Decathlon
Happiness score is 60 out of 100
4.0 out of 5 stars.
Write a review

Decathlon Employee Reviews

Review this company
Job Title
All
Location
United Kingdom218 reviews

Ratings by category

3.8Work-life balance

Sort by

HelpfulnessRatingDate
Found 218 reviews matching the searchSee all 5,414 reviews
sportcolleaguedeliverytillstoreshopstockretail

Really good mix.

Indeed featured review

The most useful review selected by Indeed
Since I play a lot of sport. I really like working at decathlon because you can not only help people that are interested in your sport but the shifts are very flexible if you have a very important sporting event coming up. No matter what position you work in. As I’m only a customer service I really feel that you work as a team. As I felt that my other retail jobs you were very singled out.

Pros

Good pay / benefits, easy contact for your manager, really good training, meet people from around the world

Cons

Literally nothing other than bring a reliable pen 🖊!
Was this review helpful?

Fun workplace

Just like every company, a good decathlon needs good manager's and I've been fortunate to work with a few. It's an excellent company to work in. You can have a good work-social life balance and they care about their employees.

Pros

Work environment

Cons

Bad manager's if unlucky
Was this review helpful?

Insights into Decathlon

Based on 51 survey responses
Areas for improvement
  • Fair pay for job
  • Sense of belonging
  • Time and location flexibility

Good management

If you work hard, you will grow within the company. The management were friendly and would listen to employees if there were any ways to improve the store

Pros

Progression

Cons

Pay a little low
Was this review helpful?

Tedious and autonomous

Most of the day doing facing for clothing can be very boring and lots of heavy lifting when doing deliveries,you will be left alone to do your own tasks during the day

Pros

You get to use a decathlon phone to aid customer service

Cons

Work- life balance is horrible
Was this review helpful?

Student job

if you are going to uni or college it's a great job don't think that will bring any benefit for your future, only how to handle situations with no manager support
Was this review helpful?

Rate your recent company

Share your experience to help others

Buen ambiente

El trabajo en si no es dificil, lo dificil viene cuando te toca algun responsable que te puede hacer la vida imposible. También depende del equipo y el compañerismo que haya. Depende de quien te toque. La remuneración, bastante bien.
Was this review helpful?

Not that great

sub par company to work for, treat all of their employees like robots and have an incredibly poor outlook on work life balance. Too many hours and no breaks
Was this review helpful?

Ok place to work

Good place to work. Worked at Middlebrooke at horwich parkway. Patient staff and helpful. I recommend working there if you’re young and need urgent cash
Was this review helpful?

An error in my career

Pay is just ok. Lack of trainings. Lack of transparency. No career path. Positions are sometimes given to people without being opened for other employees to apply
Was this review helpful?

Good team

Really good team, very sociable with a great company project and vision.Made it feel more than just a standard retail job. Lots of training given, plenty of opportunities to progress and learn. Pay isn't exactly great, but it is retail after all
Was this review helpful?

Fun workplace

Nothing special, just a retail job.Not an organised store, management need some improvement. Long working hours, unpaid break for an hour, technically you don't have a life outside of work, because you will be there for 9hours on your shifts.

Pros

Discount on the products

Cons

Management, unorganisation
Was this review helpful?

Average job for average pay

Shift work, with overtime usually available. Great colleagues and team mentality. It was my first job and training and support was good. Great team building activities, I was only there for around 5 months and there were 3 separate events/activities outside of work which was optional of course.
Was this review helpful?

I don’t recommend this job

I start to work there I don’t had full training only for 20 minutes and after you gone work alone I worked there for one and a half day still don’t have my money about 3 months. When I worked there you not gone know who is who because every body in same clothes. Their don’t have people who can do training for you And last think that in first day you not gone do any paper work because their don’t care about

Pros

Nothing

Cons

For 3 months waiting for my payment. Don’t give you full training, people aren’t friendly with you
Was this review helpful?

