Dicks was a fun place to work, the co-workers were friendly and for the most part the customers were too. The starting pay is a little low for such a big organization, but there's plenty of room for advancement.
Sales Manager (Current Employee) – West Covina, CA – July 21, 2017
As a retail manager it is tough to have a work/life balance. On the flip side the company is driven to grow and strives to promote their associates from within. I have been with this company since 2009 when they purchased my previous employer.
Customer Care Representative (CCR) (Former Employee) – Casper, WY – July 21, 2017
Everyday at work is fun and fast paced. there is never a dull moment on the floor! If you love sports, and have the desire to work in a sports themed environment, then this is the place you want to be!
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Pottstown, PA – July 21, 2017
The managers did not make you feel welcome. It was very cut-throat and I dreaded showing up to work everyday. There was little to no encouragement for achievements. The other associates were kind and more helpful than management was. However, not all management was useless.
It is a good part time job for young adults who are looking to just get a little money in their pocket while going to school or working 2 jobs. In my opinion it is not a job that you would want to make a career out of.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Oshkosh, WI – July 20, 2017
Overall it is a good place to work. Employees and coworkers are fun to work with. Sometimes it is difficult to keep busy and management is often not very good. Best perk is the ability to take off as often as needed and is flexible around life schedules.
Typically, there is a dark cloud hanging over the store when the store manager is in. Stress is in the air. The condescending remarks, the talking-down to associates, the constant pressure and negative attitude doesn't make the associates want to work harder. The associates, other leads, and assistant managers, however, are much more fun to work with. Overall, the atmosphere in the store is positive, except for when the store manager is in. This is not to say that the assistant managers and other leads are lax when working, but it seems we (as other managers) have a different outlook on things and try to make the day more positive and fun while still achieving our goals.
Discounts, mostly fun environment, fast-paced atmosphere
Even with a 10-hour shift, you get a half hour break.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Oxford, AL – July 19, 2017
Most employees never showed up to work which made it stressful especially on weekends having to cover areas that you were not familiar with, and the manager never got on to them or never fired them and then the ones who actually showed up never got appreciated.
fun fast paced enviroment. if you love sports this a place for you.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Olathe, KS – July 18, 2017
overall it was a fun place to work at, there is always something new everyday. with so many departments there is a lot that you can learn. its always busy so there is always something to do. taking care of the customer is the main priority.
you get to see the new style of clothes before anybody else does. employee discount is always a plus
Apperal Associate (Former Employee) – Augusta, GA – July 18, 2017
It was a not bad for working and going to school full-time which I do. All I did was take time and fold clothes making sure each pad was straight and in order for the next day. This did get very repetitive over time.
Footwear Associate (Current Employee) – Huber Heights, OH – July 18, 2017
The job itself is nice and very enjoyable, I loved it. The management however, is terrible. Never knew what was going on in the back, managers would never listen to employees, managers and team leaders would often not care to the job, unless a customer is involved. No communication between managers and employees would often lead to very confusing and sloppy environment.
Golf Technician (Current Employee) – Cheektowaga, NY – July 18, 2017
In the golf department you constantly need to keep up with your knowledge for the new products that come out. I enjoy working with the employee younger generation. You need to make sure that you greet every customer that comes into your department and offer assistance. The hardest part of my job would be standing on a concrete floor, without being able to get off your feet occasionally. The most enjoyable part would be that you keep up with the new equipment that is a constant changeover, and help customers find the product that would benefit their own game. I love my manager! She is an extremely hard working manager who expects her employees to meet her expectations in doing their job.
Great employee discounts, and fun co-workers
Standing on a concrete floor for long periods of time.
Fun work environment, not much flexibility for non work life
Customer Service Specialist (Current Employee) – State College, PA – July 18, 2017
My time at Dick's has helped develop my sales skills as well as my ability to communicate effectively with others. The only downside about working here is the holidays can be a little ridiculous and it is difficult to get time off for real life.
Apparel Associate (Former Employee) – Lafayette, IN – July 18, 2017
I learned so much at Dick's Sporting Goods. I acquired a lot of helpful cashier skills also while working here. I had amazing managers. My job tasks weren't always easy and I was constantly busy, but it was well worth it.