-APPAREL (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – September 17, 2012
Sport Chalet is a good job for part timers who just want to work like 15-20 hrs a week. that's all u get here. It sucks for full timers becuz they never get a 40 hr wk they get 30-35 if they are lucky.
25%discount for employees
no raises, no recognition of any kind, no hours, no communication no holiday parties ever!
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
Retail Receiver and Cashier (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – March 30, 2017
A sport specialty retail store that opened in Metro Center Mall, but was closed down in after only 5 years due to the higher prices on merchandise not able to be sold to the customers in that area of town. Worked on register and shipping and receiving.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Temecula, CA – March 22, 2017
So I don't know why I need to write a review for this. If you are trying to get a job here than I don't know what you are doing because it doesn't exist. Almost all sport stores closed down with the exception of Big 5.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Mira Loma, CA – January 16, 2017
I cashiered on most shifts. I ran the front end of the store. Rang up items, bagged items for customers, counted money and gave change. I answered phone calls and directed them to the desired departments as well as greeted customers as they entered and exited the store.
What could make or break a shift or store would be the management. I've worked in 4 different locations and I've had AMAZING management, and I've had terrible management. Mostly positive though. Sport Chalet has had a lot of hard working staff over the years I've worked there and it's really too bad that all locations have closed down.
It was a great place to work with a lot of fun opportunities.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV 89117 – December 24, 2016
The Sports Chalet was an interesting place to work. I learn some about sports equipment and repair. The store was run as a part time employer. It did not hire for full time meaning it was always loosing its experienced works to those places that did.
SEASONAL DEPARTMENT MANAGER (Former Employee) – Brea, CA – September 27, 2016
Sport Chalet brought more than just a pay check to its employees. It provided a work culture that fostered growth and focused on the strengths of all of its employees seeking to develop and draw them out. It built on a genuine sense of community and encouraged an environment that allowed each employee to thrive. Tragically the company did not last and fell to bankruptcy in spring 2016. It will be sorely missed.
Working with Sport Chalet was a good experience especially if you love sports.
Book keeper (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 17, 2016
Working at Sport Chalet as a Bookkeeper was good and challenging experience in the sense that sometimes you don't know what to expect.The day could be good or bad meaning you hope no big mistakes will happen like shortages from cashiers.But no complains at all.
Department Head of the cashiering department (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – September 1, 2016
I have great work experience! Although I have been out of work for 2 years, caring for my children, I can easily get right back into the work place no problem! I work well in groups & by myself. I get things done in a timely manner; no rushing but I get things done when they're suppose to be done! I would like to meet new people & work around fun & organized people! I'am very organized & fun to be around! Sport Chalet loved that about me! I got along with everyone I worked with & even the customers loved me & always asked the managers to promote me ☺️
They were a great company to work for! We got free lunches, sub way sandwiches, pizza or Chinese food.
There weren't really any cons working for Sport Chalet.
Sales Associate promoted to Department Head (Former Employee) – Thousand Oaks, CA – August 25, 2016
A typical day at Sport Chalet was not so typical. Each day brought its challenges. Depending on the previous day, we would focus on restocking merchandise, build floor display units, sign up new guests for action passes or Sport Chalet master cards, and most importantly take care of guests daily needs. I learned to re-grip baseball bats and tennis racquets, as well as re-string tennis racquets. I learned how to conduct routine maintenance for bicycles. The management team was helpful and available to answer any questions I had. My co-workers were friendly and always eager to help. The hardest part of the job was unhappy and unsatisfied guests. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping children and adults find the proper sports equipment or anything else they needed in the store.
Online department training, hands on experience, multiple department opportunities and experiences
High turnover of employees, lack of communication, unreliable team members
CASHIER (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 21, 2016
Sport Chalet is the number popular sports store and was enjoyable place to work for. Co-workers were awesome. Management was in top shape and treated customers and employees great. I learned how to train new employees, provide great customer service, and more.