Dick's Sporting Goods

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Best retail place to work

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Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Novi, MI
Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Novi, MI

I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time (more than a year)

Pros

Management was hands off. They let you do your job, and didn't make up work for you to do. Most managers were nice and friendly, and I didn't mind working hard for them. Pretty laid back atmosphere. Worked at target before Dick's, and I liked dicks much much better.

Cons

When my section got busy, and customers were yelling at me because they hadn't been helped, no one, including the managers, would come and relieve me.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better back room and inventory controls. No inventory of what's in the stockrooms and where. When you pull product to the floor, there should be a computerized way to "move it" from the back room to the sales floor. This will also help with employee theft.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

1041 Other Employee Reviews for Dick's Sporting Goods (View Most Recent)

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    It was ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    Great coworkers great environment to be in

    Cons

    Hours are so inconsistent and dependent upon sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use focus groups to find out more anout customer needs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Employees are not valued

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    Former Employee - Footwear Lead
    Former Employee - Footwear Lead

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

    Pros

    Employee discount was OK. Most store employees were fun to work with. Store management was competent. Occasional special discounts from vendors were really good.

    Cons

    Employees at this company are not valued as being assets. Everyone is expendable regardless of performance. Corporate management dictates inane policies that store management must carry out. These policies often have no relation to sales and seem designed only to make corporate look good.

    Last year mostly through my own initiative I increased sales in my department substantially. Much more than any other department. They showed no appreciation for my efforts. This year, even though sales in my department were still up from the previous year, they slashed payroll. Reducing staffing levels in a very busy department by over 30%. It became impossible to properly serve the customers. Then due to corporate policies, even though I had a sterling review the raise was a paltry .50 an hour. Thanks a bunch! BTW, since I left department sales are down considerably.

    I had been considered for a management position. Management is a joke unless a person wants to have no life. Managers were required to work 10 hour shifts minimum, and 50 hours a week minimum. They often ended up working closer to 70-80 hour weeks with no extra pay for all those hours. No thanks.

    Store management was pretty good, but they did play favorites and often overlooked deserving associates for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People in upper management need to spend some time actually working in the stores to see the effect of their atrocious policies. The corporate staff is completely out of touch with store level personnel - the very people they rely on to drive sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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