Sports Authority
2.6 of 5 567 reviews
www.sportsauthority.com Englewood, CO 5000+ Employees

Sports Authority Reviews in Denver, CO

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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Michael E. Foss

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22% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Doesn't value work life balance

    Department Lead (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsGreat hours working at the distribution center!

    ConsChanges to schedule quite frequently with no notice.

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    Wasn't Worth The Effort

    Customer Service (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsThe employee discount is awesome

    ConsThe work was harder than the pay rewarded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to stop the gossip within the store, or at least gossip where employees cannot hear you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very numbers driven

    Cashier (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsFun coworkers, easy to get time off.

    ConsYou are looked at as the numbers and sales you hit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe More forgiving if numbers are down for just one day

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Brand - Weak Inconsistent PE owners have caused great uncertainty and cultural dysfunction

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsA great brand name - it's too bad their PE owners have not supported it with strong strategic advisors. The Sporting goods market is a youthful, Interesting and fun business to be associated - unfortunately the SA reputation has been tarnished over the last 10 years of inconsistent management driven by it's PE owners.

    ConsLack of consistent leadership driven by knee-jerk reactions and far too many management changes made by LGP (PE owners) of SA. The absence of true authentic owner support has resulted in great cultural dysfunction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is tremendous need for more consistent management and strategic focus that will begin to re-instill confidence internally and externally for this retailer.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's okay. Tough if your in IT, but that's retail.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsGood employee discount. Generally good co workers. Fun and enjoyable at times.

    ConsBenefits are marginal at best. Paid time off is nearly non existent. Lots of employee turnover. Departments are very silo'ed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to lower level employees. They really are running the business for you while you are out test driving your next sports car.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent people to work with; Poor executive leadership.

    Director (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsThe employees at the corporate office are hardworking, fun and energetic people to work with. The employee discount is acceptable, but basically in line with other retailers.

    ConsThe executive suite was a revolving door during my tenure. I blame this mostly on lack of leadership from the private equity firm that owns the company and the board. Basically they have lost touch with the consumer and don’t have a good understanding of consumer needs and value. Also, there is a lack of investment in maintaining the infrastructure of the company to keep up with the every changing minimum standards consumers require for POS systems, returns systems, loyalty systems, ecommerce systems, inventory management, supply chain, etc. Sports Authority always seems to be one or two steps behind instead of leading the industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a strategic plan and stick with it for more than 6 months at a time. Think long term on satisfying consumer needs and tastes instead of how quickly the company can go public again.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok place to get yourself started not a great place to specify in your feild

    Tech (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    Prosit great place to learn

    ConsThe managers can be unhelpful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An exciting industry for the like-minded but still lacking proper tools to overcome competition

    Corporate (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsThis is a growing company that may offer more opportunity than similar companies where competition is stiffer.

    -Great Benefits
    -Work/Life Balance

    Cons-Compensation
    -Issues with senior Leadership and upper management in the past but optimistic outlook for the future

    Advice to Senior ManagementShouldn't rely so heavily on retail experience to indicate one's ability to strategically manage/lead at the corporate exec level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Devil you know vs. Devil you don't.

    Group Manager (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    Pros-Casual work environment
    -In Denver
    -Some great, interesting, smart people, but most keep quiet because if they rock the boat they are asked to leave... and for a lot of people they don't want to leave because they appreciate knowing what sucks about SA versus having to worry about what might be bad at a future company.

    Cons-No strategy or vision -- very short-sighted on sales for a particular weekend because Comps are King not Brand. A "campaign" ends up being a 20% off coupon.
    -Many people have been there for AGES so they have become complacent and just let stuff happen around them even if they don't think it's right or best for the company.
    -Strategy is just "did last time this not suck?"... good, let's repeat it.
    -The office is in a boring & isolated part of town.

    Advice to Senior Management-Bring back leadership who have a real focus on making the company better.
    -Don't just pretend like you read the engagement survey -- actually understand why people are leaving and what they need to be more satisfied.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture

    Inventory Analyst (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsAs a sports apparel company you can expect the work culture to be driven by its core nature.
    - On site gym
    - On site team sport competitions such as basketball on a daily basis
    - Flexible with work hours
    - Great benefits at their stores. You pay cost + 10% which essentially brings down merchandise you buy by over 50% or even more depending on the brand.

    Cons- low pay, but denver's cost of living is much lower than other cities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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