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DICK'S Sporting Goods Atlanta Reviews

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  • Work life balance is hard to accomplish (in 64 reviews)

  • I would say hourly part time wages (in 101 reviews)

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  1. "Overworked and underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DICK'S Sporting Goods (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Got to work with some really cool people who shared common sport interests. Learned great customer service skills. Good opportunity to switch between departments. Perks from discounts and learning about all of the products. Work well around schedules ahead of time.

    Cons

    I worked there for three years. I have an extremely disciplined work ethic and would put forth a lot of effort while on the clock. This being said, I was making $3-$4 less than some who worked there for 8+ years and put in half the effort. I ended up moving away for school and would come back a couple weekends a semester to work and would come back for holiday and summer breaks. I was considered 'seasonal' at this point which was just a way for them to use my experience without paying me properly. I was given the responsibilities of a department lead with the pay of a new employee. I ended up quitting because management ignored my continuous requests for a performance evaluation/raise.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. I was one of the few who actually cared about my job and would go above and beyond. Although this was just a college job, I would have stayed with the company throughout all 4 years of school had the pay been competitive.


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sale Manager in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Sale Manager in Buford, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training program and looks good on the resume.

    Cons

    Horrible people to work for, the employee is a tool for executive bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Find a company that cares for you as an employee.

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DICK'S Sporting Goods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to work with other employees

    Cons

    Not knowing your schedule for the weekend because the schedule came out on Thursdays


  4. "Lodge Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Lodge Sales Associate in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Lodge Sales Associate in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DICK'S Sporting Goods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun to work with Guns and hunting items.

    Cons

    Low pay and few hours.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a good wage to keep good people.


  5. "HR manager"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours, industry, discount, benefits, locations

    Cons

    Shoplifting issues, low retention rate

    Advice to Management

    Have corporate set up shop at the location to shape the location up


  6. Helpful (1)

    "As a salaried hardlines Mgr I worked 55+ hours per week with no overtime, would not recommend to anyone."

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Hardlines Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts available through pro plan and 3point5.com were the benefits

    Cons

    No payroll to adequately cover departments. Inefficient programs that corporate implementsome that further strain payroll

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. As long as Ed Stack and the rest of the board of directors are more concerned with keeping the stock price high enough for them to make millions with insider stock purchase and dispositionso than a full-time hourly associate being able to pay their bills because they are being cut to 30 hours a week, nothing will change.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "As bad as retail gets"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DICK'S Sporting Goods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I am an athlete, so I found the environment to be sufficiently entertaining, employee discount was quite good. The customers were enjoyable to deal with.

    Cons

    The hourly staff were considerably better educated and capable than the store management. Managers I worked with were poorly skilled for leadership and ill-equipped for management roles. Typical for a retail company where entry level employees get promoted to store management level - The Peter Principal. The regional management are no less incompetent. Interestingly, not once did management, at any level, solicit or accept input from the highly educated and intelligent hourly staff. Now why in the world would you hire all that talent then refuse to engage that potential. Everything is driven from a corporate office, by minions who have probably never worked at the store level or in a retail environment.

    Advice to Management

    There is a disconnect between corporate and the stores. I am certain that Ed Stack thinks all is well in his kingdom; but he would be an excellent candidate for Undercover Boss. Ed, try stopping in unannounced, you might be quite surprised at what you find. Every corporate visit during my tenure was scheduled in advance - so the regional manager had time to cover his behind by bringing in staff from other stores to clean up and prepare the store; defeats the purpose of a corporate visit since the officers never see the store as the customer typically does, therefore they never understood the reason for the stores performance. This explains the idiotic sales plans, no to mention the merchandising planagrams - a complete waste of time.

  8. "Very friendly work place."

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    Current Employee - Freight Flow Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Freight Flow Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DICK'S Sporting Goods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good systems that define work functions.

    Cons

    Management not receptive to hourly employee input.


  9. "It's not that great"

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    Current Employee - Freight Flow Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Freight Flow Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts, the atmosphere is good and also the people that you work with are pretty good I guess it's an ok place overall.

    Cons

    Managers don't care for their employees, any complaints on management don't get any action from human rescources and don't let payroll get bad, you won't have any hours

    Advice to Management

    They need to take into consideration the employees, my store is run by a complete tyrant, and there is no room for advancement no matter how well you do your job


  10. "Retail is retail."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent discounts on "fun" sporting good products, some repeat customers that are enjoyable to interact with, bonuses are based on your particular store's sales so there's incentive to push the associates to do well.

    Cons

    The hours aren't good. The company sets expectations on metrics and when you achieve your goals they are never satisfied, so they simply up the goal or ask why you aren't doing as well as the top performer in your area.


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