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Sports Direct Reviews

Updated September 23, 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 84 reviews)

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

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  1. "Sports Direct"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    nice people, very good team

    Cons

    it is not really well-paid


  2. "Poor Sports Direct"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Only benefit I can think of is the experience of working in such a horrible place.

    Cons

    The zero hour contracts made it difficult.

  3. "store assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    hours vary
    easy job
    can earn commision on sales

    Cons

    poor training
    over worked under paid


  4. "sales assistant"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    commision based on quantity of bags and magazines sold
    good opportunity for those with little retail experience

    Cons

    high pressure to sell specific no. of bags/magazines per shift


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in Guildford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in Guildford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teams and bonus schemes

    Cons

    Long hours and no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your staff.


  6. "Sales assistant experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Mile End, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Mile End, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent commission system that will allow you to make extra money
    - Work is never always the same allowing for a wide variety of experiences

    Cons

    - KPI targets are harshly stressed and are at times, unreasonable to expect.
    - No real training/feedback from senior management.
    - Zero hours contract


  7. "Excellent place to gain a lot of knowledge and skills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shirebrook, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shirebrook, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to lots of systems.
    Paid for 2 attempts at exams.
    Flexible working.

    Cons

    Slow upward progression.
    Not enough employee benefits.

  8. "It's a good place to start. You can get commission on items you sell. Hours are very long."

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    Current Employee - Casual Sales Worker in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Worker in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good commission scheme. Best for students to earn whilst studying.

    Cons

    Hours are very long and sometimes staff have to stay longer past shift end time to manage the store clothing and footwear.

    Advice to Management

    Make hours more sociable. More staff need to be employed so remaining staff do not need to close down an hour past shift ending time.


  9. "Terrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Leeds, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work colleges are great and make the days a little more enjoyable

    Cons

    Supes and managers are terrible and miserable and make everyone else's lives miserable
    Hours were given by who sold the most add-on of that month. I dislike hassling people to spend money when they are already buying items
    Pay is shocking

    Advice to Management

    Don't be miserable and treat people with respect


  10. "work"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Shirebrook, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Shirebrook, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A permanent work, money on time

    Cons

    Without any prospects for the future


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