Dickies Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
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  1. Progressive Authentic company with good Executive leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dickies

    Pros

    Very good Life/Work balance with good opportunity for growth. Stable company with good financial performance and a strong brand presence.

    Cons

    Office culture can be brutal with strong inter-departmental political battles. Brand strategy is constantly evolving and changing, leading to inconsistencies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Clueless

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Dickies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance decent. Benefits are ok. Most coworkers are great people. Got me great experience in the industry.

    Cons

    The upper management is completely incompetent. They have absolutely no direction for the company. It's being run almost like a start up company. Top brass yells, then trickles down by VP to the reps. Most of the VP's have no clue what they're doing. They have never been or it's been a long time, since they were in the field. They only care about how Walmart is doing, and all promos/marketing is geared towards mass merchants. Haven't seen an advertisement in over 5 years, but yet they keep adding marketing people. Lack of leadership all across the board. Compensation is a joke. A plan implemented 5 years ago from the mind of HR, whom has never been in sales. Commissions/bonus's (or lack of) are capped. You actually have to hold orders/shipments for the next month, so you don't ship to much in the previous. Isn't the point of business and sales to distribute as much as possible? Not at Dickies. You're only a #. The only people that care about you are your co workers, no one above your pay. OH, also not everyone is paid the same at the same position. New hires are getting more salary then some can make with salary + commissions. Once again, a JOKE!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some leadership!! The regional VP's are about the only reason Dickies are doing anything. Get rid of the horrible comp plan. Why would you take the advice from HR to pay salesmen? FYI, there are no field reps that aren't looking for a new job!! When you have a chance to step on the throat of your #1 competitor, DO IT! Don't hold off on production, bring more in and bury them. Another example of leaders not thinking. They only look at #'s. Promote from within, not the buddies of the VP's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. only if you do not want to make any money

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    Former Employee - Computer Tech in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Computer Tech in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Dickies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    friendly staff. no micromanaging

    Cons

    do not care if you are sick try to get as many people off the insurance. Supervisors are not professional,often engaging in gossip about their employees with other employees. Owners act like spoiled kids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get people that actually know how to do a job including you. need better advancement opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Profitable despite being dysfunctional

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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Desperate for Improved IT

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Micromanagement and wheels spinning in place...

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    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
  8. Fun, fast paced company.

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    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 a 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
  9. A excellent Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Dickies full-time (more than a 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
  10. Test

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    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Disfunctional IT Department

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    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

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