Active, fun environment with like minded people
Service shop and hard goods department management (Employé actuel) – Edmonton, AB – 20 juillet 2019
Having been in nearly every position in two different stores, I will try to give a general outline as to what to expect. Keep in mind, however, that the experience will differ depending on the location. I look forward every morning to going to work (weird right?) for a number of reasons. I'm lucky that I enjoy doing what I do, but the main selling point of the job to me is the people I get to work with. They are typically like minded individuals who consider each other more as friends than coworkers. Depending on the location of course, it's amazing how close everyone gets to each other and how well everyone agrees while still maintaining some productivity. Typically the management is no different, and sometimes its hard to differentiate between management and associate by behavior alone as they fit right in the mix. This has lead to some weaker management in my experience but there is potential for the right balance to be found. I wouldn't say any particular aspect of the job stick out as exceptionally difficult, but I will express that one must be ready to deal with some less than civil customers from time to time. In my opinion however the good customers far overshadow and outnumber the bad. Working in the company has taught me much as far as product knowledge is concerned, but more about customer service, human interaction, communication, leadership, and problem solving.
To conclude, I think Sport Chek has a place for everyone from the young person interested in a first job to the experienced manager looking to advance in a company.
great people, easy work, fun interactions, learning
sporadic scheduling for full time, low pay