JD Sports Fashion
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Not a bad place to work . People are ok .but are times when you dont have much work and get lay of for a day or two . Long hours 4 on 4 of . Work is easy to do busy from june to December .a lot of people get lay of than in january easy work good environment to be in
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An easy job, made hard.

If you loved school, you will probably love this job!The complete undivided loyalty you must give to this company, or particular store you work at, is a serious crime, considering the hypocrisy of what the managers do on a regular basis.Expecting you to do everything, whilst they stand back, and talk to their favourite employee, or sit in the office all day, whilst the stressed out supervisors are left to run the store.Partnered with the click based culture you'd find in school, because if you're not a "cool kid" or in with the right people, you wont enjoy your time here.This is even if you know when you're working! As a lot of the time you experience last minute rotas, including, but not limiting to less than 24hr notice(what you don't legally have to work), changing the shifts multiple times, so you can't actually plan anything in your personal life, or have any type of social life, unless you come into work, hungover, the next day. What the management obviously don't like.Constantly having day off requests forgotten about(losing money, or cancelling plans), or not having set days off, so you have to work week to week, not knowing if you can plan something with friends. Whilst whoever does the rota can plan their own days off, leaving them days with the least amount of staff, causing more stress within the store.Day to day, isn't the worse thing in the world, you have a job to do, so given certain circumstances, you do everything in your power to do what you can. Yet that's never good enough for the manager(s) as you're never given any praise at all, only spoke down - 
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Productive and fun place to work

Lovely staff to work with! Really friendly and helpful, nice to be part of a big team and always had a good time whilst working at Jd Sports. Gained great retail experience!
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Terrible management

Their management are all over the place if you ask me. Managers expect regular staff to do manager level tasks whilst they stand around doing nothing. They never gave me proper training and then would tell me off for putting clothes sizes in the wrong order. For example on one of the mens section you put clothes sizes in order and a medium at the front as it’s the most common size but then In the womens section they just go in order with the smallest size in front and then on the junior section they go in order but with a certain size a the front for junior and a different one for infants- but I was only told about the mens section so would get told off for doing the rest wrong. No trust in their staff as they “search you out” before leaving where you have to lift your tshirt up so they can see your stomach, shake your trouser legs and check your bag and coat to see if you’ve stolen anything- and this is after you’ve clocked out so they check all the closing staff at the same time and you can only leave once they’ve done everyone (average about ten closing staff). This means if you miss your bus and it’s 10pm then you’re likely waiting in the dark for half an hour for another one and they don’t really care. They got mixed up at my interview when I said I wouldn’t work really close to Christmas as I live over an hour away but I’m in notts for uni and so they expected me to stay here on my own over Christmas. Overall don’t recommend working here especially as a uni student seasonal staff
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Management have clear favourites, some people are treated very differently from others. Management also depend on certain people all the time. You do make some great friends working there though, it’s a laugh sometimes when we’re allowed to talk to each other obviously.


1 hour for lunch, alright discount


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Nice place to work

Most of the time it’s generally a nice place to work and can be fun as you can have. Can however be quite toxic at times though on the closes. Pay is alright could be better to say it’s a billion dollar company.


good discounts and saves and fun place to work


non flexible hours
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Stressful and low pay

worst job of my life, low pay, unpaid breaks, long hours, no life balance, rude managers and staff, makes all the youngsters do everything, always let out late, never a clean environment




long hours and low pay
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Double standards and a joke

Its a honest joke managers have nothing but double standards and harass you for no reason even if its their fault they will blame you as they can not take criticism there was a time I trued reporting a manager but I got a disciplinary action taken out against me for doing so
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Pay is terrible You get paid every fortnight Discount is limited based on ur contract and only 25% on offUnpaid breaks Policies/standards changes every week
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An average place of work. Very dependent on your hours.

