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Great Sports store for almost all your Athletic needs, Poorly managed though
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ONApril 29, 2012
Primary objective is customer service and I feel that for the most part that objective is met. The Store itself is very dirty and NOT well maintained by workers and management. Boxes are scattered everywhere throughout the backroom with very limited organization.
The co-workers were good and pretty easy to work with for the most part. The biggest reward personally is sending a customer home or off to the rink happy and satisfied with the experience at national sports and that we provided a easy and enjoyable buying process.
Pros
employee discount
Cons
filthy and poorly managed.
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Was a good job, and good environment, but not what I was looking for in a job
Hockey advisor and sharpener (Former Employee) –  Oakville, OntarioMarch 19, 2013
I learned how to sharpen, and gained customer service skills that are valuable in other areas of my life.
A typical shift was 8 hours long, and was usually very busy because I sharpened. Skate line ups would sometimes reach 2 hours in length!
I loved the perks of working in the hockey section, learning about the cool specs of the equipment , and getting to demo the gear as well!
Pros
discounts on hockey gear and anything in the store
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Fun and productive work place
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Pickering, ONJanuary 16, 2013
I learned at my job how to multitask and customer relations. While trying to work efficiently and quick we also had to answer phones and potential questions that customers had. The hardest part of the job was the long shifts. The most enjoyable part of the job was the work environment. The managers as well as co-workers made it a fun and interesting work experience which made coming into work very easy and exciting.
Pros
good work environment
Cons
long hours
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Productive and fun environment to work in
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Oshawa, OntarioSeptember 7, 2014
A typical day at work is selling the stores product to customers, packing product away on shelves and cleaning the sales floor of product that has fallen down. The management is always great at working around you schedule. The hardest part about the job is sometimes there isn't enough staff and the store can get busy. The best part about the job is that for the most part the customers are always happy coming in.
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Laid back but Productive work environment
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ONOctober 12, 2015
Fun workplace with a great team. Felt like it was all about making the sale. I learned to be helpful when it comes to customer service. The hardest part would be staying motivated. Being with co worker that want to grow as much as I was enjoyable.
Pros
short days
Cons
not enough hours
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Fun workplace with great management and employees
Cashier and Floor Set Designer (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ONApril 30, 2013
National sports has a way of keeping you. Once you start, you don't want to leave. The people you work with are mostly all athletes and everyone gets along flawlessly. The management is the perfect balance of your friend and strict employer.
Pros
fun people
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Fun workplace and good learning experience in sales
Sales Advisor (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ONFebruary 6, 2013
Was responsible for selling hard goods to customers. Management was very poor but co-workers were very good. Hardest part was getting along with arrogant management. Learned how to deal with bad management and got valuable experience in sales.
Pros
good discounts on merchandise
Cons
very short hours
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Productive, laid back, flexible
CASHIER (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ONJune 2, 2015
Work consisted mostly of checking out customers and maintaining the cleanliness of the area.
Processing returned and damages goods
Cleaning up hangers and security tags.
Cashing out and counting til.
Cleaning and organizing front display area
Pros
Family and friend discounts along with employee discounts
Cons
unpredictable hours
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Everyone is so friendly
Sales Representative Coop Placement (Former Employee) –  Toronto,ONJuly 23, 2015
They treat your first day like any other. your'e trained in everything you'll need on the job. Everything is neatly organized on the walls were the shoes are and hockey stuff is always in the right place.
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Great Friendly Team Atmosphere
Merchandising Assistant/ Retail Specialist (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ONSeptember 1, 2015
You feel like you're part of a sports team working for them.

They treat everyone like a best friend and really make sure they cater your specific wants and needs
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Enjoyable, friendly
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ONFebruary 15, 2015
I sold shoes and sports clothing. I enjoyed my co-workers, and management. Sometimes it was a little bit over whelming during big sales, but great place to work.
Pros
people
Cons
messy back
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Good place to work. Some faults.
Sports Advisor (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ONJune 10, 2015
Enjoyable atmosphere. Learn new skills. Managers weren't very good. No room for growth in terms of advancing up through the company. Not very loyal to experienced workers.
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Fun place to work
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ONAugust 24, 2015
Worked as a cashier/customer service, overall good management. Co-workers are a lot of fun. The hardest part of the job is trying to satisfy everyone.
Cons
Lack of hours. Too many cashiers
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Good Environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ONJune 2, 2015
Enjoyed helping people. Got to deal with sporting goods and talk to customers about sports. Big downside was cleaning up at the end of the day.
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Great place to work
Cashier (Current Employee) –  WhitbyMay 5, 2015
Wondeful atmosphere. Great staff and management. Very helpful and kind. I have learned a lot already in a short period of time.
Pros
great staff
Cons
minimum wage pay
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Very fun interacting work atmosphere
Sports Advisor (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ONDecember 16, 2013
- sell sports equipment to families and various people
- management was open, instructive, and very friendly
- loved interacting with the staff
- loved talking to about sports equipment to people
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Sales Clerk
Part Time Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMay 20, 2014
Great Student job for experience in sales in the sports equipment industry
Pros
learning many products for any sports
Cons
no advancement in management
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salesperson
Salesperson (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ONJune 29, 2015
helped customers find their needs and sold products to customers. Organized shipments and put them away. Greeted customers upon arrival at National Sports
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Fun Environment
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ONNovember 10, 2012
Always something to do
Fun
Awesome co-workers
A little bit of cleaning
I learned how to do inventory
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fun staff, great experience
Full time sports advisor (Former Employee) –  pickeringNovember 9, 2012
over all some slow days some really busy days

great staff coworkers get along really well
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