JD Sports Fashion Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 30 Jun 2020

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3.0
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JD Sports Fashion Chairman Peter Cowgill
Peter Cowgill
298 Ratings
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  • "You work extremely long hours with a colossal workload and you get paid the absolute minimum(in 64 reviews)

  • "Poor pay, only just above minimum wage(in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Be prepared to work hard"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    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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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    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

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  3. "bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newbury, England

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

    Pros

    good shifts make friends discount

    Cons

    long hours bad management the

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  4. "Administration"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administration in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JD Sports Fashion full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    25% staff discount, lovely colleagues, easy tasks issued

    Cons

    poor management, no work-life balance, long working hours, no recognition

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  5. "Shopfloor assistant"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work really

    Cons

    Long hours and not good pay

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and decent payment

    Cons

    Always busy long working hours

  7. "Warehouse jd"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Warehouse Worker in Rochdale, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic holiday scheme and loads of overtime available.

    Cons

    Long hours and temp contracts.

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  8. "Christmas Temp"

    5.0
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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.

  9. "Dull"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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  10. "Bad Place"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

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