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
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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
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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
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Optimal Culture, Environment at a Fortune 500 Brand

---- (Current Employee)
Coraopolis, PA

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

ProsGreat work-life balance. Positive company culture. High growth in certain areas of the company. Management allows for a lot of autonomy. Some interesting projects to be involved with. Beautiful facilities. Some flexibility available--you can sometimes work from home, use the gym on lunch breaks, no limit on sick days.

ConsWork can sometimes be monotonous (probably true anywhere). Some areas of the company can be territorial about work/projects, which isn't conducive to quality work.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure highers have proper skill set.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was okay.

Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

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

ProsFlexible hours. Positive outlook for the future of the company. Above average opportunities for upward mobility.

ConsChronically understaffed. Management is continuously unable hire on acceptable employees.

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

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ok for college job

Store Operations (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA

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

ProsThe discount on clothing and shoes is good

Conspay is not all that great besides store managers

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

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It is a good part-time job for a student.

Front End Associate (Current Employee)
State College, PA

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

ProsAbility to purchase the best athletic wear with a pretty good associate's discount for a part-time worker. Flexible scheduling as well.

ConsThe fact that the store doesn't really follow the "customer is always right" rule is hurting the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to be more aware of what the customer wants as well as what they don't want. Also the forcing of the store card on the customers really annoys the customer. If the customers want to sign up for the scorecard, they will. It shouldn't need to be forced after asking one time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun learning experience about specialized retail

Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA

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

ProsGreat discounts on equipment.

ConsManagement views employees as disposable.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on people development.

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

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Micromanaged

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

ProsDiscounts on merchandise, coworkers.

ConsAlways short handed even during peak hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet store managers make some decisions.

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Fun to work

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Columbia, MO

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

Prosfellow employees were very fun to work with and be around. flexible scheduling for college students

Consthey dont do a good job pointing out what your doing wrong. never say when your doing a good job. time can pass slowly

Advice to Senior Managementdont be afraid to tell someone when they are doing well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Assistant Golf Tech (Former Employee)
Westminster, MD

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

ProsWas fun place to work overall. The pay was not to bad.

ConsI the store I worked out was pledged with bad in store politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot to bad.

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

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High School Student

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

ProsFlexible and 25% employee discount

ConsWork with idiots on daily basis

Advice to Senior ManagementRelax

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

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Open to Succeed

Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe company helps you advance, whether within your current department or another. Very welcoming and understanding. Great work life balance.

ConsRedundancy, Management not understanding what it takes to successfully complete the job given to you.

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand the job scope per project. Do not micromanage.

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

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