Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Belfast – 9 October 2018
Working in JD has its benefits and its disadvantages ranging from management to the store ethic itself. It does ensure learning and the ability to use everything effectively but in terms of treatment I wouldn't recommend for those unfamiliar with the pretences of customer service.
Sales Assistant (Full-time) (Former Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne – 20 May 2018
JD sports is a good and bad company to work for. It has ups and downs, i have learned how to deal with many customers in busy times and not so busy times. The job is basically the same everyday you get given a section and you stay there for the day and work with the customers that enter your area. Provide as much help as possible. it is good because it brings more of a social side out of you if you do not have one. but it can be bad when you don't have any customers in store or any jobs and feel so slaved by the supervisors and management because nobody gives you credit for the things you do.
JD Sports as a supervisor (Current Employee) – Edinburgh – 5 October 2018
I have been working for the company for around 6 years and have been working as a supervisor for the past year, working enviroment totally depends on management, salary isn't the best but it is more then minimum wage.
Best part of the job is the people that you work with.
Sales associate (Former Employee) – London – 7 July 2018
I've never been so happy by working at JD, the environment was way too stressful and the managment team was putting too much pressure on myself and on my colleagues. Shifts were unconvenient for anyone who wants to have a life outside work. Salary not excellent too.
Súpervisor (Current Employee) – Glasgow – 4 December 2018
Very catty environment. Senior management speak to staff like dogs. Horrible pay - supervisors only make 15p more an hour than sales assistants. You are constantly treated like a criminal. You need to sign what shoes you wear before, during and after each shift. JD do not trust their staff. This job would suit someone st school or part time but not a full time career. As an experienced 25 year old I find this workplace too patronising and immature. Very cliquey environment. It simply is not worth all of the stress, harassment and constant negativity.
1 hour lunch
Treating loyal staff like criminals. Young and immature management.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Whiteley, Hampshire – 24 June 2018
Not enough money for what is asked of you. Recently put on a sale, Tuesday I got home just after midnight and I was on the train back there again at 6:30 the next morning and my 'commitment' was questioned. Ridiculous. Everything I do there feels insignificant when I leave.
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Rochdale – 1 August 2018
I was mainly picking and packing which is OK but more job rotation would help avoid boredom. Little management supervision or incentives (e.g. financial) to work harder so some people work really hard whilst others do very little for the same pay. Notice boards full of statistics regarding productivity and targets but in reality, little team focus or contact with management. Toilets were awful but met some really nice people of many backgrounds and nationalities. Strict rules regarding being on your feet/ not sitting down so I consequently developed heel pain which I still have 6 months later and was ultimately why I left.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire – 29 August 2018
This job is for people who haven't worked before and to gain experience and a reference. I have worked many places before so I know how a smooth running company works. This was a nightmare of a job I quit after my first day. Full of children, immature and a not care attitude. This is not a good place to work if you want to progress as it is so unorganised and childish. I'm so surprised that it's still open. I worked in the Clydebank store. Any one that is looking to progress their career stay clear of this place, it will make you second guess management and working in clothes stores. Not every clothes store is like this I've never experienced such a horrible environment before in all my life.
You could put up with this place for a short amount of time but the way you get treated by management starts to get really hard to put up with as well as never getting praised for hitting targets. The longer you stay there, the more you realise how little the sales assistants mean to the company.
Limited 25% discount after working there for 3months
I started off this job because I wanted something temporary till I could move to a different career. The job itself wasn’t too bad however it became repetitive. The management was poor and they seemed useless majority of the time. The pay wasn’t great either but it kept me going. I however found the shifts irritating with the late nights full 10. It took over my life and I felt like I lost my social life
I experienced many problems working for JD Sports Fashion Plc. Including sexist managers, problematic supervisors having major power trips and members of staff being made to feel completely inferior to those with a title and reasonable salary.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Wakefield, West Yorkshire – 17 July 2018
This company allowed me to learn a complete new skill set. I was able to progress throughout the company into a management role and take that with my further into my career. I met a lot of great people in this job and throughly enjoyed my time with the company.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Coleraine, County Londonderry – 2 November 2018
I absolutely loved my job at JD sports and always worked to my maximum ability because it was rewarding and satisfying helping members of the public. A typical was just making sure that the shop is running smoothly by keeping the store clean and helping any customers that need assistance, this for me was the most rewarding part of my day. However whenever I was working here, in my store members of management would spread rumours in order to cause mayhem in order for them to be amused. However I know this is only where I worked. Everyone else was excellent to work with. I learned to organise stock rooms and organise new and old stock. I also learned how to send and receive stock from one store to another.
Good Hours, Satisfying, Always busy so never a busy day