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Productive work place
Sales Associate (Current Employee), openMarch 27, 2014
Excellent productive work place love the company. One of the best Jobs I've ever had.
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Cash Lead (Current Employee), Aurora, ILMarch 27, 2014
Pros: spiffs/contest
Cons: short breaks, no benefits
*dealing with customers and there attitudes
*I learned that everyone has attitudes sometimes, you just have to deal with it. Make sure the customer is pleased in every way so they can come back again. Don't get a attitude back with the customer because it only makes the situation harder, just call for a manager or supervisor to take care of the situation. – more... The hardest part of my job was hitting the goal my employer excepted ecps, rewards cards. The fun part was meeting new people and learning something new each day. – less
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fun job
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Paramus, NJMarch 26, 2014
it was fun working there, met some great people i considered to be my co-workers. Had a great time dealing with people and of course the food.
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Customer relations
Footwear sales associate (Current Employee), Altammonte springs, FloridaMarch 23, 2014
Pros: employee discounts.
Cons: part time hour no real full time.
Giving great customer service and learning leadership skills to become apart of the store management team.
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customer service (Former Employee), brewer,meMarch 20, 2014
Best place in the world! Great people and great enviroment.
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fun if you love sports
Merchandiser (Current Employee), Glendale, NYMarch 19, 2014
Pros: discounts
Cons: short breaks
it is great to talk about sports with customers, but you have to be knowledgeable and the sports authority didn't really prepare me to answer every question, but you do learn alot.
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productive always something to do
Sr. Sales Associate- footwear (Current Employee), Concord, CAMarch 19, 2014
Pros: working in a sports store
Cons: high pressure job
Sports Authority is an okay company to work for; it's one of the better retail stores to work for. The Management is okay, sarcasm is an everyday thing, you defiantly have to learn how to let things go and roll off your shoulders. On a typical day there's a steady flow of customers threw out the day, use any down time to clean and to price new items. – more... My co-works are good for the most part, we all agree one thing and that is happy and satisfied customers. We are all in different departments and we are all pretty knowledgeable with the items we sell. Some times there’s shipment and merchandise that the morning crew didn't get to, and the closing crew will need to do it. Dusting and cleaning is a big thing for Sports Authority every other night they want you to dust. The hardest part of the job is time-management and multi-tasking. If you lack in time-management you'll fail at completing projects and you'll also fail at completing your daily duties. Multi-tasking is hard because more then one customer will need your help, and you have to divide your time wisely with each customer. Multi-tasking also comes into play when your closing and you have late night customers you have to focus on customer service and cleaning. Thanks to this job i successfully learned how to have better time management skills, better multi-takings and my customer service skills have greatly improved. I'm one of well known associates at my work due to my customer service. The most enjoyable part of the day is when theres cutomers to talk to. – less
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Good team work
Lead Sales/Fitness Specialist (Former Employee), Waterbury, CTMarch 18, 2014
It's a good job with flexible hours with exellent benfits. A good place to grow
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Great company with good health benefits.
Soft lines Manager/ Hard lines Manager (Current Employee), Augusta, GAMarch 18, 2014
Pros: great schedule allowing me to be at home with my children in the afternoon, to help with homework, and enroll them in extra activities.
Cons: not really any cons
Clock in at 6 am, check for emails from closing manager. Take care of all cash office producers. Finish any other daily paper work. Check for RTV's, tasks that need to be completed on Game Plan. If we are accepting a truck, follow all procedures. Open store at 9am. Assign tasks to the cashier, and all other staff. Give great customer service to every – more... customer. Finish any other daily task, assign tasks for closing assoicate. There is not really a hardest part of my job. Most enjoyable part of job is helping our customers. – less
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Good job met alot of good people there
Fitness lead (Former Employee), Cherry Hill, NJMarch 17, 2014
Cons: cut back on hours
Dealing with sales and moving product on the floor. A competitive field to work in competing with other sport stores
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Productive but very slow paced.
Customer Service (Former Employee), Stafford, TXMarch 13, 2014
I worked at Sports Authority as the front end lead. Most days were slow but overall fun. I learned that people will sign-up for things that will help benefit them. Management was very confusing and slow but when it came down to the customers, the customer was always right. The hardest part I would say is getting customers to have extended coverage plans – more... on certain items. Most customers felt like it was not needed. The fun part about working at Sports Authority is the atmosphere. I grew up playing multiple of sports so being in that environment made me feel comfortable. – less
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Productive and challenging workplace
Store Manager (Former Employee), Kennewick, WAMarch 13, 2014
Pros: vacation program
Cons: shifts
Worked on audit, payroll and staffing along with customer service daily.
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Sports Driven
Footwear Authority/Sales Lead (Former Employee), Viera, FloridaMarch 12, 2014
Customers take sports there very seriously. If you enjoy something they enjoy it is fun to interact with them.
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Not a bad job. Managers can be overbearing
Customer Service Lead (Former Employee), San Diego, CAMarch 9, 2014
Good, easy job. A lot to do with sports and outdoor activities.
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Genuine people in a genuine place
Senior Sales Associate/ Hardlines Manager (Former Employee), Latham, NYMarch 9, 2014
Pros: all the potential in the world
Cons: rundown, short-staffed, needs to re-invest in talent
Great place to work, but company needs to quit cutting corners
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Good Summer time job
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Fairfax, VAMarch 8, 2014
Maintained detailed inventory reports and logged daily sales.
•Organized the new product shipments and placed them out on sales floor
•Utilized sales strategies to complete sales with customers in high end golf merchandise.
•Worked in other departments throughout the store by adapting to different selling situations
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Was able to grow.
Customer Service Cashier, (Seasonal) (Former Employee), New York, NYMarch 7, 2014
Operated a register. Count money daily. Stocked shelves. Helped customer with fashion ideas. Was a team player.
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poor management
Outdoor Sales Associate (Former Employee), Honolulu, HIMarch 5, 2014
goo discount, poor management. workers worked hard and no appreciation is shown from supervisors, or upper management.
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Productive but rude work place
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Rockville, MDMarch 4, 2014
Pros: productive work place
Cons: short breaks, mean co workers and rude customers
I liked the job but one of the managers was rude at times if you didn't sell a warrantee he would yell at you also there was too much pressure was put on you while working especially during black friday we had 12 hour shifts and only a 30 minute break...
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Engaging workplace that provides a good foundation
Multiple positions over the years (Current Employee), Englewood, COMarch 4, 2014
Pros: ping pong and foosball tables in lunch room, half day friday's in the summer, living near the colorado rocky mountains
Cons: pay isn't super competitive, no strong career building program in place for internal movement, clique atmosphere in some departments
Sports Authority has always been a company about tradition and while they try to stick to that fairly well, it also comes with its weaknesses in holding on to some of the negative traditions as well. But over the last couple of years, there have been great efforts to grow the culture and change some of the old negativity. There tends to be a drive at – more... managing your business to stay off of reports, rather than deal directly with issues which makes doing things the right way hard sometimes. But the people one works with day to day are outstanding and make coming to work a joy.

I have grown with this company over almost the last 10 years, and it has been exciting to see where they are headed in the near future. I hope that the culture inside the company can change along with the sales and marketing changes that they are refreshing the brand with in the coming future. – less

About The Sports Authority

Sports Authority, headquartered in Denver, CO, is the one of the leading full-line sporting goods retailer in the United States, – Read more

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