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Sports Direct is a retailer. They sell sportswear and trainers for women, men and children.

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Sports Direct job reviews

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  • Best thing

    Get most weekends off

    Worst thing

    Staff turn over

    2.6

    Sports Direct Employee, January 2023

  • Best thing

    Some of the people I work with.

    Worst thing

    The management and favouring certain people.

    1.8

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, January 2023

  • Best thing

    The people you work with

    Worst thing

    0 hour contract

    6.4

    Sports Direct Employee, January 2023

  • Best thing

    coworkers are nice

    Worst thing

    managers don’t treat you like a person
    don’t get paid breaks
    my contract ended and they didn’t bother telling me
    i wasn’t trained properly
    the management don’t bother helping you
    always technical issues with tills

    1.2

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, January 2023

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    The store manager and manager

    3.4

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, January 2023

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  • Best thing

    people that work there

    Worst thing

    standing all day hurts your body

    3.5

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, January 2023

  • Worst thing

    Over worked. Long hours worked over the contracted hourse

    1.4

    Sports Direct Supervisor, January 2023

  • Best thing

    The staff are all friendly and helpful

    Worst thing

    0 hour contract

    6.6

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, December 2022

  • Best thing

    People I work with
    Discount
    Commission

    Worst thing

    -Pointless breaks,long shifts
    -Getting half hour less than 6hrs to avoid getting a break
    -Having to train people when It's not my job ontop of having to continue to work at normal pace at the same time then being responsible for said person when they do things wrong
    -hard to change shifts that aren't possible to do/need altering
    -20 jobs for 1 person
    -Never leaving on time
    -Customers (there's a lot of rude ones)
    -constantly understaffed
    -it's bare minimum training so you basically go in blind and learn on the job but expected to know what to do
    -I could go on the list is endless...

    1.0

    Sports Direct Employee, December 2022

  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Last min shifts

    5.5

    Sports Direct Employee, November 2022

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  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    The manager

    3.5

    Sports Direct Store assistant, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Relaxed place to work

    Worst thing

    The hours

    8.2

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Going home

    Worst thing

    Too many jobs work for one person

    2.3

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Nice people and environment

    Worst thing

    Managers

    1.5

    Sports Direct Customer service, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Working with good group of people

    Worst thing

    Breaks too short and management take advantage of people

    2.3

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, November 2022

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  • Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Pay and hours

    3.5

    Sports Direct Employee, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Work colleagues
    Discount

    Worst thing

    One of my managers

    3.5

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Discount and colleagues

    Worst thing

    How rude the customers are

    8.7

    Sports Direct Employee, November 2022

  • Best thing

    Meeting nice customers and having friends in the work place

    Worst thing

    Understaffed
    Too much to do for 1 person on a department

    2.1

    Sports Direct Employee, October 2022

  • Best thing

    Next to no stress, friendly team, work where you are most comfortable, not suffocating

    Worst thing

    Unpaid breaks, 20% discount isn’t as much as I’d like but enough, 5£ an hour is hard to live off, minimal hours, temporary contract

    6.0

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, October 2022

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  • Best thing

    shifts are flexible with education

    Worst thing

    sometimes get given too many jobs at once, under 23/18 paid less than older colleagues for doing the exact same work

    4.1

    Sports Direct Employee, October 2022

  • Best thing

    The other employees/ manager/ supervisors. everyone gets along so well so it’s like i’m working with my friends!

    Worst thing

    Some customers but that’s to be expected when working in retail

    8.2

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, October 2022

  • Best thing

    The people that I work with make the job less stressful

    Worst thing

    Hours done vs pay

    7.0

    Sports Direct Assistant manager, October 2022

  • Best thing

    The team members and the atmosphere

    Worst thing

    Very underpaid for the amount of work you have to do and it’s Not worth the pay. Not much security and customers can get a bit aggressive.

    4.6

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, October 2022

  • Best thing

    Being able to have conversations and have some laughs with other workers

    Worst thing

    it’s very stressful at times some higher up workers don’t sometimes know what they are doing which makes other lower workers not know what to do or understand what to do.

