Sports Authority Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Sports Authority Chief Executive Officer Michael E. Foss
Michael E. Foss
153 Ratings

Pros
  • Employee discount is really good (in 59 reviews)

  • Cost plus 10% days (which brings the price down to what you would pay at Walmart but hey, we appreciate your hard work (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • The goals they set for sales, loyalty cards, extended coverage plans, selling stuff online (AOS) are so unrealistic and out of the employees control (in 17 reviews)

  • Upper Management changes happen often (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    Outdoor Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Amazing training during my first few days on the job, very trustworthy co-workers and supervisors. Great pay for a retail store.

    Cons

    Hours during the holiday can be long and and fluctuates throughout November and December, but I knew that i would expect that due to the busiest time of the year for Sports Authority.

    Advice to Management

    Great staff, very knowledgeable, willing to help with work no matter the size of job or the department. Fun and somewhat stress free environment!


  2. Nice Discount

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Barnhart, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Barnhart, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority (More than a year)

    Pros

    The discount is really great.

    Cons

    low pay, no hours, no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Cut store hours. pay more. have commission for sales.


  3. Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discount, flexible hours, good benefits when full time.

    Cons

    Working with the general public. Bleh.


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  5. sales manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    freedom to take days off when needed. Great people.

    Cons

    it needs to be more structured. Higher compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  6. Cashier..Retail is retail.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The discount is great. If you have a good staff, the environment is also great.

    Cons

    As a cashier, you will not get guaranteed hours if you do not meet the requirement percentage for The League "loyalty" card. If you don't sell a lot of ECP, you don't really get hours either. Management is really tough with you if you don't meet the goals. A lot of management doesn't know how to properly speak with associates.

    Advice to Management

    Depending on the store I guess; When you want something done, don't rudely speak to your associates. If somebody is struggling with something, provide help and ways to better themselves. Continuously asking/hounding your employee about something isn't going to make them feel better or more confident...


  7. Costumer Service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility. Warm welcoming. Great people to work with and satisfied costumers.

    Cons

    Just like every costumer service job, if something goes wrong the wrath is taken out immediately on you by the costumer.

    Advice to Management

    Stay more consistent with who is hired to be a manager.


  8. Not Bad

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    Current Employee - Sales Authority in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Authority in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Great discount.

    Cons

    Not the best training.

    Advice to Management

    Train a little more with new hires.


  9. Sports Authority Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly and relaxed work environment. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Scheduling is not always consistent, and pay could be better after a year of work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Benefits such as employee discount; volunteer activities; sporting activities beyond the office; the people here are amazing

    Cons

    Company is more than 15 years behind in its systems, making it difficult to do a job efficiently. Too many chiefs assigned to single projects, few workers to get the actual job done, but little understanding from the chiefs as how to accomplish the task so unreasonable deadlines are set. This forces team to create new inefficient processes just so they are able to meet a deadline. This is unsustainable long-term, but it keeps happening over and over again.

    Advice to Management

    Build the I.S. function with quality experience and increase the team size. Programmers with knowledge of our business need to be given more autonomy to work closely with the end users to research issues and build long-term solutions rather than patches that will cause future issues.


  11. Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good in-store discount Great co-workers made some good friends here Fun environment with a lot of sales challenges with prizes to be won

    Cons

    Management Promote the wrong people. Literally 4 people in my department quit the same month. Expect so much out of you for how much they pay.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees before you throw them out on a busy weekend especially it was my first retail job but luckily I'm a sneaker head and could sell shoes easily.



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