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Overall, satisfied with Sports Authority

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager

I have been working at Sports Authority

Pros

Decent benefits
Good customer base
Working with sporting goods
Good pay

Cons

Communication issues
Lack of resources for store level mgrs. (Payroll)
Poor real estate decisions
Keeping incopentant people in positions that need competance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a way to enforce / track job performance of various field staff.
Get the right people in the right positions like you said you were going to earlier in the year. Not just change the title of the person.
Give stores the resources to do their OWN marketing.
Payroll, payroll, payroll. You want satisfied customers? You want to be a leader in tech services? Give stores the resources to make it happen

Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love the industry, not so much this employer

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Some hard working associates that were fun to work with.
    Really love the sporting goods industry.
    Fun to see new products as soon as they come into the store.

    Cons

    Where to begin, associates and managers treated extremely poorly by upper management.
    Communication and job feedback completely non existant from upper management.
    Promotions based on who sends emails kissing up to DM, rather than upon performance.
    Unappreciative, flat out rude executives that aren't disciplined by HR.
    Dishonest management.
    Used to get a good discount, that's been taken away
    Used to get ski passes, those have been taken away
    Used to get a pretty good amount of time off, 3 days of that was taken away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold everyone accountable, even executives. Create an actual training program rather than throwing associates into postions and then yelling at them for not performing to your standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Experience, Valuable learning

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

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Great group with good leadership
    New technology

    Cons

    Support issues
    Lack of holiday time

    Approves of CEO
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