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Updated March 27, 2017
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  1. "good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Big Creek, Fulton, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Big Creek, Fulton, GA

    Pros

    awesome great place to work

    Cons

    awesome no complaints at all

    Advice to Management

    awesome


  2. "Sales Associate Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sporting Life part-time

    Pros

    Nice staff members
    Managers willing to help give advice to further improve your work
    There is always something to do

    Cons

    Long work hours
    Sometimes the electronic time-slot login doesn't process your ID properly


  3. "How long can you bear moving merchandise around?"

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

    I worked at Sporting Life part-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, great atmosphere. The best part was being around friends all day. Nice merchendise and good customers

    Cons

    Pay was pretty low and not much incentive to do a good job as a merch. Nice place to work for a summer or a year

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more, give better benefits, realize how unbearable it can be to return to the same lame consumer hell' hol'e every day.


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  5. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sporting Life (Less than a year)

    Pros

    learn about about the retail world, how to sell, etc

    Cons

    Lots of stuff to do, very tiring, standing for 5-hours straight.

    Advice to Management

    management was great i had no issues with them


  6. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sporting Life part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits (25% off for employee discounts), easy to find people for shift switches.

    Cons

    Poor management. Cashiers will be the one to be blamed for others' mistakes.

    Manager not understanding at all. It will almost be like you are hired just for managers to have fun firing people.

    Advice to Management

    People make mistakes. If it is a first time mistake and you have not fully warned and taught employees of a specific rule, employees should not be getting written ups.


  7. "A company who does not care about you as a person"

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    Former Employee - Content Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Content Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sporting Life part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, locations arent bad. Honestly im just writing in here to hit the 20 word minimum. Not much else is good about this company

    Cons

    Horrible pay
    Terrible company morals
    Cuts staff benefits to reach bottom line
    Out of date company
    Cares more about new employees and not long term, loyal folks

    Advice to Management

    Care about people. They are the ones selling and handling your product. Otherwise you will be out of business in 25 years


  8. "hard as a restocker in such big store"

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    Current Employee - Restocker
    Current Employee - Restocker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers
    Decent staff discount
    stable timetable

    Cons

    Managers don't communicate enough
    Merchandising product before pricing(hard to reticketing and pricing)
    Hard to get promote or pay rise
    Working overtime/holidays

    Advice to Management

    Respect and listen to your staff opinions


  9. "Decent Entry Sales Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sporting Life part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - wide range of products
    - decent discount (25% all year, 40% 2 weeks)
    - if full time you get employee benefits

    Cons

    - wide range of products...but limited and terrible selections in each department
    - 0.01% commission
    - can't move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to customer and worker opinions


  10. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sporting Life part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and workplace atmosphere and a very chill job; if you know how to handle people.

    Cons

    Work will get redundant after the third month but if you're blessed with a good team; it isn't so bad.

    Advice to Management

    Need to work on inconsistencies between the message you relay to your team and what you tell the customers. Overall, it was a great work experience!


  11. "Great first exposure in a retail establishment"

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    Former Employee - Researcher, Sales Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Researcher, Sales Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sporting Life full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    *Best manager I've ever had. He had faith in me more than previous employers. He was the most enthusiastic and up-beat. As a bonus he was absolutely hilarious in the morning meetings,
    *Great co-leagues to have and overall supportive.
    *Very accommodating and flexible with my schedule.
    *They inserted me into a department that enabled me to utilize my strengths and knowledge.

    Cons

    *Very low-pay for the length of time and effort you put into being resourceful and dealing with stress (whether it was customers or day-day organization.
    *They laid me off due to lack of profit to the store. From my experience, it certainly planted this perspective: If a business can't pay their employees or retain them- don't have a business. In other words don't hire for what you won't need during the quiet time. People's income and dependency is at the mercy of the integrity of the store and its operations.
    *Managers don't seem to care about how one is doing; regardless of whatever rough events are going on. There is very little personal compassion as opposed to numbing small talk which serves no purpose in the paradigm of relating to each other and or customers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more. Be that retail chain like Costco that stands out in the retail industry with those of luxury sport goods. If the company is going in the right direction- why is their such a turnover. By definition that is the opposite of what a long-term business model is. You can't grow if your throwing away you're good employees. Similar to the domino effect; to those employees (one being myself) don't think highly nor relay positive reviews to fellow friends and family of a business that lays them off. This creates external and economical upset in the outset.



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