CUSTOMER SERVICE REPPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee), Warrington, Pa – December 6, 2013
Pros: co workers
Cons: lazy managers
When I worked in PA at sports authority things were ok at first but then corporate started making more and more changes which always ended with "and if you don't you'll be fired". They set unrealistic selling goals for employees. 200.00 an hour for some and we'd do 200.00 TOTAL for the hour because it wasn't busy and somehow it would be their fault. – more... Corporate forgets what it's like to work within the store. – less
Customer service (Current Employee), Greenfield, WI – December 3, 2013
too focused on getting warranty plans and loyalty reward sign ups. manager doesn't give you work hours for two weeks when I feels like it. unfairness. workers favorited amongst the managers get away with a lot.
Strenuous and repetitive, gaining only little self gratification.
Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee), Fountain Valley, CA – December 2, 2013
I would come in to start my job at 0530 and inventory all the parcels in the warehouse which immediately destroyed my work clothes, this caused me to expel myself from the store floor and sales.
I learned to manage my time wisely and prioritize my work and the needs of others to include the store. I was also working as management without the title – more... so I had many more responsibilities than what was expected.
My co-workers were good people but the day would take its toll on everyone but we still had each other to get through. The hardest part of my job was to willingly accept the fact that I moved items from point A to point B and this would not change for the duration I was planning to work. The most enjoyable part of this job was that I immediately had responsibilities which would help out everyone in the store and not just myself. – less
Operations Manager (Former Employee), Englewood, CO – November 21, 2013
Pros: room for advancement.
Cons: inexperienced staff
Exciting retail environment revolving around sporting equipment and apparel. As a member of the management team, I was given the freedom to hire and train in the way I felt was most productive. The management staff was experienced and driven, but many of the sales associates were new to the workforce and lacked professionalism. One of the most challenging – more... aspects of the job, but also the most rewarding, was to create a professional environment and behaviors for an inexperienced staff. – less
Fun place to work and allows you to interact with customers and coworkers through out the day.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Murray, UT – November 21, 2013
Pros: free lunches and seasonal contests. free ski passes.
Cons: can be late leaving after closing time.
Enjoyed being able to be on my feet all day and interact with a lot of different people. Different tasks on different days while still maintaining the appearance of the department and assisting customers on a daily basis. Enjoyed the free ski passes and rentals.
Lead Cashier- Customer Service (Former Employee), Houston, TX – November 16, 2013
somewhat of a fast paced job can be extremely slow on some days. I learned about the different exercise equipments and how they work and also about different golf clubs and different camping equipment and how its used. The managers were very PROFESSIONAL and always there when needed, and even when they weren't needed. Getting customers to purchase thirteen – more... dollar socks and also to get them to get insoles for there shoes. The most enjoyable part about the job was learning about all the different products we sold. – less
Merchandising and Visual/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Montgomery, AL – November 16, 2013
Receiving trucks and maintaining stock room. Merchandising the floors and interacting with customers. Putting together fitness equipment and setting out sales ads. Co-workers were like family. Very friendly environment. Hardest part of the job is dealing with unruly customers which is apart of retail. Most enjoyable part was making sure our customer – more... was serviced properly and they got everything they needed. – less
SENIOR BUYER (Former Employee), Englewood, CO – November 14, 2013
This was a great place to work. I began my learning of the sporting goods business here. The co-working were great to work with and it was like we were a family. A typical day was reviewing sales, meeting with vendors, updating our open to buy and at times planogramming for our stores. Management was very open to any issues you may have and were glad – more... to help. The hardest part of the job was making sure vendors shipped on time, especially in key times of the year. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning a new category and the people I worked with – less
Team Sales Authority (Current Employee), Cape Coral,Florida – November 7, 2013
Pros: good expirience employee discount team membersare fun
Cons: the building is freezing
I just got hired about a month ago and I have been working at Sports Authority since..and I will say it is an awesome experience the team i treats you like family the management is helpful and when you first start they are very eager to teach you..The employee discount is by far the best I have ever had..So over all it is a good place to work for a – more... college student or anyone seeking a part time. – less
Corporate workplace with concern for employees, inhouse exercise room.
Senior Auditor - Sarbanes-Oxley 404 (Former Employee), Englewood, CO – November 6, 2013
Pros: store discount card, exercise facility, corporate games
Cons: internal audit not highly respect by staff
Management stays in touch with employees to meet department goals. Work as a team member with those in the department. Department may celebrate milestones as they are met. Being internal audit is difficult since many workers believe you are there to identify their short comings and that we don't provide correct information. The in-house basketball league – more... and exercise facility. – less
Team Leader (Former Employee), Lancaster, PA – November 3, 2013
Management is horrendous. From the store manager all the way up to corporate, management has no respect for its employees. When you're hired, you're told one thing and than something else happens. If you ever give your opinion for anything, they always tell you that you're wrong. If you get called in on your day off and aren't able to go in, they schedule – more... you less hours. The only positive thing is that they start you at a reasonable rate for part time. – less
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Fort Worth, TX – November 1, 2013
This company has little training, basically thrown into the mix, but the management and team are easy to work with and driven. Communication leaves something to be desired from upper level management, and scheduling can be very difficult.
I had good co workers however management was faulty.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Auburn Hills, MI – November 1, 2013
Working here, I learned about the retail world and for the most part I enjoyed it. However I had one manager that really was very rude, inconsiderate, and at times I felt like I was being harassed and criticized in a negative way with anything I did. My co-workers were very friendly and I loved working with them.