Dick's Sporting Goods

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Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated Mar 27, 2014
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2.2 15 reviews

25% Approve of the CEO

Dick's Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack

Edward W. Stack

(4 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount available for overpriced, regular priced merchandise only(in 47 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, you can attend school or a second job(in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Dick's whole Customer service or "Wow factor" is not supported by their actions(in 27 reviews)

  • From what I've heard from my full time co-workers, benefits are non-existent(in 25 reviews)

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    Avoid At All Costs

    Operations Associate (Former Employee) Buford, GA

    ProsEmployee discount and friendly co-workers.

    ConsManagement at this location is horrible. They definitely have their own agenda and only care about trying to make their budget. Management blame the employees for everything and rarely do you hear a positive message from any of them. It is extremely negative, demotivating environment. It is hard to have a positive attitude while working there.
    The pay is well below average for the area. There is little to no advancement opportunity. The General Manager of this location should be an Assistant at most. As a management team (senior management included) they have no idea that the problem is actually the management and their lack of ability to treat people fairly, nicely and positively. As a whole they are completely clueless as to why they are losing good people regularly and can't seem to hit their "numbers" on a regular basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice would be to listen to your employees, some of them have a clue. Don't be so stubborn and think you are better than everyone else, because truly you are not. They need to take a step back and humble themselves. Engage with your employees and actually have conversations with them and treat them more than a robot. Also, don't refute everything they say since some of us are actually well educated and experienced, and, on a typical day, could run circles around you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible Management

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Buford, GA

    ProsYou get to wear gym shoes, that's about it.

    ConsHorrible management - they are only there to work you so they can make a bonus and move up in the company. They do not care if you have prior experience or a college degree, all they want is someone that can help make sales goals and work horrible hours. Hourly rate is poor, turnover rate is high, and hours are cut constantly, not guaranteeing the hours you were told at your interview.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating the associates like drones, and more like people. And don't lie about hours when you interview people - Dick's will cut hours before they cut prices, leaving customers frustrated because there is no help on the floor and associates working multiple departments since there isn't enough coverage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, bad interpersonal politics

    Confidential (Current Employee) East Point, GA

    ProsExcellent benefits and programs for employees such as charity sales, blue call, pysch, etc

    ConsManagement oversee the employees with the likeness of a controlled institution. The management have a regimen which consists of standing at the top of conveyors in shifts and surveilling the employees while they work, follow employees around the warehouse in an intimidating way even though the warehouse is completely wired with cameras, and favortism and corruption is so deeply embedded in the culture from management, that it makes working at a great company more than challenging. I am not ranting or venting, you are welcome to come and become apart of us and see firsthand.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is not so much the workers, but management's behavior needs to be reassessed by a third party. They have training classes so that is not working effectively. Therefore, I suggest a thorough dig and cut of the bad seeds to resolve these issues.

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    Not for the faint of heart

    Footwear Sales Associate (Former Employee) Kennesaw, GA

    ProsNot too many pros for the footwear department. I guess the best one would be the discount.

    ConsFootwear department is HARD on a person. Constantly running up and down stairs and climbing shelves. Saturdays are horrendous, there is no way to serve all the customers in a timely manner which means you are run ragged and the customers are still upset when they leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhile I worked there, there were certain employees who were given preference over others as to their work week. Which left other employees working nights and weekends EVERY WEEK. Not very fair to those of us that have families.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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