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Sport Chalet Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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  • No raises, dealing with rude customers, low pay (in 19 reviews)

  • Schedule varies week -2- week, pushing Credit Cards is all that matters (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "What you would expect of a retail job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Long Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    - good group of coworkers, mostly outdoorsy/active people who are fun to work with
    - decent perks such as discounts for local lift tickets

    Cons

    - very salesy feeling, you were told to always push stupid upsales like protection plans and credit card applications
    - management was constantly changing, most of them incompetent


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  5. "So so"

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

    Pros

    Customers were awesome and a fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    The pay was not very competitive

    Advice to Management

    Help those who show interest in growth within the company


  6. "Good part-time work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sport Chalet (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    employee are friendly and hard working. Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    scheduling is not consistent, some weeks I have 20/25 hours some weeks I have 8/10 hours. Raises are really hard to come by. It is also hard to move up within the company to a managerial position as they hire outside more often than not


  7. "Sad"

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    Former Employee - Bike Department Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Bike Department Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, discounts, training, benefits, like my jobs

    Cons

    No raises, dealing with rude customers, low pay

    Advice to Management

    They were mostly good


  8. "Cashier head/ Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The overall atmosphere was extremely friendly and accepting of new people. From the day I started I was treated with respect and earned the trust of my managers to eventually help lead the store

    Cons

    There were no real cons to this job


  9. "could've been so good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sport Chalet part-time

    Pros

    good environment, decent pay, good perks

    Cons

    investment group got greedy and rujned it


  10. "There til the end"

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    Former Employee - Department Head in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Department Head in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sport Chalet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees, what we sold, most of the customers who had an interest in what we were offering

    Cons

    Best is used and screwd us

    Advice to Management

    Know what the other hand was doing


  11. "general manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    cool environment, fast paced, great customer base and fun workplace. Product lines are great and pro deals are also very good.

    Cons

    new PE firm destroyed the company with weak inventory and labor cuts that alienated customers and drove them away.

    Advice to Management

    Too late for any advice as this great company went out of business in the summer of 2016 due to incompetent ownership.



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