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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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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. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "CASHIER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    schedule was flexible for students

    Cons

    not much skill or high pay for future


  4. "Cashier"

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

    I worked at Sports Authority (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management and work environment. Great employee discount.

    Cons

    The company didn't seem to care about employee in terms of rewards and incentives.


  5. "Ummmm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot about retail

    Cons

    manager not willing to work with you, over worked without room to move up


  6. "All retail sales associate jobs are the same"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gainesville, FL

    Pros

    Coworkers were the best part of coming to work each day, I thoroughly enjoyed making friends and being able to talk while working

    Cons

    Management is the worst, they have these sales goals which are unrealistic most of the time and largely dependent on customer flow


  7. "Planning Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Good people. I'd like to say more, but not much else to report.

    Cons

    Poor management, benefits and systems. Exec team wouldn't listen.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "picker/packer"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Germantown, WI
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Germantown, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The hours are fare and no weekends. The job is easy just picking and packing orders.

    Cons

    Downside of this job pick and pack every other week. Rate pay exist of how fast a person can move.

    Advice to Management

    No management skills what so ever.


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