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Updated Sep 10, 2021

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2.8
42%
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60%
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Boylesports Founder and CEO  John Boyle
John Boyle
61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great for students and parents looking for flexible hours(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good Christmas bonus, friendly staff(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours (12 hour shifts), top-down structure (disengagement with HQ)(in 28 reviews)

  • "13 hour shifts sometimes without a break(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Deputy manager

      Jan 11, 2019 - Deputy Manager in Republic, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced environment, customer relations, training and developing staff

      Cons

      Some 12/13 hour shifts

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Miserable place to work

      Aug 10, 2021 - Cashier 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      I have to write 20 words minimum here so I am trying to take up space, I would rate this place 0 stars if I could. All the staff (that are not management) are generally lovely.

      Cons

      Terrible hours, 12 hour weekdays and 13 hours on a Saturday. Management didn't believe that the shop I was in was busy and as a result, only had two cashiers working most days. I think that I must have only ever had about 5 lunch breaks (I was there for nearly a year) because of how busy the shop was. Saturdays involved, sitting down for 13 hours straight and only being able to get up to clean up after customers who either don't know how to use bins, or don't realise they're in the shop, being handed bets non-stop, and not even being allowed to take a break. I had no life whatsoever and ended up becoming very unhealthy (both physically and mentally). Not to mention the abuse you get hurled at you by customers. There were no screens up at the desk in the shop I worked in, no security, and verbal abuse almost DAILY. Management is also horrible, they do not care about you and ring you constantly asking you to cover shifts for different people in different shops. Please do not work here, you will be miserable

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      My experience working in Boyle Sports

      Sep 10, 2021 - Assistant Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Time off and Friendly staff

      Cons

      Long days and fast paced

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Meh

      Sep 6, 2021 - Manager in Castlebar
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nice staff Money is good an hour

      Cons

      Long hours Customers are a pain

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work to gain experience, but very political & understaffed

      Aug 18, 2021 - SEO%2FSEM Manager in Gibraltar
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good experience gained as the teams are understaffed & you can work on everything The new CEO is making a lot of good changes

      Cons

      Very political No promotions or pay increases unless you have an offer from another company Low pay compared to similar companies in the industry

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Xmas bonus

      Aug 5, 2021 - Cleaner in Sligo
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good people, lots of opportunity for progression with great Xmas bonus and flexible in terms of family commitments

      Cons

      I’m finding it hard to think of any cons but perhaps the customers can be a bit “iffy” at times, there tends to be a bit of drama from the customers from time to time

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good environment

      Aug 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good fun with colleagues and customers, got to know the regular customers coming in, nice relaxed environment most of the time

      Cons

      Long hours when big race meets or other events were on, sometimes long periods waiting around

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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Terrible wage, understaffed

      Sep 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Customers can be sound I guess

      Cons

      Minimum wage job. Management won't pay you once promoted. Day off requests ignored. If you try contact managers about things they avoid your calls. 12 hour shifts sharing staff with shops that are half an hour away. The company see you as just a number.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Would not recommend

      Aug 22, 2021 - Cashier 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Plenty of hours available…plenty of big screens to watch sports, when shop floor was quiet

      Cons

      Long shifts, often on own…lack of fresh air and not paid for lunches even though often had to work through lunch as was left on own. Was often managing shop even though I was not being paid a managers / deputy managers wage

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Job review

      Sep 1, 2021 - Duty Manager in Galway
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      You are your own boss to a certain point

      Cons

      Long hours poor pay no social life

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