Dick's Sporting Goods

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lodge Sales Manager in Madison, WI
Current Employee - Lodge Sales Manager in Madison, WI

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

Pros

Relatively flexible, depending on who your store manager is. Compensation is competitive, benefits are decent. If you work in a store that has historically produced good metrics, chances are you will be left to do your work and not bothered by upper management much.

Cons

Upper management (outside of the stores) only see a snapshot of what is happening. They really only care about numbers (results) and often fail to give you applicable advice to accomplish tasks that seem insurmountable. Bonuses are weighted on certain metrics - overall sales performance counts, but it is certainly not the driving factor behind your structure (customer surveys are!).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cut out some of the micro-managing. Give more flexibility to the stores. Appreciate the constraints of productivity when management's hands are tied (i.e. - when you remove payroll from the stores, don't expect your management teams to feel obligated to pick up all the slack). Actually try to develop relationships with sales managers and sales leaders - if they respect you, they will work all the harder to produce for you!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

894 Other Employee Reviews for Dick's Sporting Goods (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    A good place to start

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Murfreesboro, TN

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

    Pros

    They know how they want their stores to operate. It's idiot proof. If you're willing to learn they can teach you.

    Cons

    Not adequately staffed. Chances to move up seem slim. Pay is good starting out, but a decent raise is rare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to keep productive associates there should be enough hours available to those who are hardworking. The main complaint I hear is that there aren't enough associates to help all of the customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    You give your all without getting it all back.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hagerstown, MD

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

    Pros

    The people are nice for the most part. A way to buy under armour at a discount. You can wear workout clothes to work.

    Cons

    The company doesn't seem to like to promote from within. Their return policy is not static and varies from situation to situation. You have to sometimes do projects more than once because they change their minds too many times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within more. Require drug testing for hiring. Don't be afraid to say no to a customer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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