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fun work place
Sales Assistant (Former Employee), LondonSeptember 17, 2014
Amazing company to work for! Great, supportive colleagues who help you progress your skills within the work place!
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fun workplace
Sales Assistant (Former Employee), Leeds, ENGSeptember 16, 2014
the job was enjoyable when I was with a group of people on delivery and we worked as a team to get as much stock out as possible onto the shop floor
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excellent workplace.
Customer Assistant (Former Employee), paisleySeptember 15, 2014
was great working at sports direct. All other employees were fun , kind and amazing to work with.
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average workplace
Process Operative (Former Employee), wiganSeptember 13, 2014
Pros: the days we were called in there was always plenty of work
Cons: as it was agency work we were not always guarenteed work
a typical day at work for me was pricing, kibbling and re packing products working to set targets, using numeracy skills to achieve varying goals in specific times, Also trained new staff. I learned how to work in a fast pace environment and manage under pressure. As for management & co workers you couldn't really get to know anyone as you was not aloud – more... to talk & management didn't really interact with one another. – less
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Good workplace
Retail Sales advisor (Former Employee), GrimsbySeptember 11, 2014
Pros: your always busy
Cons: wages are poor
Nice place to work, All the staff are friendly and you are welcomed.
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great workplace
Shop Assistant (Former Employee), glasgowSeptember 10, 2014
loved this job and only had to leave as the company was closing down theyr office in glasgow and the closest one i could be transferred to was clydebank
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Interesting experience.
Sales assistant (Former Employee), NottinghamSeptember 7, 2014
Not a very exciting place to work, primarily because of the very poor management and the lack of enthusiasm from those in hire positions. The pay on this job does not bring enthusiasm in itself.
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fun workplace
Sales Assistant (Former Employee), birstall j27September 5, 2014
i was only young and at college when i worked here. this workplace was fun to work in but you did short shifts which i did not like.
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not as great
Sales Assistant (Former Employee), Croydon, ENGSeptember 3, 2014
Cons: not enough hours
Not enough hours.
Hadn't worked there for long enough to say anything good or bad
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Productive and fun workplace
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee), Haringey, ENGSeptember 3, 2014
Pros: discounts
Cons: long hours
Everyday is different, every type of person shops there, its exciting and fast pace. I have learned effective team work. The hardest part is closing time and the most enjoyable part is during the day when all worker are working together to meet goals.
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rubbish
Sales Assistant (Current Employee), Bradford, ENGSeptember 1, 2014
Not given any respect at all and always messed around. hours are a joke and management are lazy
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Bullied
Full Time Retail Assistant (Former Employee), Dunfermline, SCTAugust 28, 2014
Bullied into leaving this job the management was eventually sacked from the company. My experience at the hands of HR was pain staking at the best of times as it felt they did not believe a word I was saying until I to involve police into the matters. The outcome from the investigation led to myself being left humiliated and no longer interested in – more... working with a company who not only did not believe me when I first made the claim but also unable to work for several months while I regained my confidence. At no point during the time I worked and afterwards did I receive any indication they were sorry for the harassment I received – less
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Fun and exciting workplace due to young workforce
Customer Assistant (Current Employee), Orpington, ENGAugust 27, 2014
Pros: young workforce
Cons: minimum wage, also not guaranteed hours each week
- Typical day
Every day is different, due to being a quick learner; I have been taught how to complete all tasks that can be set within the store. Maximum effort is always exerted; in clothing, tills and footwear.
- What I have learned
I have to ability to develop working relationships quickly due to being friendly and confident.
- Management
Occasionally – more... I am asked to delegate tasks over the shop floor; this shows that I can be entrusted with man management tasks.
- Hardest part of job
Working on a zero hour contract; so hours are not always available and you work different hours every week.
- Most enjoyable
Working with other young employees creates a positive and exciting workforce as everyone is full of energy and ideas to make the job easier. – less
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Enjoyable
Sales Assistant (Current Employee), Broughton, ENGAugust 23, 2014
Pros: discount given on thursday's only
Cons: zero hours contract - hours given could be reduced, some weeks no hours at all
A typical day in work is being on the shoe department, helping put stock out or away and assisting customers. My co-workers are kind and friendly and it is fun to work with them.

