working in JD sports was a good experience for me however the hourly pay was very bad as it is a store outside of London and security was not good. However i worked with friendly workers and the job was an enjoyable experience.
JD Sports Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 7 December 2018
My Job here was pretty much self-explanatory as I was doing Work experience as a cashier. my typical day at work would include me coming in with my JD hoodie, then going straight behind the desk and assisting customers with any questions and selling the products (clothes/shoes/accessories) etc
like I said, pretty much self-explanatory as there's nothing much to it.
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.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Birmingham, UK – 3 December 2018
This job allows you to make loads of friends if you are a student as the majority of the employees are students between 16 to 22. this is possibly because they are a lot cheaper as minimum wage can be paid. Everything about the job is pretty ok but the pay is poor.
Sales/Customer Assistant (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 3 December 2018
- Not even worth the pay (under 18s: £4.27) - didnt even get my 25% discount and i worked for 4 months (meant to get it after 3 months) - too many hours: management never lowered my hours even though i asked multiple times - expected of way too much: absolutely spotless store floor at all times as (strip standards: take everything off and redo it all) as well as making sure customers are fine - basically worked as a security guard: had to stop theft yourself & run after them: if something was taken from your allocated section its your fault
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Teesside, North Yorkshire – 1 December 2018
JD was a bad workplace, the management were always against eachother, you never knew if you were coming or going. Badly organised rotes, did not know what hours you would be working until very very last minute.
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Liverpool – 29 November 2018
money is minimum wage and no where near enough for the amount of hard work you have to put in. managers will not consider you have a life outside of work and only create rotas to suit their own needs and not yours. the staff hate to give you breaks and therefore try their best not to give them unless you remind them to.
Being spoken to like a piece of rubbish day in day out.. certain members of the manager team thinking they are a lot higher up than they are.. Being kept hours past your shift because they feel like they can do that. Being scolded because your poorly.
I personally felt like the manager hated the staff members who worked for him. There was no respect or care for values it was strictly sales, sales, sales. Sales are definitely important and I am a very hard worker, but being made to feel that blatantly the company do not care who you are is not a pleasure to work for them. Pay is bad too considering the hardwork you do.
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
Supervisor (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 25 November 2018
Pros >Discount >Some managers see potential and help you to achieve more in your career >The atmosphere tends to be friendly, you meet a lot of great people there >Keep up with trends >Some events were open to staff which was nice
Cons >Hours are extremely long >Overtime not paid most of the time >Pay is not enough for the amount you do >Some managers treat others less than human (Superiority complex) >No acknowledgement of hard work >Favouritism is obvious
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – london – 19 November 2018
My role was to operate a cash register for cash, cheque and credit card transactions with 100% accuracy. Put price tags on items, restocked the stockroom when we had deliveries and took inventory of supplies, especially those on sales. Cleaned and organised the shop, including the checkout desk and displays. Alerted customers to upcoming sales events and promotions. Welcomed customers into the shop and helped them locate items that was either in the clothing section or on footwear. I it was a very busy working environment, but I had it all under control with the help from my team members.