Sports Authority Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Sport authority is a place to work if you are just out of high school or going to college.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Sport authority has a quick and easy hiring process. It is easy to get hired and easy to learn the basic functions of the job

    Cons

    Sports authority is an organization that is made up of meandering short sited individuals barley capable of their own tasks. It is not a place to go for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Cashier

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    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate/Cashier in Encinitas, CA
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate/Cashier in Encinitas, CA

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Fun people to work with

    Cons

    Somewhat uppity customers, hours less flexible than preferred

    Recommends
  3. Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Steady work in a fun environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Fast paced work

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    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. 2 people found this helpful

    Most positive, with the right management working at TSA can be very fun and enjoyable.

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    Current Employee - Senior Sale Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sale Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Interaction with customers
    Selling sports equipment

    Cons

    Depends on your management- (could be fun with good managers, but a drag if you have bad managers.)
    Long hours- (depending on the amount of employees the store has)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire enough employees to be able to cover the store it's hard as a sr sales associate to keep a certain dollar per hour while doing other peoples jobs like cashier, merch and cleaning crew.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Favoritism really plays a huge role...

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    Current Employee - Sales Authority in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Authority in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Great Discount about 50 percent off
    Sports Related
    Fun Enviornment

    Cons

    Favoritism with management
    Schedules being cut and non-constant
    Leadership issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the employees with equality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Fun fast paced working environment

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Daly City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Daly City, CA

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

    Pros

    Good to be surrounded with people interested in different sports. Great leadership from the management team

    Cons

    There are metrics to meet but the leads does a great job of coaching and training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate scheduling better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. WAREHOUSES ARE CRAP!

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Romeoville, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Romeoville, IL

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

    Pros

    Discount in stores are good. BUT There is no personal growth, raises are terrible or non existent, benefit prices are high and you are forced and encouraged to go on public insurance. They say they are for the employees with all their immature incentive programs - but it is smoke and mirrors to how employees are really treated.

    Cons

    There is no regard on how associates are treated from Mgmt. And if you say something, you are disciplined. It is no wonder turnover is so high. Your hours are cut short for a day or week and you are told on that day! Safety is terrible with messy and cold warehouses. Mgmt. only walks around, never pitches in to help. Instead they bark and swear at you and tell you your quality and productivity is not what it should be. Only favorites, "who look like them are promoted or offered training." Mgmt. plays with numbers so they don't get in trouble with their bosses. In the event they finally get someone in here to improve the place or know what is really going on, they are terminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start all over with new management through out. Consider offering benefits employees can afford when they are making such low wages. Get rid of some of the programs in place as they mean and count for nothing! Their programs are an insult!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Not the best, but not the worst..

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    Sports Authority is definitely very laid back. As a cashier, I feel like I barely did much but still got paid. If hired for footwear however, you do have to reach certain numbers of sales.

    Cons

    Unbelievable non-stimulating environment, not much to do to keep yourself busy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Difficult at times

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    Current Employee - Apparel Merchandiser/Lead
    Current Employee - Apparel Merchandiser/Lead

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    The discount is amazing, almost half off on most of the merchandise.

    Cons

    They require too much of the lower level associates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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