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"Great people, but they are all leaving."

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Current Employee - Engineer II in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Engineer II in Denver, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great people to work with, especially if you find the right team. There are a few really outstanding managers and directors still around there.

Cons

All the best people are leaving, and management doesn't understand why. No flex time or work from home (officially) allowed. Constantly putting out fires instead of preventing the fires in the first place.

Advice to Management

When half the IT team leave, you might consider the fact that putting all their work on top of those left will only encourage them to leave too.

Other Employee Reviews for Sports Authority

  1. "Profit driven company with little regard for values"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Authority in Oakdale, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Authority in Oakdale, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sports atmosphere
    Fun co-workers
    Customers are typically friendly and enjoyable to help

    Cons

    More concerned with profits than value
    No loyalty to workers
    Forced to sell useless warranty plans
    Problems are deflected onto lower workers rather than creating plausible solutions

    Advice to Management

    Build a business focused on the company mission and values, rather than driving for more profit. Customers have the most contact with associates, if the associates are miserable because management is threatening them for "poor" sales the customer will see this and be less motivated to return.


  2. "Loved my co-workers....."

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    Former Employee - Apparel Sales, Cashier, Customer Service in Vero Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales, Cashier, Customer Service in Vero Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with great people for the most part. High energy work environment, and always something to do on really slow days to pass time. There are a lot of things you can push to sell in store that give you pay bonuses and the work shirts are an awesome air-dry wet-proof thin fabric.

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest for the high pressure sales required by corporate and other employees will steal your sales without being penalized. Schedule was never up until the last minute sometimes a day after that week hasd started making planning your personal affairs very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Reprimand thieves that steal from co-workers, be sure the coming schedule is out the promised two weeks prior for good notice and more pay is always nice. :)

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