Dick's Sporting Goods

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

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    LOW MORALE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ASM in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - ASM in Boston, MA

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Proa- they are really hard to come by. They have a standard benefit package (medical and dental is good). SM get stock, but they can't touch it for 3 yrs. bonus

    Cons

    stores run a low payrolls-managers have to boot strap projects all of the time.
    culture of company is thankless at the store level from DM>>>RVP>>>VP.
    no one is vested in your development. We have highly skilled mgrs in role for 5-7 years, but they keep being passed up for DM rolls, because the company keeps recruiting from Sears/Kmart. Work/Life balance is a mess. One weekend off a month. You are paid based on a 50 hour work week. most week are 6 days without comp time.
    high turnover of mgrs, associates, leads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As company goes from transforming itself from a retailer to brand, they have rethink a lot of different thnigs. the processes that are getting installed are great, but you have to let the store teams master them first, before add more and more on the plate.

    Morale is a 911. its the most thankless organization that I have worked for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A giant mess

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

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

    Pros

    -good part time job
    - flexible hours and schedules
    - employee discount program acceptable
    - coworkers generally pleasant

    Cons

    - management that makes it very apparent the only thing they are concerned with is bottom line
    - incredibly high turnover rate
    - miscommunication between management and staff lead to scheduling disasters
    - payroll cuts from higher management frequently make store incredibly understaffed. Staff is then asked to "do the impossible" with no time to do it
    - no room for internal advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - identify good employees in the company and reward them with promotions instead of hiring from outside the company
    - increase payroll budgets. many complaints about the store arise from "no one to help" or "store was a mess," both of which could be solved with more associates available

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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