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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Sports Authority Chief Executive Officer Michael E. Foss
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  • Communication takes a while to trickle down from upper management (in 64 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is a challenge, but this is common in most of retail (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    This place had a fun work environment with opportunities to grow

    Cons

    pay was not great for merchandisers


  2. "Assistant Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The great discount and culture

    Cons

    Lack of direction and identity

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Apparel manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Fexible schedule, Great discount, awesome people

    Cons

    Low pay, hard to access benefits


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  5. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Authority/Merch Manager in Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Authority/Merch Manager in Gurnee, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, good pay, and good hours

    Cons

    Company went bankrupt and went out of business in July of 2016.


  6. "Terrible Pay"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager in East Hanover, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers and room for upward mobility

    Cons

    High pressure for such low pay


  7. "Merch/Visual Associate"

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

    Pros

    overall fun work environment, management was flexible with schedule and great part-time job Managers were all easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any cons


  8. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great and fast pease place to work

    Cons

    Company whent to bankrupsy and close


  9. "SA"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were like family and always gave their best.

    Cons

    The retail business is a tough industry to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the financials.


  10. "Glad they're gone"

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

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

    Pros

    discount, co workers, vacation time

    Cons

    greedy and too focused on number instead of customer and employee satisfaction

    Advice to Management

    treat the lower level employees better


  11. "the sports authority review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    1-great company
    2-people
    3-merchandise
    4-discount program
    5- structure
    6- training

    Cons

    1-unrealistic goals
    2-quality of life
    3- payroll



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