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Updated Dec 11, 2022

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Found 150 of over 151 reviews
4.1
77% Recommend to a Friend
88% Approve of CEO

Found 150 of over 151 reviews

4.1
77%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
Approve of CEO
Sports Basement President Eric Prosnitz (no image)
Eric Prosnitz
79 Ratings

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  • "Low pay for how much we hustled and level of technical skill required, roles felt not clearly defined at times(in 16 reviews)
  • "Because management and corporate is mostly comprised of those who have been with the company and worked hard to earn their positions, many will be mainstays in the company so there is little to no room for growth into a management position.(in 6 reviews)
  • "rentals was at times frustrating because there was sometimes a lack of leadership.(in 3 reviews)
  • "The other biggest problem is that communication is an extremely difficult issue within the company.(in 3 reviews)
  • "Hard to move up if you don't plan to be here forever or want to be a manager, so enjoy the time spent and use it as a place to launch from...also, pay is basically minimum wage.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Team

    Oct 9, 2022 - Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team of employees and even better managing crew.

    Cons

    There is no cons working for this company.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Sports Basement review

    Dec 11, 2022 - Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Discount, fun people, youthful atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor onboarding, rushed. , unsupportive leadership

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Fun

    Nov 14, 2022 - Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits for retail job

    Cons

    retail can be a grind

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Pretty Good

    Sep 11, 2022 - Retail Associate in Novato, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free food, rentals, and great coworkers. Easy to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Not many pay raises available

    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    great place to work

    Sep 28, 2022 - Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and managers are willing to accommodate your schedule if you communicate with them properly and work part-time. The staff break room is also well-stocked with food so you don't need to worry about going hungry at work! Race registration and product discounts are also a big bonus. Everyone is really friendly and willing to help if you have questions.

    Cons

    Depending on the store location and day of the week, customer traffic can be pretty heavy and sometimes you'll be asked to cover multiple areas of the store without having much experience or knowledge. Sometimes the store is pretty understaffed.

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  7. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Over promise under deliver

    Sep 19, 2022 - Team Member in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Hefty employee discount (40% off) The breakroom is mostly well stocked Some of the coworkers are pretty chill Relatively easy to get time off

    Cons

    Absolute lack of leadership, management is never on the same page and often only doing what's best for themselves. Wages are a joke, performance reviews have little effect on your odds of getting a raise. One manager repeatedly said "you don't work here to get rich" at a storewide meeting about moral. Instead of doing anything to address employee moral they'll have pizza parties.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company to work for

    Aug 24, 2022 - Creative Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I've been at this company for well over a decade - this company cares about doing right by it's customers, they trust their staff to make good choices, they try to be transparent and positive as much as they can. They are open minded and flexible, and encourage their staff to go on vacation and take advantage of their benefits (free food, free rentals, great discounts, etc).

    Cons

    Pay is on the lower end of the spectrum for the Bay Area.

    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Culture and Fun Job

    Aug 29, 2022 - Store Manager in Campbell, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The opportunity to be able to connect with members of the community and help them with there sporting good equipment is a lot of fun. Being an expert for those who are looking to be active can be easy, if you are active yourself. Great benefits like food, discount, healthcare, and activity reimbursement.

    Cons

    The only real downside is on occasion you have very unreasonable people, but that is few and far between. Most people are friendly. It's hard to make a career out of the pay.

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good coworkers, poor management and even worse pay

    Sep 18, 2022 - Agent Customer Service Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers are great people, most of the time. Free break room food.

    Cons

    Poor pay and even worse management. Management/corporate change operating procedures every two seconds. Some call that adaptability and others more accurately call it incompetence. Favoritism regarding promotions.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  11. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    What was a fun and well-paying job became tedious as the company grew and didn't pay attention to its employees.

    Aug 22, 2022 - Store Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Good people work the floor - Food program was great, you didn't have to buy or bring lunch if you didn't want to - 40% off discount goes a long way

    Cons

    - They promise raises and growth for long time employees then renege - They do not invest time in employees. I saw staffers who were stellar for 6 months, but the second they have a bad week management wants to talk about termination. - During early covid they let go of a ton of their staff due to "budget issues" and wanting to keep "only the best" and the next week announced the second most senior person in the whole company (Aaron Schweifler) got a title bump. I can only assume he got a pay bump with that.

    1 person found this review helpful
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Sports Basement has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 151 reviews left anonymously by employees. 77% of employees would recommend working at Sports Basement to a friend and 76% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Sports Basement employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Sports Basement. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

77% of Sports Basement employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Sports Basement 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.3 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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