Sports Direct Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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3.0
46%
Recommend to a Friend
29%
Approve of CEO
Sports Direct Founder & CEO Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley
270 Ratings
Pros
  • "team work friendly colleagues flexible hours good people(in 72 reviews)

  • "Reasonable working hours, one shift could be from 4-7 hours with a half hour to one hour break(in 31 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "footwear"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    keeps you on your toes

    Cons

    zero hour contract which means potential limited hours

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  2. "Okay for a first paid job"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Staines, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    20% discount off on clothes

    Cons

    Limited training due to mismanagement as there were very few managers.


  3. "Decent"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Can make more money through commision

    Cons

    Hard work Dealing with lots of customers at once

  4. "Extremely unorganised"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Kingston upon Thames, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    *Flexible hours *Retail experience *20% employee discount (Which is not even that great when compared to other companies)

    Cons

    *Ill treatment to employees (Very rude) *Pay structure is very bad (Cutoff dates are between 10th-15th of every month, So what you have worked for this month, will be paid the next month) *20 min break even for working tirelessly for 7 hours *Poor Management (There is just 1 employee for 10 customers, which delays the whole process of shopping and customers end up getting frustrated) *Poor IT system in Tills (Gets stuck quite frequently) *No security (Staff has to also perform these duties)

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  5. "Fantastic Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England
    Recommends

    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

  6. "Sports direct experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TILL OPERATOR in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sports direct gave me my first ever experience in being apart of an actual company, working on till became very easy for me, they were all extremely friendly towards me as well.

    Cons

    They tend to take it easy on at first because your new and that does get in your when your in certain situations because you don’t have enough experience to do the right thing.

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  7. "Terrible company and management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Watford, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None, the job was very bad

    Cons

    Little flexibility, little hours, terrible pay

  8. "Sports direct"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Filton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good discount is available

    Cons

    Not much staff working at a time

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  9. "It’s ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pays alright, I guess everything depends on management

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel very overworked

  10. "Sports direct"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales 

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Poor bonus payments, lots of overtime,

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