Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Dick's Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack
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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. Seasonal

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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Florence, KY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy and knowing when the sales are, plus receiving workers discount.

    Cons

    Not a retail fan. I find it slow and boring.


  2. good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Employee discount is good. Work with your hobbies

    Cons

    It's retail so fast turn around and a lot of call outs from some employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    It was great

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Softlines Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Softlines Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

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

    Pros

    I loved the energetic and fast pace environment! All of the staff was so nice, even though our turnover was high I was one of the few who had stayed for over a year. I loved the people and we always had fun at work! The customers loved the store and always had a great time shopping at my location!

    Cons

    I was in management and we had to work 10 hour shifts 5 days a week. And were not paid for working 10 hour shifts, we were paid to work 8 hour shifts, so we never saw the rest of our money. The hours are CRAZY for management. If you don't have a life and your single, then this would be the job for you!

    Advice to Management

    Hours for management were very stressful and strenuous on family time! I could never pick my daughter up from daycare or even take her because of my work schedule.


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  5. don't know

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    Current Employee - Assistant Sales Manager in Hurst, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Sales Manager in Hurst, TX

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits and hour compensation

    Cons

    work conditions and the enviroment


  6. Sporting Goods

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    The team environment was great.

    Cons

    Upper management did not do a great job.


  7. Bike technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

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

    Pros

    Somewhat laid back
    Pretty flexible
    Independent work style

    Cons

    Sporadic hours
    Extremely corporate
    Discount is only in-store


  8. Bike Technician

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    Current Employee - Bike Mechanic/Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Bike Mechanic/Sales in Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Very laid back, not responsible for anything but the bike area (besides the end of the night where you clean up the store). Repair, build and sell anything related to bikes is pretty much all you do.

    Cons

    Very boring when not in bike season, not much to do obviously. Never work with anyone else, mostly one shift ends and you pick up where the last guy ended or vise versa.

    Advice to Management

    I work in bikes for a reason, don't pull me away to a department I don't know just to fill because then I look stupid.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Murfreesboro, TN

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. This company believes in setting up newly hired Store Managers for success with an in depth on boarding and training program.

    Cons

    Company is still young and going through some growth pains, which I have also experienced with other retailers. It's retail, so be prepared for long days, nights and weekends. Incentive program is marginal compared to others for Store and Salaried Managers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making stores easier to run. Too many activities and changes frequently at the store level that impact your Store Manager's ability to lead and develop their teams. You can't go from ditch to ditch on processes.


  10. apparel

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    Former Employee - Apparel Associate in Rutland, VT
    Former Employee - Apparel Associate in Rutland, VT

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

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

    Pros

    Fun work place to be at

    Cons

    Work times was a problem


  11. Good Company

    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

    Flexible hours, good amount of freedom.

    Cons

    Crappy pay, little communication amongst management

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on merit rather than favorites



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