Sport Chek Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
41 Reviews

3.6
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Decent high school part-time job

    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sport Chek part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    amazing discount that can be used at sport chek as well as atmosphere and sportsmart
    pretty flexible hours
    friendly staff members

    Cons

    returns/exchanges during promotions with a somewhat difficult/annoying system to work with
    gets a bit boring over time
    workload can get stressful (long customer line-up, not enough cashiers)
    reaching the store budget is sometimes difficult

  2.  

    Great place to work. High performers who enjoy an active lifestyle will enjoy working here!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sport Chek full-time

    Pros

    Great Co-workers
    Great discount
    Competitive pay
    Good bonuses for full-time
    Lots of opportunity to advance
    Excellent corporate culture

    Cons

    Can be stressful
    Some politics in some areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to work for a part time job

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Sport Chek part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent discount, flexible schedule for people in school, good training and support.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't that great, very little advancement within a sales associate position, no extra pay for working very busy holiday hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more incentive to working holiday hours as most people took the time off to see their family but also to avoid working during that time since it was very hectic and busy but also since there was no extra benefit to it. Our manager had a hard time filling the hours since everyone went back to their hometowns for christmas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    amazing job experience

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    Current Employee - Sportchek Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sportchek Sales Associate

    I have been working at Sport Chek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    amazing staff (like family, made amazing friends), absolutely amazing management, superb employee discount, interaction with customers is great, great retail experience.

    Cons

    some customers can be rude and difficult to deal with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    amazing management/staff/and business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good job at that time in my life

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sport Chek full-time

    Pros

    Good work / life balance

    Cons

    Too much responsibility given to 1manager on floor at time

  7.  

    Gained a lot of customer service and social skils

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sport Chek

    Pros

    employee discount, customer interaction, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    depending on the store manager you get, this job will either be a hit or miss and low pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sport Chek has been good to me

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Sport Chek part-time

    Pros

    Management down to earth and easy to get along with.
    Flexible work schedules.
    Provided on the job training as well as performance reviews.

    Cons

    Retail environment
    Younger staff members (high school age co-workers)
    CTC take over of Forzani - changes within company processes and culture.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Sport Chek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There really is only one.....the discount, cost plus 10%

    Cons

    wages, hours, benefits, work environment, very inexperienced young Management who party with staff. unsafe stock rooms....jammed with merchandise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more, and you'll keep people....good people. Turnover rate is unreal, people are there only for the discount. You can't live on what they pay you, great if you are living at home and have no debts. Pay checks usually ends up going back to Sport Chek if you buy something, I guess thats their plan. Product is shipped to stores daily with no place to put it, back stockrooms are so jammed they are unsafe to work in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Company needs to get it together.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sport Chek

    Pros

    Discounts, managers are chill, customers are alright, fun environment and coworkers

    Cons

    Breaks bylaws by providing no breaks
    Minimum of 5 hours per shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give out breaks and stop breaking the bylaw.

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    Amazing co workers and surprising salary.

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Regina, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Regina, SK (Canada)

    I worked at Sport Chek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The best co workers in the world. It was seriously like family. I had fun every day I went to work and I really miss it there.

    Cons

    You get a 1 hour break for lunch. And no small breaks. Being on your feet that long is tiring. Sometimes I couldn't even go to the bathroom.

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