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Sports Direct Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2020

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3.0
36%
Recommend to a Friend
26%
Approve of CEO
Sports Direct Founder & CEO Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley
240 Ratings
Pros
  • "team work friendly colleagues flexible hours good people(in 67 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Zero hour contract so there would be days you don't go in at all(in 110 reviews)

  • "Long hours / contracted hours, understaffed(in 55 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Very good"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Good Company To Work For When You're A Student"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, easy to change and swap shifts,

    Cons

    Management, hard to get commission,

    Sports Direct2020-01-14
  3. "Average experience"

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    Former Employee - Team Member 

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

    Pros

    Managers are supportive and help with training

    Cons

    Low pay and very long hours

    Sports Direct2020-01-14
  4. "job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant 

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

    Pros

    loved the management team, really supportive.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours.

    Sports Direct2019-12-31
  5. "Very Low Pay"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Electrician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Nice staff Events were held at the store which made it all a bit more fun

    Cons

    Very low hourly pay Expected to do quite a lot for such little pay

    Sports Direct2020-01-13
  6. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Resourcer in Shirebrook, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good bonus scheme Good career prospects

    Cons

    Not supportive to staff Once they decide your face doesn’t fit they will work to get you out of the company. Poor employee complaints procedure

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favouritism in head office departments

    Sports Direct2019-12-19
  7. "Bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Retail Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the other employees are potentially nice and easy to work with

    Cons

    Treated badly by management. When I first started there as a christmas temporary employee, I was given the worst of jobs, like sorting hangers in boxes into different sizes for a full shift.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better

    Sports Direct2020-01-22
  8. "Don't work here, it's not great"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    there are no feasible pros to working here

    Cons

    dark, dingy, depressing, disrespectful, tedious

    Sports Direct2019-12-12
  9. "Disorganised"

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    Current Employee - Shop Assistant in York, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively easy work, I'm just on tills

    Cons

    Long hours, zero hour contract so only know your hours a week in advance. disorganised - told three separate managers about my holiday and none of them communicated or remembered and gave me hours I couldn't do. Also give me hours when I say I'm not available and if I say I can't do a shift/time they give me the longest shifts the next week

    Advice to Management

    Be more friendly and don't throw new recruits into the deep end - it's stressful

    Sports Direct2019-12-11
  10. "minimum wage"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice team to work with

    Cons

    minimum wage, bad working conditions

    Sports Direct2019-12-23
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