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Updated 20 January 2018
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Sports Authority Chief Executive Officer Michael E. Foss
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  • Some of upper management not easy to work with (in 67 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is a challenge, but this is common in most of retail (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great work environment."

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

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Focus on innovation and development of new ideas.

    Cons

    Unfortunately Sports Authority has since gone out of business.


  2. "review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    relaxed, good people, flexible, honest coworkers

    Cons

    stressful at times, management,pay,


  3. "The Management was not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the people and the products.

    It was a good job while going to school

    Cons

    The management was not pleasant.


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  5. "Was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Authority full-time

    Pros

    Staff that I worked with was great. The customers that we dealt with were awesome.

    Cons

    As much as I loved working for the company it went out of business in 2016 to poor leadership at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Manage by leading instead of looking what is best for lining your pockets with cash.


  6. "Hardlines Manager"

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Manager in Orland Hills, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Hardlines Manager in Orland Hills, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great discount. Great with scheduling. Working there was more like working with another family.

    Cons

    My only complaint is that all Sports Authority’s closed down due to bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    Great job while being there.


  7. "Sports Authority"

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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 Authority part-time

    Pros

    Working in retail there was a team mentality with the other employees. It was both a competitive and collaborative environment. Overall friendly.

    Cons

    Daily work would often be repetitive. Not an ideal working situation for someone who wants variety in their day to day working life.

    Advice to Management

    Creating a larger variety of working opportunities for employees so that there is less repetitiveness within the company. Creating more diversity.


  8. "Co- Manager"

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere, product, customers, and vendor training

    Cons

    Work/life balance, schedule, upper management, and no value of employees

    Advice to Management

    Good while it lasted.


  9. "Poor Work Environment & Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Senior Cash Lead in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Cash Lead in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some flexibility in ability to create own schedule (part-time). They were good about working around my school hours for the most part.

    Cons

    Toxic leadership group. Main managers had a very poor attitude and were not customer-focused at all. Pushed Loyalty rewards to the point that it would turn customers away and annoy them. Poor store layout. Very minimal opportunities for growth/raise as a 20+ hour a week part time employee.

    Advice to Management

    Bring a positive attitude to work.


  10. "Manager"

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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 Authority full-time

    Pros

    The people were very dedicated

    Cons

    Sales decline, mixed messages and uncertainty


  11. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Sports Authority part-time

    Pros

    Some good managers, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Very mundane tasks


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