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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated March 22, 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 24 reviews)

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  1. "Closed"

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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

    people are great to work with

    Cons

    Top management is bad and bad decisions


  2. "Worst job and company ever"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    The other employees were the only thing that helped get through a day there.

    Cons

    Everything else. Customers, management, everything.

    Advice to Management

    Good riddance


  3. "Unpleasent"

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    Former Employee - Sales Person in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Person in Chula Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discount. You could disappeared without the manager noticing. Free food.I can think of anything else.

    Cons

    Mediocre management and training. Big time on miscommunication. Some Employees with low rank with seniority had a big sense of authority.

    Advice to Management

    Unlearn what you were used to for so many years at TSA. Learn the right way somewhere else.


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  5. "closed"

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

    Pros

    interesting work enviroment, freedom to accomplish tasks

    Cons

    Liquidation hours were absolutely horrible due to budget cuts


  6. "No room for advancement"

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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

    Benefits and the store discount.

    Cons

    Bad management, low pay, no room for advancement.


  7. "Store 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

    It was good if you like sports

    Cons

    Didn't care about associates at all.


  8. "former team leader"

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    getting to help customers and work in sports that I have a passion for

    Cons

    upper management was horrible and so disconnected, store manager only looked out for herself and was selfish and misleading, POS systems were completely outdated and product was well overpriced, lied about hours, called in for extra hours only to have later shifts cut, loss prevention was a joke, would stand have to watch people walk out with product and couldn't do anything, took away benefits, glad to see company gone

    Advice to Management

    stop wasting money on stadium name rights for the Denver Broncos and invest in associates


  9. "Worst company ever"

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

    Pros

    good employee discount. this is the only pro in the company

    Cons

    the work u hard for barely minimum wage. worked from 5pm thanksgiving night to 10 am black friday. only 15-minute break that didn't even give us over time for working on thanksgiving and working such long hours


  10. "VP Merchant"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Merchant in Lone Tree, CO
    Former Employee - Vice President Merchant in Lone Tree, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sporting Goods is always a fun career

    Cons

    Management took the company into bankruptcy


  11. "Salesauthority"

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    Former Employee - Sales Authority in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Authority in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    they offer a store discount

    Cons

    They keep everyone part time and do not give enough hours

    Advice to Management

    treat employees like humans



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