Dick's Sporting Goods

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Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
898 Reviews
3.0
898 Reviews
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Dick's Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack
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332 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad, but not excellent.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSS in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - CSS in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, flexible hours, fun environment, great products.

    Cons

    Sub-par management, a lot of pressure on employees by management, understaffing, terrible holiday hours and black out dates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unless you are a manager promoted from regular hourly associate, you will never know how your employees feel and how they think. Relate to your employees. Be PERSONABLE.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Like Most Retail Positions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Mays Landing, NJ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Mays Landing, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good people, relatively good pay, ability for advancement. It's a good college job. flexible hours. Good communication of goals between management and personnel.

    Cons

    More of a job than a career. Many of the people i worked with felt overworked, underpaid.

  3.  

    A fun work environment with a diverse staff.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Midlothian, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Midlothian, VA

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

    Pros

    Work closely with customer, see reward of happy customer, learn a lot of things about sports such fitting shoulder pads, string tennis rackets, string lacrosse heads, and much more.

    Cons

    low pay for a lot of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure everyone is working so one person does not do all the work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Union, NJ

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

    Pros

    Nice deals for employees . Cheap

    Cons

    Little pay and hard to get raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get help as soon as possible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Great Discounts, Friendly Associates, Fast Paced environment

    Cons

    Hourly employees- not a lot of hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work The managers were a bit rough, but I like the store a lot.

    Cons

    A lot of work and management/company policies were harsh, but in the end, I learned a lot about myself and the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going.

  8.  

    Typical retail store

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Surprise, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Surprise, AZ

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

    Pros

    Discount (25%)
    No uniform
    Laid back
    Nice management

    Cons

    Lack of hours
    NO full time employees
    Hard to move up
    Many other employees slack off and are never punished

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should actually pay attention to your employees. Delegate hours more efficiently. Stop hiring extra people are not actually needed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love the people I work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and flexible scheduling are nice

    Cons

    Its retail so some of the customers you will encounter are annoying

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Eye opening

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Softlines Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Softlines Manager in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Responsibility, training, experience, atmosphere, customers

    Cons

    bottom-line blind management will continue to lose good people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they already know

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's over, no hard feelings.

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    Former Employee - PGA Golf Professional @ Dicks Sporting Goods in State College, PA
    Former Employee - PGA Golf Professional @ Dicks Sporting Goods in State College, PA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice benefits and flexible, reasonable scheduling.

    Cons

    Unpleasant work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the understanding that the corporate culture of this publicly traded company is very unlikely to change, look for all the intangible (free) things you can do to keep employees engaged, having fun, and excited to be there. Store level managers have a tough, tough gig. They really do. However, helping the staff to keep their chins up could help to provide a better work environment and slow the inevitable turnover that makes your life as a manager even tougher.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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