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The experience of a sales associate surely depends upon the location of your store

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Lodge Sales Associate in State College, PA
Current Employee - Lodge Sales Associate in State College, PA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

-flexible/ accomodating to college students schedules -opportunities to work for manufacturers/ dealers in area of expertise (if you look for them) -generally very friendly co-workers -recognition is given where it is due -valuable "real life" experience -retail work in sporting goods offers a surprising amount of learning experiences

Cons

-seems to be a large disconnect between the upper levels of the company and the store levels - 3% commission is recieved only on warranties sold and only if warranties total is greater/equal to $350 or so (this is a monthly endeavor, if you dont reach the goal commission is forfeit) - location in a college town means high turnover which often leads to miscommunication/constantly bringing someone new up to speed. -getting a full time position is nearly impossible

Other Employee Reviews for Dick's Sporting Goods

  1. Helpful (1)

    interviewed for job in the new Oneonta NY Store

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oneonta, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oneonta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interviewers TRIED to ACT polite with an emphasis on TRIED

    Cons

    This company definitely discriminates against people over 40. And if the interview dosent show you that then go in this new store and ask one of the ignorant sales people to help you with anything. They couldn't help themselves out of a rainstorm . And they couldn't sell a heater to an eskimo in the winter time. What idiots

    Advice to Management

    Enlighten yourselves. Stop breaking the labor law about hiring older workers and improve your sales staff. Young is NOT necessarily the best way to go. When the people don't know anything. Customers can spot that a mile away


  2. Helpful (1)

    Horrible Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Buford, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to wear gym shoes, that's about it.

    Cons

    Horrible management - they are only there to work you so they can make a bonus and move up in the company. They do not care if you have prior experience or a college degree, all they want is someone that can help make sales goals and work horrible hours. Hourly rate is poor, turnover rate is high, and hours are cut constantly, not guaranteeing the hours you were told at your interview.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating the associates like drones, and more like people. And don't lie about hours when you interview people - Dick's will cut hours before they cut prices, leaving customers frustrated because there is no help on the floor and associates working multiple departments since there isn't enough coverage.


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