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Lots of 'good', but lots of 'bad' to go with it.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - CSS in Buffalo, NY
Current Employee - CSS in Buffalo, NY

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

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

Pros

-Good for a part time position while in school, inbetween jobs, seasonal, etc...
-Amount of time the store is actually open provides for schedule flexibility as a part-timer. Much more restricted if you are full-time.
-Associate discount is good, especially since the reason many people want to work for Dick's is due to their genuine passion for sports. This makes for incredible product knowledge in the departments.
-Fellow associates. There are alot of quality people working on the front lines in the stores.

Cons

-Promotion/raise not based on time spent with the company, but rather on SM preference.
-Hourly rate for all associates(except the managers who are salaried)
-Incredibly high turnover (especially in my dept, Front End)
-Higher management out of touch.

Advice to Management

The concern with the bottom-line vs associate development is alarming. To keep experienced associates, the company should offer salaried positions to replace the hourly wage for the department leads or others wishing to make more of a career out of DSG. In my store, it was a very 'my way or the highway' mentality on the part of the SM. It is hard to be motivated and keep up the moral in my dept. with this kind of attitude. After 2 1/2 years with the company I have yet to have real advancement opportunity, even after lengthy conversations with those in management.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good part-time job, shouldn't expect anything better than that

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Management is understanding of your other priorities/availability
    - The environment isn't too serious, people crack jokes, have fun, but also get work done
    - Not a difficult job

    Cons

    - Management isn't very good at communicating with each other or with their employees
    - Not that this is a con, but this is retail, so expect nothing more than that
    - Management tries to squeeze as much as possible out of you

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with each other and your employees so we know what is going on.
    Ask your employees for suggestions or feedback so you can understand their issues and how to make their jobs easier and so that they can be more productive.


  2. Good Place to Start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bike Technician in Plymouth, CT
    Current Employee - Bike Technician in Plymouth, CT

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people,Customers and Managers, Decent pay if you stay with the company for a while. Very Flexible schedules for hourly employees. Good working experience for college students. Good products discounts and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Holidays take you away from your family. Little room for advancement. Management is rarely higher from within. They cut hours last minute to save money on payroll. If you're a manager you don't get treated well for your work. High turn Over rates.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be required to actually do every job in the store so they know what they are talking about when the make plans for anything.


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