Sports Authority

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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
653 Reviews
2.8
653 Reviews
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Michael E. Foss
75 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is really good here definitely cant complain about that (in 55 reviews)

  • The discount is good at cost plus 10% (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Management would often pressure associates to sell extended coverage plans, insoles and rewards and if goals were not met, associates take the blame (in 17 reviews)

  • The compensation is not good unless you are upper management (in 33 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    it's alright

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wilmette, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wilmette, IL

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the discount is freaking awesome

    Cons

    low pay, pressure on sales

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, but not so great pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service- Key Carrier in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service- Key Carrier in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good environment for college students to make a living during school

    Cons

    Promotions are few and far between

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you promote someone within a few months of working a job and then give them management level duties only months later, I'd recommend you give them incentive with a pay raise..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The discount here is really good. Flexible schedule and good job to earn extra cash.

    Cons

    Disorganized from top to bottom. Company culture is typical of retail with lots of turnover. Corporate pushes reward program more than sales. I constantly had great sales numbers but was always in trouble for not signing customers up for rewards program and "warranty" add ons for products sold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on customers and lay off the complete focus on rewards sign ups. Practice what you preach.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Discount, environment, decent work life balance, management was nice

    Cons

    Slow, lack of growth, variable part time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people full time, helps morale and give them more responsibility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I love my job!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Operations Manager in Antioch, CA
    Current Employee - Store Operations Manager in Antioch, CA

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities.
    Chances to move up.
    Recognition for a job well done.
    Discount is amazing.
    Access to 3point5.com
    Close knit company.
    Communication.

    Cons

    Training for new stores can be quick and oftentimes not enough.
    Expectations can affect job performance.
    Never quite feel fully safe in position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees beyond their numbers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company if the right management is in place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Brick, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Brick, NJ

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Positive reinforcement, discount, promotions, friends

    Cons

    work-life balance is a big issue, they do not follow scheduling by the corporate standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know whose available and don't overwork your top-tier talent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual/Merchandising Associate in Bridgeport, CT
    Current Employee - Visual/Merchandising Associate in Bridgeport, CT

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours that i will enjoy

    Cons

    not really any cons manamgment is great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure you arrive on time

  9.  

    Colorado is a great place to live, not work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. The people definitely make working here worth it. Employee discount and benefits are amazing. Better then any other retailer out there.

    Cons

    Pay is sub par. Too many organizational changes. Content with being a 2nd rate sporting goods retailer. Privately owned. Career paths change every 6-8 months. Upper management is never consistent in any decisions made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to stop changing our career paths, or no one is going to stay long enough to move up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Walked around a lot and was able to learn a few more things related to sports equipment.

    Cons

    Management can be confusing and you can get bored easily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    With company for 2 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Willowbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Team Leader in Willowbrook, IL

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Always busy. Would work in footwear, apparel and at cash register all within one shift. Great staff. Long hours on feet. "Spiffs" or commission earned from selling insoles and other monthly specials. Some included were specific socks, treadmills, or sporting equipment.

    Cons

    Minimal room for growth. Poorly staffed at some times. Required to obtain customer emails and to sign them up for loyalty programs, which many people would turn down. Reviews and sales count on obtaining this information

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize gossip and favoritism. Add other sales tactics opposed to loyalty program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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