SPORTING LIFE Employee Reviews

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propductive always learning
Sales (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 June 2017
its a great place to work if you love customer service, you learn so much about product and how to engage customers. hours are good, very nice working environment
Pros
learning experience
Cons
pay minimum
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Putrid place to work
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 June 2017
No room for growth
hourly rate and laughable raises of a nickel
Embarassing manager salary if your lucky to get one
Outdated sales ideas and approaches
Most of the leaders(used loosely) are wayyyy past their prime and have even less modernized skills to bring the company into the 21st century
Most managers have zero experience to manage
Sad work morale
Silly sales numbers too try and reach when there's nobody in the store forces staff to steal sales and creates tension amongst the staff
Pros
Cool staff
Cons
Way too many
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Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON5 June 2017
Amazing work experience, the atmosphere of the work environment is amazing and definitely makes you feel comfortable.
Management could be better but the workers are very friendly and enjoy working there.
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Dynamic and productive workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON19 May 2017
Sporting Life gave me the opportunity to improve my interpersonal skills and increased my knowledge on how to effectively market products. The management team, as well as my colleagues made for a pleasant working environment.
Pros
Pleasant working conditions, Excellent training
Cons
None
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Great for students
Sales Associate and Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON5 May 2017
Depending on the day, you either just stand around or you're running around
If you're on the manager's good side, you're set and never really have to worry about anything
Pros
the other sales associates and cashier - they're great people
Cons
long hours, not enough breaks, sometimes doesn't acknowledge the amount of work you put into the job
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always busy, friendly coworkers, great hours
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON4 May 2017
Sporting life was very enjoyable and something of my taste because of my passion for retailing. the managers were always supportive and helpful aswell as the other employees, the hours they gave me were always perfect, the store was always busy.
Pros
good hours
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Enjoyable workplace with fun yet competitive environment
Warehouse Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Calgary,1 May 2017
Sporting Life is a company that respects there staff, and helps them be there best. There is not a lot of opportunity for advancement but if you how your dedication and hard work there are possible door that may open.
Pros
Discount
Cons
Hours, training
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Fun workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 March 2017
People and management are great. The company hold lots of fun training sessions and has many opportunities for their employees. I would have loved to stay their longer if I had not been laid off.
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Great place to work in the winter
Assistant Cash Manager (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON28 March 2017
During the winter months, Sporting life is always jammed packed with excitement and consistent hours. It is a retail job that has higher expectations of its staff.
Pros
Pay is good
Cons
10 hour shifts
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Sporting Life
Cash Associate (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 March 2017
On a daily basis, I would deal with happy,unsatisfied, irritated, every type of customer with the best customer service possible. I've learned to handle heavy heated situations in a calm organized manner. The hardest part about the job was that I am just the cashier, and if they did not like the experience they had in the store, i am the one that now has to deal with it, but what made up for those situations is when i really satisfied the customer whether it be, finding that last item they've been looking for, correcting the sizes from the tag to the item itself, just the little things were very satisfying.
Pros
working with friendly, welcoming people
Cons
Far from home
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Boring job made worse by terrible management
E-Commerce Logistics & Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 February 2017
This was a simple job of responding to customer complaints over the phone and online. However the task was made very degrading and the office environment was dismal, entirely due to the manager of this team. Rude and lacking any leadership skills and leaving no room to grow within the company, Sporting Life's e-commerce department was a pain to be a part of.
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stimulating
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 February 2017
I really enjoyed learning about the clothing industry and helping to serve good people great clothes and it is very rewarding.
Pros
great colleagues
Cons
staff discount
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Department Manager (Current Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON19 February 2017
Great Product and Service Great staff. Store atmosphere is great and staff know their product they are selling. Name Brand High end product is what you would find at this store.
Pros
Product
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good company
Assistant Cash Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 February 2017
very relax environment, work is not hard, fashionable clothing, professional, you can move up in the company, lots of opportunity for growth, reasonable benefits
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Fun and interesting
Senior Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON5 February 2017
Working in the hardgoods department is very technical and thats what makes working there interesting, but not a lot of room for advancement in the department.
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Fun and "interesting" place at times
Assistant Footwear Manager (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON17 January 2017
Very fun environment to work in, although management made it interesting at times. Nice staff and laid back vibe to it. Would recommend anybody to work here.
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Great place
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON9 January 2017
Great environment to work in and a wonderful team. Management can be improved, was not the best environment to work at when seeking professionalism.
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good people great product
Merchandiser/Restocker (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 December 2016
Great coworkers
Broad selection of high quality product
Beautiful merchandising and high quality of standards
Flexible scheduling
Holiday season is very busy which makes it easier to hit sales targets.
Pros
welcoming employees, great products being sold
Cons
long hours
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No advancement opportunities
Cashier / Sales Associate / Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 November 2016
Great customer service but bad work environment, unapproachable management, no advancement opportunities, no recognition for people's potential, no benefits to employees.
Pros
Product knowledge sessions before starting the day
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Not worth it.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON19 November 2016
Honestly,not worth it.

the management sucks, they push you around everywhere and sometimes even bully you.

I quit after 2 days, my first day was basically me being pushed around everywhere and getting yelled at for not knowing anything. Like it's my first day, what do to expect?

The whole place is run by bunch of teenagers, not profession
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