Sports Basement
4.1 of 5 16 reviews
sportsbasement.com San Francisco, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 21, 2014

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Eric Prosnitz

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    As far as retail goes, you can't beat it....but it's still retail.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat company, incredible benefits, flexible schedule, work with fun people, lots of freedom to make decisions on your own and contribute ideas

    ConsVery often understaffed, which can be quite stressful for the employees AND the customers. Communication throughout the company could be better. Low pay, even for retail (but benefits make up for it to an extent)

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay a bit more. The cost of living in SF has gone up significantly but the pay has not.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic place to work.

    Client Manager (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsSuper fun culture. Fun people. Very casual. Good mission. Great products. Good benefits.

    ConsDoes not pay well. Chaotic work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more processes and frame works in place. better training. A bit more seriousness in the workplace for the higher level folks would keep people around longer, as would more pay. Other than that, a wonderful place to get your start.

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    Great Place to Work

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsToo many to count! There are tons of benefits, ranging from "normal" ones like healthcare and 401Ks for full time employees to company backpacking and rafting trips. The people are really cool, and the presidio location is awesome!

    Cons-The pay kinda sucks
    -I heard from employees that had been there longer than I that it can be very hard to get a raise or promotion

    Advice to Senior Managementmake it easier to get a pay raise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun job with great benefits!

    Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat perks...free entries to races, discounts for apparel, skiing and snowboarding, lots of other discounts.
    Casual atmosphere
    Different departments to choose from

    ConsRetail hours and working holidays, but if you work in retail, you know what you're getting into.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I loved working here at sports basement

    Retail (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsFree lunches, great people, great great benefits

    ConsNo room to grow. I was stuck in my same position for over a year and a half

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue our skills a bit more. Don't take it for granted.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun, laid back, fulfilling with the right managers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Pros- flexible schedule
    - job tasks are varied
    - room to move up (if you take the initiative)
    - great benefits
    - awesome and open company culture
    - laid back
    - hires fun, down to earth staff
    - excellent relationship with management and staff

    Cons- management is TOO horizontal
    - tough to get raises after your first one

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat benefits, fun work environment

    Conspoor management and planning of business operations

    Advice to Senior Managementinvest in your infrastructure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I miss working here.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat Staff, great customers, great products, good pay, awesome benefits. I often wish I could go back, if only to visit old friends, but life had other ideas. Mgmt was always reasonable in discussions about company's future and employees' involvement in that future.

    ConsI couldn't stick around to help it grow. Otherwise, I honestly can't think of any real negatives that I wasn't able to discuss with the owners.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways stick to your roots-- that's why we love you!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to shop, not as great to work at.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe sports basement is a great store, with great values. The benefits, which include various trips and an employee discount, are great. In addition, the atmosphere and people are very fun.

    ConsThe pay sucks. I was told that a raise after your first month on the job was common, but nobody I talked to while working there had gotten one. Not only that, but the supposed raise only occurs after you get your first review, which doesn't always come after one month. Most managers are great, but some can be very unreliable, as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't raise people's expectations too much when it comes to raises, and make sure that your managers are more reliable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    fun, but not for long-term, and mostly for people who don't have ambitious and just want to do sports

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Prosfun people, good discounts, easy work environment, free lunch food

    Consnot an ambitious job, gets old fast, long hours on your feet

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