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Awesome

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Cashier in Vernon Hills, IL
Current Employee - Cashier in Vernon Hills, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook

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

Pros

Flexible hours, very understanding managers, awesome co-workers

Cons

sometimes they are quick to say bad things about their own company

Other Employee Reviews for Dick's Sporting Goods

  1. Helpful (3)

    It's retail. Even if you work hard and follow the rules, you'll probably never get promoted. But that's retail.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lodge Lead in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Lodge Lead in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you want a challenge, this is the place for you. Yes, it's an autocracy, but if you can survive at Dick's, you can handle just about anything at any other company. It's a beat-down, and it takes a special type of person to excel at DSG, but don't expect to get promoted. Just expect to be able to handle anything at any other company and treat it like a walk in the park.

    Cons

    Completely disorganized from the top down. Corporate management has absolutely zero experience with day to day retail store operations, and they think it's beneath them to actually spend some time working in a store like a regular associate, so they're completely disconnected from what actually happens in their own company. This creates a massive rift, and nobody above the district level seems to have any grasp on what is actually happening in the company. And outside of the stock prices, it feels like nobody really cares. The associates are expected to perform several weeks worth of tasking in a couple hours, but the company still preaches a "customer service" attitude. Coming from a company that truly focused on customer service, Dick's has literally beaten it out of me. It's impossible to meet their expectations and still help customers, so you literally have to ignore customers so you can finish all the tasks that Dick's expects you to complete, otherwise your job is in jeopardy. That's the philosophy of WalMart, and we should be better than that.

    Advice to Management

    Nobody in Pittsburgh will care, but this company really needs to figure out who's in charge. It's like there's 7 heads and 1 body. You can't give a computer 7 different orders, and expect results, just like you can't tell a person 7 different and conflicting orders and expect them to get anything done. If you want us to help customers, then give us the payroll to actually help them. Probably 75% of the people that walk in our stores never see a single associate besides their cashier, and that's not the way we should be doing business.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Customer focused company that struggles with finding managers with strong managerial skills.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apparel in Downingtown, PA
    Current Employee - Apparel in Downingtown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to interact with and meet a lot of cool people by way of the merchandise that is sold there, you get a decent discount on great products, if you are a hard worker it is noticed by your co workers and select managers

    Cons

    Managers come and go often, sometimes leaving the store in disarray. There's a lot of "hour watching," and ill-budgeting that causes them to cut hours every week or go over budget and have no hours left at the end of the month. Hiring young managers is a great thing to work with the mostly young employees, but sometimes these young managers really have no idea what they're doing, or they don't act like a manager, they act like a normal kid employee instead of taking their manager role seriously.


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