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Sales Representative (Former Employee), San Diego,CAOctober 19, 2014
I learned how to upsale to add on to a customers items.
Management style was poor.
Coworkers made the days go by easier.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the knowledge attained.
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Productive place with friendly work enviroment
Department Head (Former Employee), Glendora, CAOctober 9, 2014
Pros: friendly atompshere
Cons: a place you can not have growth in
Very friendly working atmosphere, a family owned business
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A fun and challenging place to work for outdoor enthusiasts
Front End Manager (Current Employee), West Jordan, UTSeptember 22, 2014
Pros: discount after 90 days of employment
Cons: pay is not the best, no sick time available, vacation only after 1 yr.
A typical day at work consists of helping people find what they are looking for in a particular sport. I have learned the merchandising techniques of Sport Chalet and the requirements of moving forward in the company. Everyone that I currently work with is full of energy and loves the sports that they are selling. Pasion is one thing that keeps everything – more... flowing. The hardest part of the job is the "retail hours" 7 days a week, either opening or closing and working the weekends. Sport Chalet has been a great adventure for me. – less
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Poor
General Manager (Former Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 16, 2014
The company in more interested in selling add-on's that are not in the customers best interest.
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I wouldn't waste my time
Shipping and receiving/bicycles (Current Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 15, 2014
Pros: discounts, free rentals
Cons: everything else
This is quite a depressing job at this point, it used to be a decent company, but after a 6 year wage freeze, no one has any drive to do their job well. They aggressively push frivolous add-ons, like master cards and extended warranties and threaten to cut your hours if you don't meet their goals. Don't expect anything more than minimum wage. Communication – more... between management and employees is atrocious and your lucky to see your schedule 2 days before the week of.

Only way I could recommend this job is if you can actually whittle your schedule down to once or twice a week, because the discounts and free rentals are it's only perks. And you are going to want to spend as little time here as possible.

The 2 stars is based on the aforementioned ideal super part time status if you can finagle it. Other wise there should be a no star option. – less
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Relax workplace
Cashier (Former Employee), West Jordan, UTSeptember 2, 2014
Pros: flexible schedules
Cons: poor management
Welcomed the customers and ran the register. I learned to be more outgoing and talkative. Management was absent a lot of the time and left important decisions up to the employees, The hardest part of the job was trying to run things when management wasn't around. I enjoyed interacting with people and learning about all the activities Sport Chalet has – more... to offer. – less
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Great place to work as a part timer
Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee), San Diego, CAAugust 24, 2014
Pros: employee discount, free rentals, some free events, great coworkers.
Cons: management and higher management, frequently struggling for hours even as a full timer.
This place was awesome to work at at first. There are some good perks on rentals and gear in the store, good employee discount. But once I became a full timer and started to see more closely on how the store ran, all the bad came out. Management is awful, the efficiency of the store is awful, everything just went downhill and it's continuing to do so.
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Great opportunity to enhance your customer service and sales skills.
General Athletics Sales (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZAugust 14, 2014
Overall a great learning experience. Working in such a fast paced environment makes you focus on organization and time management along with superior customer service which is very beneficial.
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Not a fun store to work at
SCUBA Sales Representative (Former Employee), Glendora, CAAugust 7, 2014
Pros: discount
Cons: everything else
Boring, slow, very little customer traffic. Management is on you butt about every little thing.
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fun work place with people who love what they do
footwear department head (Former Employee), brea caJuly 31, 2014
customer service is at the top of the list with sales being second. They do clinics for each of the major sports where you get to go all over such as; the beach for surfing; the mtn for snowboarding; usc for baseball; lakes for fishing and kayaking. co workers are for the most part a blast, people who work there are what they sell. hardest part of the – more... job is corporates demands to sell certain product even though it might not be necessary. best part of the job is the people, product and discounts. – less
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Fun place to work and easy to balance with school schedules.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Pleasanton, CAJuly 29, 2014
Pros: pro deals, fun environment
Get a chance to learn a lot about different sports. The people who work there are easy to get along with. the best part of the job is the pro deals on merchandise in the store. that is when you get up to 50%-75% off selected merchandise. this job is a great place to work for a college student.
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productive and can learn more
SAP CRM Consultant (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAJuly 28, 2014
Its the very good place to work and know things very deep and grow more in the future.
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Good if have good managers
DH (Current Employee), Costa Mesa, CAJuly 9, 2014
Pros: fun co-workers
Cons: high focus on reaching store numbers
Typical retail job. Have opportunities for advancement. Focus on reaching store numbers.
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Fun Enviroment
Department Sales Expert (Current Employee), Torrance, CAJuly 9, 2014
Pros: discount
Cons: no raises
great managers
great coworkers
great discounts
Frequent run in with professional athletes
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Pays the bills
Accounts Payable Associate (Former Employee), La Canada Flintridge, CAJuly 7, 2014
Pros: close to home
Cons: no sick days, no raise increase work load without increase pay, too much drama between staff.
processing invoices on SAP... and resolving vendor dispute. Typical retail accounting duties.
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very poor management
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Valencia, CAJune 11, 2014
If the manager feels threatened by you, you will lose your job. No matter how good you are. They will not keep you past your 90 day trial.
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Good job for sales experience.
Footwear Sales Associate (Former Employee), Scottsdale, AZMay 21, 2014
A typical day at Sport Chalet went along the lines of a team meeting at the beginning of the shift, followed by a walkthrough to see what needs to be done. In the footwear department we focused on keeping the back room clean, keeping the shoes in their correct locations, interacting with every customer and offering and performing a GAIT analysis to – more... properly fit them for their needs. Our performance was based on how many GAIT analyses we conduct, how many premium insoles we sell, and how many key items we sell like sneaker balls and waterproofer. – less
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Sporty Adventure
Footwear Associate (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NVMay 18, 2014
A great place to learn lots about sports and outdoor activities.
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Very beneficial job although low pay
Floor Salesman (Former Employee), Stevenson Ranch, CAMarch 10, 2014
Pros: free rentals, 25 % employee discount
Cons: no pay raise unless promoted
A typical day of work at sport chalet includes sales, merchandising and conversing with customers face to face. I learned how to manage my time well and how to sell product to a wide variety of customers. Management at Sport Chalet was great. They were always there to help out and were always fair when it came to different scenarios. The hardest part – more... of the job was working out new product on truck days. The most enjoyable part of the job was talking with customers about fishing and camping product all day long. – less
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Average retail job
Sales Associate and Department Head (Former Employee), Burbank, CAFebruary 28, 2014
Most enjoyable part of the job was the ability to build relationships with coworkers and customers.

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