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JD Sports Fashion Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 9 Jan 2020

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2.8
39%
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JD Sports Fashion Chairman Peter Cowgill
Peter Cowgill
264 Ratings
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  • "You work extremely long hours with a colossal workload and you get paid the absolute minimum(in 52 reviews)

  • "on feet all day low pay can be tiring(in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Be prepared to work hard"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JD Sports Fashion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Staff discount after passing trial Quick progression to management for those who work hard and prove themselves Good salary and quarterly bonus scheme (once you hit all KPIs) for Store Managers and Assistant Managers. Great learning curve. If you can successfully manage a JD store you can do anything! Excellent pt Xmas temp job for students with no experience but you must work hard for minimum wage and have thick skin. Entitled to an extra days holiday after 2 years, another after 3 and another after 4

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    Cons

    Very long hours, extremely fast paced, poor work life balance even compared to other retailers. NO social events/ Christmas parties, etc- Tight company! No pension, VHI, bike to work scheme. Stressful working environment, unrealistic expectations given the budgets Managers have to work with, not suited to all. High turnover of management and staff. Very little support from Sometimes Micro managed by Area Manager, Head Office, VM department. Head Office based in UK so no opportunities in Ireland to move from store level. No store security (only at Xmas) which means management and staff put themselves in danger regularly. Constant extreme pressure from Profit Protection department who make you feel responsible for every loss and discipline you. (Fear mongering attititude) The company has no interest in participating in charity work or giving back to communities. All it cares about is profits. Christmas at JD Sports is hell on earth.

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    Advice to Management

    Put security in stores to take the pressure off Store Management team and staff. Increase budgets in line with store takings so that staff and management aren't having to do 3 peoples jobs at once. The Management Academy doesn't work. Better training needed, base more courses in Ireland. You're losing great employees/ managers because you're not listening to their concerns or supporting them when they need it. Acknowledge those who work hard and reward them accordingly.

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    JD Sports Fashion2017-10-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible management"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at JD Sports Fashion part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lovely coworkers Okay as a first job

    Cons

    Long hours Roster is never done in advance

    Advice to Management

    Be kinder to staff and stop expecting staff to go above and beyond for a minimum wage job. Also do the roster at least two weeks in advance. People have lives outside of JD and have plans.

    JD Sports Fashion2019-08-09
  3. "Christmas Temp"

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    Former Employee - Christmas Temp Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at JD Sports Fashion part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, the team are helpful

    Cons

    Bad Pay (minimum wage) for long hours.

    JD Sports Fashion2020-01-05
  4. "Dull"

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Bury, North West England, England

    I worked at JD Sports Fashion full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cheap coffee and vending machine has nice chocolates

    Cons

    Managers are rude. Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer

    JD Sports Fashion2020-01-09
  5. "Bad Place"

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    Current Employee - Christmas Sales Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at JD Sports Fashion part-time

    Pros

    Discount on items Employees are friendly

    Cons

    Long hours Bad Management Expected to do a lot considering low pay Staff leave crying due to way spoken to

    JD Sports Fashion2019-12-17
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible"

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    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JD Sports Fashion

    Pros

    Nothing at all to say

    Cons

    Long hours, terrible work conditions and no life balance. Modern day slavery

    JD Sports Fashion2019-11-12
  7. "decent"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JD Sports Fashion part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    very good all round experience

    Cons

    low salary and long hours

    JD Sports Fashion2019-10-07
  8. "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at JD Sports Fashion full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A job so you aren’t unemployed

    Cons

    Long hours only paid 7.83 rude stafff elitism

    Advice to Management

    Pay more be more friendly

    JD Sports Fashion2019-10-25
  9. "Head Office"

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    Current Employee - Retail Designer in Bury, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JD Sports Fashion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team of people in the department.

    Cons

    Workload isn’t balanced. No flexible working. Long hours.

    JD Sports Fashion2019-09-11
  10. "Poor"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at JD Sports Fashion full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are none at all

    Cons

    Long hours and no pay for over time

    JD Sports Fashion2019-08-22
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