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Sports Direct Reviews

Updated May 20, 2017
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Sports Direct Founder & CEO Mike Ashley
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, easy to work in (in 29 reviews)

  • By having a zero hour contract it allows for flexible work which suits me as I am a student (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Yes it's a zero hour contract but that's never bothered me (in 76 reviews)

  • 0 hour contract can mean next to no hours work leading to small pay, sometimes looked down upon by customers and higher positioned staff (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Not awful for a first job."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  3. "Awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


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  5. "Sports Direct life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible in working schedule, nice environment, good training , easy job, bonuses

    Cons

    Impersonal company, poor customer service, not fixed working hours, no permanent contracts


  6. "good place to start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - friendly people and friendly management team

    Cons

    sometimes you will get more/less shifts than asked for


  7. "Good Fun"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Flexible working hours. varying job roles.

    Cons

    sometimes had to do very long shifts.


  8. "Average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are short so are easy
    Easy Job
    The staff are usually nice so easy to get on with

    Cons

    0 hour contract
    Bad management
    Untidy store
    Too much work given to you at once
    Managers have no idea what they are doing


  9. "very good job my friend"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in West Ham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in West Ham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct full-time

    Pros

    salary good. the pay was okay actually people were very nice to and i enjoyed myself working there was very goof.

    Cons

    the area is very nice but its also distracting you know sometimes it is just like dat you know.

    Advice to Management

    managment be good to you employees okay dont mess about pleasings tank you come again


  10. "Couldn't Wait to Leave"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and good manager, however I know people from other stores weren't as lucky.

    Cons

    Zero hour contract - not reliable.
    Sales staff do the most work for management to reap the benefits.
    Commission on sales of certain products was introduced but then became more of a demand to sell a certain amount, rather than an incentive.
    Feel like you dedicate yourself but don't get much recognition.
    Very little possibility of progression from my perspective.


  11. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really nice people. Absolutely love the team could not ask for a better work family.

    Cons

    If you don't sell magazines and bags that's not good


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