Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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Dick's Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack
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Pros
  • The employee discount was decent (in 53 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Extremely difficult to maintain any type of work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Management is constantly pushing metrics over walkie that should be used for customer service (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Lodge Specialist

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    Current Employee - Lodge Sales Associate in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Lodge Sales Associate in Lawrenceville, GA

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun to work with Guns and hunting items.

    Cons

    Low pay and few hours.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a good wage to keep good people.


  2. HR manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours, industry, discount, benefits, locations

    Cons

    Shoplifting issues, low retention rate

    Advice to Management

    Have corporate set up shop at the location to shape the location up


  3. As a salaried hardlines Mgr I worked 55+ hours per week with no overtime, would not recommend to anyone.

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Hardlines Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts available through pro plan and 3point5.com were the benefits

    Cons

    No payroll to adequately cover departments. Inefficient programs that corporate implementsome that further strain payroll

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. As long as Ed Stack and the rest of the board of directors are more concerned with keeping the stock price high enough for them to make millions with insider stock purchase and dispositionso than a full-time hourly associate being able to pay their bills because they are being cut to 30 hours a week, nothing will change.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    As bad as retail gets

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I am an athlete, so I found the environment to be sufficiently entertaining, employee discount was quite good. The customers were enjoyable to deal with.

    Cons

    The hourly staff were considerably better educated and capable than the store management. Managers I worked with were poorly skilled for leadership and ill-equipped for management roles. Typical for a retail company where entry level employees get promoted to store management level - The Peter Principal. The regional management are no less incompetent. Interestingly, not once did management, at any level, solicit or accept input from the highly educated and intelligent hourly staff. Now why in the world would you hire all that talent then refuse to engage that potential. Everything is driven from a corporate office, by minions who have probably never worked at the store level or in a retail environment.

    Advice to Management

    There is a disconnect between corporate and the stores. I am certain that Ed Stack thinks all is well in his kingdom; but he would be an excellent candidate for Undercover Boss. Ed, try stopping in unannounced, you might be quite surprised at what you find. Every corporate visit during my tenure was scheduled in advance - so the regional manager had time to cover his behind by bringing in staff from other stores to clean up and prepare the store; defeats the purpose of a corporate visit since the officers never see the store as the customer typically does, therefore they never understood the reason for the stores performance. This explains the idiotic sales plans, no to mention the merchandising planagrams - a complete waste of time.


  6. Very friendly work place.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Flow Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Freight Flow Lead in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good systems that define work functions.

    Cons

    Management not receptive to hourly employee input.


  7. It's not that great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Flow Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Freight Flow Lead in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts, the atmosphere is good and also the people that you work with are pretty good I guess it's an ok place overall.

    Cons

    Managers don't care for their employees, any complaints on management don't get any action from human rescources and don't let payroll get bad, you won't have any hours

    Advice to Management

    They need to take into consideration the employees, my store is run by a complete tyrant, and there is no room for advancement no matter how well you do your job


  8. Retail is retail.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent discounts on "fun" sporting good products, some repeat customers that are enjoyable to interact with, bonuses are based on your particular store's sales so there's incentive to push the associates to do well.

    Cons

    The hours aren't good. The company sets expectations on metrics and when you achieve your goals they are never satisfied, so they simply up the goal or ask why you aren't doing as well as the top performer in your area.


  9. Helpful (2)

    The people you work with are great, the management needs some improvement.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Golf Associate in Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Golf Associate in Canton, GA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a job.
    Neat stuff to play with at work
    25% discount on purchases
    Fellow employees were good people.
    If you like to stay busy, work in shoes or the lodge.
    Easy, simple work.

    Cons

    Constant complaining from employees about management and company policy.
    The left hand does not know what the right is doing. Lower level managers have no real clue what the store manager has in mind.
    Their prices are high...and they do not always match prices. Makes things tough to sell to a knowledgeable consumer.
    The goal of management is to make the store looks full, even though they have the same thing scattered everywhere.
    I was a temporary employee. When that ends, expect a bum's rush to the door. Definitely at will employment.
    Constantly asked to push socks. "Sir, along with you new shotgun, could I interest you in a pair of socks to keep the barrel warm?"
    Constantly on feet, find comfy shoes.

    Advice to Management

    You need to give your employees feedback, positive or negative.
    Very reactionary and short sighted, but that is retail.



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