Sports Authority

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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
697 Reviews
2.8
697 Reviews
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Michael E. Foss
90 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Made some friends working there but that's about it aside from the employee discount (in 59 reviews)

  • The discount is good at cost plus 10% (in 23 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 34 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Place to work

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

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Great environment and employee discounts. Decent benefits

    Cons

    Retail hours and dealing with upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more of an open door policy to listen to the managers at the stores concerning the needs for different types of merchanise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Nice management, descent pay, good atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours, irritated customers, low commission

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales associate

    • 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

    Pros

    Fun place most the time it's relaxed. At least at my store it was

    Cons

    Play favorites. You "can" become old news. Pay is pretty decent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees don't pick favorites. Pay attention to your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Nice retail position

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is a good place to work if you are interested in sporting goods. The people that I worked with were fun and easy going. Working with the newest sports equipment and apparel made the job interesting.

    Cons

    The perks and pay for the job could have been better. The work can become a little tedious with stocking equipment and supplies. Dealing with customers like in any other retail job can test your patience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall management did a good job leading employees considering the type of job.

  6.  

    Good for part time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Mateo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Mateo, CA (US)

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Flexible schedule if you are going to college. Decent pay at entry level, friendly staff, fun work environment if you like sports.

    Cons

    No real opportunities for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    ok place to work

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

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

    Pros

    environment, coworkers are awesome, if you're full time you get benefits, pay is above minimum wage

    Cons

    no personal growth, no benefits for part time people, very rarely get promotions, not a place you want to stay a long time in

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Great Discount very nice merchandise and a a good experience in apparel

    Cons

    Some nights we would have to work late to recover the store Late nights

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Authority in Frisco, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Authority in Frisco, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    The discount is good. Cost plus 10%.
    You can meet some cool people if you work in a good store/

    Cons

    Management pushes to sell ECP's, thorlos, and to get loyalty sign-ups, but that is because they are feeling pressure from upper management.
    The work load can be a bit heavy at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to let up on some standards, such as loyalties sign ups and ECP's. This would allow Senior Sales associates to really sell products and "WOW" the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Going downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Softlines Manager in West Palm Beach, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Softlines Manager in West Palm Beach, FL (US)

    I have been working at Sports Authority

    Pros

    The coworkers , we're a team

    Cons

    Pay and workload. No room for advancement. They hire from outside of the company more then they promote from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire entry level higher than you promote from within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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