Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated July 19, 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. Love my job

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    • 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.


  2. pretty good, biggest complaint is we do not get our schedule early enough to make plans.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Golf Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Golf Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    job security, benefit package for full time employees

    Cons

    Big machine is not always efficient in decision making

    Advice to Management

    Give local management more ability to order inventory


  3. Work Experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Realxed Enviorment Great Perks Helpful Staff Good Communication Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    Training Time Mangament Over Flow Lack Of Cashiers Shoe Department Always Gets Backed Up.

    Advice to Management

    Contribute and don't just command other workers on what they should do.


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  5. This was outstanding

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment with fun team.

    Cons

    Not much assigned duties from management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. 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.


  7. Cool place to work, not so cool pay

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lodge Associate in Loganville, GA
    Current Employee - Lodge Associate in Loganville, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere for someone who is passionate about sports or the outdoors, meeting diverse people, relatively easy work, great employee discounts

    Cons

    VERY low hours at times, seems to be little oppurtunity for advancement, sometimes managers expect unrealistic goals to be met

    Advice to Management

    mst of my managers are good people, but they expect the employees to automatically know everything with very little training.


  8. Only work if you need to!

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Kennesaw, GA

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

    Pros

    Customer service experience 26% discount

    Cons

    Management was unprofessional Lack of order Do not appreciate customers


  9. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Alpharetta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Good managers

    Cons

    They do not always have 40 hours per week

    Advice to Management

    Ask your employees how they are doing


  10. Helpful (1)

    I felt that the experience was a good one during college.

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

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

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

    Pros

    The schedule was always clear and concise. There was usually the number of hours available that you requested.

    Cons

    At times you felt overwhelmed and understaffed. There was an unreal expectation for what you should know about every product.


  11. Helpful (1)

    OK, but unrealistic expectations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Get a decent discount, work with some very nice people, try to accommodate your schedule unless it is in the Month of December:) Staying open for Black Friday all day and night like all the loser stores such as *mart, etc.

    Cons

    I work as a cashier, and these are the duties of a person getting just above minimum wage. Greet customers and ask if they found everything ok, get them to sign up for a scorecard( a free loyalty card), try to upsell a protection plan if available on their product(s), try to get them to open a credit card, take returns, use coupons that only work for 1/2 of our clothing and merchandizing, explain why the other half do not accept coupons, turn away coupons received on the internet from unauthorized places, answer the phone, not allowed to drink water at the front line, and do it all within 1-2 minutes because of the constant understaffing, and fold cloths if you happen to get a breather.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more cashiers, give cashiers so more $, all employees should sell the protection plan and credit cards, not just the cashiers, type in larger letters which sale clothes are not on sale, have a sign posted we only accept authorized Dick's credit cards. Start making ALL employees mention the scorecard and credit card, everyone should answer the phone. REALLY need to employ more cashiers, waiting in line for 10-15 minutes sucks, and there is no way that the person will get a scorecard let alone a protection plan or credit card. ALL store, no matter the size should have a greeter to help out to show clients where everything is and help keep the lines flowing.



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