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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated March 27, 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. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Stony Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Stony Brook, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Benefits, good hours, fair responsibilities

    Cons

    Working Holidays, sometimes slightly understaffed


  2. "Hardlines Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Fun job if you love sports

    Cons

    pay roll is small so usually you work short handed

    Advice to Management

    try and appreciate the employees more


  3. "First retail experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, mostly positive working environment

    Cons

    Late closing shifts, about an hour after doors shut. Liquidation


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  5. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Taunton, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Taunton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work was simple and easy to learn, all of the coworkers were friendly, the hours were adjustable, it was easy to take time off if needed

    Cons

    Obviously as a sales associate it's minimum wage, during summer and Christmas the hours are extremely long, not enough cashiers on registers during shifts

    Advice to Management

    Hire more cashiers- at least 2-3 per shift. If the registers not busy they can go work on apparel


  6. "This was a great high school job for me"

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

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Lot of employee discounts and met lots of people in the sports field

    Cons

    Long nights usually and sucked when under-staffed


  7. "Relaxed Environment | Fun People | Too Bad They Shut Down"

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    Former Contractor - Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Former Contractor - Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going people. Pay was competitive. Environment was easy going.

    Cons

    Lack of collaboration among teams that should have been more integrated.


  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


  11. "Merch/Visual Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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



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