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Sports Direct Reviews

Updated April 17, 2019
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  1. "Nice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and hours yup

    Cons

    Not sure was a great


  2. "Terrible and Messy"

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

    Pros

    Nothing to add as a pro to be honest

    Cons

    Check in system was to the second by fingerprint, if you were putting bag away and missed by one second you would be disciplined
    Less than minimum wage at times due to no breaks
    No organisation, boxes just chucked
    Zero hour contract, 30 hours one week, 0 next werk

  3. "Good place to work for flexible hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, easy to commute, flexible hours, 20% discount mon-fri

    Cons

    Poor shift patterns, breaks not long enough ( e.g 20 minutes for a 7 hour shift)

    Advice to Management

    Extend break times


  4. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff and manager but it depends on your location.

    Cons

    Little pay for the work which is done and sometimes have to stay after.


  5. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good management and will recommend this place

    Cons

    More training and the entire team is helpful when you need suport


  6. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Needs better management. Inter act with employee at all levels


  7. "Not awful for a first job."

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    Current Employee - Shoe Technician in Letchworth, AR
    Current Employee - Shoe Technician in Letchworth, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meet new people, can choose your own hours, 20% discounts!.
    The other staff here are very friendly and understanding, helpful if I don't know something.
    Managers bought us cakes after a particularly busy day!

    Cons

    Back to school and Christmas times are very busy and stressful and busy!
    Been doing the same job/task(s) for >1 year, getting bored now, only thing making it noticeably interesting is the variations of customers. We use radios to talk and often there aren't enough and people get into a queue to call the shoes which causes irritation with some customers.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all packaging is in decent condition as its often unusable and falls apart. I've had many complaints about this. Some sort of new system for calling the shoes is required, the radios are somewhat inefficient.

  8. "Sales assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Good amount of hours given

    Cons

    Allocation of holidays
    Difficult to book time off


  9. "Decent job for students"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Burton upon Trent, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Burton upon Trent, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on shoes is where you wanna be. Everyone is friendly, and the management is really chilled out as long as you do your job.

    Cons

    Working on delivery is brain dead boring


  10. "Sale associate"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate

    I have been working at Sports Direct full-time

    Pros

    Good team , good after work and good motivation

    Cons

    Stressful some time and repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Nice management