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"SR. Sales Assosciate"

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Former Employee - Senior Sales Authority in Montgomeryville, PA
Former Employee - Senior Sales Authority in Montgomeryville, PA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

learn a lot about the products
interact with people
good hrs

Cons

Some Stress
being rushed sometimes
usally always work all of the weekend

Advice to Management

have fun with the employees

Other Employee Reviews for Sports Authority

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely stressful and unrewarding job with low pay. I wasted many years here."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The training provided by the third-party website (3point5.com) has given me the most training. Great discount of cost+15% for all employees. This used to be a management only discount or a promotional discount that would last the duration of 1 weekend.

    Cons

    Very poor management. To the management, Sports Authority should be your #1 priority. That means family, school, and future "career" all need to be at the bottom of your list. Zero training provided. You get a tour of the store and then get told to "get out there and sell." Don't ask questions because management loves to make you look stupid for any question you may have, no matter how legitimate it may be. They regularly degrade associates in front of other associates which is even further degrading. Nothing is ever good enough. If they give you a goal of selling 10 ECPs and you sell 15; cool, go sell more. There is very little honest praise. The sorry attempt at correcting this issue was presented in the form of a "Raving Fan" card that they are required to issue a certain number per week. To me, that is still not an honest form of recognition. If you spend 3 hours recovering a department after an extremely busy day, you probably didn't spend long enough because they will be quick to point out what you missed rather than tell you "Wow, good job! It was a disaster over there." Basically, don't expect any legitimate recognition for any positive accomplishment. Instead, expect multiple managers to hassle you about the same mistake. In my store, you are not allowed to help other associates. If a manager sees more than one associate on a task, they will quickly snap on both associates. So much for teamwork, right?

    Advice to Management

    Respect your associates. They work very hard for you at minimum wage. Don't treat them like slaves and degrade them regularly; especially not in front of anyone else. Don't sit in your office for 3+ hours and then finally come out, just to yell at any associates that are within 15 feet of each other. Acknowledge the positive things they do, not just the negative. It doesn't have to be with a "Raving Fan." A simple, good job would suffice. Don't take your bad mood out on the associates; leave it at the door! These things should be very simple, and yet it baffles me that management makes it look so difficult for them to treat their associates with respect.


  2. "Very numbers driven"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, easy to get time off.

    Cons

    You are looked at as the numbers and sales you hit.

    Advice to Management

    Be More forgiving if numbers are down for just one day

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