Sports Authority

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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated 24 October, 2014
Updated 24 October, 2014
630 Reviews
2.7
630 Reviews
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Michael E. Foss
66 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is really good here definitely cant complain about that (in 55 reviews)

  • 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)


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 33 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company to Work For! Just need to work all the time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Gainesville, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Gainesville, VA (US)

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, discounts, internal development, training, and many advancements from within. With new CEO in place we are beginning to see a good future. Highly supportive of him. People person and speaks to everyone. He is just not all talk. Does what he says. Foss is the right guy.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance. Changing of 3 CEO in the last 6 years. No hunt and fishing in stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance. People need to spend time with their families on Thanksgiving and Easter Sunday. Corporate office receive many perks but stores are left with pictures from how much fun they have in Denver.
    Benefit perks are for Denver based. There needs to be funds for team building. We see pictures all the time of Denver having fun doing, races, runs and events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Been thru a lot with this company....some very good, some very bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO (US)

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Company is currently focused on developing a very positive work culture and seems to be working. Great coworkers and management. Advancement opportunities for the young, innovative mindset. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Serious systems issues. Stuck in the 80's and getting new processes/systems implemented is almost impossible with such high turnover on a very small I.S. staff. Often, company brings in "off-shore" help to handle maintenance issues, but the language barrier makes the process even more difficult and frustrating. Due to these problems, many teams find new ways to work around the current issues rather than fixing them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in new systems and the support needed to properly maintain them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Fun place to work for your first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glendale, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glendale, CO (US)

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    if you don't have a lot of experience with sports its a challenge to work here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great service atmosphere for customers and employees, great discount and a decent balance between work and home, especially considering its retail! Managers are supportive and helpful and seem to always be vested in their employees success.

    Cons

    Pleasing customers, having the right product, maintaining the store and going through corporate visits!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a whole, I think the managers do a good job running the store while also trying to keep both customers and employees happy. And that can be very challenging in a retail environment. I'd say some advice to corporate is to get a more updated computer system and a better online warehouse!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Team Leader Merch/Visual (Store Management)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader Merch/Visual (Store Management) in Fort Myers, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Team Leader Merch/Visual (Store Management) in Fort Myers, FL (US)

    I have been working at Sports Authority full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy helping and educating people.

    Cons

    The culture of salaried employee are replaceable, little value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people fair and with respect. Treat them like they count and are important to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Waste of time

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    You can meet some nice people

    Cons

    Not a high volume of customers, little benefits, very repetitive, emphasis on terrible loyalty program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the loyalty program needs better incentive

  8.  

    It was fine, pay is not very good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority as a contractor

    Pros

    casual workplace, people nice, boss nice

    Cons

    pay not good, kind of crappy warehouse type office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    ok for a first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great cowokers some are very nice, AMAZING discount, management is for the most part nice.

    Cons

    Some workers are lazy and that cause you to do double the work. limited amount of hours available, they tell you that by selling ECP's and AOS' you will earn more hours however that wasn't true. Can employ more staff closing more than 75% of the store in one hour is impossible especially for one employee while the rest don't anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thank your employees when ever you have the chance, and pay attention to those employees who constantly keep getting compliments from customers and always meet sale,ecp, and aos goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Busy at times, but lots of walking around aimlessly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with co-workers. Fun environment if you enjoy any of the products that sports authority sells

    Cons

    Time off must be requested via computer system, many store managers creates difficulty and miscommunication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better connection between store managers...each manager seemed to have a different idea and vision of the store. Makes it difficult for employees to go extra-mile or put forth best effort when not sure what to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Co-store manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Brick, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Brick, NJ (US)

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun products to work with

    Cons

    Senior Management have different expectations from store level managers. Some only want you to micromanage some want you to macro manage. No set standards with management across different levels. Favoritism runs strong in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a set standards for managers across different levels. District Managers should expect the same things from managers as all other District Managers. DM's should not decide on management styles differently from others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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