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Sports Direct Reviews

Updated 6 December, 2017
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Pros
  • Zero hour contract so you can choose when to work (in 18 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, easy to work in (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Yes it's a zero hour contract but that's never bothered me (in 87 reviews)

  • 0 hour contract- Can work for students, but not a reliable source of income (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hard long hours, not told everything during interviews."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Surrey, BC
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Surrey, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no positive side to working here, your just to aloud to enjoy yourself. No pros here for this company

    Cons

    Work weekends, 47hr working weeks, pushed to sell insoles to a
    lol customers on Footware to meet targets, it's all about targets. Not customer service

    Advice to Management

    Hard and long to get there


  2. "My experience working at SportsDirect"

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    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Croydon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Croydon, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, opportunity to progress quickly.

    Cons

    It's all about up-selling and meeting targets nonstop.


  3. "shop floor"

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    Former Employee - Shop Floor Assistant
    Former Employee - Shop Floor Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct (More than a year)

    Pros

    team spirit, felixable hours, customer facing role

    Cons

    long hours, little progression, strict hierarchy


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  5. "Good company, poor ways of managing."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Work is very varied so you aren't always stuck at a till. It's great if you enjoy interacting with people as it is very sales based.

    Cons

    Expect too much of their employees, always pushing for sales even when it involves literally bugging people just to buy a bag. Management pay no interest to needs outside of work. It's all about pushing people to buy what they don't even need.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe don't be too harsh on staff.


  6. "it worths"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Brighton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Brighton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct (Less than a year)

    Pros

    staff discounts, reasonable breaks, rota launched with 2 weeks in advance

    Cons

    weekend working hours, zero hours contract, instability in amount of hours per month


  7. "Casual Sales Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Recent pay increase
    Long & short hours during busy seasons
    Friendly management
    Good people

    Cons

    You don't always finish on time.
    Hours can be very long , 10+
    They dont fully accommodate to your requested working schedules


  8. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours
    nice management team and co

    Cons

    on your feet all day is tiring


  9. "sports direct"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not much, other than some nice fellow employees

    Cons

    bad shifts, bad managers, long hours, sometimes no break.


  10. "sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    can be fun working with your team

    Cons

    can be very busy when short staffed

    Advice to Management

    hire more people, not just part timers


  11. "Lots of fun"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant - Footwear in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant - Footwear in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    20% discount is good but only for you, not for friends or family, even if you are paying e.g. presents

    Cons

    have to deal with tricky/annoyed customers,
    Language barrier doesn't help in some situations,


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