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Sport Chalet Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • The great people and the pro deals with partnering companies (in 41 reviews)

  • perks like free rentals and free ski days (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • No raises, dealing with rude customers, low pay (in 20 reviews)

  • Schedule varies week -2- week, pushing Credit Cards is all that matters (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "the chalet"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sport Chalet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people awesome incentives

    Cons

    credit cards action passes haha

    Advice to Management

    thanks for all the good times


  2. "Out of business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sport Chalet full-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment with like minded people

    Cons

    Corporate bosses treat employees as numbers

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as people

  3. "Loss prevention"

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    Former Employee - Loss Prevention in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sport Chalet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to travel, flexible schedule

    Cons

    unorganized program, expectations too high for external theft

    Advice to Management

    Have an LP program that's organized and lower the external theft expectations.


  4. "If you like retail, this would've been a good job for a young person. Especially, if you're a sports enthusiast."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sport Chalet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers. Co-workers. Co-workers. 25% discount? Co-workers. Co-workers. Longtime friends. Funny memories. Co-workers. Co-workers. Co-workers. Co-workers. Work time goes by fast. Keep moving. 5-6 miles a day.

    Cons

    Winter. Long hours. Minimum wage. No raises. Condescending manager. No future. Went out of business. Folded. They were bought out. No chances for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Red shirts deserve(d) mutual respect.


  5. "first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sport Chalet part-time

    Pros

    first job as a highschooler, hours worked with class schedule

    Cons

    mamagement was awful, has since closed so no advice


  6. "Typical College Retail Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sport Chalet part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers who made the day go by fast. Decent discount on products. Free rentals.

    Cons

    Management should have treated employees with more respect.


  7. "shoe clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sport Chalet part-time

    Pros

    low work life balance, no insurance, no mobility.

    Cons

    no health, no benefits, no care for employee health

    Advice to Management

    lower prices

  8. "Some of the best working years of my life"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate, Divemaster in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate, Divemaster in Temecula, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sport Chalet part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, always a welcome working atmosphere, somewhat flexible hours, allowing a great deal of working knowledge about a variety of sports.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, turnover is somewhat high in both associate and management. Towards the end, you could tell it was more about money rather than customer service and employee knowledge, which was opposite when the company started.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees and not so much about the almighty dollar. If you take care of your employees, everything else will fall into place.


  9. "While i was working..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sport Chalet part-time

    Pros

    fun and an up beat enviroment, great co-workers and management

    Cons

    no one relly teaches you much, you have to catch on


  10. "Good Company, Too Much Competition"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sport Chalet part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good Perks, employee discounts
    -Great co-workers, generally happy atmosphere

    Cons

    -Regional Management was good in theory but repetitive in practice.
    -Company went under because they couldn't adapt to technology and the changing push towards online markets and competitor pricing.

    -no pay raises or part time employee benefits

    Advice to Management

    -More training for employees, could have offered more upward mobility opportunities.


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