Lovely base crew to work with, poor management

I was very happy working at Decathlon, until the start of this year. Was asked what I wanted to achieve this year and was promised it would happen. My training has been cancelled whilst another person advances ahead, instead of advancing together. No reason given other than their previous manager wanted them to progress - in turn this has put back my professional development unfairly. It’s not even up for discussion. I thought a company had to give good reason to hold you back professionally. So far, no satisfactory reason has been given.Company refuse to employ security and so working in the evenings leaves you vulnerable should anything happen. Management not present nearly enough on shop floor, and feels more like an ego lead dictatorship rather than a fairly lead management.

Pros

Staff discount is generous and sport advisors are lovely to work with

Cons

Long hours, heavy lifting, poor management and unfair advantages given to others
Was this review helpful?

Very stressful

Management was quite bad, stressed, calling you out of hours, screaming and not even allowing you to do your job and then complain when things wouldn’t go well… not much recommended.
Was this review helpful?

its ok when you have good people around

shop like others - big and focused on money It all depends on the atmosphere that people build if you like to talk about sport or equipment is a good place be ready for massive people wave during holidays there is no ventilation so working during summer is nightmare
Was this review helpful?

Poor workplace culture and unprofessional management!

There was a culture of gossiping and sniping between some members of staff and management does little to resolve this. In many cases I saw managers directly involved in gossip, in the staff room, or worse by tills or on the shop floor in front of customers.To add to this, with a very international workforce, which ordinarily would be a huge positive, a lot of staff members who spoke the same languages would converse in these languages, reinforcing the culture of gossip, leading to feelings of exclusion from multiple members of staff. They would also converse in languages other than English on the shop floor in front of customers, which was complained about several times, management did nothing. Senior managers were always off on weekends, without fail, and there were times where young couples and family members were hired. I received very little training, I was left to figure most things out on my own and if something was not done correctly, I was treated with ridicule not support. Finally the internal intranet system is a mess.

Pros

None

Cons

long hours, bad shifts, working every weekend, lifting big delivery boxes, a lot of gossip among the staff
Was this review helpful?

Great stop gap, progression is possible but you'll nearly kill yourself trying to get ahead at Decathlon.

Great stop gap for someone at or has just left college or University.You will however be worked off your feet and then expected to do more! The wage is a little above minimum now.30% staff discount (on Decathlon brands only) is not to be sniffed at.There's also a bit of a social scene if you want it (be prepared to talk about work and little else in the pub!).The lunch break is 1 hour but this serves the company rather than employee in order to keep you on the job longer.So, there are two kinds of employee at Decathlon. The kind who just want to turn up, work hard, do their job and take home a wage.I, along with the rest of my lovely colleagues in my department were in the above category.Then there are "Decathaletes!"They absolutely live and breathe Decathlon. It is very much the focus of not just their careers, but their entire lives!They are nice enough people, but they are perplexed by anyone who does not see Decathlon as they do.To progress at Decathlon, you must become the latter!regarding management.there are a lot of Clueless "fresh out of Uni" (this is not merely a slur but a fact. The cycling department manager was a nice fella, but he was not even a cyclist!) managers who I'm sure mean well but have no idea how to deal with or motivate a team or an individual without constantly referring to the company handbook or quoting targets.Rotas are all over the place too and you will not be able to plan your life one week to the next.So, if you want a dazzling career in sports retail or just some extra cash on your down time from college or Uni Decathlon might - 

Pros

Lovely colleagues, 30% Staff discount, Bike to work scheme, 1 hour lunch

Cons

Long hours, non stop working days, Un predictable rotas, Clueless managers, 1 hour lunch
Was this review helpful?

worst experience

The worts, scarry and no human moral management.frustration is one of the constant feelings.No reliable management and advances taker with the employees
Was this review helpful?

Poor work culture

There is an internal memo of do not fire people but make their life as miserable as possible until they quit.Profile staff based on their geographical origin.
Was this review helpful?

Fun

Great people and fun work place.Fast paced during peak times but pretty much relaxed for the rest of the time.Definitely give it a try you won't regret it.
Was this review helpful?

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Decathlon. Our community is ready to answer.Ask a Question

Overall rating

Based on 5,414 reviews

Ratings by category

3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
4.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

Compare Decathlon with

Learn about Decathlon in popular locations

  • Companies
  • Decathlon
  • Employee reviews