DICK'S Sporting Goods - The experience of a sales associate surely depends upon the location of your store | Glassdoor
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"The experience of a sales associate surely depends upon the location of your store"

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Current Employee - Lodge Sales Associate in State College, PA
Current Employee - Lodge Sales Associate in State College, PA
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

-flexible/ accomodating to college students schedules
-opportunities to work for manufacturers/ dealers in area of expertise (if you look for them)
-generally very friendly co-workers
-recognition is given where it is due
-valuable "real life" experience
-retail work in sporting goods offers a surprising amount of learning experiences

Cons

-seems to be a large disconnect between the upper levels of the company and the store levels
- 3% commission is recieved only on warranties sold and only if warranties total is greater/equal to $350 or so (this is a monthly endeavor, if you dont reach the goal commission is forfeit)
- location in a college town means high turnover which often leads to miscommunication/constantly bringing someone new up to speed.
-getting a full time position is nearly impossible

Other Employee Reviews for DICK'S Sporting Goods

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad company to work for if you're flexible."

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    Former Employee - Footwear Lead in Paducah, KY
    Former Employee - Footwear Lead in Paducah, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay for retail. Good discount through vendors. All associates treated pretty equally. Nice benefits if you qualified for them.

    Cons

    The schedule was constantly changing at the last minute. Communication from management down was completely lacking and often times people got written up for things they had never been trained on. Most often things didn't get done on time or incorrectly because payroll had to be cut and there simply wasn't enough time to both satisfy customers and work on tasks. Just like most retail- it was a gossip mill.

    Advice to Management

    Make more time for training and making sure things get communicated properly. If you want a satisfied customer base it's probably not a bad idea to have a staff dedicated to just tasking and a staff dedicated to just selling.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Over worked"

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    Former Employee - Apparel Associate in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Apparel Associate in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discount. Flexible shifts. Company discounts at other stores affiliated with Dick's Sporting Goods. During holidays, coupons for brand name apparel.

    Cons

    Store is understaffed. Work most of shift solo, even during holidays. Have to pull associates from other departments to cover for understaffed, leaving more areas uncovered.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people, not objects

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