Dick's Sporting Goods

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  1.  

    Every Season starts at dicks

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Manager in Northborough, MA
    Former Employee - Hardlines Manager in Northborough, MA

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

    Pros

    Paid well as far as retail is concerned, and let's face it your selling sporting goods so if you're passionate about that you'll love it!

    Cons

    Salaried managers work a mandatory 50 work week, however most managers work between 55-60 hours a week, make sure you factor that in before you am except a job offer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Got hired

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    I work register, do what boss man tells me to do, i call him boss man, he calls me minion,

    Cons

    low pay, customers, first job, bad experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible pay for giving your soul

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    Former Employee - Lodge Associate in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Lodge Associate in Dulles, VA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Fun people to work with

    Cons

    Management could be replaced by monkeys and nothing would change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill out..its a sporting goods store...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    As a salaried hardlines Mgr I worked 55+ hours per week with no overtime, would not recommend to anyone.

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Hardlines Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Discounts available through pro plan and 3point5.com were the benefits

    Cons

    No payroll to adequately cover departments. Inefficient programs that corporate implementsome that further strain payroll

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. As long as Ed Stack and the rest of the board of directors are more concerned with keeping the stock price high enough for them to make millions with insider stock purchase and dispositionso than a full-time hourly associate being able to pay their bills because they are being cut to 30 hours a week, nothing will change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nice benefits; no advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. High quality insurance, vacation time and 401k.

    Cons

    No advancement from within. Most comes from outside hires. Morale is very low. Company is growing rapidly and in turn having growing pains. Higher ups very out of touch with day to day. That includes everyone from store manager to CEO. Many programs are implemented yet not actually applied my those forcing it to happen. Very uneasy place to work but that all could be avoided with some grassroots management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get an actual operations team in place for each district. Not managers actually people who have done the work and can go into stores for a week at a time and get them on task. So many operational changes yet not on DM or LPM can actually do it for a day. Some stores need time. They need a leader to work with them. After a week the person goes to the next store on a cycle. But it has to be someone who has actually done the job or you are just wasting everyone's time. And please promote from within and maybe every once in awhile you could promote a female who deserves it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working at the "Corporate Headquarters"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice facility and location.
    Flexible Work Arrangements like telecommuting
    Pay and benefits

    Cons

    Not a mature organization
    Too many reorganizations
    Doesn't use best practices
    More reactive than proactive
    Role and responsibilities not defined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your staff more often
    Organization is way too top heavy with managers, you need to reduce the number of VPs and Directors.
    Too many silos. That's old school thinking.
    Human Resources is way to silent. They need to get more involved and at least survey the employees now and then.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    My experience was well until they hired new management

    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Willow Grove, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Willow Grove, PA

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

    Pros

    Met some amazing people and built everlasting friendships

    Cons

    After my first year they changed management and the new management sucked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to interact on a professional level with your employees

  9.  

    Dead ends

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time

    Pros

    They were flexible with the hours and would work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion or ability to do anything about lackluster employees. People in management positions knew very little about legalities of firearms sales and were hesitant to do the various paperwork required or and were not confident or well trained in either the federal requirements not company policies. This often prevented employees from being being able to offer timely customer service. Almost all positions are part time and morale is low because of a lack of enthusiasm from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone needs more training, especially the store management. There is also a lack of consistency between managers as far as their ability to handle paperwork and their application of store policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    9 year manager Seen it all and it only gets worse.

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    Current Employee - Hardlines Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Hardlines Manager in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Nice 401k Match
    Basic vacation
    Health Insurance for fulltime only

    Cons

    Poor growth potential, even with a "growing company" Store manager don't even care about helping or even advancing your skill set. not even a bullet point regarding talent growth.
    Horrible leadership; from the top down
    Corporate office doesn't care about how you can never complete the constant " MUST HAVE COMPLETED" operational task that are constantly being thrown at you.
    Company holds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on cutting overhead cost, one day shipping to stores, build a culture that embraces positive store environment! Happy Employees = Satisfied Customers the basics are lost and unfortunately will never be found as online retailing will only chip away at this titanic that is incapable of reacting to the fast paced online shopping experience that is rapidly expanding. Nike posted massive profits last qtr and dicks did not? Lodge hunting business has scene massive declines and yet they are opening massive field and stream stores?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Intolerable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very few pros. Discount is good.

    Cons

    This company cares very, very little for its employees. The managers are unprofessional and upper management takes no action against poor business practices even when made aware of them. "Competitive atmosphere" breeds contempt between associates, and management often engages in or encourages this pettiness. HR is unresponsive and affects no change at all when consulted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees, take action against poor middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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