Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Dick's Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack
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. Mixed feeling

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Footwear Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Footwear Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount was ok at 25% Coworkers were fun for the most part Cool place to work at all together Interactive management Relaxed dress code

    Cons

    No much room for growth Lead associates do less work than management but act like they are management Strict attendance rules

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone knows there role clearly


  2. sales associate

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

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fair pay, and a generous employee discount program.

    Cons

    The pay could have been better


  3. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Decatur, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to work with other employees

    Cons

    Not knowing your schedule for the weekend because the schedule came out on Thursdays


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  5. Its pretty awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA

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

    Pros

    It's a pretty fun company to be a part of.

    Cons

    They are extreme perfectionists but I like a good challenge.


  6. Love my job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Processor/Support in East Point, GA
    Current Employee - Order Processor/Support in East Point, GA

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There's room for growth with the come.

    Cons

    People are so afraid of new hires coming to take their position.

    Advice to Management

    Team leads needs to learn how to talk and work with new hires.


  7. Lodge Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. No Advancement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Discount is important if you're young, but is not a big deal when you're trying to make ends meet or move forward.

    Cons

    No advancement from within, management often pushes blame on Department Managers. Employees get a few hours of computer training and then ate thrown to the wolves.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and take time to train, you might not loose so many tenured employees.


  9. HR manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  10. In all, it's not a bad place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

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

    Pros

    Discount, reasonable hours, knowledge of sports gear

    Cons

    Not to many cons. Cleaning up was pretty ruff tho


  11. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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