Sports Direct Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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46%
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Sports Direct Founder & CEO Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley
384 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours and reasonable pay for the job(in 83 reviews)

  • "Good part time job as a student(in 35 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "It’s a zero hour contract so unless you are on a full time contract you not entitled to any furloughed pay(in 130 reviews)

  • "Long hours and for me it’s a long drive(in 76 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place

      Mar 13, 2021 - BRD Program 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work place everyone is friendly and supportive

      Cons

      Nothing bad to report about this job

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      recommend

      Feb 16, 2021 - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great company to work for

      Cons

      small salary which is normal for a sales associate

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Summary

      Feb 1, 2021 - Office Manager in Wesley Chapel, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment to work in

      Cons

      locations are vast in distance

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company

      Jan 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Benefits for health and tuition

      Cons

      Long hours and for me it’s a long drive

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      always been great

      Jan 3, 2021 - Sales Associate in Manchester, NH
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      commision Flexible hours great team to work with

      Cons

      depending on where you work will depend on your experience not gauranteed hours

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      God place to work

      Feb 5, 2021 - Manager, Account Operations in Winston-Salem, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good money for the hours

      Cons

      Poor company because lack of leadership

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      STAY AWAY

      Aug 29, 2019 - Manager in Meriden, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lower level HQ and store level people are great coworkers and care about each other

      Cons

      This is a prime example of a company getting in their own way and destroying business from the inside out. Sports Direct has destroyed both the Bob’s and EMS brands that they own. Leaders from the UK Sports Direct Division won’t even talk to lower level HQ people or people from stores so they have no idea what’s going on in the stores. Poor decision making across the board in upper management at HQ, nobody cares to hear what their direct reports or people from the stores have to say. They don’t care about anybody but themselves-multiple store level people have left and they don’t care to retain them and call them “traitors.” Only lower level HQ people and District Managers care about the people in stores. They put business above the good of their employees. There have been no raises for over ten years and they are not willing to pay staff in big cities better wages to afford to live-most store employees have multiple jobs or live on campgrounds. The heads of departments think people in their stores and the people that work for them are dumb and will not let anyone do their jobs, there is constant micro-management. They have no respect for anyone and think they are better than everyone who works under them.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice

      Feb 4, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and hours yup

      Cons

      Not sure was a great

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Awesome

      May 31, 2019 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hours are Good night time

      Cons

      Time off could be increases

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Not awful for a first job.

      Sep 29, 2015 - Shoe Technician in Letchworth, AR
      Recommend
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      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.

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