Dickies

  www.dickies.com
  www.dickies.com

Dickies Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
22 Reviews
3.1
22 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Philip C. Williamson
12 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Fun, fast paced company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Dickies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of support from upper management, yet they stay out of your way and let you do your job. For the most part it is a positive environment. Pay is decent. Customers are by and large cool.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement. Only store west of Texas, so once you're here, that's kind of where you'll stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get more with the times when it comes to technology or the most efficient way of doing paperwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Profitable despite being dysfunctional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Sourcing in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Global Sourcing in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Dickies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are OK. Compensation was fair. Good access to training programs outside the company.

    Cons

    Time-off policies were Draconian, as was HR. Company shifted from a family-friendly environment to a very poor work-life balance in a few years. Work load was very high and unsustainable due to poor sourcing and development strategy at the VP level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your due diligence in researching and vetting new hires. Actually read all of the internal employee surveys. Fire incompetent managers and directors. Hire enough staff to create a better work-life balance. Don't waste time and money on the fashion market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Desperate for Improved IT

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

    I worked at Dickies full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good employees. Company is desperate for improved IT and when it's provided they are very appreciative.

    Cons

    IT Management and many of the IT employees are dis-functional. Many spend more time avoiding work than doing it. Employees in the application development group aren't allowed to speak to anyone outside the group. No documentation. No training. Support of systems is done in a patchwork fashion,....nothing is fixed long term. So many workarounds no one knows how anything works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace all IT Management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micromanagement and wheels spinning in place...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager of Support Services in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Manager of Support Services in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Dickies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance since the normal working hours for the site tended to be from 7am to 5pm, and closed on Saturdays/Sundays.

    Cons

    CEO completely out of the loop on day-to-day operations within IT. The CIO believes firmly in micromanaging *every* task/project within IT creating a very suffocating environment. From a budget perspective, if it can be cut, it will be - each of the (4) years I was with the company the IT operations budget stayed stagnant or was reduced, with training always being cut. Lots of promises with no actual delivery. Absolutely no established career development or path for employees to move internally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A excellent Company to work for

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

    I worked at Dickies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very supportive company upbeat and I cant say enough good things

    Cons

    the company closing the most of the retail division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the great support

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Test

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

    I worked at Dickies

    Pros

    They have good old school values

    Cons

    They have old school values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change needs to remain constant

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disfunctional IT Department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Dickies full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with. However, those are few and far between inside the IT department. The good people in IT have already left the company, transferred to different departments, or will soon.

    Cons

    Within IT there is very little teamwork, there's no organization of work or job duties and most people spend more time avoiding work than it would take to complete it. Production is horrible, everything is patched and commmunications is almost non-existant. Work requests sit open for years without attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul the IT department starting at the top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    AP Dept

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AP Department in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - AP Department in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dickies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    company does a good job

    Cons

    There are on cons to this job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    An OLD stable company with a strange culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Dickies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For my level, the pay and benefits were decent.

    Cons

    There are so many levels to engage on; not all are bad, but the higher up the ladder you go, it starts to get rough. Philip has surrounded himself with vipers who are merciless in carrying out their jobs. HR personnel are somewhat incompetent, but that's by design. The place is stuck in the mid 1900's. Some of the newer managers can be quite petty, terminating people for no real reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is the 21st century, embrace it; change is not bad. Don't treat your employees like dirt. There's a reason many have been there for 40+ years. BRING JOBS BACK TO THE USA!!!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Dickies.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Birch Run, MI
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Birch Run, MI

    I worked at Dickies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable salary, clean stores, operationally efficient. Corporate personnel seemed to actually relate to front-line sales team members. Honesty and transparency were present throughout the entire retail division.

    Cons

    The company downsized the retail division in May of 2011. In doing so, they let go of A LOT of employees with very little if any notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little more time in the stores unannounced. Get accurate space planning information for your stores prior to plan-o-gram or seasonal re-sets. Not every store is the same, buyers/merchandisers need to see the stores that they are buying for (not just inventory numbers) to be effective at the task they are assigned to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Dickies? Share Your Experiences

Dickies

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.