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Sports Direct Reviews

Updated 12 December 2018
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  • "Yes it's a zero hour contract but that's never bothered me" (in 95 reviews)

  • "Was on a 0 hour contract which wasn't great as i needed money" (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Progressive"

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    Current Employee - Special Ops in Exeter, England
    Current Employee - Special Ops in Exeter, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Unrelenting in moving forward

    Cons

    Alpha male environment. Crush the competition


  2. "Easy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed interacting with customers and making new friends

    Cons

    Really boring
    Long hours
    No Career prospect

  3. "Sales assistant"

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

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice friendly environment, additional pay every 3 months

    Cons

    Store closing hours are late


  4. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with lots of people.
    Flexible work patterns.

    Cons

    Very long hours, not the greatest of working conditions.


  5. "Somewhat enjoyable"

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    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Macclesfield, England
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Macclesfield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Changeable shifts
    A good manager who is very understanding

    Cons

    Low pay
    Different hours each week which can be difficult to arrange plans around


  6. "Modern day slavery work environment"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good work colleagues and easy way to gain experience.

    Cons

    Zero hour contract and makes you feel like a slave to the system.


  7. "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They offer loads of jobs to young people

    Cons

    Low pay, if you do zero hours they give loads of hours at the start for students and then barely give you any.

  8. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Get along with shop floor colleagues
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Poor management staff from Store manager Above


  9. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Fun, flexible working, commission opportunities

    Cons

    sometimes have to sign out and wait for a manager before you leave without getting paid


  10. "Footwear specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct full-time

    Pros

    Commission/bonus
    20% staff discount
    Good range of clothing

    Cons

    0 Hour contract
    Bad pay rate
    Management are disrespectful
    Takes ages to progress