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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Sports Authority Chief Executive Officer Michael E. Foss
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  • Some of upper management not easy to work with (in 64 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is a challenge, but this is common in most of retail (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Good part time job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, decent employee discounts.

    Cons

    None I can think of. It was a summer job.


  2. "Income Review for Team Lead Position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Some of the store employees I worked with were fantastic.

    Cons

    District reps set extremely high expectations and standards for sales

  3. "Stocker"

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and consistent hours

    Cons

    Repetitive and simple tasks made for a low challenge work environment.


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employees, sold good merchandise

    Cons

    Some of upper management not easy to work with


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

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

    Pros

    The employees were cool and you get a discount on everything.

    Cons

    The pay is awful and it is hard to get a day off.


  6. "Boys club"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Autonomy was nice for merchandising

    Cons

    Lots of drama and negativity by people who could've spent their free time working


  7. "Merchandise Manager"

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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

    Loved the store layout, great brand name products.

    Cons

    Corporate was focused on the wrong areas, looking to sell warranties and points memberships

    Advice to Management

    Their methods didn't work since they are out of business.

  8. "Human Resrouces Information Systems Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - HRIS Coordinator in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - HRIS Coordinator in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good experience, amazing co workers, wonderful benefits

    Cons

    A lot of work which ends up in a lot of overtime


  9. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scheduling and hours was straightforward and organized, probably only "pro"

    Cons

    One supervisor was verbally abusive and I was offered no productive training even though I was enthusiastic about the position. When I quit and shared my experiences with a different supervisor, they either transferred the former or fired him altogether (never saw him again). Ended up quitting quickly. Awful work environment where employees never seemed happy- apparently my experience was not new and my co-workers confirmed that experiences like mine were common when I left, citing constant firings/hirings of part time workers and disrespectful behavior by management.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really know where to start, as my situation was overwhelmingly negative.


  10. "Sales Associate"

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

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    The manager was generally relaxed

    Cons

    Fluctuating hours every week, one week might have 30 hours the next 10 hours.


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