Sports Direct Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2020

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3.1
46%
Recommend to a Friend
30%
Approve of CEO
Sports Direct Founder & CEO Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley
264 Ratings
Pros
  • "team work friendly colleagues flexible hours good people(in 72 reviews)

  • "Reasonable working hours, one shift could be from 4-7 hours with a half hour to one hour break(in 31 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Nice"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and hours yup

    Cons

    Not sure was a great

  2. "STAY AWAY"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Meriden, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct full-time for more than a year

    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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  3. "Awesome"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Account Manager 

    I have been working at Sports Direct full-time

    Pros

    Hours are Good night time

    Cons

    Time off could be increases

  4. "Terrible and Messy"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct

    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

  5. "Good place to work for flexible hours"

    3.0
    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)

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  6. "Average"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct

    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.

  7. "Good"

    4.0
     

    I worked at Sports Direct

    Pros

    Good management and will recommend this place

    Cons

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

  8. "Awesome"

    3.0
     

    I have been working at Sports Direct

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Needs better management. Inter act with employee at all levels

  9. "Not awful for a first job."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shoe Technician in Letchworth, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time for 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.

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  10. "Sports direct"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales 

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Poor bonus payments, lots of overtime,

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