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Join the Sports Basement Team!

'Round these parts, we just call it SB. You can, too!


JOB OPENINGS

Our company is constantly growing, and we’re always taking applications for all positions. That said, there are some departments and positions that need help more urgently than others. Take a look at our current store openings and see if you might fit one of them!

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JOB DESCRIPTIONS

We're one big giant family and we all love the same stuff—getting outside as much as possible, staying healthy, and helping our customers do the same. Although we do have specific departments you'll be based in, we value our ability to stay nimble and help wherever we're needed.

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FAQs

It's one thing to read up about Sports Basement and submit a job application, but it's another thing entirely to come in for the interview! We've got answers to every question you'd like to ask about applying at Sports Basement and what it's like to actually work here day-to-day.

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WHAT YOU'LL ENJOY (besides a decent paycheck)

BENEFITS

  • You’ll get full health, dental, and optical coverage for full-time staff - ‘cause you can’t be your best when you’re not feeling your best.
  • You’ll be included in our profit-sharing bonus pool for full-time staff.
  • You’ll get 40% off our already low prices… for life. (Yep, you keep your employee discount when you work more than a year full-time and leave in good standing).
  • You’ll enjoy a kitchen fully stocked with free, tasty, healthy food for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner.
  • You’ll enjoy a free flight every time you work the equivalent of one full year. Embark on an adventure on us! Or head home to see family - either way, we want your time off to be the best it can be.
  • Free skiing, camping, and biking trips with our Out of the Basement program. It’s in our best interests to get you out of the Basement and into the wild as much as possible, so we make it as easy as possible!
  • Free use of our rental gear. That’s bikes, snow gear, camping gear and even triathlon wetsuits.
  • Up to $1,000 per year in event and race fee reimbursements. We want you to achieve your dreams, and we’re down to help you get there.
  • 401(k) plan - ‘cause everyone has to retire eventually.
  • Free Long Term Disability insurance for full-time staff.
  • Stock options program for full-time staff.
  • Flexible scheduling for students and part-time staff. We want you to have a life outside of work, and we’re happy to work with you to make that happen.

    CAREER GROWTH

    • After 20 years we’re still growing our stores and launching new businesses. We promote from within to lead these stores and new businesses.
    • We develop our next team of leaders through bi-annual development reviews which are tied to our profit-sharing bonus.
    • Our benefits and store locations make it so that staff can raise a family and move around the Bay no matter where life takes them.

      COMPANY CULTURE

      It’s all been said before: We care about the customer, the community, the environment. These are common values by which most companies try to abide. What sets us apart is how we prioritize and execute these values every day. It’s all been said before: We care about the customer, the community, the environment. These are common values by which most companies try to abide. What sets us apart is how we prioritize and execute these values every day.

      COUCHES before PROFIT
      Taking valuable retail floor space and creating hang out areas. We want people to see SB as a “third place”, a community hub. In the U.K. they have pubs, in France it’s cafes. In the Bay Area we have SB!
      ECONOMICAL vs. EXTRAVAGANT
      Frugality is a good thing. In the beginning, we learned how to spend money wisely because we didn’t have any. We maintained this approach every since. !
      VOLUNTEER vs. DONATE
      We volunteer our people, space, and time to the community in addition to cutting a check. We think this approach is more helpful to the community and more rewarding for SB. !
      PROXIMITY before PRODUCTIVITY
      We can never distance ourselves from the customer. Consequently, we require that everyone work the floor. From the CEO on down, every staff member spends time on the floor merchandising product, ringing up customers, cleaning out dressing rooms, etc. !
      O.K. is not O.K.
      At SB, we never settle. We strive to do things the best we can. We strive to exceed the customer’s and our own expectations every day. !
      DOERS vs. DEGREES
      Anyone who is willing to work hard can succeed at SB; you don’t need a pedigree. Many of our leaders came from the sales floor. !
      CREATIVITY before EFFICIENCY
      We are a roll-up-your-sleeves, DIY, “why not reinvent the wheel” type of company. We construct our fixtures, signs, and stores from anything we can get our hands on. This may not be the most efficient way, but it's rewarding to use recycled items to build something yourself. !
      AUTONOMY before RULES
      The Mom-and-Pop style of our stores requires that our staff take ownership of projects. From our very first staffer, we have required that people work unsupervised with very little structure. We hire great people who use great judgment. !
      YES! vs. NO
      Customers are worth too much to say “no” to. We will find a way to “just say yes” and keep them coming back. Staff and managers are empowered to use their judgment to find a way to say “yes”. !
      SAFETY before SPEED
      Nothing is more important than the safety of our staff and customers. Nothing. Being safe and doing things right the first time will always take precedence over getting things done fast. !