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"I had a decent experience working there while in college"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Sports Authority part-time (More than a year)

Pros

-Flexible Hours to accommodate busy schedules
-Generous discounts for employees, friends and families
-Good way to learn about equipment if your into fitness and sports

Cons

-Pay rate for this retail store based in Atlanta is barely over the minimum wage mark
-Pressured by management to sell warranties and add on items
-No recognition for hard work and excellent sales/job performance. Job advancement would probably never happen.

Other Employee Reviews for Sports Authority

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not a company you want to work for anymore"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Department Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    When I started, it was an exciting place to be. Great corporate culture.

    Discount (not much but something)

    Cons

    Past year there has been pressure from upper management. They dont care about their employees, lot more turnover than there used to be.

    Took away manager discounts and they make you do more with less. Dicks will put them out very soon

    Advice to Management

    Remember who puts the $$ into your pocket. Treat them right


  2. "Opportunity for advancement, but watch your back!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good pay
    decent benefits
    great employee purchase program ( which I've heard has changed)

    Cons

    awful senior management (east region)
    no time off allowed (3 weekends off in almost 7 years of employment, not counting vacations)
    unreasonable sales/ECP goals
    horrible budget for payroll to staff your store
    store open way too late

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better. Stop threatening termination constantly. Give more payroll to staff the stores. Cut back on the ECP program.


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