Sports Direct Reviews

Updated 19 Sep 2020

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3.0
43%
Recommend to a Friend
25%
Approve of CEO
Sports Direct Founder & CEO Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley
292 Ratings
Pros
  • "team work friendly colleagues flexible hours good people(in 75 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours and good management(in 32 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Working at sports direct limerick"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  2. "Consistent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above minimum wage, had incentive scheme to earn commission, easy to change hours if needed.

    Cons

    Can attract some terrible customers but just know how to deal with them. Commission hard to gain.


  3. "Busy workplace"

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

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

    Pros

    The days absolutely fly by because you always have something to do

    Cons

    Sometimes way too much is expected from you for what you get paid. If you like to work hard though and dont mind it's a good job.

  4. "Sports Direct Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff and location

    Cons

    Pay is poor, business model is outdated and no room for progression

  5. "There are opportunities for training and progression in this company once you work hard."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees get given a lot of responsibility and get trained in different areas. I have learned a lot in different areas from working here. Opportunity for progression.

    Cons

    High turnover rate of management.

  6. "Good stepping stone if you want to learn about retail and customer service."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good commission opportunities. Good management. Good learning opportunities. Diverse work force.

    Cons

    Difficult to book days off.

  7. "Great to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Direct

    Pros

    Flexible with working hours to accommodate college

    Cons

    No long term prospects here

  8. "."

    3.0
    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

  9. "Sales assistant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  10. "Retail store manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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