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"Wouldn't recommend to a friend..."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Englewood, CO
Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Englewood, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good people in a good location. It was fun and happy before someone came along and fired so many people. There are fun things like vendors setting up in the parking lot with giveaways and food trucks. Casual dress code is nice (no flip flops or t-shirts).

Cons

Old building, tiny gym (it's a sporting goods company!), unethical practices in regards to growth and salary (HR). Everyone is constantly scared so lots of micro-managing and useless "firedrills." Took away discount, flex-time, pandora...no one is happy here.

Advice to Management

Pay the people who matter, upgrade everything. At least pretend you care.

Other Employee Reviews for Sports Authority

  1. "They expect you to be happy despite the stressful environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are not bad.

    Cons

    Stressful environment, blame mentality, given strict deadlines with no approved overtime, and they expect you to be cheerful and happy on top of it.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Current Sports Authority Employee Warns Prospective Candidates!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Authority in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Authority in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good clothes, shoes, gear, and the people you meet. Fellow employees? Let's just say, keep them at work and leave it at that.

    Cons

    Messy, impossible to keep up with, lazy co-workers, and too much is demanded.

    Advice to Management

    Stop showing favoritism, practice what you preach, provide a better working environment for employees, and give some incentive for employees to grow with the company. There is too much turnover rate in my location, the best employees quit from what I've observed. Then the good employees that are still there, are being overworked while Management socializes with the procrastinators. It isn't fair. All that Management cares about is their sales and results. When you do perform well, they don't care to thank you. They say, "give me some more." Unless you're one of the popular or favored, there is no future for anyone there. You can be the best salesperson, but, if you're not brown-nosing, it doesn't even matter. Those who plan to apply here, best beware, you will be sucked dry until you are not longer needed.


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