Dick's Sporting Goods

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Decent company to work for, but very tough on employees

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Apparel  in  Oceanside, CA
Current Employee - Apparel in Oceanside, CA

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

Pros

Starting wage is decent
Doesn't ask for too much experience to get hired there
Does great with transferring people to and from other stores
They do yearly reviews on employees and you get a raise depending on performance

Cons

Management is very male oriented, at least at my location
The company is tough on their employees(including management) and asks a lot from them, which can be stressful sometimes
A lot of favoritism
But most of this is typical in retail positions

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    Great job to get you through high school or college

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Golf Associate  in  Niles, OH
    Current Employee - Golf Associate in Niles, OH

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, discount, easy work, 50% manufacturer discount once per pay, sometimes you get to work with cool people.

    Cons

    Managers typically are clueless; management calls you frequently to fill a shift, stays late past closing, managers hate their jobs, poor attitude all around,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire shift managers and store managers that actually have a passion for sports. I have two managers at my store who couldn't tell the difference between a tennis racquets and a racquet ball racquet. Honestly, they cannot tell the difference between a hybrid bicycle and a mountain bike. A running shoe and a training shoe. If Dick's Sporting Goods really truly want to grow and thrive as a company, look at your lower management. I have worked at Dick's Sporting Goods for 5+ years and when you sort the list by employee ID number, I am first on the list. Not only do I constantly provide information to other employees, handle customers appropriately, and know how to work every position like a champ, I do it without complaint; unlike the current managers. Your training does not work.

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lodge Sales Associate  in  State College, PA
    Current Employee - Lodge Sales Associate in State College, PA

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time for 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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