Dick's Sporting Goods

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Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated May 16, 2014
Updated May 16, 2014
847 Reviews
2.9
847 Reviews
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Dick's Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack
Edward W. Stack
311 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount available for overpriced, regular priced merchandise only (in 40 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, you can attend school or a second job (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance hard at times- always was called in on days off (in 18 reviews)

  • POOR internal customer service, poor store to store product selection consistency (in 33 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    As bad as retail gets

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very friendly work place.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Good systems that define work functions.

    Cons

    Management not receptive to hourly employee input.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's not that great

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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Retail is retail.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Golf Associate in Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Golf Associate in Canton, GA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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