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"Very Average Job: Has it's Good and Horrible Parts"

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Frederick, MD
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Frederick, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

25% employee discount, I loved my direct supervisor- she was wonderful!, average starting rate of pay, good with giving you time off as requested

Cons

Hours are few and far between during off season times, disorganized management, constantly having goals and standards ('loyalty enrollment" or "productivity") being shoved down your throat. High turnover rate for employees

Advice to Management

Don't fire good workers over the tiniest things

Other Employee Reviews for Sports Authority

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A company stuck in the 90's"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - General Manager in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount.
    Everything else is a joke.

    Cons

    Mindless paperwork , audits and upper management that is bleeding the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the dead wood, district managers.
    Care more about your employees.
    Stop with all the operational junk, sales are what is important. NOT PAPERWORK.
    Get rid of the Asett protection people, all they are is sales prevention.
    Come off the high horse.
    Make sure HR is actually employee friendly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "There is no company, only a collection of district : city-states. United by name only."

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    Former Employee - Corporate
    Former Employee - Corporate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The management discount is quite nice, as are side benefits offered by ski resorts and vendors that provide pro-forms. Most other employees are like minded.

    Cons

    ZERO corporate structure. Each district is its own wild west, using the rules and standards of it prospective manager, and not that of the corporate office. My position was moved to another location, which was offered to me however the cost of living was far higher and no compensation was offered to me. The company had very lousy benefits when I worked there.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to rope in the district manager, who often fire loyal employees to make room for friends. Job performance means little for your chances at promotion unless you are the personal friend of your superior - this must stop! Also repair your old stores, they are pathetic.

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