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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated January 20, 2018
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  • Some of upper management not easy to work with (in 67 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is a challenge, but this is common in most of retail (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "help desk tech"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a good company to work

    Cons

    The company went under last year


  2. "Sports Authority Associate"

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    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Relaxed working atmosphere
    - Organized and direct training for employees
    - Employment stability

    Cons

    - Pushing employees to coerce customers into signing up for the rewards program certainly hurt working environment
    - Company encouraged competition among employees, but not in a positive manner
    - Store management was poor, especially regarding employee morale

    Advice to Management

    As a company, Sports Authority was largely out of touch with their consumer base. The store didn't carry high-end sporting equipment like it used to, and didn't carry anything unique that a typical customer couldn't find on Amazon. Archaic policies and systems for managing employees caused conflict and selfishness among associates, resulting in high turnover and poor leadership.

  3. "Awful"

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

    Pros

    whole sale discount on products

    Cons

    literally everything: overworked with terrible pay, managers worked 100+ hours/week when we opened a new store.


  4. "District Manager"

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

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership, peers and district team.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Sports Authority was unable to evade bankruptcy..


  5. "They were ok while they were open"

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

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Starting Salary was above minimum wage

    Cons

    They went out of business

    Advice to Management

    Don't waste ya money.


  6. "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sports Authority (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    If you aren't good with sales, this isn't the place for you. When I worked there we got points for selling $12 socks at the register and it was terrible when no one wanted to buy them.


  7. "Good Company but Selling is imperative"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager in Eureka, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager in Eureka, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company made sure to treat the employees well.
    You received rewards for making goal recognized by peers
    Great education on products

    Cons

    Lack of understanding of the clientele in small population areas

  8. "Team sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good employee discounts. Good calm working environment.

    Cons

    bad wages, management isn't structured well


  9. "Senior Buyer"

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

    Pros

    Ability to move up within the company

    Cons

    Going bankrupt made it hard to come to work

    Advice to Management

    Don't go bankrupt


  10. "Sales"

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

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Best company I've ever worked for. Management great, co-workers the best, and great benefits.

    Cons

    No cons, just wish they never went out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Every work place needs Managers like the ones sports authority had.


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