Dick's Sporting Goods

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Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
898 Reviews
3.0
898 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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.

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    I love dicks sporting goods. Friendly enviroment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bike Tech in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Bike Tech in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Friendly co workers. Great pay.

    Cons

    There are no con's here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job guys!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Sports culture
    Discounts
    Vacation and benefits were decent
    Top of the food chain in the sports industry
    Everybody knows and shops there

    Cons

    Awful hours and holiday and weekends were never open
    Worked on thanksgiving
    Upward movement difficult and almost stagnant
    Too much turnover in the stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work environment was satisfactory but the hours and time off do not balance with the compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Another thankless employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glenview, IL

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    At times, they offer appealing discounts.

    Cons

    Horrible scheduling, poor work/life balance, excessively stressful working conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Fun, but frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Patchogue, NY
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Patchogue, NY

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

    Pros

    Discount, fun work environment, learn a lot about your department

    Cons

    The starting pay and the increases are awful.
    Management expects you to know things you were never trained on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Crew. Horrible Management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Great Fun CoWorkers
    Upbeat Environment
    Easy Employment Application

    Cons

    Management
    Management
    Management
    Lack of Knowledge and Employee Relations
    Horrible Lunch Break Organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My GM was misogynistic and condescending to most of the females that worked there. I even caught him telling an employee to "shut up and do her job". HR kept saying saying they would get involved but they never did. Dicks should really look at who they are hiring for these positions because they didn't do a good job with picking the correct person to run their store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyable environment while serving those interested in the same sport(s) you're most interested in.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A in North Canton, OH
    Current Employee - N/A in North Canton, OH

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, moderate benefits, up-beat management, athletic-wear dress code, competitive pay on specific products and in-store offers, and a good employee discount on purchases.

    Cons

    Constantly cutting hours to meet payroll requirements, annual raises are given without generosity or recognition, and the only way you're noticed for your hard work is if a manager physically watches you execute a sale or assist a customer (which is VERY rare) or by every other satisfactory call-out run through their new "WOW" system. Even then a manager would have to witness your performance or pray that he remembers to put your meaningless sticker on the "WOW" board next to your name for recognition. All of this is hard to do when you're not given a sufficient amount of hours. Last, but certainly not least, when it comes to wages, hours and pay raises, you can smell the corporate greed emit from every paycheck, every schedule-posting, and every raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay scale and find ways to reward your employees aside from the "WOW" system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bikes and Fitness Associate in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Bikes and Fitness Associate in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, laid back environment. It was a relaxed setting, but it made time go by so slow for the most part, because there was never anything to really do.

    Cons

    No money, no consistency with hours. $8 per hour isn't very motivating. Cons outweigh the pros without a doubt. Management wasn't very efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more consistent hours to employees.

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

    It was a great high school job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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