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Updated July 13, 2018
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Sports Authority Chief Executive Officer Michael E. Foss
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  • "The upper management were brainless and ran the business into the ground" (in 69 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance is a challenge, but this is common in most of retail" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Sad to see them go"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Shortage of offered hours sometimes


  2. "cashier"

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

    Pros

    fun place, decent pay for a cashier

    Cons

    management was very out of touch tons of stuff got screwed up all the time

  3. "It was cool"

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    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management and a nice location

    Cons

    Not all the managers were good

    Advice to Management

    get yo bread up!


  4. "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience by constantly being face to face with customers

    Cons

    Standing for 6 hours and not moving at all


  5. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, coworkers are great

    Cons

    Shift management and pay rate for the hours


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sales
    - Educating customers on different products available
    - Pitch for warranties on eligible merchandise
    - Executing an organized and efficient sales process
    - Leader of sales in team sports department
    Customer Service
    - Responding promptly to customers inquiries in person or telephone
    - Directing requests and issues to fellow associates
    - Ability to communicate with a wide variety of customers
    - Face to Face interactions

    Cons

    Really the only downside is wages/hours.


  7. "supervisor cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great team work environment, great people

    Cons

    Miscommunication at times, schedule wasn't posted at times

    Advice to Management

    Everyone needs to be on same page

  8. "Sports Authority"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Daytona Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management was nice and employees had a pretty good discount.

    Cons

    They ended up closing the store.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    ~50% employee discount, nice and helpful managers, overall nice customers.

    Cons

    Unorganized, no formal training, not the most flattering uniforms.


  10. "sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pretty much got to chose my own hours. store manager was a nice guy and a great manager.

    Cons

    i didnt have any commission.


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