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Sports Direct Reviews

Updated 19 February 2019
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  • "Yes it's a zero hour contract but that's never bothered me" (in 99 reviews)

  • "Was on a 0 hour contract which wasn't great as i needed money" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Interview with the the manager was easy going."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    20% off and the staff are fun to work with.

    Cons

    It's a low paying job. Other than that it's not that bad.


  2. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Store Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good bonus schemes.
    Progression is achievable.

    Cons

    Can work long hours.
    Budgets are tight.
    Tough kpis.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that you train your staff well to get all the jobs done and kpis achieved.

  3. "Easy but a bit dead"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible
    Shorts in summer
    Decent colleagues

    Cons

    Poor uniform
    Poor shifts
    Poor hygiene!!!

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  4. "DONT WORK HERE!!!"

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    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance, easy interview.

    Cons

    Everything else you can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Zero-Hour contracts.


  5. "Part Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and good management.

    Cons

    I could not fault my experience at Sports Direct.


  6. "Footwear"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice staff
    Discount on Thursdays

    Cons

    Discount only 20%
    Low pay for yougsters


  7. "zero-hours contract"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    I learned customer service skills and how to help customers confidently. I also learned time-management as the store was often busy so I had to be efficient.

    Cons

    At sports direct you got spoken to rudely on a daily basis by the managers. the pay way really poor and so were the hours. a lot of the time the managers wouldn't do any work they'd just stand out in the back talking to one another about nights out etc.
    Really unorganised

  8. "Sport direct romford"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Free uniform and regular shifts

    Cons

    Can’t talk when you’re working to your colleagues at all of staff have a go at you. Bad uniform. Sometimes 6am shifts outside for part timers. Don’t give proper training.


  9. "Selfish!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Walsall, England
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Walsall, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, they treat workers like slaves.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility, even as a student you cannot be flexible with your hours.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront with what you expect from people, pay a fairer wage.


  10. "Sports direct"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours - great whilst studying or caring for children.
    Fun and friendly staff.
    Can make good commission through selling items to customers.

    Cons

    Depending on managers, can get on your back and make thew job more stressful than it needs to be.
    Sometimes too much emphasis but on selling 'own brand' items instead of customer service.