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Amazing experience
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Windsor, ON20 October 2018
An amazing place to work. Managers were very adaptable with scheduling and provided a professional work environment. Benefits are awesome, and an overall great place to work.
Pros
Outstanding work environment
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Good place to work, management needs a lot of work
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Prince George, BC24 September 2018
Fun place to work, awesome discount. Management sucks. They choose favourites, training is extensive but there is nobody there to help you once they throw you on the floor. Very stressful at times.
Pros
Discount
Cons
Management
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Easy Retail Job, But Stressful
Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 September 2018
It's a typical retail job where customers can either make or break your day. Some days are extremely slow, while others you can't even breathe it's so busy. The management is okay, and the work hours are relatively flexible. But the stress from customers can get to you.
Pros
Awesome discount
Cons
Short lunch break, way too busy
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N/a
Cashier & Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) –  Rocky View, AB12 September 2018
Customer Service Representative and Full-Time Cashier. This job is an entry level position in the retail sector. There are lots of young and part-time employees working while still finishing high school. So a high level of patience and cheerful attitude is required. Schedule changes without notice and you get used to working on call.
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not many opportunities to move up
Sales Support Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 September 2018
As someone who has been given two advancements at Sportchek I can say it is not easy for most employees. Management depends on location but is usually lacking in communication. Great benefits to working for the company such as flexible schedules and great employee purchase programs. It is overall a good part time job.
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Laid back environment
Hard Good Sales Rep (Former Employee) –  Stoney Creek, ON7 September 2018
i worked at sportchek in stoney creek for a year and during that time had met and helped many people but also during that time i had to find things that made time go by quicker. wasn't always something to do to pass the time but also never had full time positions available
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Wonderful place to work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Chilliwack, BC4 September 2018
Management is great and tries hard to find like minded people who maintain an active lifestyle. Culture is amazing and a great place to work. Coming to work everyday was easy.
Pros
Awesome people
Cons
Customer service can be trying at times
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Fun work space
Hard Goods Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Prince Albert, SK4 September 2018
The manager is fun sometimes but he is kind of sexist he keeps the girls in the job longer and they get paid more compared to guys in the workplace and the guys have a harder time getting time off compared to the women
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Fast paced job with minimal training
Hardgoods manager (Current Employee) –  Regina, SK3 September 2018
store managers generally hide in the office talking about changing the work culture. They hire new employees and provide them with awful training and expect them to learn as they go.
Pros
discount
Cons
management. training
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So fun
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC21 August 2018
Working here for a few years has been an awesome experience. It's a family, and it feels like home walking through those doors. It's a job that I love having and it's so great to work here that i'd recommend it to anybody.
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nice people generally busy work environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB21 August 2018
alright job for teenager or someone in school needing to work part time, hours are good for sports players they will mold them around you, good work environment and people were very nice
Pros
nice people
Cons
not enough hours
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good staff
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Stratford, ON2 August 2018
sport chek is a fun place to work as a student and gives you an amazing discount. however, the pay is minimum and there is little room to grow and advance
Pros
great discount
Cons
poor management
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Easygoing workplace with good benefits
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 August 2018
They dont give you enough hours and they are not very good at training but the job is not too bad. It is good for someone who doesn't really need to work but extra money is good. Weekdays are quite slow throughout the year so you have a lot of time to just clean or hang and tag clothes. It's not hard and you just have to do what the managers tell you but for the most part they don't tell you what to do unless you're really doing something wrong.
Pros
discount
Cons
no hours
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basic retail and customer service job
Full time sales associate (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB26 July 2018
staff and management were competent and the patrons were relatively pleasant. the work load was reasonable and management was excellent at training and preparing staff.
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its a job
Clothing Associate (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON22 July 2018
-Being a clothing advisor, you just fold, organize and maintain cleanliness in your department and you're expected to ensure every customer is greeted and helped if needed.
-Working more than 5 hours definitely feels like time isn't moving, especially because they enforce the "rule" workers aren't to chat with one another. makes working very lonely, sometimes you'll rely on customers for socialization :(
-Discount was great and coworkers are awesome, but management is what gets you. they're great and friendly at first but you see their true colours and how power hungry, condescending and how out of touch they are with employees. they expect everyone to follow the rules but don't do so with themselves.
-But the discount is great so i guess thats nice (cost plus 10% but must be regular price, cant stack discounts)
Pros
discount is cost plus 10% (thats about half off the ticket price)
Cons
management is condescending, advancement is out of the question
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Unprofessional and lack of leadership
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC22 July 2018
Absolutely horrid place to work at. Do not even apply to this place, especially the Robson St, BC location. Management is awful and childish. They are very apathetic to HR problems that happen like sexual harassment, but they will write you up just for standing when there’s nothing to do. If I could give this place less than 1 star I would. It’s disappointing because the job itself is not difficult, but management is awful, thus making it not worth it. They love to play favourites and they are not afraid to show it. They treat everyone like children. Minimal pay makes the discount not even worth it.
Pros
Zero
Cons
Awful management
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Official response from Sport Chek
14 August 2018

Your review has been forwarded internally for appropriate follow up. Sport Chek is committed to providing a respectful and inclusive work environment where our employees can be their best every day. To ensure that any workplace issues are resolved promptly and thoroughly, we provide a number of channels, including an anonymous ethics line where employees can report inappropriate or unethical behaviour without fear of reprisal. More information about our Code of Conduct and reporting process can be found here: https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/39655/index.html

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A place to work and grow
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON16 July 2018
Sport Chek is an excellent place to work, especially if you need a flexible work schedule, love sports and want to work in a friendly environment with like minded people. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping a customer find exactly what they need and need to know for a sport or activity they are looking to get involved in. Helping customers get the proper gear so that they can enjoy their sport or activity is the most rewarding aspect of the job.
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Do not even apply
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC14 July 2018
Horrible awful pay and huge expectations, they hire a bunch of kids and expect excellence. makes you feel super replaceable and did I say the pay is awful?
Pros
none
Cons
all
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Meh place to work
HardGoods Associate (Former Employee) –  London, ON13 July 2018
Management at the location I worked at was a joke, very power hungry and condescending.

Discounts were phenomenal as you would receive everything at cost
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very great discount
CASHEIR (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB10 July 2018
there is a grat discount which is why many people stay. At the store i work at tho there is not alot of hours for the workers so some people work once a month even with open availability. also they only do schedules one week at a time which does not leave time to plan activities ahead.
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