Sports Direct
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Interviews at Sports Direct

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Sports Direct.
Interview experience
Based on 777 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 773 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 760 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Sports Direct

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 5.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 3.

Interview process length
About a day or two
56%
About a week
29%
About two weeks
10%
About a month
3%
More than one month
3%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
66%
Other
11%
Group interview
10%
Written test
9%
Problem solving exercises
9%
Least reported steps
Presentation
4%
Drug test
2%
Take-home/sample work
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Sports Direct

  • I was asked why I want to work at sports direct, they asked about my experience and availability and explained the role. Interview was quite informal and relaxed, personally they didn't ask me many ty…
    Shared on 8 April 2021
  • They asked you to introduce yourself and why you want to work for sports direct and what experience you have and what you would do in certain circumstances and where you see yourself in 5 years time a…
    Shared on 5 June 2019
  • Questions about experience, why you want to work for Sports Direct, what hours you want to work. If you're in your 30s or older don't bother, they don't want you.
    Shared on 30 May 2019

Interview questions at Sports Direct

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • For a summer temp job i was asked why sports direct, experience, your biggest achievement, skills, and some simple scenario questions
    Shared on 26 July 2019
  • Why sports direct?
    Shared on 21 June 2018 - Sales Assistant - Harrow on the Hill, Greater London
  • Why do you think you would be a good person to work here?Do you have any hobbies or interests?
    Shared on 29 May 2018 - Casual Sales Assistant - Trafford, Greater Manchester

Interview tips at Sports Direct

Dress code for the interview
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)32%
  • They didn’t have a dress code31%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)26%
  • Formal (business suit)9%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Sports Direct

  • Look for another job
    Shared on 24 September 2019 - Anonymous - Wood Green, Greater London
  • Know what shops are along side sports direct, eg flannels, sweatshops, house of fraiser. And know the brands owned by the company
    Shared on 3 June 2019 - Customer Sales Assistant - Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Don’t even go thereFirst question .What is your date of birth? Discrimination right there!!! Sunday pay time and a quarter
    Shared on 25 May 2019

The first interview at Sports Direct

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed42%
  • Walk-In21%
  • Other online job site10%
  • Other8%
  • Recruiter contacted me6%

How candidates received their first interview at Sports Direct

  • Via phone call
    Shared on 3 March 2019 - Sales Assistant - Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Online application then i was contacted via mobile phone a month later
    Shared on 28 December 2018 - Retail assistant - Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Walked into the store and handed in a CV
    Shared on 2 December 2018 - Supervisor/ Assistant Manager - London