Sports Authority
2.5 of 5 519 reviews
www.sportsauthority.com Englewood, CO 5000+ Employees

Sports Authority Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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2.5 519 reviews

                             

48% Approve of the CEO

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Michael E. Foss

(27 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Cost plus 10% days (which brings the price down to what you would pay at Walmart but hey, we appreciate your hard work"
    in 22 reviews
  • "The employee discount is acceptable, but basically in line with other retailers"
    in 44 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management sets ridiculous sales goals that are very very tough to reach"
    in 29 reviews
  • "Customer service is supposed to be primary focus but company gives you no tools to do so"
    in 28 reviews
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Good place to work. Nice people. Need's better management

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Whitehall, PA (US)

I worked at Sports Authority part-time for less than a year

ProsI love sports and outdoors

ConsEverything was a mess and hectic

Advice to Senior ManagementTake control of your employees more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good job, pay OK

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sports Authority full-time

ProsI worked in the Corporate office headquarters in the training group for over 7 years. Pretty good management, no micro-managing. I had plenty of work to do, but didn't feel overwhelmed. Had a nice workout facility right in the building I worked in, which I used at lunch time. Overall, it was a good experience!

ConsProgram to give monetary spot bonuses paid very little; no consistent annual bonus program for corporate employees across the board. Would have liked to have had the opportunity to be promoted to a "senior" level in my position, but a "senior" level position wasn't even defined.

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I was a cashier, had expectations everyday of signing people up for cards

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sports Authority

Proslearned at lot about sport equipment, discounts, good management.

ConsThey kept track of how many sign ups you got and hassled you.

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Sports Authority Elite!!

Sales Enthusiast (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Sports Authority part-time for more than a year

ProsCo-workers, Training, Managers, Discount, Great atmosphere

ConsRoller-coaster periods of sales. Its not every day or week you are able to perform your best due to time when the store is dead empty. Other than that, I can't think of any cons.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great at first but gradually gets old and boring

Sales Authority (Former Employee)

I worked at Sports Authority part-time for more than a year

Pros-Excellent discount
-Flexible hours
-Positive staff members

Cons-Management would often pressure associates to sell extended coverage plans, insoles and rewards and if goals were not met, associates take the blame.
-Retail can get tiring and work will be slow

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to treat associates as "HUMAN BEINGS" not robots. Sales vary upon day and it is hard to average great numbers on consistent basis.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun, hard working environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sports Authority part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat environment to work with. Easy for people to understand you

ConsTiring hours, some management doesn't like to work with you

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Senior Sales Authority (Former Employee)
Montgomeryville, PA (US)

I worked at Sports Authority full-time for more than 3 years

Proslearn a lot about the products
interact with people
good hrs

ConsSome Stress
being rushed sometimes
usally always work all of the weekend

Advice to Senior Managementhave fun with the employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place and a great team environment!

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

I have been working at Sports Authority part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat team environment. The employees are great and friendly! If you want to work hard it's a great place to be competitive! You are given the opportunity to earn more money based on items that you sell to customers! This means adding an extra $4-$300 added to your paycheck dependent on how hard you work.

ConsTho only cons are that there are many employees so you're not necessarily guaranteed more hours. Long shift of hustling around getting things done and helping customers.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt'd be great if work was divided evenly, between associates.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great first job

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Deerfield Beach, FL (US)

I have been working at Sports Authority part-time for less than a year

ProsDiscounts are a plus dealing how high the prices can be also great first job for a high school student or even a college student

ConsSurrounded by uneducated co workers and management immature

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to pay close attention to who they hire as store managers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very numbers driven

Cashier (Current Employee)
Denver, CO (US)

I have been working at Sports Authority part-time for less than a year

ProsFun coworkers, easy to get time off.

ConsYou are looked at as the numbers and sales you hit.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe More forgiving if numbers are down for just one day

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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