Dick's Sporting Goods
2.9 of 5 632 reviews
www.dickssportinggoods.com Pittsburgh, PA 5000+ Employees

Dick's Sporting Goods Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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2.9 632 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

Dick's Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack

Edward W. Stack

(222 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Employee discount available for overpriced, regular priced merchandise only"
    in 42 reviews
  • "Flexible hours, you can attend school or a second job"
    in 30 reviews
Cons:
  • "Dick's whole Customer service or "Wow factor" is not supported by their actions"
    in 24 reviews
  • "if I had to say one is everyone is part time amd it is very hard to get full time"
    in 22 reviews
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Not enough freedom

Golf Club Technician (Former Employee)
Deptford

I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time for less than a year

ProsThey give you some freedom to do your own thing, but creativity is really taken away most of the time.

ConsThere isnt enough freedom given to the employees for them to really sell. They have such a strict environment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good part time job

Footwear Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Denver, CO (US)

I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible shifts for college students, management was more than willing to work around school.

ConsBrand new store was understaffed had to work unusual hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It ok

Customer Service Specialist/Cashier Supervisor (Former Employee)
Garden City, NY (US)

I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThis was my first job , I learn a lot of different skills. The employees are all nice. Everyone is pretty much young. The manager are not really watching you

ConsThey will make sure they don't pay you over time, I had to sue to get my over time pay. The nice private quiet break room.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was okay.

Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN (US)

I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible hours. Positive outlook for the future of the company. Above average opportunities for upward mobility.

ConsChronically understaffed. Management is continuously unable hire on acceptable employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Optimal Culture, Environment at a Fortune 500 Brand

---- (Current Employee)
Coraopolis, PA (US)

I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat work-life balance. Positive company culture. High growth in certain areas of the company. Management allows for a lot of autonomy. Some interesting projects to be involved with. Beautiful facilities. Some flexibility available--you can sometimes work from home, use the gym on lunch breaks, no limit on sick days.

ConsWork can sometimes be monotonous (probably true anywhere). Some areas of the company can be territorial about work/projects, which isn't conducive to quality work.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure highers have proper skill set.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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ok for college job

Store Operations (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA (US)

I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time for less than a year

ProsThe discount on clothing and shoes is good

Conspay is not all that great besides store managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is a good part-time job for a student.

Front End Associate (Current Employee)
State College, PA (US)

I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time for less than a year

ProsAbility to purchase the best athletic wear with a pretty good associate's discount for a part-time worker. Flexible scheduling as well.

ConsThe fact that the store doesn't really follow the "customer is always right" rule is hurting the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to be more aware of what the customer wants as well as what they don't want. Also the forcing of the store card on the customers really annoys the customer. If the customers want to sign up for the scorecard, they will. It shouldn't need to be forced after asking one time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun learning experience about specialized retail

Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA (US)

I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat discounts on equipment.

ConsManagement views employees as disposable.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on people development.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Micromanaged

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Dick's Sporting Goods

ProsDiscounts on merchandise, coworkers.

ConsAlways short handed even during peak hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet store managers make some decisions.

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Fun to work

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Columbia, MO (US)

I have been working at Dick's Sporting Goods part-time for more than a year

Prosfellow employees were very fun to work with and be around. flexible scheduling for college students

Consthey dont do a good job pointing out what your doing wrong. never say when your doing a good job. time can pass slowly

Advice to Senior Managementdont be afraid to tell someone when they are doing well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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