Dick's Sporting Goods

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Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
931 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Only good thing about working here is the employee discount (in 53 reviews)

  • I had flexible hours that allowed me to look after my son (in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance hard at times- always was called in on days off (in 20 reviews)

  • POOR internal customer service, poor store to store product selection consistency (in 36 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Advancement opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you ONLY care about buying the newest sports product, then this is the place for you.....However for those who are looking for a more "Grown Up" opportunity (i.e. advancement), this isn't the job for you.

    Cons

    For Sales Managers, this is simply a Job NOT a CAREER, there is no training program for advancement at any level, To advance you must simply "get in good" with a store manager or DM. There's no structure with regard to development. Your training is only 1-2 weeks if your lucky and that is simply sitting in front of a computer. Store Managers have no interest in advancing anyone and are extremely Self Serving and arrogant, having only their best interest at heart, yet will expect Sales Managers to miss time with their family in order to fit their whims. Sales managers are expected to work (now) 12 hour shifts daily, and come in on off days. Sales Managers do more Cashier and stock associate work that actually management work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a training program for those who are sacrificing their family and time. STOP using the cliche' "Well that's retail" and "You chose retail". As these represent an environment of POOR Upper MANAGEMENT, poor effort from upper management, and a passive attitude with regard to those who you employ.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid At All Costs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Buford, GA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employee discount and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    My 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Buford, GA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Horrible 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, bad interpersonal politics

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    Current Employee - Confidential in East Point, GA
    Current Employee - Confidential in East Point, GA

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    It 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.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not for the faint of heart

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Not too many pros for the footwear department. I guess the best one would be the discount.

    Cons

    Footwear 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 ManagementAdvice

    While 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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