Dick's Sporting Goods

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Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
766 Reviews

3.0
766 Reviews
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Dick's Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack
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278 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount available for overpriced, regular priced merchandise only (in 47 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, you can attend school or a second job (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Dick's whole Customer service or "Wow factor" is not supported by their actions (in 27 reviews)

  • Extremely difficult to maintain any type of work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Learned a lot in a comfortable work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work well with students/"second-job" employees, co-workers are willing to help out whenever they're needed

    Cons

    some policies are ambiguous, and customers certainly don't make life easy sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talent evaluation and communication should be addressed,

    Recommends
  2.  

    Worthwhile

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Structured, cutting edge products, great schedule

    Cons

    change, company measurables, lack of associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it simple

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I Love Meeting People Need

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    Current Employee - Footwear Sales  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    To Make People Customer Happy.

    Cons

    Some Of My Challenge Are To Grow And
    Become A Team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    T.L.C

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    relaxed environment, good first jobs

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Merriam, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Merriam, KS

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

    Pros

    the relaxed environment is great, they really take it easy with their employees but still get the job done! my former manager Phil, was great because he was always understanding of the situation at hand. my coworkers were awesome too, even though there can be a lot to do, they were always willing to help. it can get busy but if you know how to prioritize that's not a problem at all.

    Cons

    the only thing that bothered me about working here really was the pay. that said, it's kind of to be expected because it's a retail job so eh.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate Office

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    Former Employee - Merchandising  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Merchandising in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    -work/life balance is good, for the most part. most people work 8-5, the parking lot is cleared out by 6.
    -on-site gym is good, though not spectacular (would have expected a little more from a sporting goods company ). towel service is included!!!
    -friendly employees, great culture
    -facilities are very new, cubicles are spacious
    -yearly sample sale is terrific.
    -growing store base rapidly, unlike most retailers
    -Pittsburgh is actually a great city to live in
    -non-competitive and relaxed culture
    -cool marketing campaigns and partnership with ESPN

    Cons

    -work/life balance is dependent on position. you could have the same title as someone else and be working 50% more.
    -remote location by the airport is not the best. long commute from the city and still 15 minutes away from food/shops.
    -very few minorities (black, hispanic, asian). the corporate office is probably 95% white.
    -low salaries and limited vacation days
    -college hires are a mixed bag in terms of talent. 80% is composed of fashion merchandising majors who couldn't get jobs at real fashion companies (Gap, Macy's, JCrew, etc.) and can't do math, marketing majors who can't do math, and finance majors who can't do math (because if you were a finance major who could do math, you probably would have had a real finance job offer and be making a lot more money), or in a few cases, unabashed nepotism. 20% are actually talented and move up quickly or leave.
    -corporate office looks down with contempt at the store organization. there have been many attempts to fix this, but the holier-than-thou attitude is still pervasive (I once heard someone repeatedly refer to store employees as "monkeys")
    -some outdated technologies
    -just FYI, you are not working in "sports", you are working in retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -increase salaries to obtain better talent. the attraction of working in "sports" only goes so far.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    DSG-store support office

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Intern  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Working out of the HQ office was a wonderful experience and a great work environment. People are generally very positive and fun to work with. They love to live the brand and working out during lunch hour is totally normal and encouraged.

    Cons

    Compensation was low starting out. The only room for advancement is within the Pittsburgh office. Few opportunities elsewhere. Poor graduate program sponsorship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation and rewards for employees. You have a great office mentality set up but you lose talent on the fundamentals of how much money employees bring home at the end of the day. Was the lowest paid salary when looking at offers out of college.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - PGA Golf Professional @ Dicks Sporting Goods  in  Clarksville, TN
    Current Employee - PGA Golf Professional @ Dicks Sporting Goods in Clarksville, TN

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Every season Starts at Dicks If you love Sports you get to work in a great environment Good pay to sell the Sport you love

    Cons

    Open 7 days Leadership is difficult when staff is made up of part timers who work 2-3 days aweek

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company says Customer service is #1 but so many task are expected to be done by so few on hand staff More full time dedicated associates less part time would make a huge differance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Could,ve been better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    If youre in the back, you dont have to deal with the manager much.

    Cons

    Empty Promises and taking its workers for granted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoy the job, but the management and pay doesn't compete for required work.

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    Current Employee - Freight Flow Lead  in  Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Freight Flow Lead in Portage, MI

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

    Pros

    The overall product and goals behind company is great! I enjoy working when it's a good day and things run smooth.

    Cons

    Communication between upper level management, mangers, to employees seems to lack quite a bite. Mangers wait till the last minute to complete tasks on their due date rather on scheduled time. Dicks Sporting Goods as a whole seems to value their employees as "replaceable" rather an "Assets" to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my position, I am not offered a ton of time off due to no one being able to cover for me. At times, I worked more than some of the mangers to make my life easier. My biggest advice would be to make sure you continuously see what is going on in the store and walk the floor. There seems to be a disconnect on what employees actually do and say we never do anything. The BIGGEST help would be to actually value your employees and recognize employee of the month, defender of the month more and make it a big deal. The system they have set up as the "WOW board" is super bias to the point employees find it to be a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent part-time job if you are willing to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Flexible. Will work around school.

    Cons

    Lots of nights and weekend shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New employees need more instruction and training.

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