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.  

    Descent job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Descent pay, easy work. Basically just help customers shop

    Cons

    Some rude customers, and hard to get promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service  in  Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service in Brandon, FL

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

    Pros

    Great College Job. Worked well with me on scheduling my work around my classes.

    Cons

    Working weekends. Long holiday hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Bicycle Technician/Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Bicycle Technician  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Bicycle Technician in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    I worked in the Mall at Robinson, and it was pretty good. Obviously it's a part-time high school student job, but the atmosphere was fun. The management was easy to work with. As long as you're not unwilling to learn and you're responsible, they like you. All the departments are specialized, so there is a learning curve if you're jumping in. Advice: learn quickly and ask lots of questions.

    Cons

    If the management doesn't like you, they'll stop scheduling you. Just do your best, though, and you'll have no problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be aware that most of your employees are kids in high school or college. No real-world experience, and just need some money. Find a way to motivate them and keep them interested. AKA, don't just yell at everyone for doing something wrong...

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fun crew. Short hours. Average pay.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Price-signage Coordinator
    Current Employee - Price-signage Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Fun crew. Kinda like a family there. As a psc, I don't work in a specific dept, so I can create my on schedule and be off work by 2 or 3. I have it worked out with my managers to be off on Friday/ Saturday. But that just at my store!! Most companies and other stores are way more up tight with your schedule s. Especially with department workers.

    Cons

    The workloads are overwhelming most of the time. I sometimes have a project that usually need five people to complete. I personally like the challenge, but the finger is still pointed at you if it's not completed. And when you DO have extra help, it lazy help. You may as well run and push harder alone. At least you know stuff is getting done. Opposed to babysitting people that don't wanna help you in the first place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There has to be a solution to the hours supplied to the stores. Cut off any unnecessary tasks and ineffective projects. Corporate should communicate more with store manager, not the district or regional managers, about what works in the stores for them, and the customers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall it was a good experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fun atmosphere, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Some managers worse than others, sometimes tedious

  7.  

    Could have been a lot better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    good friends, if your wiling to learn then you can move up easily.

    Cons

    Never a constant schedule and depending on your last name you may get fewer hours is it get closer to the end of the alphabet.

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

    Good but not Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Great coworkers
    Great store managers
    Pretty good discounts
    reasonable hours
    fun customer interactions

    Cons

    Upper Management is detached from the stores
    District Managers view employees as replaceable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more time and care into your employees and sales will rise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    OK as a summer job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Burnsville, MN

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, products I was interested in, and good location.

    Cons

    Repetitiveness of the job and answering to managers who were spread too thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Somehow increase pay roll.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    it was ok however the business is ran poorly,

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    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate  in  Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Novi, MI

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

    Pros

    dicks had great training so i was very aware of the store and its products completely. the management is very approachable

    Cons

    they arre understaffed, the business attempts to have less than half of the needed amount of people do the work. its very slow work and not much room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Once you move up hr rate is better!

    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist  in  Willow Grove, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Willow Grove, PA

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    discount 25%, rate is better than most, hours are good based on time you have been there

    Cons

    Had to clean up mice droppings, mice dropping in lockers, break room wasn't very nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mice issue needed to be fixed asap

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