I only work Part-Time at JD (2-3 shifts a week) and I am also in the highest minimum wage bracket (£9.60 p/h) so for me, it is neither 'bad' nor 'good'. I am able to balance my other commitments while working which makes it a very flexible job.However, most of the managers are my age or younger, and most of the other Sales Assistants are in college/sixth form. These students work more hours than me, do the same job and get less than half of what I earn even though I am only in twice a week. JD is a multi-million pound company and CAN AFFORD to pay their employees a standardised wage across the board, yet decide not to because, what I can only assume, of greed. The job definitely attracts young people looking for work experience because they will exploit you by making you work and pay you for little. I cannot deny that I feel uncomfortable about this when working there with my colleagues who sometimes have even more duties than I do but are paid so little. This is definitely a job that is more for work experience, just expect it to be that and not a great way to earn (if you are young) and can be done by anybody. I believe you have to work there for at least a year (ideally Full-Time) before you can progress to either a Visual Merchandiser or a Manager.


25% company discount, Predominantly Young Staff


Minimum Wage Role, Can be "cliquey"
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Honestly I never want to work here again, definite favouritism and the pay is stupidly low for the amount of hours. Whilst I was in my probation period, the staff were lovely, whereas now they just treat me like they’re so much better than me and it’s ridiculous. Can’t wait to change jobs
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Depends on the department and the management

Your experience in there depends on the department and the management. If you get into a good department and nice management it can be quite relaxing to work there. If you have bad luck and you have to work with supervisors who have never heard of workers right you will have a tough time. Some supervisors stress you even though there is no work to do. The management is incompetent. Most workers are nice though. The zero hour contract is obviously ridiculous, you will not be able to sustain yourself except you are a student or similar.


Nice and friendly workers


Bad Management, Zero Hour Contracts
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Don't do it

The worst hours, worst flexibility, next to no recognition for the hard work and hours put in and minimum wage.The only plus side were the people I worked with.Not to mention the awful music blaring out all day every day with approx 3 changes to the playlist each year - including 1 for the christmas period. You'd leave each shift feeling deflated, with a pounding headache, and probably late! 10/10 would not recommend.
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Worst Company to Work For

JD Sports is one of the worst companies to work for. You will always be unappreciated by management and will get abuse from customers and sometimes management as well. You will be underworked and stressed all the time.
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Not the best salary good if to get a job asap if needed but wouldn’t like to stay long

Not the best salary good if to get a job asap if needed but wouldn’t like to stay long, managers get stressed out easily and take it out on the staff which is not fair
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Fast pace and stressful at times.

Staff were always friendly and management were nice. Can be fast paced at times and can be stressful. Rate of pay very low for the work compared to competitors.


Friendly staff


Low pay
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It's utter poo

It's dog, I don't like it, bad pay, slow shifts, management is run like a old pyramid scheme, I'd rather work at makkies for 60 hours per week, oi makkies hiring people, don't get any ideas


Idk discount ig


Slow shifts, bad management, bad pay, boring job
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Fun and productive but terrible pay

I’m 19 and live alone and the fact the company is so far behind the times and the fact they pay their staff based on age is ridiculous and I feel the staff deserve more
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Would not recommend

Like a boot camp! You can’t progress in the company unless your a fav of one of the managers so not a fair progression system. Wages are terrible and you’re just a number to them, they don’t care about you. No benefits (apparently free fruit is a benefit?) and the shifts aren’t great either. The one good thing are the majority of the staff


The people, finishing work


Bad wage, terrible management, staff turn over
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Enjoyable Enviroment

Really enjoyed my time at JD sports! the environment is relaxed but also quite fast paced at time. management are super cool and friendly. plenty of opportunity for promotions but just a shame about the pay.
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Worst place I’ve ever worked.

95% of Management are overly RUDE and have some sort of negative attitude, don’t support you in any way and just stand around most of the time doing nothing. Training doesn’t exist, most is to be done at home online and basically then thrown into the deep end and told to get on with it on the first shift. If your new good luck trying to fit in… other staff members are very unwelcoming(singled out) and don’t bother to even find out your name and majority are teenagers who have a stinky attitude. Definitely not worth it considering you get treated and made to work like a dog for pennies. Spoken to in such a nasty manner by more than one manager… very unprofessional and unacceptable




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