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DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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DICK'S Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack
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  1. "Needs a Morale Boost"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Planner in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing Planner in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company standing, especially with the retail climate being in its current state. Great perks like gym, tennis courts, running trails, basketball court, track, discounts on local races throughout the year, etc. Opportunity to network with many vendors.

    Cons

    This company will work its best, most hard-working employees to their bare bones until they are completely burnt out and eventually leave. Morale is very low across the board. Successes are rarely celebrated company-wide, nor on individual teams, which is demoralizing and unmotivating.

    Advice to Management

    Celebrate the small things, even if they might seem insignificant for the bottom line. Give people reasons to want to work hard, and don't "punish" your good employees by inundating them with so much work that they eventually can't take it anymore.


  2. "Outstanding corporate culture and campus"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Coraopolis, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Coraopolis, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DICK'S Sporting Goods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and commitment to work life balance.

    Cons

    Flat organization; progression often thwarted.

  3. "Solid place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coraopolis, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coraopolis, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment from day 1.

    Cons

    Employee discount at store could be better


  4. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coraopolis, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coraopolis, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced, energizing environment.

    Cons

    Unreasonable timeline to complete assignments. Morale is terrible!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to concerns, value your employees, and employees will want to come to work and do a great job for the company.


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Butler, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Butler, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DICK'S Sporting Goods part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work with lots of young people that keep me young. Store manager is a great motivating guy.

    Cons

    They should ask employees about efficiencies. Much better ways to do things originate at sales level.

    Advice to Management

    How about an employee survey


  6. "DSG"

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    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Coraopolis, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Coraopolis, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DICK'S Sporting Goods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always around sports! 3:00pm Fridays in the Summer. Full state of the art gym/health club. Very nice Headquarters facility. Opportunity to see and meet famous athletes every so often.

    Cons

    Extremely hierarchical company. Fall in line with those above you & all is good. Favor towards their MTP associates, once you come from outside the company its tough sledding to move up.


  7. "Management has no clue what they're doing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. The job is really easy with minimal stress. On-site gym so you can get in shape while not being challenged.

    Cons

    Management at the Director level and above has no experience in technology, thus leading to poor decisions that trickle down to the lower levels. The people at the lower levels have to suffer from those poor decisions and are forced to implement ideas that make no sense.

    Advice to Management

    If DSG wants to be competitive in future years, you're going to need to be less risk averse. You should also hire technology leaders that have experience in innovation. If you continue to hire leaders from failing retailers, DSG will eventually fail as well.

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    "Working at corporate office"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Coraopolis, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Coraopolis, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kind people to work with, environment encouraged being active - you could take workout classes during the day and it has a great gym, competitive salaries, average benefits, strives to encourage work/life balance, training and development classes on premise, there is a University of Pittsburgh on-site MBA program that the company will pay 50% of if you remain with them three years after completing the program.

    Cons

    The corporate office is far from the city if you want to live in the city and commute, the environment can be at times stiff - very corporate and professional, you have to own a car to work there, remote work is frowned upon in many departments

    Advice to Management

    Need to promote/hire more female leaders in upper management and senior executive roles, allow more flex work - remote work and flexible hours. There's a demographic shift of people moving into urban centers. You will lose this talent opportunity if you remain in Coraopolis and do not allow flex and remote work.


  9. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DICK'S Sporting Goods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company and lots of perks at the home office. Lots of opportunity for upward movement

    Cons

    No cons, a job is what you make of it and I loved mine.


  10. "Hectic and reactive environment with an extremely poor culture."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful facility with great amenities.

    Cons

    I understand retail is in a rough place right now, but the work environment here is sliding downhill fast. Leadership makes last minute changes that shake the entire organization, without little thought or care to those it effects. Management has no consideration for work/life balance. I was getting texts and calls until midnight on Sunday. The culture is very unprofessional with little to no collaboration across teams (or even within them). There is a great divide between young talent who knows nothing better than this work environment and top heavy leadership that lacks the skills to develop anyone beyond completing operational tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Push back to leadership and do not subject your reports to overpromises. Slow down to address current problems within the company before it is too late for this sinking ship.


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