    3.3

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, October 2022

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  • Best thing

    My colleagues

    Worst thing

    Untidiness, inconsistent hours, having to meet quotas to show that you're a good employee

    2.7

    Sports Direct Retail assistant, September 2022

  • Best thing

    The discounts

    Worst thing

    The customers you have to serve
    The pay
    Some of the hours they give you if you say to them you have a free week they will give you 30 hours of work to do a week

    3.9

    Sports Direct Team member, September 2022

  • Best thing

    People you work with

    Worst thing

    Managers are racist
    Unrealistic expectations
    Never happy when targets are met, there's always something that could be better
    Dirty

    2.1

    Sports Direct Warehouse operative, September 2022

  • Best thing

    the people there

    Worst thing

    how the manager speaks to you sometime and how they don’t listen sometimes

    3.9

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, September 2022

  • Best thing

    the crew i work with

    Worst thing

    you're not treated with respect

    1.5

    Sports Direct Store assistant, September 2022

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  • Best thing

    The team of people who I work with bar the main manager.

    Worst thing

    The disrespect from the manager, and they way you can be treated in several situations.

    2.8

    Sports Direct Retail assistant, September 2022

  • Best thing

    The people that work there and it is a chill environment

    Worst thing

    The pay could be a lot better

    8.9

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, September 2022

  • Best thing

    Customer interaction

    Worst thing

    Pay and workload

    5.0

    Sports Direct Customer assistant, August 2022

  • Best thing

    staff discount & generally friendly staff

    Worst thing

    long, boring shifts with too many staff members on quiet days but also being understaffed on busy days

    2.6

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, August 2022

  • Best thing

    Talking to other staff members complaining about customers and the 20% off but we get as many days off as we want in the year as long as they get covered

    Worst thing

    The customers!! Some are ok the most of the time there shit cuz they don’t teach there kids how to act in a store.

    3.0

    Sports Direct Shop assistant, August 2022

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  • Best thing

    Easy job
    Works mates
    Good hours

    Worst thing

    Terrible pay
    Managers are a bit jarring at times

    6.0

    Sports Direct Retail assistant, August 2022

  • Best thing

    the people who i work with

    Worst thing

    some of the air conditioners don’t work

    8.4

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, August 2022

  • Best thing

    meeting new people

    Worst thing

    not enough hours, bad pay

    1.7

    Sports Direct Retail assistant, August 2022

  • Best thing

    a amazing experience you make so many memories and learn so much the staff are amazing

    8.0

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, August 2022

  • Best thing

    The team and the job is simple

    Worst thing

    Money

    8.0

    Sports Direct Employee, August 2022

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  • Best thing

    Kind staff
    Safe environment
    Okay work times

    Worst thing

    Pay
    Holiday leave
    Cover if sick

    2.0

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, August 2022

  • Best thing

    Love working for supply chain in sports direct
    Good location
    Grateful for the staff perks

    Worst thing

    Systematic racism in hierarchy
    Career progression is very hard

    2.8

    Sports Direct Warehouse operative, August 2022

  • Best thing

    It’s an easy job can be fun at times and is a good atmosphere

    Worst thing

    Unpaid and overworked. No respect. Not listened to.

    2.0

    Sports Direct Employee, August 2022

  • Best thing

    Working with great people and for a generous company

    Worst thing

    Hours can be long

    7.8

    Sports Direct Supervisor, July 2022

  • Best thing

    The discount

    Worst thing

    The manager is rude to everyone and speaks to all the staff members like there all stupid. Nothing the staff do is ever good enough and it makes you feel very small

    1.9

    Sports Direct Retail assistant, July 2022

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  • Best thing

    It was 0 hours so we’d be able to adjust it according to school

    Worst thing

    The place is sexist and management is horrible you get overworked insanely for the bare minimum of a pay they intentionally give you 4 hour shifts so they don’t have to give a break and when you’re on a longer shift they’ll send you to your break late and make you come back at the set time though so you have less break. The manager is incredibly sexist and degrading.

    1.1

    Sports Direct Sales assistant, July 2022

  • Best thing

    zero hour contract = flexible hours, job is fairly easy, people I work with make it bearable

    Worst thing

    really bad pay (minimum wage)

    4.6

    Sports Direct Employee, July 2022

  • Best thing

    The team (minus a few liabilities)

    Worst thing

    The amount of pressure placed on staff; stupid decisions from head office that make everything harder and don't have any benefit to the majority of stores; the company only caring about the new flagship stores and not the old ones that definitely need refits; it's looked down upon to have set days off; management still have a very old school mind set even though the company is trying to move forward and change things;

    2.1

    Sports Direct Employee, July 2022

  • Best thing

    The people, customers and colleagues

    Worst thing

    Expected to be a jack of all trades. One minute your selling memberships the next your fishing blue roll out of a toilet.

    5.5

    Sports Direct Employee, July 2022

  • Best thing

    Commission

    Worst thing

    Weekly rotors, pay and hours

    3.7

    Sports Direct Shop assistant, July 2022