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Modell's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  • low pay , very short breaks which are not enough (in 21 reviews)

  • get paid minimum wage, expensive area (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Refreshing get to meet cool people to work with and experience interacting with new customers on a daily basis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Yonkers, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good to meet people, works around your schedule, great job to start with when in school, hourly pay is fair.

    Cons

    Not a good place to growth if customer service is not something you like. Couple improve on item selection for customers. Company tends to lack in communication.

    Advice to Management

    Less time in the office and more time in floor leading the way with the team.


  2. "Good as a first job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods part-time

    Pros

    Great teamwork.
    Great training.
    Good values/goals.
    Teaches the value of Customer Service.

    Cons

    Not so great pay.
    High school like attitude in some staff members.
    Constant change of managers.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great first job and friendly co-workers, terrible management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Store Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods full-time

    Pros

    Great first job to learn the ups and downs of retail. Seems as though your experience will depend on which store you work at. I've worked with multiple people from other stores and they all seem friendly, so meeting new co-workers shouldn't be an issue. They usually approach you first if you're new. The assistant general managers I've worked with were all great and were fun to work with. The gossip is fun as well, even if it's about you. Easy to go from part time to full time.

    Cons

    Terrible upper management. Berates and micromanages you. Seen the best workers quit because of upper management. Always finds an excuse to yell at you about.

    Takes a while to get your first paycheck.

    If it's your first retail job, you will learn how stupid customers are and will learn to respect other retail workers wherever you go. You will also learn that the customer is NOT always right.

    Advice to Management

    1) You're not always right.
    2) Stop finding every single excuse to get mad about. I've never seen a grown man complain so much.
    3) Practice what you preach. "Respect goes both ways." But where's the respect we get.


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  5. "Awful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Old Bridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Old Bridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you have a decent GM then they can manipulate the schedule to give you the days off you need. That's really about it.

    Cons

    Upper management, DMs are clueless, can't get product that customers want, CEO only wants to buy cheapest products he can find that will give him the most money. Was there for 3 years never got a raise. Insurance is terrible and expensive. Visuals sales are terrible and whoever does signage doesn't have a clue.

    Advice to Management

    Be competitive in pay with other businesses, cherish your employees more


  6. "Chill"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Modell's Sporting Goods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    cool co-workers, chill job. Flexibility with schedule, especially for students

    Cons

    rude customers at times and meeting company quotas


  7. "High Expectations for Low Compensation"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Coworkers and Respectful Managers

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Little Room for Advancement
    No set hours
    Expect a lot without Compensating

    Advice to Management

    Promote Within
    Some Comission Incentives
    Provide a Wider Array of Products


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Thank god it's over"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers.
    Working with people (for people) for minimum wage and suffering the abuse of management really opens your eyes to why you should pursue higher education.

    Cons

    Management is god awful. Schedules posted 1 hour before the start of the new week. They boast about a 48 hour policy but if you ask a question about personal days or vacations, they get angry you ask. You can't ask anything from these people because they see it as an inconvenience and remember, you're always in the wrong because you're just an hourly associate who can be replaced by the next willing high school kid.

     I've literally had some guy from the corporate office come into my store and while he's on the phone with Mitchell Modell, he's throwing me an attitude because I can't take a sweater down faster hahahaha. The whole company is a joke

    Advice to Management

    Maybe instead of taking out ur personal life problems on ur associates you should direct that energy into something productive just a tip


  9. "Key holder"

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    Former Employee - Footwear Department Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Footwear Department Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work
    Friendly Associates
    Easy to get the job
    Short hiring process
    Good experience

    Cons

    Poor scheduling
    Bad pay
    Long hours
    No bonus
    Bad discount


  10. "do not work there!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chasier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Chasier in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Modell's Sporting Goods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you get to go home at the end of the day

    Cons

    long hours on your feet
    30 min breaks with 6-7hour shifts

    Advice to Management

    change management


  11. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The managers were nice food the most part , they work with your hours & the co workers were nice

    Cons

    Low Pay, Not enough hours ,


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