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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated February 23, 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. "Honestly loved working there"

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    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee discount was amazing

    Cons

    Not many hours were given


  2. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "Visuals merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for. All of my managers were great. There was a lot of work to accomplish but I had a great team that work well together. Loved working for this company.

    Cons

    I have no cons to list


  6. "cool"

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

    Pros

    loving team an always a great time

    Cons

    none that I can think off

    Advice to Management

    no backstock


  7. "Good"

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

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

    Pros

    It was great working for sports authority. I honestly got to meet great people and work in a wonderful environment. I always enjoy helping the customers

    Cons

    The cons would have to be working on holidays and signing people up for rewards. Not because t was hard but because if we weren't 80% every day we got in so much trouble and some days you just get people who don't want to sign up.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great, always fair. I do believe that if our high up management is going to make up sell coverage plans then when they come in the store they should buy one. They shouldn't force us to sell something they don't even believe in themselves.


  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Interact with customers
    Learning new things

    Cons

    Probably dealing with customers attitudes


  9. "Operations manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in North Wales, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in North Wales, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome pay, great coworkers and customers

    Cons

    Audits, rewards, computers older versions


  10. "Cool"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not much to do. Store is usually empty. So much free time though. It's actually pretty fun. Even though we don't have mush merchandise we make up for it with plenty of empty space in the store.

    Cons

    The pay at Sports Authority is absolutely, positively, horrifically terrible. I have seen a pay check since all the stores closed a couple of months back.


  11. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities within. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Company Closed as of July 2016



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