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DECATHLON HONG KONG COMPANY LIMITED REVIEW

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#5YDZW

This complaint was posted on NAS on 10th Jan, 2022 and is a permanent record located here: https://www.nameandshame.com/decathlon-hong-kong-company-limited-5YD1B/company-run-in-bad-faith-id5ydzw .

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8th Jan, 2022

Company run in bad faith

2-tier system for French expat staff and local staff. Each group is run and evaluated under different standards. Everything is done in bad faith meaning what they say is not what they do. There are stories where people that have left on bad terms being given bad references or HR denying they worked there. A few other instances involve some senior leaders spreading rumors about former staff in their new employers.

The company was in an internal civil war with office politics until one of the co-CEO failed upwards to get a job as a country lead in another division of Decathlon. The person who won the struggle for full control is left with rapidly expanding stores that are barely breaking even and an e-commerce site with some dropshipping partners but little else. The entire HR team resigned as part of this struggle.

People that are local retail staff can be fired on a whim while French staff get the standard process that is custom in Europe.

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