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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated February 4, 2019
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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. "Warehouse Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Great Team, Lots of hours

    Cons

    None I enjoyed mostly everything


  2. "Awful Management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    None, cannot think of anything positive.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth, company was definitely very limited from the get go.

  3. "Sports Authority"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedule making from team leaders

    Cons

    Management only cares about selling protection plans


  4. "Great People, Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Smart, motivated, passionate employees. Great perks for Pro Deals and commission. Cool opportunities like attending marathons and action sports selling merchandise.

    Cons

    Poor leadership at the executive level caused low morale and bad business operation.


  5. "Teamwork"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Vice President in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Teamwork was excellent for everyone

    Cons

    Financially encumbered by debt from LBO

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Good hours, Friendly Atmosphere, Face Paced, Good benefits

    Cons

    Busy work, Little breaks, Workload can get a bit overwhelming


  7. "Ehhh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    people working there were great

    Cons

    pay, hours, district manager, location

  8. "Visual Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Great people! Learned a lot.

    Cons

    Went bankrupt so no longer any opportunity


  9. "Fitness lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    The job is flexiable with hours

    Cons

    the pay is not the best

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Customer service lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great communication with employees and health work environment

    Cons

    Some of the management