Merchandising Coordinator (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – July 3, 2013
Enjoyable work environment with many new faces. Must enjoy working in a sporting good environment and enjoy sports to enjoy working here. The people are great and the company has everything upscale for the outdoors and any sport you need supplies for.
Great benefits, awesome staff
Must live in certain locations in order for advancement
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Thousand Oaks, CA – October 10, 2017
Well it was a great place to work when it was in business. A one stop shop for all outdoor activities. Can't really fine that anymore unless you go on the internet, guess thats why they went out of business
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Rancho Cucamonga, CA – September 5, 2017
Changed managers about every 4 months, very slow most of the time with the occasional crazy rushed days i.e black Friday. Good store for customers bad for employees, only positions that had ability to advance were managers.
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Palmdale, CA – September 1, 2017
A typical day included loading/unloading trucks, stocking/organizing shelves, providing customer service in the shoes and outdoors sections; only stopped working there because they went out of business.
Department Manager (Former Employee) – California – August 24, 2017
Company is no longer in business, I would attribute this to cronyism, greed and mismanagement as the chain grew. Typical retail operation that was unable to keep up with the competition from nation chain stores
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – La Canada, CA – July 20, 2017
Start your day off stocking or helping customers with anything they need. Learned a lot in customer care. Management took care of their employees. The work place was relaxing and not stressful. Hardest part was when they went out of business. The most enjoyable part was working with so many intelligent people.
RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Marina del Rey, CA – June 12, 2017
This was my first real job, so it gave me a good amount of work and social experience. I learned how to provide excellent customer service, attend to the needs of clients, and fulfill all of the daily tasks which were expected. However, the corporate personnel of Vestis and Versa Capital exploited Sport Chalet's struggling economic status for their own personal gain. This resulted after being bought in 2014, liquidating all of the assets after filing for bankruptcy (restructuring), and pocketing the profits - all at the expense of the retail store employees.
Great company culture, employee discount, wide selection of sporting goods
Greedy and sociopathic owners left us for dead, very hard to move up within company, hour limit set to 25 for associates, went out of business.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Stevenson Ranch, CA – June 1, 2017
Worked in the Footwear Department. Responsibilities included helping customers, organization and cleaning of stockroom, making room for new merchandise when it arrived both on the sales floor and in the stockroom, ordering and transferring merchandise from other store locations for customers, preparing floor for store sales.
Expert Cashier (Former Employee) – Elk Grove, CA – May 29, 2017
While Sport chalet was still in business, it was a fun place to work at. Working with others that love sports as much as you. There was never really a dull moment. We always made the best out of every situation. It was sad when the company closed down. I learned a lot there.
Supervisor/Manager (Former Employee) – Temecula, CA – May 10, 2017
Sport Chalet was my place of employment for 11 years where I started out as an associate part time worked my way up till the closure in 2016. Towards the end of the company they nor longer seem to value the same things that we did back in 2006.
We were like family, flexible schedules
frozen raises (didn't see one in 6 years), politcis, egos