Bristol Sport Career Development FAQ

Read what Bristol Sport employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Bristol Sport has a career opportunities rating of 3.2.

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February 23, 2021

How are promotions handled at Bristol Sport?


Decent benefits incl free tickets to multiple sports. Fun industry to work within. Opportunities for internal promotion and chances to gain solid experience in sport. Good people and team spirit amongst lower level employees. Fantastic venue and facilities, the Ashton Gate side of the business really gets things right.


Long hours. Matchday contracts include a minimum number of matchday hours to work per season without any real extra remuneration, supposedly built into salary, with no time off in lieu until full hours are hit. Lots of internal politics at senior management level, very volatile environment with senior managers grouping together in cliques and several high performing managers being forced out based upon the opinion of these groups. Lack of expertise in key senior roles, appointments seem to be made based on personality or contacts rather than expertise or prior success. Zero understanding of the local area and supporter groups, with no local representation in any management role at the business.

Advice to Management

Really take the time to do your due diligence when hiring rather than focusing on the previous employer or contact book of the candidate. Don't allow strong personalities to determine business decisions without any supporting evidence.

Opportunities for internal promotion and chances to gain solid experience in sport.

February 23, 2021

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