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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated June 21, 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. "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


  2. "Ok Place for First Job or With Little to No Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    The store discount was the best part of the job BY FAR.

    Cons

    They really wanted us to sell overpriced insoles which nobody wanted.

  3. "Unpleasent"

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    Former Employee - Sales Person in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Person in Chula Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discount. You could disappeared without the manager noticing. Free food.I can think of anything else.

    Cons

    Mediocre management and training. Big time on miscommunication. Some Employees with low rank with seniority had a big sense of authority.

    Advice to Management

    Unlearn what you were used to for so many years at TSA. Learn the right way somewhere else.


  4. "No work life balance"

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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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good discount for all employees

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Company went under and no comp for lifelong employees

    Advice to Management

    Should have not lost the importance of the company


  5. "Was ok"

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

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    The employee discount was great

    Cons

    Not exciting work, boring culture


  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. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Easy OK Pay Uniform Good hours Culture

    Cons

    Boring Unsatisfying Loyalty Card Customers GPC

  8. "closed"

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

    Pros

    interesting work enviroment, freedom to accomplish tasks

    Cons

    Liquidation hours were absolutely horrible due to budget cuts


  9. "Sad the company ended like it did"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, beautiful city, fun times and memories that I will never forget. I was there for a decade and learned so much

    Cons

    Where to begin? Executive team made bad choice after bad choice which led us down a death spiral. The worst part is seeing all the people that worked hard for the company and dedicated themselves, basically get left out in the cold

    Advice to Management

    Don't do this to the next company you work for. Make smart decisions and pick a path and stay on it. Don't flip flop so much


  10. "Sales Authority"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    got paid, easy job room to advance

    Cons

    poor management,lack of leadership, few hours


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