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"Decent Job nothing special"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Super easy job and the people that work there are nice

Cons

Pay is not that good and there are unrealistic goals for the stores

Other Employee Reviews for Sports Authority

  1. "Company is going the wrong direction"

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    Current Employee - Softlines Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Softlines Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Associate discounts, but does not meet industry standard. Flexible schedule can provide benefits of not using vacation days

    Cons

    Micro-managed and inefficient. Directives and seasonal changes are not allocated any additional resources.


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    "Viscous Cycle Creates Horrible Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Co Manager
    Current Employee - Co Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Did meet some very nice people along the way.

    Cons

    This is a company that preaches excellent customer service, however, does not believe in providing enough payroll for the allotted time it would take managers to properly train their Sales Associates. Not only that but they are constantly cutting payroll during the work week and then scolding Managers when their "CEI" - Customer Experience Index metrics are below acceptable standards.

    Additionally, without the proper training, there is no feeling whatsoever among associates of organization and of true team unity, which in my opinion causes a great deal of resentment, uneasiness and frustration among company employees.

    It then becomes a viscous cycle, as the culture suffers. For the lack of training, coupled with a infinite disorganization and frustration further contributes to poor CEI numbers, which then causes more scolding, giving rise to increased frustration, and so on. This never-ending cycle of negativity, coupled with the impossibility of ever holding anyone accountable for any standard of excellence, in my opinion engenders a dreadful company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Store Managers - Find another job while you're still employed! / District Managers - Too much concentration on metrics. Rather than wasting so much time on conference calls with Store Managers, spend that time meeting with all the associates in your stores. Get their feedback and opinions and find out what is really going on with your deteriorating culture and how to fix it.

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