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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Sports Authority

  1. "Very fulfilling job at first but has been plagued by bad decisions by corporate."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardlines Manager in Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Hardlines Manager in Woodbury, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fun work environment. You sell sports and talk about it all day..it's great.

    Cons

    Everything... Started off great but soon but after they purchased stadium rights it went downhill. They cut hours to compensate for the payments so no hours are available. As a manager I barely can get to 40 hours a week. Sometimes I need to use Vac time to compensate. Starting pay for manager is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to give hours to lower volume stores


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Overworked and stressful work conditions for Store Managers."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in North Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -selling sporting goods
    -good lower level people.

    Cons

    -no holiday pay
    -expect you to work 75 plus hours a week
    -district and regional managers don't live in reality.
    -measurable goals that are not attainable.
    -bonus program on really attainable for new stores with low goals
    -priorities are never consistent
    -district and regional managers do NOT appreciate hard work
    -payroll doesn't align with work load.
    -work life balance no existent.
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    Advice to Management

    Pay your store managers competitively. Stop managing by fear and live in reality.

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