Dick's Sporting Goods

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Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
819 Reviews
3.0
819 Reviews
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Dick's Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack
Edward W. Stack
302 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 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely difficult to maintain any type of work/life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • POOR internal customer service, poor store to store product selection consistency (in 30 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great retail store to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bike Technician
    Former Employee - Bike Technician

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you love the aspect of sports/fitness/outdoors then Dicks is great. I started a week before Black Friday as a seasonal cashier and by January I was a full time Bike Tech. Awesome managers and just about all the hours I wanted because it's so easy to cross train.

    Cons

    It is retail and some of the customers will make you want to slap a baby. Also, some employees need to check the drama at the door. Pay is good if you're single and young but if you make it a career management pay is good along with benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When we have the cleanest, highest selling, and motivated store and our GM and management team literally strives to improve those by pulling all nighters and setting impossible goals for each other and then every time the District Manager comes in he nitpicks and treats employees like dirt because he doesn't like our GM it then becomes time for upper management to change staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very Satisfying Part Time Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lodge Sales Associate  in  Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Lodge Sales Associate in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, friendly managers and co-workers, good pay, opportunities to move up the chain

    Cons

    Holiday hours, late hours occasionally, high turn over of other employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Easy Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules, Good Management, Fun Environment

    Cons

    Its really hard to get shifts when you're part-time. You don't get enough hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Golf Tech

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Golf Sales Associate  in  Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Golf Sales Associate in Chico, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun environment with good management and have a good time talking sports while working. Easy to move up into management training if you're a hard worker. Only reason I quit is because I graduated with a Degree in Business Management and moved on to a company with better pay. This was a fun job to have during college and ill always look back at my experience with this company as a good one.

    Cons

    Its retail so you get bad customers here and there but managers will help you with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales Rep

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Loveland, CO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Pay, Location, Atmosphere.

    Cons

    N/A, N/a, N/a, N/a, N/a

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    great part-time college job if you're a sports fan

    Cons

    can be kind of slow, especially if you come from a faster paced retail environment

  8.  

    It Is Retail

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate  in  Boynton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Boynton Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Discounts on merchandise, Flexible schedules, Friendly Managers, Team Work

    Cons

    Lack of Training
    Slow Growth Equals Slow advancement
    Politics in Play
    Promoting Wrong People to management positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fun but sometimes high stress sales pressure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fitness Associate
    Former Employee - Fitness Associate

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, cool people to work with

    Cons

    Holidays can become stressful. Management doesn't really care.

  10.  

    Not bad at first, but gets a lot worse.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    -Some of the perks are great (3point5, discount, seed shoes, etc)
    -Flexible hours

    Cons

    -Very little opportunity to move up
    -No one rewards you for working hard and helping the company look good
    -Minuscule annual raises
    -Management picks favorites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Award those that are working in the trenches and help your company grow and attract more customers, give people are reason to stay and work at your company, not leave when given the first chance.

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

    Take responsibility. Work hard. Move up. Love sports.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardlines Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Hardlines Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    I went from part time golf associate to manger in 18 months

    Cons

    It's retail. Of course upper level could use some in store experience but remember you're not paid to think you're paid to do. Work real hard for what they ask and they people above you will notice. Play the game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One week a year as a regular associate. Realize what we ask of them. They are dicks sporting goods

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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