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Updated Jan 4, 2022

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4.0
75%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
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Eric Prosnitz
64 Ratings
Pros
  • "great benefits including health insurance, time off, and event reimbursement(in 11 reviews)

  • "Great staff, great deals and fun/creative work environment from the GM to the floor staff(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Some people have the mindset "minimum wage, minimum effort" but on the whole it doesn't take away from the experience of working there(in 5 reviews)

  • "Low pay for how much we hustled and level of technical skill required, roles felt not clearly defined at times(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      I love Sportsbasement

      Sep 28, 2021 - Sales Associate/Cashier 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company for people who love to explore. There are so many perks like free rentals, a 40% discount on purchases, a fully stocked kitchen with everything you could want for a healthy meal, and employee travel/ excursion trips. Plus an amazing working environment.

      Cons

      Not sure but last I heard they discontinued the employee alumni discount. Otherwise its a great place to work!

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Benefits Are Good

      Jan 4, 2022 - Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Benefits -Food Deliveries -Industry deals when available -40% discount on products

      Cons

      -It is in the Retail Environment meaning the following: -Only 2 Holidays X-mas & Thanksgiving off. -Other holidays are non-existent and are not "Holiday Pay"

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Solid part-time gig!

      Nov 17, 2021 - Retail Sales Associate in Berkeley, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They support your school schedule, open to raises, great coworkers.

      Cons

      Not a lot of room for career growth

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great work environment

      Aug 19, 2021 - Senior General Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great staff, great deals and fun/creative work environment from the GM to the floor staff. Lots of autonomy to do the right thing for customers and the freedom to execute on making that a reality.

      Cons

      Constant changes which can be frustrating for some people that love consistency in their day to day.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      caring employer

      Oct 20, 2020 - Sales and Rentals Associate in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Sports basement really does care about their employees, there is a break room stocked with food and when the pandemic hit they paid salaries of the employee out of their own pocket for part of the lock down. Their philosophy as an employer is something every single business should strive for, they cared for their employees and the customers equally and profits were secondary to the humans responsible for generating that money. A truly inspiring place to work. A lot of fantastic perks, not just the employee discount but they offer discount to employees for trips like river rafting and Tahoe skiing as well as discounts or free entry altogether to marathons and athletic endeavors like that. I cannot say enough about the discounts.

      Cons

      a little unorganized and discombobulated. rentals was at times frustrating because there was sometimes a lack of leadership. Because of this, there were lots of opportunities for fellow employees to duck out of the undesirable tasks which set up a hierarchy among co-workers that should be equal. no reward for working hard as a lot of recognition was based on whether or not someone from the public wrote a review on yelp or google. It was hard for good work to be recognized, which fed into a negative feedback loop that didn't encourage employees to do the hard work that was not customer facing. Departments were clique-y and there was not a lot of cross over and at times there seemed to be a ting of animosity. But maybe the pandemic has changed that.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work!

      Sep 14, 2021 - Staffer in Redwood City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work with the gear you love. Help people get outdoors. Great benefits. Fun and flexible.

      Cons

      Can't think of any cons.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor managment

      Sep 29, 2021 - Rental Agent in Santa Rosa, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The only pro is they keep the kitchen stocked but it gets old pretty fast

      Cons

      The management has you do tasks that someone will come change immediately after you are finished and the clutter never seems to get organized. It's like working a flee market or yard sale and the equipment and displays are made to make the customer have to search for anything they want to buy.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      FUN FUN FUN

      Nov 1, 2021 - Retail Salesperson in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      FUN to work with everyone and get more tips and tricks.

      Cons

      Paid little to nothing. Hard to survive in the Bay Area.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Benefits

      Sep 2, 2021 - Back of House Team Member in Redwood City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are great! Especially if you like the outdoors!

      Cons

      None that I can think of,

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      They are great

      Sep 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Awesome people and community growth, good discount.

      Cons

      They do not have many options for advancement.

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    Sports Basement has an overall rating of 4 out of 5, based on over 120 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at Sports Basement to a friend and 62% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Sports Basement employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Sports Basement. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    75% of Sports Basement employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Sports Basement 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

    According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Sports Basement to be culture, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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