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Sports Direct Sale Assistant Reviews

Updated July 17, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Unbelievable experience"

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

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

    Pros

    None at all they say you get discounts but that's only £5 or £6 off a product absolutely shocker of a day.

    Cons

    Rubbish Pay
    Hardly any work
    Staff are lazy and rude
    Lot amount of stress for a young person
    Always looking at you

    Advice to Management

    Even if I give you advice the upper management won't listen


  2. "Abysmal company"

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    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. "Sports Direct life"

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    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


  5. "Working at Sports Direct"

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    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


  6. "worst company ever"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Lewisham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Lewisham, England (UK)

    Pros

    atleast toilet is in working condition

    Cons

    poor staff morale,basic pay,no future prospects

    Advice to Management

    get rid of ur CEO who treats employees like slaves


  7. "Casual Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant (CAST) in Wallsend, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant (CAST) in Wallsend, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours are quite flexible which is good if you are a student who is working on a 0 hours contract.

    Cons

    Management treat you bad.
    Far too much pressure on KPIs.
    Management would hide in stock rooms behind tills to make sure you were selling a bag for life, magazine and make up product to every customer.
    No respect shown for employees.
    Mystery shops were almost weekly at times.
    Understaffed.
    Far too much work for people to do.
    Management were lazy.
    Had to radio every single item sold at till points.
    Not recognised if you do anything good unless its selling KPIs and even then little recognition is shown.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and stop putting so much pressure on KPIs

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Couldn't Wait to Leave"

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    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.


  9. "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


  10. "Shocking"

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    Former Contractor - Sales Assistant in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Sales Assistant in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    2/3 dAys off every week, so u can find a decent job!

    Cons

    Zero hr Contract, bullying by management, clocking in, checked at end of every shift to check u ain't nicked stuff, hazards & health & safety risks throughout store, constantly work weekends as no one else wanted to do early deliveries!

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff like humans, not animals!