Shifting Management Decisions Resulting in Poor Environment
Footwear Specialist (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – January 5, 2018
Initially working at Dick's Sporting Goods I was attending school and was assured a flexible schedule to attend classes and study for exams. I was also happy with the atmosphere, as the employees appeared upbeat and ready to help. After working at Dick's for about a year, management decisions started shifting, and a competitive aspect became clear within middle management - all of which resulted in a stressful environment which also started encouraging pushing sales which did not always make sense for the customer. Work hours also became unpredictable, with 40 hours/week or more suddenly becoming requested after several weeks of only working 8 or less hours/week. Pay was also very set at minimum (or very near) wage with better performance resulting in "gold stars" as opposed to higher wages.