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Sports Direct Reviews

Updated 23 July, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexible hours mean choosing to turn down shifts" (in 40 reviews)

  • "Zero hour contract leave whenever" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Yes it's a zero hour contract but that's never bothered me" (in 89 reviews)

  • "0 hour contract- Can work for students, but not a reliable source of income" (in 41 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Fantastic for students"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible and accommodating role, ideal for students and those who need to work around other commitments

    Cons

    little to no room for progression - full time contracts VERY rare to come by

  3. "Decent experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good commission incentives

    Cons

    at times there was poor management


  4. "Management is a complete mess"

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    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    20% discount on sports direct brands

    Cons

    Everything else, especially the people I worked with.


  5. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sports Direct full-time

    Pros

    It is a good company, in addition, you can get a bonus for the sale of some items.

    Cons

    Sometimes, when I was very busy, I did not have time to finish when I had to finish, if not later.


  6. "New to the Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant

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

    Pros

    Work team are fairly nice and ready and willing to help. 20% staff discount. Flexibility with hours. Builds a lot of confidence with fast paced work and pressure.

    Cons

    Lack of training prior to starting. Not knowing where everything is in the stores to help customers and the know hows for things like displays on the shop floor etc. Everything is almost thrust upon you so it's challenging as it is other workers that guide you but they are also very busy with their own tasks which sometimes have nothing to do with what you're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Try to give more training dedication to new workers.


  7. "Told off for doing my shoelace up"

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

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    At least you get paid.

    Cons

    -Not allowed to sit down to tie my shoelace up
    - Told off for leaving on time
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    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with more respect and lower expectations as can be demoralizing.

  8. "Casual sales assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Good environment
    The team
    Overpaid

    Cons

    Zero hours contract
    You cannot have so much comisión unless you’re working in shoes department


  9. "it was alright i guess"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Northampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Northampton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    you get commission for selling things

    Cons

    they never let you leave your shift on time
    pay is very minimal


  10. "nice to students"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    good work, good people, Easy work

    Cons

    not enough hours, not contract


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