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SportsDirect Reviews

Updated 19 Jul 2018

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  1. "Sports Direct-best place for career development"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SportsDirect full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to go further within the company, you just need to prove yourself! Very good team, always there to help. And always very professional and friendly! Flexible working time, especially fo students or working mothers who can't work full shifts every week. On the job training from sport giants like Nike and Adidas for free. Staff discounts from the first day at work. Amazing commission scheme for...

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    Cons

    Sometimes it can be very stressful during busy periods, like in any other job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the good work, team! We are the UK's No 1 sports retailer!

    SportsDirect2016-03-16
  2. "it was ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at SportsDirect part-time

    Pros

    easy to get job it was

    Cons

    manager were nasty a lot

    SportsDirect2018-07-19
  3. "Casual Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SportsDirect part-time

    Pros

    The advantage of working at sports direct is you get commission added on you pay and also discount for working their.

    Cons

    The downside of working at sports direct is the cut off dates on you pay waiting for the next month and also the pay is a bit low.

    SportsDirect2018-06-16
  4. "Good as a part-time Student Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SportsDirect part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very flexible working opportunities, we were all able to work within our availability which was perfect whilst studying at university. Good career opportunities if you are offered. I was given multiple pay rises, given the opportunity to do 2 modern apprenticeships for free and learned loads of new skills. Although it gets a bad press, I learned so much here especially how to deal with difficult customers (internal...

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    Cons

    Favouritism was common which is good if close with the management but not good for others. Although good career opportunities if offered, very few permanent positions available and I know lots of people who were there for years who wanted permanent positions but they weren't able to offer them.

    Advice to Management

    Make some of the long-term staff permanent as they are very loyal to the SD brand.

    SportsDirect2018-03-11
  5. "Good but..."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at SportsDirect for more than a year

      Pros

      Good pay with incentives for young people

      Cons

      Monthly pay hard to progress

      SportsDirect2017-11-26
    • "Sports direct part time sales assistant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at SportsDirect part-time

      Pros

      0 hour contract works well in your favour if you’re a student as the job can be left open for you when returning home over the holidays.

      Cons

      Negative reviews in the press and no refund policy means you often have to deal with a lot of customer complaints

      SportsDirect2017-11-29
    • "Zero hours contracts work both ways"

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      Current Employee - Casual Retail Assistante in Southend-on-Sea, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Flexible (due to zero hours contract), good staff discount, social staff

      Cons

      Hours can vary wildly because of zero hours contract

      Advice to Management

      Training on different departments would be nice, and once trained having varied departments per shift would be good.

      SportsDirect2017-02-17
    • "Sales assistant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at SportsDirect part-time

      Pros

      Staff discount is the only good reason

      Cons

      Some of the staff behaves like they are managers You have to be available to work anytime but if you want to work more they never give you hours

      Advice to Management

      You should change this zero hour contract

      SportsDirect2017-02-18
    • "I don't even know what to say"

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

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

      Pros

      it had better pay than my current employer. recieved bonuses too.

      Cons

      -The management were terrible. Rude to customers and colleagues, when they didn't like someone they got rid of them not by firing them directly but by not putting their names on the shift schedule. mainly people who werent white got "let go" and talked about. there was a team meeting i attended where the manager stated "watch out for thieves especially those romanians and polish theyre the worst". Excuse me. since when...

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      Advice to Management

      sort it out. all of the management needs retraining. Or just employ new staff because whatever the hell was going on was not right.

      SportsDirect2017-01-03
    • "Casual Sales Assistant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at SportsDirect

      Pros

      Friendly People Okay Pay Commision can be good

      Cons

      Males are only on shoes Management not the best

      SportsDirect2016-07-04
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