Fantastic employees, management not as much.
Clothing Associate/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 29 March 2017
If you're thinking about applying at sportchek, just don't waist your time with it. I have worked there for almost 2 years & I still am constantly not getting hours because there "isn't any". This has been an ongoing issue for months. There is quite a bit of pettyness among management, overall I have seen fantastic employees get treated not very fairly & they all end up finding a new job because there isn't any balance. Some weeks you can get scheduled not at all & other weeks people are working full time hours with not full time pay/ benefits. I feel like I'm competing against my fellow employees for hours which isn't right. They say we are suppose to be a team but it feels very one sided. Another thing is that quite annoying is when you see employees working harder then the managers. I'm my opinion if you're a manager you should be on the floor helping customers out just as much as everyone else is. Not sitting in the back doing jack all, all day? Not fair. People start to notice too & then that just causes issues of its own. I've learned a few things from working here
1) if someone hires you & they already seem disorganized with whatever it may be, don't take the job. If it starts early in the hiring process the chance of it continuing in indefinite.
2)don't let people take advantage for you, especially in retail.
3)obviously if you have an issue with someone talk about it with them directly, if nothing changes go higher up.
I could go on & on, hope this review was helpful.
Fun environment, nice employees
Too many employees not enough hours, (yet they still hire more), poor management