Sports Authority

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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
630 Reviews
2.7
630 Reviews
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Michael E. Foss
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is really good here definitely cant complain about that (in 55 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 22 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 33 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The experience was very good.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority (more than an year)

    Pros

    The prose are there is a Flexible staff, with a very good good atmosphere, and lots of team work. Very cooperative leadership.

    Cons

    The cons to working here would be the salaries are not competitive for a career, unless you climb the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep all staff happy and wanting to strive for a great store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    ok place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Good employee discount and the hourly pay is above minimum wage plus commission to give employees incentive to sell more

    Cons

    inconsistent work schedule and hours, will have 40 hours one week and 24 hours the next

  3.  

    Typical retail job, good if you know and love sports

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    good customer service, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    forced too conservative dress, forced upsell

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Overworked due to cutbacks

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    Former Employee - Asset Protection Department
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Department

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

    Pros

    Nice corporate office
    Long term managers

    Cons

    Large cutbacks to make the company more profitable made it hard to complete your work in less than 50 hours a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many changes at once due to poor leadership in the past

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's like playing for a team

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers, competitive environment, decent pay, ok hours, fun products to sell

    Cons

    Recovering for the night was tough because of huge store, management iffy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Doesn't value work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Lead in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Department Lead in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great hours working at the distribution center!

    Cons

    Changes to schedule quite frequently with no notice.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Company only cares about loyalty program, sa promoter,eclipse, aos and cares not about employees or customers.

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager
    Current Employee - Co-Manager

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

    Pros

    Benefits aren't bad pay ok

    Cons

    Loyalty program is causing good employees to make up emails in order to have a good percentage so they get hours. No hours for payroll but they expect you to run projects, do moves, get numbers, help customers, run sales floor, and manage store with 3 ppl every day. 3 in am 3 in pm. No hours to help customers cause they expect unacheivable goals to be met. No training for associates no product to sell in store, they want us to sell items online more then in store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give stores payroll to have cashier at all times and 3 sales ppl plus manager. Even hiring an $8 hr cashier for 20 hours a week would be a start. Stop paying bonuses to dms and vps who don't co tribute to sales. Pay ppl who are actually working and dont get weekends off and Thanksgiving. Yea sending Happy Holidays emails and telling us to enjoy time with family is impossible when we are working late nights, early mornings, weekends, and yea HOLIDAYS... as your all being with family we are working. Get a Clue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I worked at sports authority for a month and wow what a waste of my time. HORRIBLE place to work at!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Some of the employees were actually really friendly, get paid one dollar more than minimum wage job, able to move up to management,

    Cons

    Management was a joke, old as hell registers, horrid 1st day training,rewards cards were a hassle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about you actually train your employees! AND stop getting on employees butt about the rewards cards! We all know that if you get more rewards cards registered YOU managers get huge BONUSES

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Associate

    Current Employee - Fitness Sales Associate in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Fitness Sales Associate in Exton, PA

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

    Pros

    Dealing with people and selling what you know about

    Cons

    hours were terrible and there were no benefits

  11.  

    not a bad part time job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Easy if other associates care.

    Cons

    if associates do not care. which is usually the case, job difficult

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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