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Sports Direct Reviews

Updated July 20, 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 81 reviews)

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

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  1. "wasting time"

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    Former Employee - Casual Retail Assistant in Wood Green, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Casual Retail Assistant in Wood Green, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    0 hours contract, the rota changed every each hour, very bad management, no human rights...

    Cons

    ideal job for students or for part time

    Advice to Management

    Treats people like a people, don't scream, just say


  2. "Abysmal company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This was my first job as a teenager and the only redeeming quality was that the majority of the workforce was of a similar age, and this created a sense of 'we are all in this together.'

    Cons

    The workforce is poorly managed. There was an incredibly high turnover of managers in my year there, and the management team regularly failed to communicate so you would be told multiple contradictory orders. Regularly expected to stay beyond your shift to cover for others tardiness, I expect as they desperately did not wish to come to this awful place.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with one another to ensure effective orders are conveyed to the team

  3. "Still have a nervous twitch when someone mentions this place"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Can't think of a single one....

    Cons

    Was bullied by the manager, on a 0 hour contract, no sick pay, was told I couldn't book a day off as I wasn't entitled to holiday, split shifts so they didn't have to pay you for a break and uncomfortable/humiliating searches after shifts


  4. "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some co-workers are nice and fun to hang around. 20% staff discount

    Cons

    Bad management, favouritism and staff discounts only on Thursdays.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff equally and with respect as every member of staff is a part of the store's success.


  5. "Rubbish job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good colleagues to work with

    Cons

    terrible, zero contract hours, the managers not great. Everything you hear about them is not a lie1

    Advice to Management

    Dont focus on profit, focus on your staff as they really hold the organisation down


  6. "Ok for kids"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The members of staff who worked their were a laugh and people all chipped in together. Flexible working hours

    Cons

    The management always seemed to have a chip on their shoulder, they would expect the world but give nothing in return. Minimum wage and wasn't always guaranteed hours. Working with KPI's became a pain


  7. "Good Fun"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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. "Sports Direct"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Commission is available if wanted

    Cons

    Poor wage and no hours


  9. "Average"

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    • 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


  10. "Working at Sports Direct"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Leyton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Leyton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    discount, the store was busy, free uniform

    Cons

    short hours, crap management, kept replaying the same song all day everyday


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