Compare Marks & Spencer vs Sports Direct BETA

See how working at Marks & Spencer vs. Sports Direct compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Marks & Spencer vs. Sports Direct. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Marks & Spencer

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Sports Direct

Employee Ratings

  • Marks & Spencer scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 3008 reviews)
Marks & Spencer employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Sports Direct employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 974 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Marks & Spencer employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Sports Direct employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Marks & Spencer employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.9 higher than Sports Direct employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Marks & Spencer employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Sports Direct employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Marks & Spencer employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Sports Direct employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Marks & Spencer employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Sports Direct employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Marks & Spencer Ceo Steve Rowe
75%
75%Steve Rowe
Marks & Spencer employees rated their CEO Approval 47% higher than Sports Direct employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Sports Direct Ceo Mike Ashley
28%
28%Mike Ashley
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
71%
Marks & Spencer employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 25% higher than Sports Direct employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
46%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
43%
Marks & Spencer employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 26% higher than Sports Direct employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
17%

Salaries

Marks & Spencer has 2,431 more total submitted salaries than Sports Direct.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant450 Salaries
£9/hr
Sales Assistant135 Salaries
£8/hr
Section Manager83 Salaries
£26,068/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant15 Salaries
£6/hr
Casual Sales Assistant169 Salaries
£6/hr
Assistant Manager12 Salaries
£20,613/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Staff discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Marks & Spencer.
  • "Flexible hours" was the most mentioned Pro at Sports Direct.
  • Marks & Spencer had 53 more reviews than Sports Direct that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 383 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 313 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible hours"(in 72 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 31 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"M amp s"(in 115 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 113 reviews)
Cons
"Zero hour contract"(in 113 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 60 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Customer Assistant

I worked at Marks & Spencer part-time for more than a year

Pros

Great people work there, great salary and flexible hours

Cons

With any customer-facing jobs, the public can be difficult

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Sports Direct part-time for less than a year

Pros

- Great working environment - Various jobs - Flexible working - Great learning experience

Cons

None I can think of

Job Postings

Sports Direct has 149 more recently posted open jobs than Marks & Spencer.