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JD Sports Fashion Reviews

Updated 21 October, 2017
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Pros
  • It's great for a part time job as it feels like pocket money (in 12 reviews)

  • 25% discount but you are limited to the amount of discount, basic holiday and get paid weekly (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Super high demands for minimum wage (in 17 reviews)

  • not much long hours and that bout it (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Sales assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JD Sports Fashion full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Staff are nice
    Management listen
    Teamwork
    Breaks
    25% discount
    Organised shopfloor
    Paid weekly

    Cons

    Multi-tasking between tasks and customers
    Customers can be rude
    Rushing back and forth

    Advice to Management

    Personally, my management team are great. All of these bad reviews I can’t relate to. The store is organised, we all work as a team and cover our sections. We get stuff done. We are not “forced” to work hours that we can’t handle. Maybe store 661 just got lucky with good management


  2. "Very good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Coventry, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Coventry, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JD Sports Fashion part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Fun environment
    Easy money

    Cons

    Job requires a lot from you
    Management can be a little too demanding


  3. "Be prepared to work hard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JD Sports Fashion full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff discount after passing trial
    Quick progression to management for those who work hard and prove themselves
    Good salary and quarterly bonus scheme (once you hit all KPIs) for Store Managers and Assistant Managers.
    Great learning curve. If you can successfully manage a JD store you can do anything!
    Excellent pt Xmas temp job for students with no experience but you must work hard for minimum wage and have thick skin.
    Entitled to an extra days holiday after 2 years, another after 3 and another after 4

    Cons

    Very long hours, extremely fast paced, poor work life balance even compared to other retailers.
    NO social events/ Christmas parties, etc- Tight company!
    No pension, VHI, bike to work scheme.
    Stressful working environment, unrealistic expectations given the budgets Managers have to work with, not suited to all.
    High turnover of management and staff.
    Very little support from
    Sometimes Micro managed by Area Manager, Head Office, VM department.
    Head Office based in UK so no opportunities in Ireland to move from store level.
    No store security (only at Xmas) which means management and staff put themselves in danger regularly.
    Constant extreme pressure from Profit Protection department who make you feel responsible for every loss and discipline you. (Fear mongering attititude)
    The company has no interest in participating in charity work or giving back to communities. All it cares about is profits.
    Christmas at JD Sports is hell on earth.

    Advice to Management

    Put security in stores to take the pressure off Store Management team and staff.
    Increase budgets in line with store takings so that staff and management aren't having to do 3 peoples jobs at once.
    The Management Academy doesn't work.
    Better training needed, base more courses in Ireland.
    You're losing great employees/ managers because you're not listening to their concerns or supporting them when they need it.
    Acknowledge those who work hard and reward them accordingly.


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  5. "christmas team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JD Sports Fashion part-time

    Pros

    work with products you love

    Cons

    all is well, no complaints

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Good! - Outdoor Division"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JD Sports Fashion part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay
    friendly staff
    some training given

    Cons

    hard to book time off
    not enough in store training supplied

    Advice to Management

    Give more training!!


  7. "JD Sports"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interaction with customers, great for someone who loves to communicate.

    Cons

    Low wages and you don't get paid for breaks either.


  8. "Good experience with customers and staff"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JD Sports Fashion part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    25% discount of all products
    Young staff and management
    Given very good hours which gives a good social and work balance

    Cons

    Induction felt a bit rushed
    Had to fill out a application when first applying for the job which took around 25 mins, I had to refill the application when I got the job as they had lost it.


  9. "Supervisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JD Sports Fashion part-time

    Pros

    It is flexible and allows for progression

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the amount of work that is required of you

    Advice to Management

    More training should be offered


  10. "Good, but not great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JD Sports Fashion part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High staff morale, good benefits and flexible hours

    Cons

    Management (even supervisors) often seen to be on a power trip.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with more respect


  11. "Sales Assistant, Westfield, Stratford."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JD Sports Fashion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, love the choice of products.

    Cons

    Head office gets lied in their face about the situation in the venue all the time to avoid trouble.
    Management is not good, most of employees works on zero-hour contract for long time because they keep promising the full-time contract to everyone for months.

    Advice to Management

    Change the Management.


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