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"Cool College Job"

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Current Employee - Retail Sale in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Retail Sale in Washington, DC
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Easy work not much hard about it

Cons

Non forreal everything was expected of a retail job

Advice to Management

recognize talent

Other Employee Reviews for Modell's Sporting Goods

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Employee Discounts, 33 1/3% Coupons yearly, Some great associates

    Cons

    * The pay is not competitive and is very low for the amount of work and tasks assigned
    * Claims hours are Flexible but they are NOT Flexible
    * Minimal hours and short shifts for associates
    * A General Manager and two Assistant Mangers = Too Many Chiefs and not enough Indians
    * Unprofessional Management, who hold grudges, have cliques and show favoritism
    * Nobody wants to work for a living and always pass the work off to other people
    * The company claims to have an open door policy but nobody wants to be bothered
    * You will be punished for bringing up or complaining about management not doing things correctly or working at all.
    * Its all about who you know in the company, up to and including the home office.
    * Payroll department is very rude and irate whenever you have to deal with them.
    * Company is not particularly interested in employee retention
    * Write ups are generic punishments instead of tools to improve performance.
    * Company is an avid supporter of "paper trails" if you aren't liked or don't get along with the boss they will find little things to write you up for. Essentially leaving a paper trail to later fire you for misconduct.
    * Training is basic and lackluster, if you don't push for and seek out your own training you will not get it. You WILL however be written up for not knowing something 100%.
    * Transfers will not be given if you have issues, complaints, or concerns with other management.
    *You are not allowed to call, or use witness to defend yourself for pretty much anything that will help your case.
    *If you are let go, your insurance is canceled the Friday that you leave. Good luck getting all of your medical stuff taken care of.
    * The pay is generally minimum wage for new hires and an extra dollar for department managers. Which is funny because the CEO has authorized, the management to buy many books for his friends that the company reimburses them for. You can make minimum wage but he will cover 10k for a book for a friend.
    * Job pay is a wide range for assistant management some as little as 33k and others closer to 45k
    * Nobody will help you do anything in this company.
    * The consensus seems to CYOA (Cover Your Own @$$) First and then worry about the customers and staff.
    * Double Standards do apply
    * Management will check / Stalk your Facebook / Social Media if you are being interviewed (Its not illegal in NJ yet)
    * Ive spoken to management, truck drivers, department managers, associates, office personnel and everyone seems to genuinely dislike the job and only stick around to pay the bills
    *Turnover rates are astronomical
    *Lots of very cheap product
    *Sporting goods sections are a joke, and very little variety
    * It should be Modells Apparel shop not Modells Sporting Goods
    *** You can take my review with a grain of salt, you will only know if you experience it for yourselves. I have managed numerous companies in my years of retail management and Modell's Sporting Goods has to be one of the most poorly lead companies i have experienced. I feel like i have wasted a year of my life and would urge anyone who is considering a career here to look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid Cliques, Don't Hold Your Staff Back, Do Not Have a Double Standard


  2. "Associate and Community Focused"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Connected to the local communities
    Family owned and operated - allows for more flexibility
    People seem to care about each other here
    Learn every day on the job
    Customers appreciate the brand

    Cons

    Things change rapidly - especially when local professional teams are in the playoffs

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward with your current intiatives - they will work.
    Continue to focus on developing associates from within.
    Leadership seems to care about associates and want to do the right thing

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