Sports Direct Employee Reviews about "zero hour contract"

Updated 6 Aug 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. "Good entry level job"

    3.0
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    Former Contractor - Retail Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct

    Pros

    Laid back management ability to earn commission

    Cons

    Zero hour contract, lack of progression

  2. "Ok for a first job"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Maidstone, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff are laidback and happy to cover shifts if needed

    Cons

    Zero hours contract so you’re not guaranteed hours at all Management very cliquey


  3. "Its okay, but just get about 6 months exp and go somewhere else"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    zero hour contract good for busy university students

    Cons

    unprofessional. react badly to shift change requests despite being within the time frame to request it. Bad management in general with a bad attitude. No opportunity given to move into shoes to gain more commission, seems to be reserved for select employees only, unfair.

  4. "Zero hours contract"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Casual Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, apart from the zero hours contract doesn't usually give you zero hours.

    Cons

    Everything about working at sports direct.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "They'll employ anyone"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Maidstone, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good first job to get experience. Easy to juggle with school because zero hour contract

    Cons

    Sexist departments- girls always on tills, boys always on shop floor selling footwear. intimidating staff quite unprofessional

  6. "Okay"

    3.0
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    Former Contractor - Retail Assistant in Chatham, England

    I worked at Sports Direct for less than a year

    Pros

    Good job to fit around studies. Commission scheme to earn more.

    Cons

    Zero hour contract. Not a great working culture. Low paid. Commission scheme tends to favour putting guys on footwear where you can earn a lot more. Girls tend to be put on tills where you earn barely any commission.

  7. "Zero hour contract"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly customers and always busy so time flies.

    Cons

    Zero hour contract so your shifts are nit guaranteed. Only get 3 hours shifts to avoid them giving you breaks. Minimum wage.

  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. "Ok"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Comfortable uniform, flexible hours, easy to make friends

    Cons

    Minimum wage, tough targets and Zero hours

  10. "i dont know"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    make comission on some sales through the 5 star system

    Cons

    On a zero hour contract

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