Sports Authority

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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated 5 March, 2015
Updated 5 March, 2015
713 Reviews
2.8
713 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Made some friends working there but that's about it aside from the employee discount (in 59 reviews)

  • The discount is good at cost plus 10% (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Management would often pressure associates to sell extended coverage plans, insoles and rewards and if goals were not met, associates take the blame (in 17 reviews)

  • The compensation is not good unless you are upper management (in 34 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great team to work with

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    The interaction with the customers i was able to do. It was also fun to know whats happening in the sport industry also.

    Cons

    i didn't see any cons working with them.

  2.  

    it was a great experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Cashier in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Cashier in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    amazing discount!
    flexible schedule
    great managers and co-workers

    Cons

    unfortunately, it was only seasonal
    only a few hours a week +10hrs but under 20 hrs.
    system would be much better is upgraded.
    my store had a short staff except holidays.

    Recommends
  3.  

    It's a great place to work right out of high school and while in college.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Provides hands on learning skill i.e. multi tasking and a lot of customer service. Provides options for medical, dental, vision and 401k if you are a full time employee.

    Cons

    Big disconnect with corporate and floor level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees more. i.e. payroll and software from the 2000's and up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Part Time Gig

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Fun Atmosphere, good management and generally a fun place to work if sports are something you're into.

    Cons

    The way they allocate products, at least in my district is poor. Some stores get all the good stuff, while stores like mine are sent all the region's clearance products. This makes it difficult to help customers find what they need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving more attention to the stores who need it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Associate in Mesa, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Mesa, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    It's awesome the people are great and so is the discount

    Cons

    None everything has been good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Merchandise

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    Former Employee - Merchandise in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Merchandise in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to start a career. Great Co-workers. Also a great discount.

    Cons

    Lack of pay. Poor communication from upper management. Lack of reward programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Easy, great co-workers, worked in the tech center and learned new skills to help me do my job quicker and more efficiently

    Cons

    The only down side, as with all retail stores, is some times customers can be rude and do not understand they are not always the priority at the moment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    It is a completely pleasant experience. its like working with a family in a very fun enviroment

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    Current Employee - Cash Lead in Schaumburg, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Cash Lead in Schaumburg, IL (US)

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    the are very flexible with the schedule. I have never been denied for time off. They are great about letting associates get the hours they want to work.

    Cons

    The management team sometimes doesnt work as hard as others. I feel as though they barely even work 40 hours and its not consistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store managers need to work a bit harder and push associates to do better. instead of delegating tasks, maybe they should also be involved on the sales floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, a great summer job. I was able to work when I wanted but still have flexibility for working on weekends and nights

    Cons

    Poor merchandise selection, diappointed customers. Lots of the merchandise got shipped out of our store only to be requested the next day or week. Sidewallk sales in the middle of summer were really just time wasters moving everything in and out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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