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"Devil you know vs. Devil you don't."

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Former Employee - Group Manager in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Group Manager in Denver, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

-Casual work environment
-In Denver
-Some great, interesting, smart people, but most keep quiet because if they rock the boat they are asked to leave... and for a lot of people they don't want to leave because they appreciate knowing what sucks about SA versus having to worry about what might be bad at a future company.

Cons

-No strategy or vision -- very short-sighted on sales for a particular weekend because Comps are King not Brand. A "campaign" ends up being a 20% off coupon.
-Many people have been there for AGES so they have become complacent and just let stuff happen around them even if they don't think it's right or best for the company.
-Strategy is just "did last time this not suck?"... good, let's repeat it.
-The office is in a boring & isolated part of town.

Advice to Management

-Bring back leadership who have a real focus on making the company better.
-Don't just pretend like you read the engagement survey -- actually understand why people are leaving and what they need to be more satisfied.

Other Employee Reviews for Sports Authority

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Behind the times and their competitors."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst I in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst I in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome environment, great employee discount, and fun people.

    Cons

    Lacking competitive pay and benefits. Minimal training & development program. In desperate need of updated computers and facilities. Terrible internal job posting, availability, and application process. Very little room for advancement and/or mobility.


  2. "Fun Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible with school and personal shcedule

    Cons

    overall a good company to work for

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