The hardest part of the job is dealing with customers who come in and are looking for a specific item but don't know what it's called and expect you to know what they are – more... on about.

When very quiet have to stand around and look busy even though the store is very quiet The management are very kind and easy to get along with.

I have learn't that there are a lot of difficult customers and don't always make life easy when you are trying to be helpful. – less
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Productive
Retail Associate (Current Employee), IrelandAugust 21, 2014
good training, clear management and always something new to do everyday as well as meeting new customers everyday.
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Hard work
Sales Assistant (Former Employee), LondonAugust 21, 2014
Pros: there was no free lunchs.
Cons: they could add on hours without you knowin at the time.
I work at Sports Direct on a 0 hour contrat. They would always ask you to work with them a day before giving you a days notise. Sports Direct co-workers are easy to get on with very happy people. thye hardest prt of the job would be the custmos sometimes they could be so rude and all you can do is smile and be nice to them. The most enjoyable part of – more... this job is when you can work on he shop floor helping the custermos out. – less
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Terrible
Retail Assistant (Former Employee), Skegness, ENGAugust 21, 2014
Pros: 15% off every thursday
Cons: no breaks, rude staff, impolite staff
Sports Direct was a terrible place to work. Some staff were lazy and couldn't be bothered. They would kick footballs round the store when the store was open. There would be a huge queue of people in the store who i would have to serve, there would only be me and another person on the till, then that other person would go for a break and leave me. I – more... didn't get a break on the job. I would wake up at 6 in the morning to get the very first bus at 8. Then i would start work at 9;15, work for 5 hours and an extra hour because i had to put resale out and tidy up. Then get my bus after i had finished. Then get home around 4/ 5 o'clock and by that time it would be the last meal of the day. I would have no energy and i was on tablets because if i didn't eat it would lead me to pass out. And at Sports Direct i wouldn't get a break not even for a quick drink or a tiny bit to eat so i could stop myself from going dizzy. I suffer from back pain and the assistant manager was informed from the beginning and she would make me go up the ladders just to move something from the shelves. I had to have a day of work because i couldn't walk because of my back. But yet i didn't say no because that was my job role. The assistant manager would shout, swear and curse at staff in front of customers which conclude of infant children/ toddlers, parents, teenagers and the old aged. My time working at Sports Direct was terrible. I wouldn't advise anyone to work there. – less
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Good for people who can tempt customers into buying products easily.
Casual Sales Assistant (Former Employee), Plymouth, ENGAugust 18, 2014
Pros: the opportunity to receive commission.
Cons: constantly on your feet.
My shifts were usually only 4 hours, and I would only have under 3 shifts in a week. The members of staff were kind and fun to work with, but there were many of them, hence the lack of hours available. I learnt how to use the tills, as well as give exchanges, and give store credit via a gift card. Management were helpful when it came to getting to know – more... the 5* products, as when these things were sold by us we could receive commission if we managed to sell the product with a specific extra. Management also replied promptly when requesting more shifts. There were many co-workers at Sports Direct, so there was always someone to get along with. The hardest part of the job would have to be if you are put into basement on a hot day. There was no air conditioning, and we were always too busy to rehydrate, although those shifts would go quickly due to how busy we were. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people constantly, there was always a number of customers throughout the shift that you would enjoy talking to while serving them. – less
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Centralised and Militeristic
Part Time Sales Assistant (Current Employee), Brierley Hill, ENGAugust 18, 2014
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
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good place to work
Sales assistant (Former Employee), londonAugust 17, 2014
Pros: great environment
Cons: long hours
a typical day included; Sorted out delivery shifts in the mornings when I had early shifts, tagging of the trainers that were on the shop floor and help keep the floor tidy, customer service, given the role of supervising when supervisors had to go on breaks. I learnt about customer services even in a crowded and busy atmosphere. Great management team, – more... who kept their teams motivated. great work ethic from most co-workers.

Was awarded employee of the month. – less

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About Sports Direct

Sports Direct International plc (LSE: SPD) is a British retailing group. Founded in 1982 by former county squash coach Mike Ashley, – Read more