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Updated 13 October 2018
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  • "Yes it's a zero hour contract but that's never bothered me" (in 90 reviews)

  • "Was on a 0 hour contract which wasn't great as i needed money" (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "sports direct"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Manchester, England

    I worked at Sports Direct (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place to work in

    Cons

    nothing to be honest really.


  2. "Okay for flexibility, not the best for pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Zero hour contract so flexible

    Cons

    Certain times you cannot book off even on a zero hour contract, e.g. over Christmas

  3. "Good for a first job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Debenham, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Debenham, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Busy atmosphere and difficult customers

    Advice to Management

    More organised


  4. "Sales Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Great staff, team environment for the most part

    Cons

    Pay periods are delayed by one month


  5. "Sales assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Direct full-time

    Pros

    All was good in that place

    Cons

    Nothing was bad in that place


  6. "Customer assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not a lot but easy money in the store I was in

    Cons

    0 hour contract can be tiring.

    Advice to Management

    Treat sales people with more respect and results will increase.


  7. "Sales assistant"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wigan, England
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wigan, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Self learning about the industry.

    Cons

    Rotation change of your work hours.
    Some times you'll have 40 hours one week, next week you might have 5 hours.

  8. "Seasonal Sales Adviser"

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

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    The workers in Sports Direct are kind and helpful and make working there a very enjoyable experience.

    Cons

    Not much flexibility in shifts.


  9. "Sports Direct"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Hours always given despite 0 hour contract
    - Paid above minimum wage
    - Flexible with holiday, useful for students.

    Cons

    - Experienced staff are overworked but paid the same as those who don't do as much
    - Can be stressful as managers can take out frustrations on staff


  10. "Good summer job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Wisbech, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Wisbech, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of hours
    Good atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor pay
    Poor facilities for staff


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