Pros: commission bonus
Cons: inconsistent hours, poor hourly pay rate, intensity of the job, poor quality of managment
The company is completely controlled by the head office in Shirebrook. This means that individual ideas are quickly dismissed as the whole company has to have uniformity.
There is no 'typical day' at Sports Direct as 90% of staff are on Zero-Hours contracts, therefore shifts are irregular and of various lengths.
The management of the stores are again – more... dictated to by head office. However, the vast majority of store management members are heavily influenced by statistics i.e. they are likely to appreciate more tasks completed to a poor standard than fewer tasks completed to a high standard. It is also noticeable that hardly any members of management have been educated to degree level.
My co-workers I find to be extremely cutting towards each other as the competition for hours is so intense as the management often respond to hearsay by changing who receives working hours.
The hardest part of my job is getting recognition for good work and good ideas. The most enjoyable part of my job is going 'above and beyond' in order to meet the needs of a customer i.e. locating a store that has a certain product in stock. – less