Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Dick's Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack
Edward W. Stack
484 Ratings

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. Alright place to work (Distribution Center)

    Current Employee - Material Handler in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Plainfield, IN

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing training during my first few days on the job. Friendly supervisors and co-workers, fair pay for a DC, and good benefits package.

    Cons

    High turn over for other employees, not enough accountability, scheduled overtime usually gets cancelled.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say. Great staff, willing to help. Fun and relatively stress free environment!


  2. Enjoyable place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Fitness Trainer in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Certified Fitness Trainer in Lynchburg, VA

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

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

    Pros

    If you love sports you need to be here. Awesome co workers. Management is fair. Benefits Will work with your schedule. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Pay is low. Unloading trucks could be a little easier. The system is weird. Turnover for part timers is high.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really to say. They are a big corporate company now and it is what it is. If pay was better I would make a career here.


  3. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Working with something you enjoy working with is a big plus. Not to mention most of the people there are friendly.

    Cons

    Working with stuff you enjoy comes at a price. The pay isn't great and the hours can be brutal.


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  5. Part time apparel associate

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

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

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

    Pros

    Friendly, laid back environment, ability to interact with customers. A plus if you like sports. Management was trying to help you at all times.

    Cons

    The usual if you are in retail, long hours during Holidays, but overall a good experience if you need to go into retail I would recommend this Company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I saw many happy customers leave satisfied after happy employees helped them.


  6. Sales Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, Sports-oriented environment, No day is the same. Learn a lot about different things and meet a lot of different people.

    Cons

    salary employees work fifty plus hours, high stress environment with high goals. Always open on weekends and holidays. Sometimes over the top competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Please let perspective employees know ahead of time what the requirements are. This would include time spend at store and sales goals that need met.


  7. Rating depends on many factors including who, what, where etc

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apparel Associate in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Apparel Associate in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great discount on most items. Casual work environment. Nothing stuffy about the company. Customers are usually delighted to be there; it's a "fun" store and they are purchasing fun things (unlike a pharmacy where many customers are there because they are ill). Depending on your management team, you can have a fabulous time - or not.

    Cons

    Like every retail job, the level of fun, satisfaction, frustration etc. depends heavily on the management team. I happen to have a mostly OK management team, but if you don't, then your job will be stressful. Too many demands and tasks that cannot possibly ever be completed. Many tasks are poorly done due to time constraints. My management team may not brutalize us, but they fall far short in one important regard. (See below)

    Advice to Management

    PRAISE!!!! For heaven's sake, it's free. But a pizza or hoagie party would not go unappreciated. REWARD your team. A little encouragement goes a long, long way. Keep your demands reasonable. That said, we would gladly try to do the impossible for you if you'd only appreciate it.


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    store manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, strong company, relocation available, bonus structure, stock grants,

    Cons

    Not good work life balance, pay is low for management, bonus among is a joke, stock grants are weak amounts are best.

    Advice to Management

    Value your managers with better financial compensation. Give higher bonuses, more stock, realize managers have families


  9. Apparel Associate

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

    I have been working 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 people, clean work space and reasonable pay.

    Cons

    It's a little bit far from my house , wish they could increase the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with employees.


  10. Thumbs up

    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Knoxville, TN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Getting discounts on sporting goods

    Cons

    Standing for longs periods of time


  11. Best job I had throughout college

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Engagement Specialist in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Engagement Specialist in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

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

    Pros

    Amazing Atmospher! Fun! and you get to dress in active clothing! one of the best jobs I had while I was attending college.

    Cons

    I would occasionally have to hop on cashier if they were short staffed



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