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Updated February 18, 2017
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  1. "Zero hours contracts work both ways"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Casual Retail Assistante in Southend-on-Sea, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Casual Retail Assistante in Southend-on-Sea, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible (due to zero hours contract), good staff discount, social staff

    Cons

    Hours can vary wildly because of zero hours contract

    Advice to Management

    Training on different departments would be nice, and once trained having varied departments per shift would be good.


  2. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SportsDirect part-time

    Pros

    Staff discount is the only good reason

    Cons

    Some of the staff behaves like they are managers
    You have to be available to work anytime but if you want to work more they never give you hours

    Advice to Management

    You should change this zero hour contract

  3. "I don't even know what to say"

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

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

    Pros

    it had better pay than my current employer. recieved bonuses too.

    Cons

    -The management were terrible. Rude to customers and colleagues, when they didn't like someone they got rid of them not by firing them directly but by not putting their names on the shift schedule. mainly people who werent white got "let go" and talked about.
    there was a team meeting i attended where the manager stated "watch out for thieves especially those romanians and polish theyre the worst". Excuse me. since when did race become something to base criminal tendencies off of? Also, they segregated the women and men- girls on tills and boys on shoes. no question about it.

    Staff discount only works on thursdays for some reason.

    Advice to Management

    sort it out. all of the management needs retraining. Or just employ new staff because whatever the hell was going on was not right.


  4. "Casual Sales Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Friendly People
    Okay Pay
    Commision can be good

    Cons

    Males are only on shoes
    Management not the best


  5. "Perfect for people in school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good colleagues, good commision, meet new people. Quite easy going. Perfect for around school.

    Cons

    Bad pay, lack of good man management, lack of communication. Dislike when you attempt to get days off. not flexible


  6. "Manager Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SportsDirect full-time

    Pros

    Worked for Sports Direct 14 years and I have a lot to thank the company for, started off part to store manager level, still enjoy the challenge now

    Cons

    It's hard work at times but you know what so is every other job, gets a bad press for no reason!!


  7. "Full time sales assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best commission based retailer, share options ,

    Cons

    Zero contracts young staff

  8. "My experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SportsDirect full-time

    Pros

    I've worked for the company for 11 years and started out just as a basic full timer. The company allowed me to move through the ranks and I'm now a store manager! Fast pace, hard work retail that teaches you a lot 👍

    Cons

    Retail can be difficult hours but that's the same across food retail and other high street retailers. Sports direct offer a great commission scheme and great benefits for the management


  9. "Footwear manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast paced challenging, rewarding, good opportunity for people with the will to work

    Cons

    Work is what you make it you need the right ppl around you


  10. "Casual sales assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cassual Assistant in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Cassual Assistant in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, good commission, pay slightly above min wage

    Cons

    Hours can dry up at times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff more


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