Sports Authority

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  1.  

    Formerly great, now downright terrible

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good discount, flexible hours, and your fellow co-workers make the days a little better.

    Cons

    Company keeps requiring more from stores and it's employees but continues to give them less and less support. For example, they want us to treat every customer like they are royalty but our payroll budget keeps shrinking. So a 40,000 square foot store is lucky to have 3 people working in it. How are we supposed to help customers when we have no employees?! They require so much but give us no tools to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All district managers and above should be required to work one week as a store manager. Write the schedules within the confines of the payroll budget, get product to the floor, while not neglecting customers at the same time, and keep up all the sales metrics the store requires. That way they can see the troubles we face day to day. Maybe then when we ask for advice on how to accomplish things we'll get a better response than "Just get it done!" No leadership or guidance whatsoever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for part time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Flexible schedule if you are going to college. Decent pay at entry level, friendly staff, fun work environment if you like sports.

    Cons

    No real opportunities for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice retail position

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is a good place to work if you are interested in sporting goods. The people that I worked with were fun and easy going. Working with the newest sports equipment and apparel made the job interesting.

    Cons

    The perks and pay for the job could have been better. The work can become a little tedious with stocking equipment and supplies. Dealing with customers like in any other retail job can test your patience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall management did a good job leading employees considering the type of job.

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  5.  

    Fast paced work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Piscataway, NJ

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Discount was great easy working with other employees

    Cons

    Managers get switched out like every 6 months and unrealistic expectations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales associate

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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

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

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

    Pros

    environment, coworkers are awesome, if you're full time you get benefits, pay is above minimum wage

    Cons

    no personal growth, no benefits for part time people, very rarely get promotions, not a place you want to stay a long time in

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    DO NOT APPLY TO BE A CASHIER!! Bad pay for same work as others.......

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great discount, Okay benefits when full time. Okay money if you are a MANGER

    Cons

    A lot, can't work over 40 hours. No overtime pay on holidays unless you are a full time. As a cashier you are forced by your mangers to talk people into buying protection plan on pointless stuff like basketballs worth $14.00 when plans start at $4.00 for one year. Its understand on big price treadmills, sunglass, gopro's, etc Then you NEED to ask for loyalty card if not sign them up or unless you get yelled at. As a cashier 30% of your raise is based off the percent of signs you have, to be a cash lead you need to be above 40% of all times. They except you to work your butt off when you are getting paid the same as the person on the floor doing nothing but helping people find stuff. You deal with cash, phone calls, protect plans, loyalty signs up, greeting people, returns and exchanges, incorrect price signs, BUT the person on the floor has to deal with people needing to find a specific product or small task one at a time. Cashiers do twice the amount of work as the people on the floor but they get paid same money. DO NOT APPLY FOR CASHIER JOB.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that everyday is not going to be perfect and instead of pushing your employees by yelling at them over the walkie, how bout you get on the floor and join us. When a manger is asked by an employee because a customer is mad or wants to talk to you, don't say you are on break. Get off your butt and go. You once were in our position you should know how it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It's okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Authority in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Authority in Frisco, TX

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    The discount is good. Cost plus 10%.
    You can meet some cool people if you work in a good store/

    Cons

    Management pushes to sell ECP's, thorlos, and to get loyalty sign-ups, but that is because they are feeling pressure from upper management.
    The work load can be a bit heavy at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to let up on some standards, such as loyalties sign ups and ECP's. This would allow Senior Sales associates to really sell products and "WOW" the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Going downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Softlines Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Softlines Manager in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    The coworkers , we're a team

    Cons

    Pay and workload. No room for advancement. They hire from outside of the company more then they promote from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire entry level higher than you promote from within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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