Sports Direct Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Sports Direct CEO David M. Forsey
David M. Forsey
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Pros
  • Easy work, 15% discount, holiday pay every 3 months (depending on your hours) (in 7 reviews)

  • As it was my first job, and i was still at school, I was given flexible working hours around my school work (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • zero hour contract staff will be selected based on the managers favourites (in 19 reviews)

  • Everybody is on a 0 hour contract so they can take advantage of staff desperate for hours (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A great employer to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct full-time

    Pros

    A highly successful and forward-thinking company, which encourages to use a full potential of its employees. Employees of the company can actually experience, how the vision and strategy of the company flow from the top to the bottom, and sideways, which makes the company a great workplace and a great working environment. There are always career progression opportunities and potential employees can expect to work with a very nice people.

    Cons

    There is nothing to add here.


  2. I Ithink its great

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    Current Employee - News Paper Delivery in Burton upon Trent, England (UK)
    Current Employee - News Paper Delivery in Burton upon Trent, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its sporty and most people have to buy there because there are sports equipment , shoes , clothes and towels. Its a great job .

    Cons

    How many people that come in the shop , discount , good being stolen ordering new stuff

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work up


  3. fantastic and rewarding, don't believe everything you read

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the rewards of working your way up in a company , hard work yes, long hours of course, but as with everything worthwhile in life what you put into it you get out of it, if you want an easy life do not work for sports direct, you want to work and earn beyond all expectations then this is the company for you

    Cons

    only negative here is people that don't want to work for a living and think that the company owes them


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  5. Good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Been working there for a long period of time, they are great,friendly staff, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Too much stock, aircon has never worked


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good for students

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Stirling, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Stirling, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of hours offered Short shifts (4-6hrs) Friendly staff Commision for sales, boosts commitment

    Cons

    Poor sales can reduce hours

    Advice to Management

    Na


  7. Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly and fun, always busy never bored

    Cons

    Long hours too much stock


  8. Good company to work

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Environment to work around

    Cons

    to much work load for individual

    Advice to Management

    reduce work load on individual


  9. love SD but the pay is awful

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    Former Employee - Casual Sales Zero Hour in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Zero Hour in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - staff are amazing - made so many friends - everyone is lovely - helps each other out - the managers are fun - we all had a laugh - you get away with a lot of things - you can practically pick your hours - you can ask for any days off you like - bonus at christmas - monthly pay - get to learn a lot such as work on tills and shoes - 15% discount

    Cons

    - zero hour contract - £3.72 ph if you're under 18 (minimum wage) - not much chance to progress to higher jobs - having to sell bags for lifes and magazine and on shoes you have to sell insoles and certain shoes. - they moan if you dont (u get away with it if you get on with managers)

    Advice to Management

    - improve pay! we have to sell a lot of products and we get peanuts in return


  10. Enjoyable and loved working there

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sale Assistant in Dover, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sale Assistant in Dover, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Face to face contact with customers. Meeting new people. Being set challenges.

    Cons

    Working with people you don't get on with. Knowing the customer is always right. Hitting targets set everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Care towards staff a bit more!


  11. The people i work with are amazing , the work is sometimes very repetative but otherwise the pace depends on the day .

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i am able to chat with and help customers and this gives me a sense of wellbeing knowing i have helped someone . the zero hrs contract means you can book off whenever you need to in advance and make yourself available for times that fit with your life , 15% discount for staff ...the other staff are lovely people and we have a good rapport with one another i also feel that working here keeps me up to date on the latest styles and trends too

    Cons

    sometimes the store is so busy we can have all 4 tills active and still have cues all day and we dont have enough time to complete other tasks (but i guess for the company thats a pro) as much as the zero hrs contract frees up your ability to book off when you want etc its also difficult to control housing benefit etc and working tax credits because of fluctuation in hours and wages

    Advice to Management

    i think some staff would benefit from set hrs each week and cannot be rota'd for any more or less hrs than that they have set for themselves then that way they could control their tax credits and housing benefits etc .. so that they would have stability . i think it would be advantageous to staff to be able to have 2-3 sets of uniform so that we can always have a clean uniform as 1 is hard to get clean dried and ready for the next shift when you have a family and the washer is pretty much always in use ...



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