Sports Authority

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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
710 Reviews
2.8
710 Reviews
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Michael E. Foss
95 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Made some friends working there but that's about it aside from the employee discount (in 59 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 34 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Associate in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Associate in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    It's awesome the people are great and so is the discount

    Cons

    None everything has been good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is a completely pleasant experience. its like working with a family in a very fun enviroment

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    Current Employee - Cash Lead in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Cash Lead in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    the are very flexible with the schedule. I have never been denied for time off. They are great about letting associates get the hours they want to work.

    Cons

    The management team sometimes doesnt work as hard as others. I feel as though they barely even work 40 hours and its not consistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store managers need to work a bit harder and push associates to do better. instead of delegating tasks, maybe they should also be involved on the sales floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Fun place most the time it's relaxed. At least at my store it was

    Cons

    Play favorites. You "can" become old news. Pay is pretty decent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees don't pick favorites. Pay attention to your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Great Discount very nice merchandise and a a good experience in apparel

    Cons

    Some nights we would have to work late to recover the store Late nights

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good and bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    spiffs, employee discount, opportunity to become team lead

    Cons

    having to sell insurance plans (ECP) and Loyalty Cards (frequent shopper cards)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing and helpful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rockwall, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rockwall, TX

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Good benefits and discounts. Always able to help out. The coworkers are awesome. I love helping out customers with anything they need.

    Cons

    There can be hectic times around the holidays. The management could be a bit better. The store hours are long and go by slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are always there to help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoy working at Sports Authority, Corporate office

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Culture is very good, management makes you feel appreciated for your hard work. Very good benefits such as health/dental, great retail discounts, onsite gym, yoga and pilates classes midday, Friday Summer hours program is nice to be able to leave at noon for the mountains, etc. The Employee Thanks program is unique and helps to provide a positive attitude around the office. There is also an active number of sports teams and leagues at SA.

    Cons

    Some of the software applications should be upgraded or changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. The message from the top is spot on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sports Authority.

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    Former Contractor - Cashier in Tucson, AZ
    Former Contractor - Cashier in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Sports Authority as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Empolyees are amazing to work with.

    Cons

    Number and goals that you have to meet are kind of ridiculous. Had to have more than 40% of customers sign up for store discount card or you would get yelled at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to Work For! Just need to work all the time.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Gainesville, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Gainesville, VA

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, discounts, internal development, training, and many advancements from within. With new CEO in place we are beginning to see a good future. Highly supportive of him. People person and speaks to everyone. He is just not all talk. Does what he says. Foss is the right guy.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance. Changing of 3 CEO in the last 6 years. No hunt and fishing in stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance. People need to spend time with their families on Thanksgiving and Easter Sunday. Corporate office receive many perks but stores are left with pictures from how much fun they have in Denver.
    Benefit perks are for Denver based. There needs to be funds for team building. We see pictures all the time of Denver having fun doing, races, runs and events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great service atmosphere for customers and employees, great discount and a decent balance between work and home, especially considering its retail! Managers are supportive and helpful and seem to always be vested in their employees success.

    Cons

    Pleasing customers, having the right product, maintaining the store and going through corporate visits!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a whole, I think the managers do a good job running the store while also trying to keep both customers and employees happy. And that can be very challenging in a retail environment. I'd say some advice to corporate is to get a more updated computer system and a better online warehouse!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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