Sports Direct Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2021

To filter reviews, or .

Found 1,420 of over 1,594 reviews

3.2
45%
Recommend to a Friend
36%
Approve of CEO
Sports Direct Founder & CEO Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley
434 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours and reasonable pay for the job(in 83 reviews)

  • "Good part time job as a student(in 35 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "It’s a zero hour contract so unless you are on a full time contract you not entitled to any furloughed pay(in 130 reviews)

  • "Long hours and for me it’s a long drive(in 76 reviews)

  • More Pros and Cons
    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      I apsolutly love the company

      Mar 17, 2016 - Shoe Supervisor in Sydney
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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

      Continue reading
      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Ok for a part-time job.

      Oct 17, 2020 - Sales Assistant in Northampton
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good social place to work in.

      Cons

      Some managers are good and some are bully.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      team members

      Oct 27, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Geelong
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      they had good management workers

      Cons

      the pay they was very bad

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good if flexible and independently hard working

      Jul 28, 2021 - Customer Assistant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very flexible and a positive place for those who will work hard and learn quick. The management are happier to help you when you need it when you are willing to help when they need it. The 0 hour contract suited me as a student, specially during holidays when I needed more hours. For the right person it is a great place to work and I thoroughly enjoyed the job.

      Cons

      If they feel you are not good enough, you will know about it. Not because they will tell you but because you will notice your reduced hours and you will get the worse jobs.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      It’s alright, I guess

      May 25, 2021 - Casual Sales Assistant in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      It’s a super friendly environment to work, the 0 hour contract allows flexibility for you and really works well for people who can’t commit to a set amount of hours or days every week. For people who enjoy sports, it really feels like quite the easy task as you spend all day getting to talk to customers and advise them on stuff you most likely will already know. Finally, there is some good discounts which extend beyond just sports direct but to sister companies like USC and Flannels too!!

      Cons

      Every pro has a catch and the 0 hour contract catch is that numerous times, managers will change your hours a day or two before your shift starts. This really is annoying and always prevents you from putting anything firmly planned in place. You also can feel like you don’t have a voice when something is being done wrong. We were short staffed and so for two weeks it was work 12 hours with 30 minutes break or, quite simply quit but not for everybody is that possible. Managers at my store will frequently go out while on shift to the local coffee shop for a drink because “they’re managers”. Also, you work for Mike Ashley so you must be mindful that one too many customers for some reason think it’s alright to be rude to you for helping his business run successfully (they’ll tell you this while spending money in his successfully run stores).

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Generally a good place to work.

      Aug 2, 2021 - Sales Assistant in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible Hours. Able to transfer store.

      Cons

      Can’t always get as many hours as you want.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Sales Assitant

      Jul 30, 2021 - MSC Student in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great job for communication practice

      Cons

      No major cons of yet but busy hours makes can be tiering

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Enjoyable

      Jul 27, 2021 - Sales Assistant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Friendly colleagues and a great place to work

      Cons

      0 hour so get called on a specific rotor rather than set shifts (can be be a pro or a con)

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Nice

      Jul 20, 2021 - Student in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You have to cope with the busy atmosphere. I get to have a lot of talks with friendly customers which i enjoy

      Cons

      Very hectic and a lot of cleaning up to do always. But its to be expected everywhere.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Didn’t enjoy

      Aug 5, 2021 - Retail Sales Assistant in Stockton-on-Tees, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Over worked under paid didn’t enjoy

      Cons

      Didn’t have a good experience

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    Viewing 1 - 10 of 1,420 Reviews

    Popular Careers with Sports Direct Job Seekers

    JobsSalariesInterviews

    Work at Sports Direct? Share Your Experiences

    Sports Direct logo
    or