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"Sports Authority"

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bridgeton, MO
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bridgeton, MO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Organized, task detailed, good communication, overall great company to work for.

Cons

As in all retail, short staffed, low payroll hours, etc.

Advice to Management

Good company to work for.

Other Employee Reviews for Sports Authority

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent people to work with; Poor executive leadership."

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    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The employees at the corporate office are hardworking, fun and energetic people to work with. The employee discount is acceptable, but basically in line with other retailers.

    Cons

    The executive suite was a revolving door during my tenure. I blame this mostly on lack of leadership from the private equity firm that owns the company and the board. Basically they have lost touch with the consumer and don’t have a good understanding of consumer needs and value. Also, there is a lack of investment in maintaining the infrastructure of the company to keep up with the every changing minimum standards consumers require for POS systems, returns systems, loyalty systems, ecommerce systems, inventory management, supply chain, etc. Sports Authority always seems to be one or two steps behind instead of leading the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a strategic plan and stick with it for more than 6 months at a time. Think long term on satisfying consumer needs and tastes instead of how quickly the company can go public again.


  2. "Not a great place to grow, play favorites."

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Commack, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Commack, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts and the sporting experience.

    Cons

    Management not responsive to needs. No growth potential.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a chance.

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