Sports Authority Reviews

Updated 26 April 2015
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Pros
  • Made some friends working there but that's about it aside from the employee discount (in 59 reviews)

  • The discount is good at cost plus 10% (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Management would often pressure associates to sell extended coverage plans, insoles and rewards and if goals were not met, associates take the blame (in 17 reviews)

  • The compensation is not good unless you are upper management (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Repetitive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daly City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daly City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Sports Authority (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Recognition
    People
    Discount
    Flexible work schedule
    Company discount with 24

    Cons

    Payroll not to support employees
    Dress code
    Lazy co-workers
    Medical

  2. Sales Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodside, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodside, NY (US)

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great co-workers, Excellent Discount

    Cons

    Managers have favs, No promotions

  3. Outdoor Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing training during my first few days on the job, very trustworthy co-workers and supervisors. Great pay for a retail store.

    Cons

    Hours during the holiday can be long and and fluctuates throughout November and December, but I knew that i would expect that due to the busiest time of the year for Sports Authority.

    Advice to Management

    Great staff, very knowledgeable, willing to help with work no matter the size of job or the department. Fun and somewhat stress free environment!

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  5. Good for part-time

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Discount - Cost plus %15
    Fun Coworkers - I loved my coworkers, I worked in a college town so my coworkers were really great
    Interesting clients - The customers were always fairly interesting

    Cons

    Corporate - The people directly above store managers (regional managers) or assest protection were some of the worst people I've met. They were sneaky and demanding.
    Unrealistic Expectations for both employees and stores - loyalty scores and labor hour cuts

  6. Good hours, management not great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Associate in Manchester, NH (US)
    Former Employee - Merchandise Associate in Manchester, NH (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a merchandise associate I was able to work from around 7am-2pm Mon-Fri.
    Pay was decent and above minimum wage at the time.
    Relaxed atmosphere being in the store before it opens.

    Cons

    Sometimes had to backload hours ex: work 9-2 Mon-Thursday and 6am-6pm at times to unload trucks. No prior notice either.
    Management expected merchandisers to his the same sales goals as the hourly sales staff while attending to other merchandising duties.
    Management was unrealistic of expectations and could never make up their minds on merchandise planning or store layouts. Need clearer visions.

    Advice to Management

    Relax and ease off employees. Sometimes people work hard all day and cant give more than they do.
    Be realistic of expectations.

  7. Apparel Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sports Authority part-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good for people with OCD

    Cons

    Scheduling is not the best

  8. Helpful (1)

    Visual Merchandiser

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Ramsey, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Ramsey, NJ (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly work atmosphere. Managers and team leaders are very responsible and fair. Flexible work hours. If you work hard you will have the opportunity to be promoted.

    Cons

    Corporate seems to be untimely and overloads management with conflicting tasks. For example, even though receiving is cluttered because of lack of space for back stock, corporate continues to send an unreasonable amount of freight even though it cannot possibly go out on the floor.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate could be a bit more organized in the way they deliver merchandising tasks to management. Other than that, great job.

  9. Softlines Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *Upper Management
    *Discount
    *Structured Floor Sets/Planograms
    *Growth Opportunities
    *Fun work Environment

    Cons

    *Not enough Payroll for tasks like Markdowns, RTVs, and Floor sets.
    *Loyalty Reward Expectations for cashiers
    *ECP Expectations for Cashiers

    Advice to Management

    I believe if the company were to schedule a few overnights a week to process freight, it would benefit the business. Doing so would give more coverage on the sales floor, and more product would be on the sales floor rather than sitting in the warehouse all day and night.

  10. Footwear Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great commission if you work at it, very flexible with school schedule, very nice company with great ethics and morals.

    Cons

    Fronting and the end of the night can take a long time, so make sure you are prepared for that every single night.

  11. Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority

    Pros

    Starting pay is higher than most companies'

    Cons

    Nothing. Doesn't apply for Sports Authority.

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