Dick's Sporting Goods

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Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
847 Reviews
2.9
847 Reviews
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Dick's Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack
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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.  

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Concord, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Concord, NC

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good company policies and good benefits, even for part time employees. Good pay for what it is.

    Cons

    It's retail, so a lot of walking around and helping customers, but as long as that's what you expect, you're good!

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Great people. Never boring. Love chilling in the stock room not helping people

    Cons

    Customers are weird. Managers play favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so silly

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    great atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Coworkers were friendly, job was not to demanding. great environment

    Cons

    pay, hours being cut, micro manage of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    generate some benefits for part timers

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  5.  

    Work Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great retail environment despite poor incentives

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Normal, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Normal, IL

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The job is easy. Schedules are flexible.

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay. Pushing useless warranties and rewards programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more incentives for hard work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Stores are good, overall corporate management strangles good people

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Garner, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Garner, NC

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you enjoy sports and selling, this is a great place to be and work. Floor associates and local store managers are usually great and easy to work for. Prices are higher, but great sales on clearance items.

    Cons

    Most products are cheaply made, over priced and do not last. Corporate management micro-manages every little move and does not allow good workers to advance or share ideas. If you are a robot and can take everyday poundings from upper management on issues you have no control over, then, Go for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right people in stores, layout the plans and goals, then allow them to do there jobs and hold them accountable instead of brow-beating each and everyday. If customer service is your goal, have enough coverage on floor and stop having one person cover three departments and call it customer service. Get away from the computer, look at the human element, and return to what made the company successful years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    There are not enough salespeople in the departments to help all the customers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The discounts were a perk.

    Cons

    Training is online. I believe it would be better if someone taught a class.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could be more friendlier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I love my coworkers and the managers are pretty understanding when you have something going on and need a day off. Okay pay, not as good as i want or hoped for. Great discount and Employee coupons.

    Cons

    UNDERSTAFFED. Some people higher up think that they don't have to do the same work as everyone else. For cashier, CSS's slack off and do not get punished for it. Example, my transactions were 185 and a CSS's were 30 for the entire day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and be a little more strict for higher up employees and please do better with scheduling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful management and team playing environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Fishers, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Fishers, IN

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worked well with school schedule, great holiday discount, good team member discount, rewarded hard work

    Cons

    hard to get shifts off with so many part time workers on staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing, best managers I ever had!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company Overview

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pros are you get a very laid back work environment. I mean things never really get done completely because things are run as an incoming warehouse and not outgoing, all metrics are based by how many items are received and not by how many are shipped to stores. With this metric it keeps trucks coming in but things are constantly being held or waiting to get done, most employees are there for a check and not to work at this point. It is a good job with lots of plus benefits you just have to deal with this petty school stuff.

    Cons

    Cons are the supervisors want to be friends and not supervisors, with this attitude employees are never written up unless its for attendance or some odd thing. Most employees are given crazy statements on why they are not promoted and it seems that most people that move up are the people that are trainable and not right for the job. You just have to deal with petty things and you are ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discipline employees more and have an attitude of a manager and not of a friend. Let other supervisors discipline other employees and not let employees get away with not working in other areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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