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Sports Direct Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, easy to work in (in 31 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 82 reviews)

  • 0 hour contract- Can work for students, but not a reliable source of income (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Good Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Lovely Place, nice environment to settle in.

    Cons

    None that I can think of, it was amazing.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing great!


  2. "LOVED IT"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Fleetwood, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Fleetwood, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly team
    - Relax atmosphere
    - Excellent support
    - Comfortable

    Cons

    - Shoe boys earn more commission

  3. "Full time"

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    Former Employee - Full Time Staff in Blackpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Full Time Staff in Blackpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really good bonces and very awarding company to work for.

    Cons

    Need to invest more time to training poeple

    Advice to Management

    don't have any


  4. "very good job my friend"

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    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


  5. "Good"

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    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


  6. "review for old job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct full-time

    Pros

    friendly team, when new i had the help that i needed

    Cons

    cant realy think of any cons


  7. "Not as bad as people say"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly staff, not bad pay, bonus scheme

    Cons

    Hours could have been better I guess but I was only temporary staff

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Honestly i love working at Sports Direct. You're always constantly doing something so you never get bored, the management are really flexible with your working hours and if you can't do a shift they just swap it no problem. I'm 18 and everyone there is of a similar age so it's easy to get a long. Also, I'll be going to university in September and my manager said i can transfer to one of the stores by my uni if i want to. Management are fun and easy going and the shifts aren't long. The longest I've worked is 4 hours.

    Cons

    At first i hated the uniform ( a red polo and some navy blue joggers) but it doesn't bother me anymore, everyone there is wearing the exact same so it's not like you're the odd one out. Also, if you ask you can get a pair of blue shorts instead which are actually, dare i say it sort of cute. Yes it's a zero hour contract but that's never bothered me. I've seen people on here complain about the staff discount and the fact that we don't get a bonus for working boxing day but firstly, why the hell should we get paid extra for boxing day? It's only boxing day. If it bothers you to work it you just need to tell them in advance that you can't and they'll sort it, problem solved. Secondly, there's nothing wrong with the staff discount. You get %20/25 off depending on which store you work in. Yes it's only available on Thursdays but so what, just go on Thursdays!


  9. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Budapest (Hungary)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you can learn to be more productive

    Cons

    still runnning like a family business


  10. "Store manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct full-time

    Pros

    Have been employed for over 9 years by them and the pros are simile
    Work hard get rewarded
    Perform well get rewarded
    To be a part of the family at #sdfamily
    20% discount across all facias USC etc

    Cons

    The negative press making us look bad.. which is not correct at all. They just using us as a target but not realising it's effecting everyone who works in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work improving the business, keep string as a business we will show SD to come out top.


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