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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated February 2, 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. "Infrastructure & Operations Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Infrastructure & Operations in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Director Infrastructure & Operations in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People I worked with were amazing.

    Cons

    Company Leadership a little lost.


  2. "Ok job"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Fontana, CA

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

    Pros

    Ok benefits good employee discount

    Cons

    The company went bankruptcy


  3. "Senior Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed environment
    Fun atmosphere
    Good discounts on products

    Cons

    Seasonal traffic
    No real opportunity for advancement


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  5. "Okay place to work, if you can find an open location"

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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

    Generally good management in place, Fun up-beat atmosphere to be a part of, my location worked around my school schedule.

    Cons

    Wanted employees to push memberships and reward cards on customers even when they clearly did not want to sign up for them. Pay is not very good much like many similar jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to do their jobs without forcing unnecessary tasks on them especially when stores are under staffed and lines are long causing unhappy customers, and thus poor customer service.


  6. "Seasonal"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Seasonal in Secaucus, NJ
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sports Authority (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Energetic atmosphere. Fun associates and managers.

    Cons

    Bad hours even for seasonal . And they would call you expecting you to come in at very moment.


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Authority in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Authority in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work was fun, everyone got along

    Cons

    Little hours, management sucked. Customers were very rude

    Advice to Management

    Bun


  8. "Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and good discount

    Cons

    Store managers and district managers are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better upper management


  9. "Sales Authority"

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    Former Employee - Sales Authority in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Authority in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job had flexible hours as long as I spoke with my manager early enough. The people there were also very kind.

    Cons

    The store was extremely big and not usually very busy, meaning I spent most of the time walking in circles repeatedly cleaning things up.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more sales incentives or a higher salary. Don't really care about if things sell or not.


  10. "Thrown to the wolves"

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

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    People I worked with were awesome. Employee discount was AWESOME!

    Cons

    The interview process was awesome and my manager seemed to be really cool. He said before I started on the floor, I would have 3 or so days of training. When I came to work on the first day, I was put o the floor immediately without any knowledge of store layout, brands, etc.


  11. "Okay Experience"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers and team were good.

    Cons

    Changing requirements as to when you can progress to your next role.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer direction



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