Sports Direct Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 22 Jul 2020

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Sports Direct Founder & CEO Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley
304 Ratings
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  • "team work friendly colleagues flexible hours good people(in 73 reviews)

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

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  1. "Not that bad, but bad"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Supervisor 

    I have been working at Sports Direct full-time

    Pros

    Payment guarantee Discounts in a lot of stuff

    Cons

    Long hours No motivation Bad management from head office

  2. "Awful"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Shirebrook, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Store discount was good - some opportunities for progression

    Cons

    Culture built on fear, Long hours, Rubbish pay

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  3. "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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  4. "The pay and work expectations did not line up"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It did not take long to start working once hired

    Cons

    Long Hours Little Flexibility Not worth it for the amount of money you are paid

  5. "sports direct"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Team Member in Hemel Hempstead, England

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    colleagues were lovely not much else really...

    Cons

    very long hours with very little pay short breaks

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    "Worst company! Steer clear"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Southend-on-Sea, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary was good compared to the same job in a different company.

    Cons

    Everything! Full timers/supervisors picked up all the work when staff were sent home. Expected to change store. Worked ridiculously long hours (use the waiver you sign for the bonus to get around WTD)

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  7. "Average experience"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Team Member 

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

    Pros

    Managers are supportive and help with training

    Cons

    Low pay and very long hours

  8. "Disorganised"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Shop Assistant in York, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively easy work, I'm just on tills

    Cons

    Long hours, zero hour contract so only know your hours a week in advance. disorganised - told three separate managers about my holiday and none of them communicated or remembered and gave me hours I couldn't do. Also give me hours when I say I'm not available and if I say I can't do a shift/time they give me the longest shifts the next week

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  9. "Not so great"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Customer Service 

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    some flexible hours Bonus to earn more student-friendly discounts

    Cons

    long hours working managers maltreating some workers

  10. "Dont bother applying"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Cast Member in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is no pros not even the discount is worth it

    Cons

    Long hours, terrible pay, terrible commission structure. You will become a kpi robot and get treated awful by managers and customers. Unless you sleep with a manager there is no progression

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