Sports Direct Employee Reviews
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I was a customer service advisor at Sports Direct and whilst the job itself was very boring and you do the same thing every day, and customers can be very horrible and mean, I loved working in this department. I got on very well with everyone and made some great friends and I was very sad to leave (due to not enough career development opportunities and was offered a job more suited to my ambition). The office is very nice and spacious, and a very pleasant environment to work in. You are also allowed to listen to music and use earphones when working which I found very useful.
Great team of people to work in, get to listen to music when working
management can be very patronising at times, customers can be rude but that's expected in the job
I was very excited when I got the job I was offered the job half way through my interview we were a very close group who worked well together. The hours were decent and the latest finish time was 6pm. Then our manager in charge left the hours got changed to a 10pm finish we had to work in the office majority of the time midst COVID even though we could work at home. We had a high turnover in management and the last lot of management treat me terrible speaking to me like I was muck they had scraped off there shoe. The only positive I can take from this is that I made some amazing friends whilst I was there
Rubbish management team
Zero hour contract, if you needed time off and they weren't happy about it, they wouldn't give you any hours for a few weeks. Floor workers do all the work, and get zero bonus, management get huge a bonus. If your face doesn't fit, you won't get many hours.
I work nights and my co-workers on the whole are great. Hardly anyone speaks English so there is a big language barrier.Very, very boring at times. Can be stood for hours doing nothing at all.You are meant to just pick up the rules and regulations as you go on. Nobody tells you anything at all. People getting fired left, right, centre for slightest indiscretion. Wages are poor, hours are long (feel longer because of inactivity which causes "clock watching")There's always rumours of people getting laid off, so you feel a lot of job insecurity. Overall its not a good place to work, find other employment.
Easy if you like doing bare minimal work.
No job security, poor management. Security stuck up on minutia.
The wage isn't too bad, provided you actually get the correct pay. (during covid) I went to the on site office to inquire about an incorrect payslip, and was told all the people who deal with paylsip issues are on furlough, and the ones that aren't are only there during the day (I live in sheffield and the job was in mansifeld, so I couldn't just pop down during the day).There was supposed to be a paid hour bus ride, which in reality was an hour and a half, and half the time you wouldn't get paid for it anyway. There were good people to work with there, but on the whole pretty terrible.
Good people to work with, decent facilities (cafe, toilets were clean Etc)
Management, pay was wrong
Could be a quiet shift or could be a crazy shift, it could change within minutes. didnt always get help very quickly when i needed it, wasn't always enough people for tills. I made £4.58 when i was 2 months away from my 18th birthday, i was very confused about my paydays, never the same every month, was just random. best staff discount ive had.
20% staff discount
Worked in the speke depot. Managers and supervisors were sound as. Area manager treated you well. If you got on shoes they its a breeze. Like i said if they paid well and had contracts it would be a decent job
Zero Hour Contract
great for a first job or a job whilst away at university, not so much ideal if you need full time hard to progress upwards due to lack of job spaces available in the management department in my previous experience.
20 percent discount
zero hour contract
After my interview and being offered the job I was so excited to work there but that quickly changed once I started working there. The management was appalling and didn’t appreciate your work. One day I was running late as my bus hadn’t shows up and I tried ringing to make them aware and there was no answer, yet when I arrived I was penalised and had to show them my call log as proof. Every day as you left you were searched. I worked there 3 months and managed to get another job. As soon as they found out they wanted me to work more hours. I am now in a happy job and what I earn in a week at my current job is what I would earn in a month at Sports Direct as the hours were no good
Long hours and unappreciated
Was really interesting for me, good team, good manager, i've got many hours even if I was part time , loved deliveries because there we talk , listen music, was team work and we was really fast , and it was kind of family for me. The pay rate maybe was not the best, but if someone needed hours ,he could ask for it. Got many trainings, I did lots of things, got many costumers and lot of problems with them ,but I could manage them, I improve my english.online we could check our shifts. We got discounts on everything in the shop. I love sport and fashion and I found lots of goodies in that store. I left for personal reasons ... But I definitely recommend this job.Sometimes I needed to stay longer than my actual shift do pump balls, to do price change, to clean my department, to finish properly the work , or check for someone else , some people don't do their work good and we all the time was checking for them .... but for me I never felt like I am working , because I was doing what I loved
Definitely wouldn't recommend working here. Although flexibility is great especially if you're a student, the management treat their staff badly, overwork them and expect you to get everything done alone with little support. The store procedures and rules make no sense, and staff have to deal with abuse from aggressive customers with no support from management whatsoever. Salary is basic minimum wage with commission, which isnt enough considering how much they expect you to achieve and do in a shift. Management are lazy, arrogant and rude. Only good thing is flexibility with shifts and the colleagues who make it fun working there.
Flexibility, great colleagues
Rubbish managers, rude customers, overworked, low pay.
I worked for this business for a couple years part time and throughout there were countless issues, mainly the managers acting unethically. There was a time i was put on a warning for drinking water in the stock room, signs on the fridges to reduce the amount of time people would drink water. The managers will oppress you throughout your time and constantly find problems to discipline you, there's many more details i can go into however its not worth it, by all means do not work for this terrible unethical business as it will lower your mood everyday you work there.