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Mansfield, England (UK)
10000+ employees
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Company - Public (SPD)
Retail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Sports Direct International (SDI) doesn't want anything getting between you and your next goooaaalll! The sporting goods retailer sells clothing, footwear, and athletic accessories from such names as Nike, adidas, Puma, and Umbro at more than 450 stores in the ... Read more

Sports Direct Reviews

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    Current Employee - Shoe Technician in Letchworth, AR
    Current Employee - Shoe Technician in Letchworth, AR
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meet new people, can choose your own hours, 20% discounts!.
    The other staff here are very friendly and understanding, helpful if I don't know something.
    Managers bought us cakes after a particularly busy day!

    Cons

    Back to school and Christmas times are very busy and stressful and busy!
    Been doing the same job/task(s) for >1 year, getting bored now, only thing making it noticeably interesting is the variations of customers. We use radios to talk and often there aren't enough and people get into a queue to call the shoes which causes irritation with some customers.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all packaging is in decent condition as its often unusable and falls apart. I've had many complaints about this. Some sort of new system for calling the shoes is required, the radios are somewhat inefficient.

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Sports Direct Interviews

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    Casual Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wisbech, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Sports Direct (Wisbech, England (UK)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Went in to the staff room and got asked 4 questions and 2 scenarios, then asked about my past experience and my availability to work throughout the week. Afterwards i asked some of the questions i wanted to ask.

    Interview Questions

    • You got set tasks by manager, but there is a lot of customers waiting to be served, do you complete the tasks or stop and serve them?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Talk about sports

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