bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apparel Department Head in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Apparel Department Head in Mission Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Sport Chalet full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good leadership opportunities and perks. Free ski rentals and a decent discount.

    Cons

    Compensation is low and you don't receive training in other departments even as a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful to receive training about other departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A lot of changes going on

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Specialist in San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Specialist in San Marcos, CA

    I have been working at Sport Chalet part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company just got bought and district manager just quit. Thank goodness. More positive every day

    Cons

    This company offers no incentive or pay increase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible Corporate system and management team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sport Chalet part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Somewhat okay discount, few good managers

    Cons

    The store is a complete disaster. The Corporate heads are old, out of date, and out of touch with their market research. There is no chance of pay raise, barely a chance of advancement unless you are a "yes man" to whomever decides to have a power trip that day. No acknowledgement for hard-workers. No commission for anything sold but they push you to sell because they get kickback. No benefits as part-time because they can't afford it. No communication and too many secrets in how they advance employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to hard workers not the pushy used car salesmen type. Get up to date with 2014 and learn from larger sporting goods stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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