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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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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. "Senior Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome People
    Great pay for college students

    Cons

    Terrible Headquarters
    They went Bankrupt about a year ago


  2. "Job Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    The hours that were available

    Cons

    Commission structure wasn't much to get excited about


  3. "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


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  5. "Great While it Lasted"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Vacation accurals, PTO Time

    Cons

    Too many Changes. Keep it simple and stop changing the changes that we just changed so we can be considered an ever changing compan!!


  6. "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, great environment, excellent staff, and part time incentives.

    Cons

    Working on weekends, lifting heavy equipment, and audits.


  7. "Sr. Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    The managers were great, and work was fun.

    Cons

    Pay was less than ideal.


  8. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "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.


  10. "sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    They worked with my school schedule

    Cons

    Retail life. no vacations and no time off during the holidays


  11. "Hardlines Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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