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Sports Authority Sales Associate Reviews

Updated March 16, 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 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. "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


  3. "down hill"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Escondido, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, flexible scheduling, easy job

    Cons

    Little support from corporate in the form of payroll with increasing quotas each year. Got really bad after company filed chapter 11.


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  5. "Caring Management"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sports Authority (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Store management cares about its employees and customers.

    Cons

    It was always one extreme or the other- extremely slow and boring or insanely busy with not enough employees to handle the rush.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Crystal Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Crystal Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere to work in
    Management was very respectful and undertsanding

    Cons

    The store was often nearly empty


  7. "If you like sports it's a decent environment"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Jupiter, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Jupiter, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    retail staff was friendly and team-oriented

    Cons

    management was poor, unconcerned of the needs of staff. high turnover ratio

    Advice to Management

    grow up.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Assoc. at SA overview"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grand Junction, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grand Junction, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule with college degree seeking students.

    Cons

    Your overall performance as an individual within the company as a sales associate was overwhelmingly predicated by the amount of sign up conversions you had to the rewards card program.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on customer interactions between staff and consumer then make appropriate suggestions to improve staff interaction.


  9. "SR Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in North Riverside, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in North Riverside, IL

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    The discount was really good.

    Cons

    Management was a bit unorganized, and the pay was not that great.


  10. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in Sports authority gave me lots of sales experiences.

    Cons

    The environment got a bit stressful.

    Advice to Management

    communicate better with their employees.


  11. "Worst company ever"

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

    Pros

    good employee discount. this is the only pro in the company

    Cons

    the work u hard for barely minimum wage. worked from 5pm thanksgiving night to 10 am black friday. only 15-minute break that didn't even give us over time for working on thanksgiving and working such long hours