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DICK'S Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hate hate hate"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and uh thats about it

    Cons

    Management is rude, the discount is nothing compared to their overprice merchandise, co-workers aren't the friendliest to new faces

    Advice to Management

    Be NICE to your employees. TRAIN employees so they actually know what they're doing and not working 'blind'


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lost that loving feeling"

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    Former Employee - Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DICK'S Sporting Goods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focused in sporting goods so it kept it interesting.

    Cons

    Sr Mgmt always changing direction. You agree or you are wrong. Don't like people not drinking the company koolaid even if the idea could drive more sales or profit. Company used to value opinions, want to listen to its people.


  3. "Good If you dont want growth."

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

    Pros

    Got to wear apparel to work.
    Relaxed Environment

    Cons

    Corporate Fraud
    Managers don't do anything to help
    Corporate comes down on sales team, not management.

    Advice to Management

    Take more responsibility


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience of what not to do as a manager"

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    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Product discounts, pro dealing, working around sporting goods if that is what you're passionate about, it is enjoyable in that aspect

    Cons

    Management, company policies, Treat associates unfairly, choosing to enforce rules and policies to certain employees but not others. Attempt to throw associates under the bus for managements mistakes

    Advice to Management

    Give equal treatment to associates, regarding policy enforcement and basic courtesy


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bad outweighs the good"

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    Current Employee - Team Sports Associate in Brandon, FL
    Current Employee - Team Sports Associate in Brandon, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Numerous learning opportunities
    Great products and services make for easy sales
    Nice customers
    Acceptable discounts, and full time employees get acceptable benefits

    Cons

    Poor management
    Harsh work conditions
    Frequent hour cuts
    Low starting pay

    Advice to Management

    If the management treated their employees better, the sales would be better. Employee happiness goes hand in hand with customer satisfaction. Also, more emphasis should be placed on customer satisfaction, because repeat customers are more important than an instant sale. If a customer buys a bunch of stuff but feels as though they were pushed into buying something they didn't want by an overzealous employee, they generally will avoid returning.


  7. "No growth with this company."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for this position allows you to go to school.

    Cons

    Lack of internal promoting, pay raises are minimal and handed out in favoritism. The management is not appreciative of the work put in to projects.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and they will take care of you! Showing your appreciation will encourage employees to work harder for you knowing that you appreciate what they do.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Challenge"

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Daphne, AL
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Daphne, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work environment and merchandise

    Cons

    Management, floor moves and back room space

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with associates and have more care and concern for associates


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Has the potential to be a lot better."

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    Current Employee - Nike Brand Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Nike Brand Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher pay than average DSG employees, a couple free shirts, and passes to the Nike employee store every now and then.

    Cons

    You're torn between two different managers consistently, and neither of them agree very often if ever. You also have to manage all Nike apparel within a very large volume store, usually without any help. Including putting out freight, assisting customers, and making sure product is presentable in case a Nike employee comes in and roasts you. Upper management doesn't really show much empathy for hourly associates and the attendance policy is pretty inflexible.

    Advice to Management

    A higher hourly compensation and common respect would be great.


  10. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Freehold, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Freehold, NJ
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DICK'S Sporting Goods part-time

    Pros

    Good team members. Beautiful store which draws a lot of customer traffic.

    Cons

    Not enough sales coverage on sales floor during busy times. Dept managers are stretched with other duties and therefore not present to observe employees. Increase hourly rate or introduce commission and/or monthly bonus based on department performance.

    Advice to Management

    Lower hiring age from 18 to 16 for part time positions to increase employee sales coverage.


  11. "On your own"

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    Former Employee - Team Sports Associate in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Team Sports Associate in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -If you love sports, its a great environment to work in
    -Some flexibility in timing of hours

    Cons

    -Lack of actual training
    -Management doesn't back employees
    -Focus is on numbers, not actual customer service

    Advice to Management

    I worked in a high volume location in Syracuse NY. Place was a mess, pricing was inconsistently labeled making for awkward conversations with customers. Managers hang you out to dry in terms of training and following policy, making you seem incompetent to customers. Morale was extremely low across the board.


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