Sports Authority Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Sports Authority Chief Executive Officer Michael E. Foss
Michael E. Foss
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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

    Outdoor Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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. Ehh...

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    Former Employee - Sales Authority in Fenton, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Authority in Fenton, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Primarily was the fact that I got to work around what I love, sports. The people are great to work with and the management is hit or miss, but the sports atmosphere is nice and they only hire sports minded people.

    Cons

    The work schedule can switch up and it is very hard to find someone to work a shift for you if you forgot to request off for a given day.

    Advice to Management

    Most managers in the company are genuinely good people who won't act like you are scum if you missed your sales numbers one week. Watch for those who do act like that and get rid of them. They are terrible for fellow employees.


  3. Whatever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    no team in this store

    Advice to Management

    Take care of who takes care of you


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  5. review duh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    great discount on stuff. Thats all

    Cons

    Bad management. Pay sucks too


  6. loved it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i loved the coworkers, big time sports fan

    Cons

    payroll restrictions, some employees don't care as much as others about the store as a whole

    Advice to Management

    stay true to your word


  7. It's retail!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good while your going to school

    Cons

    Low pay, no holidays off other than christmas, crappy hours

    Advice to Management

    Value your store employees more with time off during holidays, higher pay for managers


  8. It's good. Depending on who your managers are.

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Authority in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Authority in Plano, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -The discount is amazing
    -you get spiffs for selling certain items in store
    I enjoy most of my coworkers here

    Cons

    Not everyone works together a team. Or hardly work.
    Sometimes try expect a lot from you for a low pay
    People in this area can get to one sometimes.


  9. LPAC

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    Former Employee - LPAC in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - LPAC in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I learned so many things with Sports Authority. Easy going environment (associates and customers). Flexibility and the sports environment makes it a great place to start working retail.

    Cons

    I can not think of any negative experiences because my experience with Sports Authority was a great one!, it is what you would expect from a retail job but better.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your associates and they will take care of business, their success is your success.


  10. Customer Service Representative

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Crystal Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Crystal Lake, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Team members were very friendly. Employee discount was amazing

    Cons

    Management was unprofessional and inappropriate at times. Very slow during week days, very boring at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional and fair with employees


  11. Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay and room for growth

    Cons

    Your average managerial disagreements. Still an excellent company.



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