Sports Direct Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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  1. Not brilliant but alright for students

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    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Barnstaple, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Barnstaple, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good for students just looking for a weekend job for abit of extra money Flexabile hours Some staff are really lovlely.. Management are normally nicer to you after youve been there a while

    Cons

    Minimum wage Horrible uniform Way too much stock making the store very untidy and unclean Unsafe equitment e.g- being forced to climb up un-safe ladders You have to sell bags for life and magazines if you don't, the managers usually cut your hours and speak to you like sh*t Favouritism between some staff and management

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer to employee's


  2. Bad experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in West Thurrock, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in West Thurrock, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Met some nice people. Not many other pros.

    Cons

    Rude managers, unhelpful most of the time looking down on you and piling you down with tasks. Too much stock in store so it's always over crowded and too hot because the air con was always 'broken'. Not enjoyable at all in the heat i worked there. I love sports so thought I would love the job but over time hated going to work. 0hour contract so replacing/adding shifts happened all of the time without being told.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time making sure your employees are happy rather than whether your getting your bonus.


  3. overview - Greenford, London

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Greenford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Greenford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    nothing really that is great

    Cons

    Zero contract hours Bad management Exploit workers no overtime paid

    Advice to Management

    need to sit down and plan a long time strategy Also respect your workers


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  5. Bad

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Do not work for them

    Cons

    Unprofessional, rude managers , 0 hour contract

    Advice to Management

    Start the company again


  6. 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


  7. Valuable experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Castleford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Castleford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Store managers at my branch (castleford) were amazing. The experience gained during my four years there were invaluable. The hours were flexible to suit my needs during college and university.

    Cons

    The internal company policies need to be more customer friendly. KPI targets force staff to force products on customers making some feel uncomfortable, including myself as a customer. Way too much stock in every store causing mess and a jumble sale feel to the store which also causes products to get lost and damaged.

    Advice to Management

    Be more customer friendly, don't fill every square inch of selling space. Reduce the number of zero hour contracts and offer staff a ladder to climb.


  8. Wishy Washy

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Croydon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Croydon, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people you meet there are quite nice, and the bonuses are quite good

    Cons

    The customers are horrible as they look down on you and the managers choose when they want to be your friends


  9. Crap

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many at all!!! No pros!

    Cons

    Zero hour contracts, management do whatever they want while your fully loaded with tasks!! because they in a higher position, your made to do slavery work for minimum wage plus not knowing when if you'l will get enough hours! Dont waste your time applying for the job! You will end up hating it like me

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff with more respect, treat them how you would like to be treated!!!


  10. customer service

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    Pros

    It was a good experience.

    Cons

    Not really... and problem i had. got all shift as i much i wanted.


  11. work hard earn more

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good money if you put the hours in. very strong company that will be around for years. very busy so the days goes quick.

    Cons

    some staff / managers can be very dis respectful and rude

    Advice to Management

    treat people how you would want to be treated



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