Dick's Sporting Goods

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Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
979 Reviews
2.9
979 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Only good thing about working here is the employee discount (in 53 reviews)

  • I had flexible hours that allowed me to look after my son (in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance hard at times- always was called in on days off (in 20 reviews)

  • POOR internal customer service, poor store to store product selection consistency (in 36 reviews)

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  1.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Store Associate
    Former Employee - Store Associate

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    You have to love sports ................................

    Cons

    you have to love sports

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company.

    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Leader
    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Leader

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Great team work. Promotes from within

    Cons

    Hours can change Frequently.
    A lot of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Nike Merchant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people!! Great benefits

    Cons

    Nothing to bad. Long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    overall pretty good, no compaints since i have been here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    if you love sports this is a great place, they will also move you up quickly if you show interest

    Cons

    not very flexible when you want time off

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty good job

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

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    managers are cool
    you get a discount
    most employees get along

    Cons

    Very corporate
    not many hours
    way too pushy about the scorecard sales
    Working the holiday season especially having to work on Thanksgiving Day and not given time and a half or an option to volunteer to work that day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more hours if you want your employees to care about selling scorecards and want them to know the products in the store. We can't pay our bills on 4 hours a week. Don't forget we are humans, not robots. Allow us to have drinks up front as long as we don't drink right in a customer's face.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    CES

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ces in Hurst, TX
    Former Employee - Ces in Hurst, TX

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

    Pros

    Love the people/ employee's and manager's/ learning new things

    Cons

    Empoyee's not very good with pressure and high volume's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Competitive, Fast Paced Organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fast paced organization with solid management structure. Many perks of working for the company. Experience gained from working with a large retail company is large positive.

    Cons

    Low Compensation, Work hours can be long during busy times. Depending on area of work promotion opportunities can be limited.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place

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

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Friendly co workers helpful boss great customers

    Cons

    None I really like everything about here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Golf Technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Up to date training on new products

    Cons

    Slow department sales cause you to do managerial tasks for little pay

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Team Sports/Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Hunt Valley, MD

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

    Pros

    -I was a college student when I started with them. Management was fairly easy to work with in terms of my schedule.
    -At the store level, the job is easy enough: stock shelves, answer customer questions, defer to managers if confused.
    -25% employee discount on shoes, clothes and most hard goods. 10% on golf, electronics and bikes. Nothing off of guns or ammo.
    -The people at the store level are easy to get along with. You are "in the trenches" with them and you form a bond.
    -If you are in school or looking for a second job on the weekends, this is an easy place to assimilate into.

    Cons

    -As a part-timer, you are the bottom of the food chain and can easily be stepped on. Your voice is not heard and you are replaceable. Not that it is much different anywhere else.
    -Teamwork was always an issue. Some employees were willing to help other departments, many others were not.
    -There was no real form of training past the first day of employment. No cross-training. Footwear knows footwear, apparel knows apparel. Only the employees who have been around a while know about products in different departments.
    -Hours are cut on a regular basis and few full-time positions are available.
    -Schedules can be changed midweek and they do not call you to alert you. However, they did tend to be understanding when those things cause you to miss a day of work that you did not realize you were scheduled for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Let employees know when there is a new product in stock and inform them of it. We come out sounding like idiots when a customer knows more about something on the floor than we do.
    -Stick to the availability given. That means both the days and times, as well as the number of hours. Most college students cannot swing 35 work weeks, but they also can't survive on five hours per week either.
    -You NEED to cross-train people. A place where many college students work is going to have a lot of call outs. That means people filling in in a department they are unfamiliar with. That leads to uncomfortable employees and dissatisfied customers.
    -Promote from within more often. A position that was constantly open was Customer Service Specialist. It is a minor pay bump to a common floor employee. Many of the floor employees know how to work the cash register, which is the CSS's main job, and they know store policies. However, many times the company would hire new people to be CSS. That isn't showing good faith to your current batch of employees and discourages people. At least ask them if they are interested.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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