Dick's Sporting Goods
2.9 of 5 630 reviews
www.dickssportinggoods.com Pittsburgh, PA 5000+ Employees

Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 630 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

Dick's Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack

Edward W. Stack

(220 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
630 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in

Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "There was a great employee discount and all of my coworkers were really fun people to work with"
    in 35 reviews
  • "Flexible hours, you can attend school or a second job"
    in 26 reviews
Cons:
  • "Dick's whole Customer service or "Wow factor" is not supported by their actions"
    in 24 reviews
  • "if I had to say one is everyone is part time amd it is very hard to get full time"
    in 20 reviews
  • Show more review highlights

Reviews

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Fun and Rewarding job

Footwear Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Rochester, NY

I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time for more than a year

ProsThe uniforms are very casual, the confrontations with customers are mainly positive conversations, and the training helps you to learn more than what you used to know about products in your department.

ConsThe hours during the holiday season can be brutal and the expectations be a bit high.

Advice to Senior ManagementTraining in specific departments is good, but training for use of the tools such as the PDT could be better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Good company- not always good management

Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC

I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time for less than a year

ProsStore discount, monthly coupons (ex: 50% off any north face or spider apparel)

ConsScheduling problems, management acts like they don't care about you

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees more, be more flexible with scheduling

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

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

1 person found this helpful  

Fun place to work, but don't expect a lot of respect from the management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

ProsIt was fun working in a sports environment and helping customers with the pros and cons of different equipment

ConsWhen managers do get involved it was in a disrespectful way from the district manager on down.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees wit more respect and people will be more willing to stay and work for you longer

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Need to create a more fair culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

ProsWorking in sports is always fun. Managers are kind but don't care about advancements opportunities.

ConsDon't promote from within as much

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease reward the people who have been there a long time and not transfers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

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

 

Surprised the company does as well as it is.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

ProsGood people to work with for the most part.

ConsThe company only seems to really care about salaried employees and up.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

2 people found this helpful  

Should only be a stepping stone...

Team Lead (Current Employee)
Ann Arbor, MI

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

ProsGreat insurance, vacation and consistant merit raises. It is a fast pace place you are never bored or without something to work on. If you get a chance to work in an area you are passionate about then you get to really shine and do something you love.

ConsThere is no promotion from within unless you are a white male. If you do get promoted from within expect to get paid at least 20% less than your counterpart hired from the outside. It is a very odd way to cultivate talent. I have seen so many great people walk out the door because of the 'bro' mentality. Once what was a career option for many became a stepping stone.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave a management program for interested employees. Or allow employees to show interest via a website instead of DM or store manager. All too often those men do not see past their friends within the store and so many get overlooked.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Decent

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI

I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time for more than a year

ProsGood environment to work in.

ConsLower Pay than what I wanted.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

 

Cashier

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat co-workers, interactions with customers

ConsLow pay, non steady schedule,

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

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

 

Up and Down

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Bloomington, IL

I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people not in management

Consmanagement has no idea what they are doing, and everyone is afraid of making a mistake.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet store managers have a little more freedom.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

ok

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time for less than a year

ProsFriendly environment. The ability to work with activities I do outside of work. First look at new products.

ConsUnorganized. Inconsistent with plans. Lack of communication between management. Not very visible plans.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake the flow of communication better. Plans need to be passed to the floor better. Better back room organization. INDIVIDUAL MARKET PURCHASERS. We would be sent items to sell that were illegal to use in our state. How incompetent and disconnected the purchasers are reflected our shortages in products.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Dick's Sporting Goods? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Dick's Sporting Goods reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Edward W. Stack. All 630 reviews posted anonymously by Dick's Sporting Goods employees.