DICK'S Sporting Goods - Poor scheduling practices and terrible hours for part time employment. | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for DICK'S Sporting Goods
There are newer employer reviews for DICK'S Sporting Goods

See Most Recent

"Poor scheduling practices and terrible hours for part time employment."

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Discount. No other pros available.

Cons

Lack of hours. Schedule is only posted 3 days before the work week.

Advice to Management

Make schedules with more time for employees to plan other events.

Other Employee Reviews for DICK'S Sporting Goods

  1. "Average Retail Job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Lead
    Former Employee - Department Lead
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible schedule
    - Fun co-workers
    - Opportunities to move up
    - Overall, a fairly standard retail job, not bad but not great either - a decent place to work while looking for a career, but I wouldnt want to work here (or anywhere in retail) long-term

    Cons

    - Flexible schedule means working a lot of weekends and long stretches with no days off
    - Middle management (RVPs and DMs) tend to micro manage, Store Managers are essentially puppets with no real say regarding the direction of the store
    - Constantly changing layouts on a whim per the DM / RVP and then scrambling to change them back when Corporate finds out
    - Semi-frequent "all hands on deck" situations to prepare for "surprise" RVP visits, usually with 2 to 3 days notice, often resulting in very little payroll for the end of the month
    - Inability / unwillingness to get rid of bad employees
    - Stresses customer service but limits payroll to the point where multiple departments will not be staffed for multiple hours a day, most of the week.
    - Managers can expect to work 60 - 70 hour weeks during November and December with no overtime
    - High turnover; lots of call outs and no shows

    *Most of these issues seem to come with the territory of working retail

    Advice to Management

    Give Store Managers more control over day to day operations; frusterated Store Managers make the work environment worse for everyone.


  2. "Not a bad place to work at if you enjoy outdoor activities and equipment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bike Technician in Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Bike Technician in Orland Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great staff, laid back casual environment, "Family Days" where employees and their guests can buy things at discounted prices on certain days of the year. Only Dick's employees and their guests are allowed in for that day.

    Cons

    Management can be out of touch with what happens in the sales floor. You can run a department a certain way that best fits your style and helps you be more useful to the customers but managers will just come in and if they don't like the way you set something up you will be scolded like a child and asked to make it "right."

    Pay isn't great but it's retail so it's expected.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees the benefit of the doubt instead of always assuming that they're messing things up. They want to be successful as well.

There are newer employer reviews for DICK'S Sporting Goods
There are newer employer reviews for DICK'S Sporting Goods

See Most Recent

Work at DICK'S Sporting Goods? Share Your Experiences

DICK'S Sporting Goods
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or