The Athletes Foot

The Athletes Foot

3.5
3.4737 out of 5
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Ratings by 38 The Athletes Foot employees

3.5

3.4737 out of 5
38 ratings in total
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89%
89% rate salary as high or average
68%
68% employees recommend this employer to friends
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Employee reviews

5 out of 55.0
6 months ago

Fit Technician

Dec 2020

Fit Technician

New South Wales, Australia
3 to 4 years in the role, current employee

Fantastic and informative.

The good things

I love working with my team. Working as part of a franchise team it becomes a bit more of a family which is great because I know I'll get backed up in the best and worst times. You gain an appreciation for the science and tech that goes into runners and work shoes.
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The challenges

Working with challenging customers who may take up to an hour of your time in service and end up buying nothing. Most of the time it's okay though because the customer usually walks away more informed and appreciative.
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4 out of 54.0
3 years ago

Assistant Manager

Feb 2018

Assistant Manager

Victoria, Australia

Fun and supportive team but very challenging environment at times

The good things

Working in a franchised store was like having a close-knit work family. My colleagues were supportive and friendly, and it was great team. Head office contacts were excellent mentors and always happy to help out, plus they generally trusted the store to do the right thing and take charge if a difficult situation came up. Benefits are great-- plenty of discounts on shoes and sports apparel! Lots of opportunities for training both within the company and offered by suppliers.
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The challenges

At this point in time the company is going through a face lift and change of direction. This meant that head office as a whole seemed to lack direction, and that the brand that is emerging was not exactly aligned with my reasons for joining when I began. Management on a store level is somewhat poor and senior staff don't always have management training so this makes it difficult to take advice and mentorship from superiors. The work is physically demanding, and caused me to sustain multiple injuries which were related to repetitive movements. This is especially true during January, the busiest period of the year.
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Company overview

The Athlete’s Foot has been fitting feet for over 36 years and its highly trained and qualified Fit Technicians are passionate about helping all Australians find the perfect fit. The Athlete’s Foot is the largest retailer of athletic footwear in Australia, and all staff undergoes intensive training to provide a specialist fitting service for all footwear categories including running, travel, work, school and general fitness and lifestyle wear.
The Athlete's Foot is one of Australia's leading retailer of running and athletic shoes, walking, fitness and school shoes, sandals, boots and more.
It starts with the perfect fit.




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Headquarters

719 Elizabeth St, Waterloo, NSW 2017, Australia

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