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Decathlon Reviews

Updated 19 July 2018
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  • "Work life balance goes for a toss" (in 40 reviews)

  • "No work life balance and pay is comparatively low for a product retail company" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "INCREDIBLE COMPANY"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Decathlon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy in your work
    Self-development
    Atmosphere
    Company culture

    Cons

    Salary could be better
    Work/Life Balance


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of passionate sportsman
    A lot of independence

    Cons

    Retail work hours and low pay

  3. "Virtually impossible to advance within the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy interview and quite a nice little job to work in while you're studying

    Cons

    The branch I was working in was seriously understaffed so everyone was very frustrated with the management. If you wanted to progress within the department and become, say, a department manager, they would almost always consider an outside application over yours as 'we don't believe you'd have enough authority over people you've worked with for so long'....


  4. "Professionalism"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England

    I have been working at Decathlon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company with real values and objectives.

    Cons

    The entire company should be more profesional. They are not trained, neither management nor sales assistant. Many times they cannot cope with situations which require a bit more than a basic knowledge or skill.
    Employees at Decathlon are not really in the focus; there is no HR department and the management is not trained or skilled to cope with this part of their role.

    Advice to Management

    promote only the most suitable members for manager position and give everyone trainings. Then make sure that they apply the acquired knowledge. Pay attention and recognise those who are genuin and work hard.
    Deal with employees more.


  5. "Great Company to work for! Especially if you love the outdoors!"

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    Former Employee - Sports Advisor in Sheffield, England
    Former Employee - Sports Advisor in Sheffield, England

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

    Pros

    - Great to work with people with share a passion of sports and the outdoors
    - Great organised activities as a perk of the job, e.g. bike rides and hikes on the weekends

    Cons

    - Can be long hours occasionally


  6. "Amazing opportunities to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Decathlon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of european - multicultural people to work with. Great opportunities to grow/move up the ladder. Staff discount!

    Cons

    No paid overtime. Sometimes overworked


  7. "Not a good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in London, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Decathlon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are none I can say

    Cons

    Forced to do overtime and not get paid.
    All managers were really bad and nasty.

  8. "Appalling management"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Decathlon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Sales advisors are great, really friendly, enthusiastic and fun to be around. They like to have a life outside of work and are like a family.

    Cons

    Higher management are appalling. Double standards when it comes to rules, no support and poor communication. Three managers left in the space of 2 months because of the lack of support and the constant blame. One store manager went to Nando’s with their family when they were meant to be duty - not particularly professional.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to explain things to everyone. Avoid double standards and don’t take your personal issues out on your employees. It’s hard to deal with a manager that’s mood changes so frequently. Don’t lie about the opportunities that don’t exist.


  9. "Decathlon Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Decathlon part-time

    Pros

    It was Sales Assistant. The working environment was good. Not stressful at all.

    Cons

    They don't have many staff, I was always busy.


  10. "Great Community"

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    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never had a bad day at work, thoroughly enjoyed it, so much more than stacking shelves.

    Cons

    None! Genuinely a great place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Get the teams involved more in the business :)

    Decathlon Response

    30 Apr 2018 – Recruitment Leader

    Thank you for the fantastic review from working in our Reading store! We're very happy you enjoyed your time at Decathlon. I will pass on your feedback to the store team to congratulate them.


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