Dick's Sporting Goods

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This was a great learning experience.

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Current Employee - Running Specialist  in  Oceanside, CA
Current Employee - Running Specialist in Oceanside, CA

I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Starting pay was a $1.50 above minimum. Good management training program results in well managed stores. Advancement potential. Overall fun, laid back environment.

Cons

Usually workers are fresh out of high school, and can be a little immature/petty/dramatic. This varies from store to store, but at one point our trucks were coming in at midnight... overnight stocking shifts were brutal.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cut the elementary-school-style "incentive" programs, and actually offer bonuses or cash kick-backs for employees who excel at whatever customer service metric you are trying to drive that month. I don't need a sticker.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    It is a growing company, committed to technology and improvement.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods

    Pros

    great products, growing company, commitment to excellence.

    Cons

    changes come fast and often, be prepared to react.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Should only be a stepping stone...

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    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great insurance, vacation and consistant merit raises. It is a fast pace place you are never bored or without something to work on. If you get a chance to work in an area you are passionate about then you get to really shine and do something you love.

    Cons

    There is no promotion from within unless you are a white male. If you do get promoted from within expect to get paid at least 20% less than your counterpart hired from the outside. It is a very odd way to cultivate talent. I have seen so many great people walk out the door because of the 'bro' mentality. Once what was a career option for many became a stepping stone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a management program for interested employees. Or allow employees to show interest via a website instead of DM or store manager. All too often those men do not see past their friends within the store and so many get overlooked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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