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Sports Direct Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • By having a zero hour contract it allows for flexible work which suits me as I am a student (in 14 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, easy to work in (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Yes it's a zero hour contract but that's never bothered me (in 74 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 34 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great employer to work for"

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

    I worked at Sports Direct full-time

    Pros

    A highly successful and forward-thinking company, which encourages to use a full potential of its employees. Employees of the company can actually experience, how the vision and strategy of the company flow from the top to the bottom, and sideways, which makes the company a great workplace and a great working environment. There are always career progression opportunities and potential employees can expect to work with a very nice people.

    Cons

    There is nothing to add here.


  2. "I Ithink its great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - News Paper Delivery in Burton upon Trent, England (UK)
    Current Employee - News Paper Delivery in Burton upon Trent, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its sporty and most people have to buy there because there are sports equipment , shoes , clothes and towels. Its a great job .

    Cons

    How many people that come in the shop , discount , good being stolen ordering new stuff

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work up


  3. "fantastic and rewarding, don't believe everything you read"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    I have been working at Sports Direct full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the rewards of working your way up in a company , hard work yes, long hours of course, but as with everything worthwhile in life what you put into it you get out of it, if you want an easy life do not work for sports direct, you want to work and earn beyond all expectations then this is the company for you

    Cons

    only negative here is people that don't want to work for a living and think that the company owes them


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  5. "Good company to work for"

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

    Pros

    Been working there for a long period of time, they are great,friendly staff, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Too much stock, aircon has never worked


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for students"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Stirling, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Stirling, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of hours offered
    Short shifts (4-6hrs)
    Friendly staff
    Commision for sales, boosts commitment

    Cons

    Poor sales can reduce hours

    Advice to Management

    Na


  7. "Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly and fun, always busy never bored

    Cons

    Long hours too much stock


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Casual sales assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Mansfield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Mansfield, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discount on products, Great team work, Commission

    Cons

    Understaffed during peak periods, work environment can be unsafe when crowded.


  9. "Store manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great bonuses
    Friendly team
    Good progression opertunities

    Cons

    Long hours
    Pay could be better

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work


  10. "Sports direct"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cast Member in Morfa, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Cast Member in Morfa, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good wage,good people to work with,get to work I'm different department in the store,staff are friendly.

    Cons

    Don't have any as haven't worked there long.

    Advice to Management

    Just be yourself as always.


  11. "Really good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good management and I have been there for 10 years and still love it wouldn't change jobs at all love it

    Cons

    Zero hours contract irregular hours and short breaks as they go by the minimum requirements by law

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much to change they are so honest with me and If I do anything wrong they tell me straight away and like it like that


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