Dick's Sporting Goods

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Great store/team environment, but no support from senior leadership, no payroll and no work life balance.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Great team's in the stores.
Fun store environment.
Great products to sell and share with customers.
Room for advancement, if you are willing to work long hours/extra days.

Cons

No payroll.
Managers expected to spend most of their time completing manual labor because of the above issue.
No culture around work/life balance
No culture around development. Although managers and store manager are expected to develop their team, there is no time to do so.
Senior leadership has no idea of how to train and develop, they only have a "I gotcha you" attitude around their walks. It's all about what is not perfect, when it should be about "how are we going to get this perfect"
Senior leadership can not communicate or relate to people at all and puts forth the impression he could care less about the person/people only that things are completed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ad payroll to complete the expected daily routines/tasks and managers/store managers can actual lead and develop their teams, not completing manual labor.
Change the culture to focus on work/life balance and team development in the stores.
Start a yearly process of a store associate survey so that all associates, managers and store managers have an avenue to communicate what they are experiencing.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best choice for a "career". Very high turnover rate, low pay, etc.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    If you are into sports, it's not a bad environment. The discounts don't make shopping there affordable, prices are too high. But if you need to buy a lot of shoes and clothes very often, then it may be worth it.

    Cons

    Managers don't care about the employees. Stores are poorly managed and understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store managers can't and don't know everything, and at times, it may be beneficial to listen to the ideas and suggestions of the employees who are on the floor several hours a day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Mediocre Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Golf Associate
    Former Employee - Golf Associate

    I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, occasional decent customer

    Cons

    Horrible hours, incompetent management, no teamwork, many trivial tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more capable managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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