Sports Authority Interview Questions

Updated 22 Sep 2014
Updated 22 Sep 2014
133 Interview Reviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview Details

    One interview lasting about 15 minutes. This took place instore with the department manager i would work under. There were a few questions but nothing too wild. I was called in for the interview because i was able to provide a level of expertise that no one else in the store had.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you went above and beyond to solve a problem at a previous job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Alexandria, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alexandria, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview Details

    very easy interview. They'll just ask what sport or department you feel most comfortable working in. I choose footwear because certain shoes you sale you can get commission for.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    In person interview that lasted about twenty minutes. Asked about sales and customer service experience but nothing too specific. Wanted to know when I could start and I was offered the job right on the spot. Filled out all forms and was ready to go the next week. Interviewer was the store manager and was friendly. Liked what I had to say and was happy with responses that I gave

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Visual/Merchandising Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview Details

    Began by talking about my previous work history. The manager was very rude and told me my previous jobs weren't real jobs...? Not sure how but whatever. Asked simple questions such as what do i know about sports authority, why should they hire me over previous people they interviewed

    Interview Questions
    • If someone who knew you very well was interviewing with us what would they say you need to work on   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Got offered a higher paying job

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview Details

    The Interview was very professional and pretty quick as well. They asked standard interview questions that weren't difficult to answer at all. The company is very detail oriented and they wanted the best sales person for the job.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a call within 2 weeks. The most difficult part of the interview was picking any item in the store and try to "sell" it to another person participating in the group interview. I picked a sports bra because I know which ones are best for running. The managers loved that I was different and made it funny when I was "selling" it to a male interviewee.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the item and features of it and sell it to your "customer" (the interviewee).   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate my hours but not pay. Pay was minimum wage with commission.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview Details

    asked about technical skills and approach towards a problem, organizational skill questions
    some stupid psycho questions, meant more like wasting time, irrelevant to the job
    felt like there was conflict b/w managers and the other person trying to build a team

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Woburn, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woburn, MA (US)
    Interview Details

    It was very fast. I applied on the weekend, interviewed the following week and was offered a position on the spot, for a drug test the next day. The manager was great.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Sports Authority.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was a bit annoying since they mostly only hire previous employees or if you get referred by a current employee like I did. I had to keep calling to ask for an interview which their reply would be within 3 days. Then I would call on the third day just to hear the same response. Had to walk in to talk to them personally to finally get an interview which was very simple. Basic questions like why work here, past experience

    Interview Questions
    • What is more important to you, making a customer smile or say thank you?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Application Details

    interviewed at Sports Authority in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by phone. Group interviewed. Asked about availability. Previous retail experience. Showed a couple tasks in the back. Showed merchandise and walked on floor. Learned about company. Talked with managers. Easy and to the point.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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