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"Decent first job - career advancement nonexistant"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate/Lead in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Senior Sales Associate/Lead in Plano, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Flexible hours
- Friendly employees
- Good vacation accumulation

Cons

- Sales are set to unrealistic measures
- Poor to no training at all (as a sales associate. Cashiers are provided with minimal training.
- Payroll is constantly being reduced - lack of staff causing project pitfalls and customer service issues.

Advice to Management

Micromanage those training the new hires to ensure they are getting quality training rather than being thrown to the dogs prior to being adequately prepared. Recommendations for corporate: Step up the advertising in the southern regions. No TV ads? Are you kidding me? No wonder our traffic is poor, yet the store is only a year old.

Other Employee Reviews for Sports Authority

  1. "Fun employees, nice discount, crappy management."

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

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A couple times a year we get a cost + 10% discount. Which pretty much means that everything is at least 50% off.

    Cons

    The management at my store was horrible. The store manager couldn't handle anything, the floor managers would sit around and watch football all day, and almost all the managers picked favorites.

    Advice to Management

    More training and more reviews.


  2. "Low key job with flexible managers and friendly employees"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks for working there and a fun environment in dealing with sporting goods. Great job for the summer and extra cash. Working the holidays are a little stressful but keep you busy.

    Cons

    Occasionally disorganized as far as promotions and sale items are concerned. Some of the managers seem as though they were just hired from a knowledge standpoint

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