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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated October 16, 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
    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.


  2. "Tech Services"

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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

    Pros

    I had incredible in store management throughout my time at Sports Authority. Still keep in touch with them today.

    Cons

    Terrible upper level management. Didn't listen to the store level very much, which created a disconnect between consumer and store.

    Advice to Management

    Better financial decisions

  3. "Okay Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Great management team and work environment.

    Cons

    Did not get the best hours.


  4. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    The company was great but not a great ending

    Cons

    It had so much potential


  5. "Customer Service"

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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

    Good discounts and great locations

    Cons

    Lots of tasks to do. It can get hectic

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  6. "Good connections, bad benefits"

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

    Pros

    They really did everything to accommodate everyone's schedules, while also providing reasonable treatment of employees.

    Cons

    Well the company went bankrupt and as a result closed many stores, severely diminishing the amount of jobs available.


  7. "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

  8. "Operations 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

    not much of a time commitment

    Cons

    same as any retail job


  9. "Sales Manager- Sports Authority"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Fun, fast pace environment with a great culture at the Irvine Spectrum location

    Cons

    Pay was minimal and minimal parking spots at the spectrum


  10. "experience"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great experience, learned a lot about customer service and how to sell anything

    Cons

    some of the customers can be pretty rude

    Advice to Management

    give the employees more ability to voice their opinion and listen to their grievances if they have any.


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