Dick's Sporting Goods

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Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
858 Reviews
2.9
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Dick's Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is good and insurance benefits are quality (in 49 reviews)

  • I had flexible hours that allowed me to look after my son (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance hard at times- always was called in on days off (in 19 reviews)

  • POOR internal customer service, poor store to store product selection consistency (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    The overall experience at this company was positive.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time

    Pros

    Most of the associates were very similar to myself. Many of the coworkers were passionate, young athletes. College aged associates.

    Cons

    This was a retail job so included retail hours all the way up until 10:30pm or later. Random schedule but that was known going into the job.

  2.  

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Great benefits Good company to work for ifv you are part of Management team. Good place for young people looking for cashier work.

    Cons

    None...Good company to work for ifv you are part of Management team. Good place for young people looking for cashier work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include staff members in minor decision making.

  3.  

    It was a great experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Analyst
    Former Employee - Merchandise Analyst

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time

    Pros

    The people, building, type of business, sporting leagues.

    Cons

    Weather of Pittsburg, drive to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere Employees were great. Managers were great.

    Cons

    Things get get a bit unorganized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a pretty good company to work for as a part time associate.

    Current Employee - Footwear Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Footwear Associate in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is the environment can be quite fun. You're around sports stuff all day and most of the people you work with have common interests and are nice people. The discount is decent at 25%, but the super expensive stuff can be excluded from that. Manager's are great with schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    The customers can really be rude and it's retail, so you deal with a ton of people. The recovery of the store is the worst part of the job if you're a closer. Work-life balance can be an issue if you accept more hours than you really want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more genuine advice and "coaching" about on-the-job processes. Don't read the script corporate sends you, it is very obvious and a lot of the associates see you as very annoying when you do this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Dicks Sports was a awsome place to work and the employee's we're the best I have ever worked with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Woodbury, MN

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

    Pros

    Fun work place, the employees we're very helpful in my training process.

    Cons

    Not felony friendly. I had a issue ten years ago and they let me go because I never disclosed it even thou they ask specifically in the last seven years on the felony question.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the application stright.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a great high school job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Port Huron, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Port Huron, MI

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

    Pros

    Great discount on products. I had flexible hours that allowed me to look after my son. The pay wasn't great but it was more than I expected.

    Cons

    The managers sucked. No real room for advancement, plus other employees formed cliques. I was disappointed to find that almost none of the employees were even into sports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of your assess. A few bad managers ruined what I thought was a great place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Management has a great attitude. Flexible with scheduling work hours, accommodating school, and life's events. There are employee discounts available. If you are willing to move there are advancement opportunities available nationwide.

    Cons

    Pay and hours are typical retail.

  10.  

    I worked as an operations associate (basically a dude who unloads trucks) and also a footwear associate.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Dartmouth, MA
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Dartmouth, MA

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

    Pros

    Easy job. Co-workers are fun and laid back.

    Cons

    Low pay. Dealing with the occasional unpleasant customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train people better. Seems like every new person they hire suck at their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Cashier at Dicks

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    -Good discount for employees
    -Good working hours
    -Good working enviroment
    -Management works hard everyday

    Cons

    -Forced to sign people up for credit cards even if customer didn't want to
    -Not many employee growth opportunities
    -Starting employees need to go through more training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Customers have to come first
    -Employees shouln't have to push rewards programs or credit cards on customers that do not want them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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