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Sports Direct Reviews

Updated 7 Dec 2019

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2.9
39%
Recommend to a Friend
23%
Approve of CEO
Sports Direct CEO Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley
236 Ratings
Pros
  • "team work friendly colleagues flexible hours good people(in 67 reviews)

  • "commission, good pay for part-time work, friendly atmosphere(in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • "Zero hour contract so there would be days you don't go in at all(in 109 reviews)

  • "Long hours / contracted hours, understaffed(in 52 reviews)

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  1. "Working at sports direct limerick"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff , staff discount , good hours

    Cons

    Bad management , opens late sometimes

    Sports Direct2019-03-01
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Most of the staff are nice, good staff discount

    Cons

    If you're in college they give you no hours, they don't like you taking time off, they hire so many people your hours go way down. Was only trained on one position instead of multiple

    Sports Direct2019-12-03
  3. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    Nice staff and management

    Cons

    No guarantee of hours every week

    Sports Direct2019-12-01
  4. "Retail store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Portlaoise
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sports Direct full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good bonus schemes

    Cons

    Ridiculous expected working hours, lack of support. No work, life balance

    Sports Direct2019-09-19
  5. "Sales assistant"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Limerick, Limerick
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great staff everyone is very easy to get along with.

    Cons

    4 to 12 hour contract, Hours aren't shared fairly.

    Sports Direct2019-08-28
  6. "Worst Place I've Worked"

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

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

    Pros

    20% discount on clothing and footwear

    Cons

    Management will treat you like trash if you're not their best pal

    Sports Direct2019-09-12
  7. "Retail Associate"

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    Current Employee - Retail Associate 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good basic wage, yearly wage increase, good holidays.

    Cons

    Poor culture at top-level, poor consumer policies leads to a lot of complaints.

    Sports Direct2019-07-11
  8. "Good Experience as a First Job"

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    Former Employee - Part-time Sales Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable working hours, one shift could be from 4-7 hours with a half hour to one hour break. Got to work on different floors and had a very rounded experience from working on the cashier to doing runs for shoe sizes.

    Cons

    Temporary staff only had two shifts per week, was not given the option to take on more. Extra Commission is only given on shopping bags or shoes so if working on a floor that doesn't sell these, then no commission added to pay. Ground floor radio line was constantly busy so sometimes shoe size request were not dealt with as soon as possible

    Advice to Management

    Let each floor have their own separate radio line instead of three floors using one line.

    Sports Direct2019-06-22
  9. "Bad low wage"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Sports Direct part-time

    Pros

    None it was absolutely horrible manager was irresponsible

    Cons

    Wages were very low and timing shower hours

    Sports Direct2019-07-18
  10. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers not much else

    Cons

    Bad management, understaffed, bad working environment and culture

    Advice to Management

    Better hours and more staff Better terms and conditions

    Sports Direct2019-06-05
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