DICK'S Sporting Goods - Horrible Management | Glassdoor
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"Horrible Management"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Buford, GA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Buford, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

You get to wear gym shoes, that's about it.

Cons

Horrible management - they are only there to work you so they can make a bonus and move up in the company. They do not care if you have prior experience or a college degree, all they want is someone that can help make sales goals and work horrible hours. Hourly rate is poor, turnover rate is high, and hours are cut constantly, not guaranteeing the hours you were told at your interview.

Advice to Management

Stop treating the associates like drones, and more like people. And don't lie about hours when you interview people - Dick's will cut hours before they cut prices, leaving customers frustrated because there is no help on the floor and associates working multiple departments since there isn't enough coverage.

Other Employee Reviews for DICK'S Sporting Goods

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    "Great job to get you through high school or college"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Golf Associate in Niles, OH
    Current Employee - Golf Associate in Niles, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, discount, easy work, 50% manufacturer discount once per pay, sometimes you get to work with cool people.

    Cons

    Managers typically are clueless; management calls you frequently to fill a shift, stays late past closing, managers hate their jobs, poor attitude all around,

    Advice to Management

    Hire shift managers and store managers that actually have a passion for sports. I have two managers at my store who couldn't tell the difference between a tennis racquets and a racquet ball racquet. Honestly, they cannot tell the difference between a hybrid bicycle and a mountain bike. A running shoe and a training shoe. If Dick's Sporting Goods really truly want to grow and thrive as a company, look at your lower management. I have worked at Dick's Sporting Goods for 5+ years and when you sort the list by employee ID number, I am first on the list. Not only do I constantly provide information to other employees, handle customers appropriately, and know how to work every position like a champ, I do it without complaint; unlike the current managers. Your training does not work.


  2. "The experience of a sales associate surely depends upon the location of your store"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lodge Sales Associate in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Lodge Sales Associate in State College, PA
    Recommends
    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


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