Sun & Ski Sports Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. Fun place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun & Ski Sports

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great neighborhood and awesome colleagues

    Cons

    Management team needed some help.


  2. Home Office employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Home Office in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Home Office in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Sun & Ski Sports full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very family-oriented and friendly company; Executives are very approachable and open to suggestions and willing to try new ideas. Casual dress code and relaxed work environment. Fellow employees truly live an active/sports lifestyle (before work, @ lunch, after work, etc.). Lots of opportunities to get involved in community sport events. Allows each person to be very self-managed; you have to work smart and efficiently and they won't micro-manage you. Company is growing!

    Cons

    While company is growing, it is still one of the smaller companies in the sports industry. So, pay is not on high end. However, work-lifestyle balance is worth it!

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking at ways to keep employees happy.


  3. Very nice People

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun & Ski Sports part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Nice people. Great training. Great workplace.

    Cons

    Depending on location, sometimes I couldn't make enough because there weren't enough customers to go around. Then there were hour cuts and such.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting hours. It makes it really hard to keep your employees or to make them try when you cut the time they should be making money.


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  5. Fun and standard

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Plainview, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Plainview, NY

    I worked at Sun & Ski Sports part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Fairly relaxed environment -Pay + commission is pretty good, and winter sports gear is expensive, so commission is great

    Cons

    -Management is fairly hit-and-miss -Can be a bit slow sometimes


  6. Great work environment that encourages career growth as well as participation in what the store sells

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Sun & Ski Sports full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and development. Fun healthy work environment. Participation in the sports they sell

    Cons

    They are working on training which had previously been lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow the passion in your employees about your sports


  7. Great Products Bad Management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Sun & Ski Sports full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Employee Discounts Outdoor industry Fun Environment Customer Service Ski Trips

    Cons

    upper management is not loyal to associates low pay Management hired from outside the organization lost the culture of original owners

    Advice to Management

    actively listen to associates, allow Managers to "own" their business, remember who you were when the company started and find a way to get back to that.


  8. Good Benefits and Discounts

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun & Ski Sports

    Pros

    Fun environment Commission opportunities Product discounts Paid company trips Trendy Brands Full benefits and 401k Writing a few extra words so I can hit the 20 word minimum required by glassdoor.

    Cons

    Fairly low pay, rotating schedules, retail hours, during slow months your pay significantly decreases. Writing a few extra words so I can hit the 20 word minimum required by glassdoor.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. Great Learning Enviorment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun & Ski Sports

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours Opportunity to learn retail in a comfortable environment Helpful management

    Cons

    Coworkers Takes years to grow Interesting products


  10. Sales assosiate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun & Ski Sports part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Ski pass to many mountains Learn how to tune skis Excellent knowledge of the ski industry.

    Cons

    -dealing with angry customers -tedious assignments of working retail

    Advice to Management

    Listen to store employees about what is selling and why.


  11. Love it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun & Ski Sports

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great place, great people, competitive pay, incredible discounts

    Cons

    hours, hours, hours. It's retail, they have extended hours, and holiday hours and tent sales, but watch your hours, or you get in trouble.

    Advice to Management

    Be real, you don't work the same hours as the retail guy, and we are making the money for you too.



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