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Sports Authority Reviews

Updated 17 July 2017
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Sports Authority Chief Executive Officer Michael E. Foss
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  • Communication takes a while to trickle down from upper management (in 64 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is a challenge, but this is common in most of retail (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Boys club"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Autonomy was nice for merchandising

    Cons

    Lots of drama and negativity by people who could've spent their free time working


  2. "Merchandise Manager"

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

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Loved the store layout, great brand name products.

    Cons

    Corporate was focused on the wrong areas, looking to sell warranties and points memberships

    Advice to Management

    Their methods didn't work since they are out of business.


  3. "Human Resrouces Information Systems Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - HRIS Coordinator in Englewood, CO (US)
    Former Employee - HRIS Coordinator in Englewood, CO (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good experience, amazing co workers, wonderful benefits

    Cons

    A lot of work which ends up in a lot of overtime


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  5. "Sales Associate"

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

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    The manager was generally relaxed

    Cons

    Fluctuating hours every week, one week might have 30 hours the next 10 hours.


  6. "Tech Services"

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

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    I had incredible in store management throughout my time at Sports Authority. Still keep in touch with them today.

    Cons

    Terrible upper level management. Didn't listen to the store level very much, which created a disconnect between consumer and store.

    Advice to Management

    Better financial decisions


  7. "Okay Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Great management team and work environment.

    Cons

    Did not get the best hours.


  8. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    The company was great but not a great ending

    Cons

    It had so much potential


  9. "Customer Service"

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

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Good discounts and great locations

    Cons

    Lots of tasks to do. It can get hectic

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  10. "Good connections, bad benefits"

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

    Pros

    They really did everything to accommodate everyone's schedules, while also providing reasonable treatment of employees.

    Cons

    Well the company went bankrupt and as a result closed many stores, severely diminishing the amount of jobs available.


  11. "CASHIER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    schedule was flexible for students

    Cons

    not much skill or high pay for future


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