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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated October 20, 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. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    fun and supportive. Learned a lot

    Cons

    company has gone out of business


  2. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good for students

    Cons

    I have No cons at the moment

  3. "Good while it lasted."

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

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great friends.
    Great discount.
    Fun opportunities.

    Cons

    Long days.
    Short staff.
    Poor management communication.
    Very low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t push away your most important associates.


  4. "Sales Authority"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Working in a flexible environment

    Cons

    The store went bankrupt so...


  5. "Went bankrupt"

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

    Pros

    Most college student so part time job

    Cons

    Too much pressure to give out rewards


  6. "Good entry level position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Employee cost+ discount was great.

    Cons

    No benefits and loyalty cards were heavily pushed.


  7. "Solid"

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    Former Employee - Operations Team Lead
    Former Employee - Operations Team Lead
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were amazing and so was thI atmosphere.

    Cons

    The pay wasn’t that good.

  8. "Poor store security issues lead to loss of product"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Good discounts on sports gear

    Cons

    Upselling stuff was always tracked, they had a "don't interfere" policy with letting people walk out stealing stuff.

    Advice to Management

    welp.....


  9. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A very relaxed environment, friendly management.

    Cons

    The company went out of business.


  10. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Richfield, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, nice people, selling Sports Equipment is always enjoyable, customers generally were not terrible, and the discount was great

    Cons

    Arbitrary tasks, no cohesive direction, focused way too much on random stuff that just did not matter at all

    Advice to Management

    Well, the company is dissolved, so not much is gonna help here. Sorry about that. Really sucks to see.


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