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Sports Basement Employee Reviews about "great benefits"

Updated Sep 14, 2021

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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
      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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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Benefits

      Nov 2, 2020 - Visual Merchandiser in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great benefits including health insurance, time off, and event reimbursement

      Cons

      Often ineffective communication, and they don't match 401ks

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing company to work for

      Aug 19, 2020 - Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits... like AMAZING. The entire team is friendly and fun to work along side.

      Cons

      It's retail... so the customers.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work if you are in transition or in school

      Aug 22, 2016 - Department Lead in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun staff, management does not micro manage too much, freedom to merch and create signs. The great benefits for athletes include race reimbursements and 40% discount off everything. Full time staff get health coverage. Airline miles and PTO as well. Great for students as well!

      Cons

      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.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A bay area favorite!

      Mar 3, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really great benefits. Including medical, airline miles, PTO, and free food every day! You work with SOME really great people. Discounts are insane! Great business models all around. Sometimes I don't know how they do it.

      Cons

      Extremely hard work depending on your department. But you are typically paid and treated just the same as anyone else. Thanks SF! Unless you are calling out sick, it's nearly impossible to get time off without a month or two notice. SOME employees have clearly been over worked and it shows in their performance. Hiding/ rude/ lazy, whatever. It's very easy to be needed, hard to be noticed or compensated.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing work environment, great benefits, but some significant issues.

      Nov 18, 2014 - Senior Staffer in Berkeley, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people that work for Sports Basement make it an unbelievably great place to spend your time. Most employees are passionate not only about their specific area (both floor staff and corporate operations) but above all about the company itself. The energy is positive and fun, with a healthy dose of focus and creativity. There is a decided air of autonomy that pervades the company, and if you think that something is important you can often find traction with your idea, which is extremely unique in a growing retail company. Moreover, everyone likes to have fun doing what they love - whether it is making signs, biking, running, putting out socks, or telling people about shoes, the people are what make this place worth working at! Another great thing about working at Sports Basement is that time-off is virtually unlimited. As long as your manager does not think that you are ignoring the job, most of them seem to be very willing to work with you to make your time-off as well as general schedule work with their needs. The company has some pretty great benefits that do their best to offset the frustrations of low salaries. Such as break rooms at all of their locations, free staff trips (paid for by the company), health care (for all full time staff!), and reimbursements for races that you want to do, not to mention stock options that accrue over time as well as a sweet employee discount! Overall, for a job to make ends meet for a little while, these make it pretty much totally worth it. In the long run, though they may not totally outweigh all of the negatives.

      Cons

      As cliche as it is to complain about pay, that is probably the worst part of working here. It could take a very long time to get to a comfortable salary level, and that basically does not exist anywhere in the company. The benefits try to outweigh this, but it is very easy to overlook them for many people. The other biggest problem is that communication is an extremely difficult issue within the company. It is very possible, even in a position of leadership, that you will be told to do three different things on the same "project." Delegation is not the strongest suit of the leadership, and often it can interpret as a loss of the autonomy that so many people love within the company. This is also tied to the fact that things are not always extremely organized from an operational standpoint. Sometimes, it seems like the company's policy is one in which they "look briefly, then leap" rather than a "take a good look at what you're about to do, and then leap."

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Awesome place to work

      Aug 27, 2015 -  in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are the best that you will ever meet. They offer great benefits: healthcare plan is affordable and easy. They offer a fully stocked break room with food that comes in every other day. The staff discount for gear is amazing! No company gives 40% off. There is a great company culture at SB. You would be great here if you are can take initiative and love to interact, and learn. I started here as a student, they are really flexible with school schedules.

      Cons

      this is a retail job

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company!!

      Nov 8, 2017 - Sales Associaate in Campbell, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great benefits, make sure you are well educated about what you are selling, great co-workers, fully stocked break room

      Cons

      Management could be better, Pay is not the best but thats why the benefits are so great,

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work with great people

      Jan 17, 2018 - Bike Mechanic in Campbell, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits for a retail job and awesome people you get to work with

      Cons

      Easy to get comfortable because they treat their employees so well and not much opportunity for growth unless you are a GM or take on a corporate role.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      I loved working here at sports basement

      Jun 15, 2013 - Retail in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free lunches, great people, great great benefits

      Cons

      No room to grow. I was stuck in my same position for over a year and a half

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