Sports Direct Reviews

Updated 14 May 2021

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3.3
46%
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Sports Direct Founder & CEO Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley
384 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours and reasonable pay for the job(in 83 reviews)

  • "Good part time job as a student(in 35 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "It’s a zero hour contract so unless you are on a full time contract you not entitled to any furloughed pay(in 130 reviews)

  • "Long hours and for me it’s a long drive(in 76 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Job

      16 Apr 2021 - Sales Associate in Birmingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Team to work with, flexible, rate pay. bonus scheme could be better

      Cons

      None really, was flexible when needed to be.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      14 May 2021 - Sales Associate in Leeds, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Happy place to work :)

      Cons

      Very busy and rude customers

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Staff member

      12 May 2021 - Sales Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good staff. flexible hours , great atmosphere

      Cons

      Pay rate per hour thats it

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing

      12 May 2021 - Retailer in Oldham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nothing wrong and provide suitable working conditions and good pay

      Cons

      Nothing wrong as everything is suitable

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      None

      9 May 2021 - Customer Assistant in Ealing, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Friendly, accomodating, nice, easy going, team work

      Cons

      I just started working here and hope to enhance my retail skills.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Retail

      8 May 2021 - Student in Hornchurch, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good job Short manageable hours to work

      Cons

      Zero hour It was ok to work

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good part time work

      7 May 2021 - Sales Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Standard retail job Good hours and nice team of people

      Cons

      Shift changes on short notice

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Shift work favouritism

      27 Apr 2021 - Cast Member - Part Time in Feltham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Being part time they can be a bit “flexible” to suit your work life balance. Stock check days means more hours and more money.

      Cons

      Being on a zero hour contract means if management doesn’t like you, you’re going to get less and less shifts. Pressure to sell KPIs when customers really don’t want any means less shifts no matter how well you try and sell the products.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good for part time work

      2 May 2021 - Team Member in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Environment, skills, crew, hours, and uniform

      Cons

      The pay is slightly lower than what you would expect.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Not Bad

      20 Apr 2021 - Sales Assistant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Commission is great if you are able to work on footwear section, management was easy to work for, great teamwork and team spirit throughout. Great benefits for working with the company (discounts in Mike's other stores like House of Fraser, Jack Wills, GAME etc).

      Cons

      My shop was slightly sexist as all girls were made to work on tills were you earn little commission while all the boys were placed in footwear were all the commission is really made. During busy periods like Christmas, you were made to work ridiculous amounts of hours (for me it was close to 50 hours a week) as head office refused to let us employ more staff even when badly needed.

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