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Boring
Inventory Prep/Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON7 May 2019
Being a stock person was extremely boring. Get there before anyone else does and don’t really interact with many people. They kept you at the back at all times.
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3.0
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fun workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON24 April 2019
- management was not understanding of extracurriculars
- got mad if you called in sick even if you were sick
- really hard to get time off
- only got a break after working for 5 hours when people should deserve a break after 3 and paid
Pros
fun environment
Cons
were not understanding of extracurriculars and miscommunication
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5.0
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Awesome part time job
Cashier, Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON18 April 2019
Amazing place to work. I’ve worked here for 7 years part time throughout school and they’ve always been flexible and accommodating. Tight knit environment, great co-workers and great managers. Not a bad thing to say.
Pros
Great workplace, clean environment, kind staff
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4.0
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Flexible Workplace
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Pickering, ON6 June 2018
It is a relaxed environment that is usually ow maintenance during the week. Weekends can be quite hectic and busy but we handle the pressure quite well.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
limited workers
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4.0
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Productive, fun and friendly place to work.
Sports Advisor (Current Employee) –  Pickering, ON27 May 2018
This job had successfully aided me in becoming more social. It is enjoyable to be able to share knowledge and experiences with coworkers as well as customers. The hardest part however, is learning how to handle very obscene and troublesome customers.
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5.0
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fun
Concord - Part time (Current Employee) –  Concord, ON24 May 2018
great place to work
management is amazing
staff is very friendly
time off when needed
can always get shifts taken
friendly customers
great location
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Can be a fun place to work however management shows favouritism
part time sales associate (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON30 April 2018
National Sports hires a lot of younger employees, mostly students. Unfortunately the management also carries themselves like high school students. By this I mean choosing favourites within the company and showing priority to those employees. They also don't give much direction in terms of what they are exactly looking for but expect employees to instinctively meet management's expectations. Other employees will likely complain to management about their colleagues rather than talk through a conflict with them. Management also avoids confrontation but will have a predisposed idea of some of their employees based on what others have mentioned about them. It's like high school. Very catty. There is also a lot of gossip and disgruntled employees. There is a lack of essential communication which can at times create chaos.
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5.0
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Job was great
Cashier/Sales (Current Employee) –  London, ON26 April 2018
Job is great as a part time job, as i was a student. When summer came and needed more hours it did not provide enough hours. you have to be at the job for a while to become a full time worker
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Fun workplace with no compensation
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON25 April 2018
Great work culture. No compensation, no hours, no work life balance. Never acknowledged for good work always disciplined for the smallest mistakes. Over worked and under paid all the time.
Pros
Discount
Cons
Everything els
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4.0
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Productive
Soft Goods Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON2 March 2018
productive work place. Always friendly and understanding with hours and staff. flexible times and was able to negotiate. Very professional and fun work environment.
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average
Retail Associate (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON13 February 2018
typically 5 hour shifts, limited room for advancement. The business was very slow for a number of months making it easy for management to give unimportant tasks
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Relaxed work environment with great flexability
Sports Advisor - Footwear Salesman (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON9 February 2018
Fun to work at and as long as your customer isn't ridiculous and non-understanding then you'll have an easy shift. As long as you're and employee who works hard and with integrity you'll have no problem working around your schedule. particularity if you are a part-time employee
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I can work in any given environment
Sportswear Sales Consultant (Current Employee) –  London, ON1 January 2018
I appreciate working with people or independently, either way, I find that i take any task that is given to me very seriously. I don't let anyone down.
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4.0
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Enjoyable environment, good people to work with
Sales Associate (Customer Service) (Current Employee) –  Pickering, ON27 December 2017
National Sports in Pickering was an extremely enjoyable place to work. A lot of my coworkers were around my age and easy to get along/work with. I worked in multiple different departments, so the typical day of work would be different depending on the department. Most of the time it involved product placement and customer service. I learned about the product, the different types of footwear and when the appropriate time to wear it would be, as well as the proper usage and care for sportswear/outerwear. The management was informative and thorough so there were no tasks that were particularly difficult for me. The best part of the job was the atmosphere - it felt like one big family, where everyone worked together to ensure the store would be successful.
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3.0
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Relaxed environment with great staff
Sports Advisor and Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON13 December 2017
Sold a lot of products that customers really appreciated. We took pride in our customer service and received several compliments. Was the best sports store for convenience in Orleans.
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Fun and positive work environment, with great customers.
Footwear Associate (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON29 November 2017
Since the first day of working at National Sports, the staff and managers were very welcoming. The store has a great atmosphere along with very positive customers.
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Great people, boring job
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Orleans, ON29 October 2017
Everybody was nice, but the job itself was relatively boring. A lot of standing around and not many people visited the area, so it was difficult to enjoy the job
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5.0
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Loved working here!
Returns and Warranty (Former Employee) –  Uxbridge, ON12 October 2017
Started here using my talents from a long ago job. Settled in and tackled the department. Implemented new things with management support. Was great to have that kind of support.

This was like working with family. Great environment and people really cared about the company.
Pros
Close knit employees and management
Cons
rumors of pending sale, which did eventually happen
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Retail work
Softgoods Sales (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON10 October 2017
Just as most retail jobs, very repetitive and dry. Not much room for advancement unless you would like to move into a management role at the store or try and move into a position working for FGL.
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4.0
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Ideal position for your first job
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Tecumseh, ON3 October 2017
Consisted of a warm welcoming environment. Expected to work hard but at the same time enjoy yourself while you were at work. An ideal job for any athlete who is looking to balance school, work and sports.
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