Sports Direct Reviews

Updated 6 Jul 2020

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3.1
47%
Recommend to a Friend
29%
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Sports Direct Founder & CEO Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley
265 Ratings
Pros
  • "team work friendly colleagues flexible hours good people(in 72 reviews)

  • "Reasonable working hours, one shift could be from 4-7 hours with a half hour to one hour break(in 31 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I apsolutly love the company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shoe Supervisor in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Been with the company 7 years and loving every second of it. And with the scheme thats been added makes working here even better as every ones earnings is in our own hands .

    Cons

    There is no challenge with working here. Its retail Aslong as you communacate with your staff members you day always become enjoyful

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  2. "Sports direct experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TILL OPERATOR in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Sports direct gave me my first ever experience in being apart of an actual company, working on till became very easy for me, they were all extremely friendly towards me as well.

    Cons

    They tend to take it easy on at first because your new and that does get in your when your in certain situations because you don’t have enough experience to do the right thing.

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  3. "Sports direct"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales 

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Poor bonus payments, lots of overtime,

  4. "Good for uni"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good colleagues , fast environment

    Cons

    0 hour contract means you don’t get paid a lot

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  5. "Sales Assistant"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There was overtime options if you wanted it

    Cons

    Had to pay for the uniform Didn't let you leave on time No staff discount

  6. "Sports direct"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Filton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good discount is available

    Cons

    Not much staff working at a time

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  7. "It’s ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pays alright, I guess everything depends on management

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel very overworked

  8. "Great starter place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Assistant in Norwich, England

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I started here when I was 16 and was made to feel very welcome, easy to balance hours alongside studies (sixth form and uni), progression available if talented

    Cons

    tricky customers and lack of training can make things difficult

  9. "An experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Projects in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always opportunities for additional responsibility available

    Cons

    Lack of organisation and nepotism

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  10. "Respect"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Warehouse Operator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    At least you have a job to earn for food long hours with a minimum wage

    Cons

    Long hours , rude treatment, injuries

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