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Enjoyable environment, good people to work with
Sales Associate (Customer Service) (Current Employee) –  Pickering, ON27 December 2017
National Sports in Pickering was an extremely enjoyable place to work. A lot of my coworkers were around my age and easy to get along/work with. I worked in multiple different departments, so the typical day of work would be different depending on the department. Most of the time it involved product placement and customer service. I learned about the product, the different types of footwear and when the appropriate time to wear it would be, as well as the proper usage and care for sportswear/outerwear. The management was informative and thorough so there were no tasks that were particularly difficult for me. The best part of the job was the atmosphere - it felt like one big family, where everyone worked together to ensure the store would be successful.
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Relaxed environment with great staff
Sports Advisor and Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON13 December 2017
Sold a lot of products that customers really appreciated. We took pride in our customer service and received several compliments. Was the best sports store for convenience in Orleans.
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Fun and positive work environment, with great customers.
Footwear Associate (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON29 November 2017
Since the first day of working at National Sports, the staff and managers were very welcoming. The store has a great atmosphere along with very positive customers.
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Great people, boring job
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Orleans, ON29 October 2017
Everybody was nice, but the job itself was relatively boring. A lot of standing around and not many people visited the area, so it was difficult to enjoy the job
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Loved working here!
Returns and Warranty (Former Employee) –  Uxbridge, ON12 October 2017
Started here using my talents from a long ago job. Settled in and tackled the department. Implemented new things with management support. Was great to have that kind of support.

This was like working with family. Great environment and people really cared about the company.
Pros
Close knit employees and management
Cons
rumors of pending sale, which did eventually happen
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Retail work
Softgoods Sales (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON10 October 2017
Just as most retail jobs, very repetitive and dry. Not much room for advancement unless you would like to move into a management role at the store or try and move into a position working for FGL.
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Ideal position for your first job
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Tecumseh, ON3 October 2017
Consisted of a warm welcoming environment. Expected to work hard but at the same time enjoy yourself while you were at work. An ideal job for any athlete who is looking to balance school, work and sports.
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Fantastic place to work
Sports Advisor/Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON29 September 2017
Fantastic place to work. Great employees, great management, friendly environment. Always have something to do to keep busy, your hard work does not go unnoticed.
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Good
Sports Advisor (Former Employee) –  Whitby/Oshawa20 September 2017
Good place to work, lots of nice people and good fair treatment while working there. Store was closing only reason for leaving , would work for again in the future
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Good
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON7 September 2017
It is a good job for part time people or if you have school or other responsibilities to attend to. But the atmosphere is nice but the wage is nothing special.
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Fun workplace with great co-workers
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON21 June 2017
Our daily shifts were getting together at the start to review our goals for the day and then heading out onto the floor to assist customers with anything they may have difficulty with.
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productive,loving working place invironment
Sales associate (Current Employee) –  Scarborough, ON16 May 2017
management it well put together and hard working
learn different customer service skills
employees are very hard working and helpful
hardest part would be working in a new place and with new people
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Fun environment to work at!
Sports Advisor (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON18 April 2017
Could not have asked for a better job to have through school. Very accommodating and they were able to work around my schedule. Wage isn't the greatest, but I truly did enjoy coming to work everyday. They offer raises every year. Made a lot of friends working here, and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND for anybody looking for a part-time job.
Pros
Fun atmosphere, enjoyable, amazing management team
Cons
Relatively low initial wage.
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Love National
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON3 April 2017
National Sports is a great place to work from the management to the customers. There is always a high level of intensity which always makes it enjoyable to work at.
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Great employers and employee's, fun place to work!
Sports representative/cashier (Current Employee) –  Tecumseh, ON9 March 2017
Great employers and employee's, fun place to work! Love working here, good hours and great atmosphere. They are very understanding of school or other jobs!
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Fun place to work
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  London, ON7 March 2017
When working here i loved it because im a sports guy, but one of the other workers was caught stealing and everyone was questioned for it.

My supervisor is now a manager there so that goes to show a lot.
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Excellent place to work, positive energy from all staff
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON20 February 2017
Great place to work, positive energy from staff and management. I always enjoyed my time there and would recommend it to anyone.
Pros
Great managers
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Work with nice people
Sales Associate/ Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON8 February 2017
Great staff and good discounts on sporting goods product. Sales occur weekly. Merchandise is displayed nicely and in an orderly fashion.
Pros
Discounts on apparel and sports goods
Cons
No room for advancement or career growth
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average minimum wage retail job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON5 December 2016
not much to say, typical average minimum wage 9-5 job. if you like sports and gear than its not so bad. nothing to write home about to be honest just a normal place to work
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Great first job
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 September 2016
Worked here for 3 years as a cashier and retail associate towards the end. Management was flexible and accommodating with changes in employee availability as most of them are high school/post-secondary students. Salary is low (minimum wage, with potential for a small pay increase depending on performance evaluations). Experience in retail is a plus, but not necessary - they train you right from the start on product knowledge and store policies/procedures and you shadow an experienced employee for a few shifts.

No opportunities to advance into upper management or head office positions, even for employees who have worked 5+years with the company. Management style differs between stores (I worked at Scarborough), but all friendly and welcoming, cared about their workers and addressed their needs. Also liked to plan staff events to foster team work and friendships. Always open lines of communication between management staff and sales associates. Head office is also quite friendly and competent.

Job culture is great! You're surrounded by lots of young, friendly workers with various personalities and it's quite easy to get along with everyone. It's a cliche, but they welcome you all into their big family. Very little drama (if any!). Overall great place to work at if you're looking to gain retail experience/skills to make you employable for another job in the future.
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