no job (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 6 October 2016
At both Burlington stores. Manager wasn't even there for the third one. Interview lasted 3 minutes. Disappointing for a 16 year old trying to find a job and has work experience. Very poor hiring practices.
Clothing Associate and Visual Associate (Current Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 24 September 2016
This is a fun place to work, and is always an upbeat environment. Its never a bother to have to show up for a shift. The hardest part of the job is dealing with customers during the busy times of the year. The most enjoyable part is getting to know the customers and successfully fulfilling their specific needs.
Sales Support Coordinator (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 22 September 2016
Same thing everyday, pretty repetitive. Learned a lot more for management. Co-workers are fantastic. Hardest part of the job would be the constant management changes, and dealing with rude customers. Best part of the job would be the discount and the good customers.
Service Technican - Hardgoods sales Associate (Former Employee) – Owen Sound, ON – 21 September 2016
- Very productive and busy days, processing sale item's and mechanically fixing sports equipment. - Gained product knowledge through out each department. Certified with ski/snowboard companies within the service shop. - Great staff to work with. - Easy and enjoyable work.
Footwear Associate (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 21 September 2016
A typical day at work is a casual flow of customers who need questions to be answered. I have learned how to properly communicate with customers and to sell merchendise exceedingly. Managment and co-workers are well behaved and very responsible. Hardest part of the job is to keep up with the pace of multiple customers in one time frame. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you successfully provided the amount of information needed to complete the sell with the customer.
I was hired as a clothing associate and was thrown on the floor with no retail experience (which they knew upon hire) within 2 days and expected to answer customer questions without having to ask my own. The people that have been there for years are very cliquey and don't really offer much assistance. Was told I would get 25-32 hours a week which turned out to be 15 or less some times, so not a job you can depend on for an income. Was also told I would be cross trained on cash but that never happened and when I questioned it every manager brushed it off or never really "had time" to answer it. Overall you get the swing of things pretty quickly, refolding clothes over and over, security tagging things excessively and that's about the extent of your workload.
Discount on clothing/sporting goods
Bad hours, poor management, no chance of expanding or growing within the company
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 17 September 2016
Working at sport chek is like working with your family everyone works as a team to reach budget. Management can be strict but are understanding. Meeting people who are passionate about sports is probably the most enjoyable part of the job
Clothing Associate (Former Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 14 September 2016
Was friends with everyone you work with. Very outgoing atmosphere. Everyone was treated like family. Management was great, could talk to them about anything and everything. The discount was amazing, and was definitely a huge perk.
Encouraging Canadians to live healthy active lifestyles
Footwear Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 8 September 2016
- Typical Day: clean/maintain Sport Chek's standards of displays and back rooms - Learned: how to improve your activities with proper shoes - Management: well organized, put together, great communication - Co-workers: hard workers, great energy - Hardest part: not being able to give complete attention to customers during the busier times - Most enjoyable part: connecting with customers
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – London, ON – 30 August 2016
Sport Chek is a great store, and they definitely have awesome people to work with. It can get boring when it's a slow day but you're always on your feet. Management can be forgetful, make you wait long amounts of time for certain things that do rely on quick answers.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Balzac, AB – 27 August 2016
working at sport check is a fun workplace environment within its limits sometimes the workplace can get a little bit stressed with just simply people not knowing what to when times gets busy and overran by customers.
A typical day at work would consist of completing many tasks while also staying available to the customers demands and needs. these various tasks include re-stocking product on display, general maintenance of the department and a selection of nightly assigned cleaning duties such as sweeping and or changing the garbage's in the department