DICK'S Sporting Goods - Lots of 'good', but lots of 'bad' to go with it. | Glassdoor
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"Lots of 'good', but lots of 'bad' to go with it."

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Current Employee - CSS in Buffalo, NY
Current Employee - CSS in Buffalo, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

-Good for a part time position while in school, inbetween jobs, seasonal, etc...
-Amount of time the store is actually open provides for schedule flexibility as a part-timer. Much more restricted if you are full-time.
-Associate discount is good, especially since the reason many people want to work for Dick's is due to their genuine passion for sports. This makes for incredible product knowledge in the departments.
-Fellow associates. There are alot of quality people working on the front lines in the stores.

Cons

-Promotion/raise not based on time spent with the company, but rather on SM preference.
-Hourly rate for all associates(except the managers who are salaried)
-Incredibly high turnover (especially in my dept, Front End)
-Higher management out of touch.

Advice to Management

The concern with the bottom-line vs associate development is alarming. To keep experienced associates, the company should offer salaried positions to replace the hourly wage for the department leads or others wishing to make more of a career out of DSG. In my store, it was a very 'my way or the highway' mentality on the part of the SM. It is hard to be motivated and keep up the moral in my dept. with this kind of attitude. After 2 1/2 years with the company I have yet to have real advancement opportunity, even after lengthy conversations with those in management.

Other Employee Reviews for DICK'S Sporting Goods

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good part-time job, shouldn't expect anything better than that"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Management is understanding of your other priorities/availability
    - The environment isn't too serious, people crack jokes, have fun, but also get work done
    - Not a difficult job

    Cons

    - Management isn't very good at communicating with each other or with their employees
    - Not that this is a con, but this is retail, so expect nothing more than that
    - Management tries to squeeze as much as possible out of you

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with each other and your employees so we know what is going on.
    Ask your employees for suggestions or feedback so you can understand their issues and how to make their jobs easier and so that they can be more productive.


  2. "Worst place to work at by far."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/CES in Ladera Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/CES in Ladera Ranch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount on their products and some fun people.

    Cons

    Management, requesting time off, and everything else in between. If they hire you as a CES quit right away. You do nothing but greet for 8 hours a day and hand out flyers that people are just going to throw on the sales floor anyway. A robot could do that job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees no matter what level they are.

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