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Sports Direct Reviews

Updated 24 Mar 2020

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3.0
42%
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29%
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Sports Direct Founder & CEO Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley
253 Ratings
Pros
  • "team work friendly colleagues flexible hours good people(in 69 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. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    The people are really nice and the pay is good if you get the hours

    Cons

    None that i could think of

    Sports Direct2019-12-06
  2. "SD Christmas temp"

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    Former Employee - Christmas Temp Sales Assistant 

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Decent hours Straight forward interview Easy training

    Cons

    Pay is a bit low

    Sports Direct2020-03-22
  3. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is what you expect it to be really

    Cons

    No more than a regular retail job

    Sports Direct2020-03-18
  4. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Solihull, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible and Reliable. Calm and Easy.

    Cons

    Not a lot of support for progression

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    Sports Direct2020-03-08
  5. "Great student job"

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    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours Great environment Suitable wage

    Cons

    Can't think of any, great job for students

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    Sports Direct2020-03-04
  6. "Fine as a temporary job, nothing more"

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    Former Employee - Registered Sales Assistant in Bury, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not difficult work on a day to day basis

    Cons

    Pressure by management to push certain items such as reusable bags

    Sports Direct2020-03-14
  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Really great culture at Sports Direct.

    Cons

    Pay is very low in comparison to other corporations.

    Sports Direct2020-02-24
  8. "Overall good job for students"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    really friendly, flexible, fun to earn commission on tills or shoes. 20% discount.

    Cons

    Should pay 0 hour contract staff more because they get very few hours eg 2 four hour shifts and one 3 hour shift a week. Not enough rotation of staff on tills and shoes so regular shoe staff earn 10x as much commission than till staff who only earn 5-15p per bag for life. No cash refund policy results in till staff getting abused by customers. On the job training so new staff feel thrown in at the deep end even though management are meant to follow the training structure in new staff’s welcome book.

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    Sports Direct2020-02-22
  9. "Worked here for a year"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Sales in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supervisors can be horrible and management doesn't take complaints seriously.

    Cons

    Can take time off easily due to the 0 hour contract

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    Sports Direct2020-02-18
  10. "Hell"

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

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

    Pros

    They allowed us to go home on occasion

    Cons

    Worst place to work in UK , hell on Earth.

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    Sports Direct2020-03-24
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