Developing Our Team

From the DICK’S Sporting Goods Customer Support Center (CSC) headquarters to our five distribution centers (DCs) and across more than 850 retail locations, we are one unified team. By inspiring, empowering and lifting each other up, we make great things happen.

Our teammates embrace DICK’S Sporting Goods’ vision to become the best sports company in the world. Their achievements drive our success, and through our words and actions, we create an environment where passionate, diverse and skilled teammates thrive.

A fair and equitable playing field is just the first step toward achieving great results. We are committed to equal pay for equal work independent of gender and race, when establishing and maintaining wages.

Whether we are building confidence through awards and recognition or helping our teammates step up their game with training and education, DICK’S elevates our teammates’ while meeting our business objectives.

These principles are reflected in our benefits, compensation, training programs, scheduling options, tuition reimbursement program and volunteerism – and in our teammate engagement scores. We strive to continuously improve so that our teammates feel supported and safe while they contribute to our goals and achieve their own.


Achieve 50% Bipoc and/or women for entry-level hires for technology by 2025

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Maintain Median gender pay ratio of 100%

Developing Careers

Just as we equip athletes to improve their performance, we equip our teammates with training and development opportunities toextend their skillset and move their careers to new heights. We offer an expansive set of training tools for teammates at every stage of their careers.

Developing Our Team

Career training and development improves our teammates’ capabilities and strength. Our training includes:

  • Comprehensive Onboarding for Retail Excellence (CORE)
  • MBA Executive Development Program (EDP)
  • Merchandising Trainee Program (MTP)
  • Finance Development Program (FDP)
  • The Marketing Development Program (MDP)
  • Analytics Development Program (ADP)
  • On-Site MBA
  • Respect in Retail Training
  • Unconscious Bias Training

of current management roles in stores have been promoted from hourly positions.

40 percent of our hourly teammates were wither promoted or moved laterally

39 percent of our salaried teammates were either promoted or moved laterally

39 percent of our store managers were either promoted or moved laterally

Advancing Inclusion & Diversity

Our teammates are the heart and soul of DICK’S. Our company’s primary operations stretch across the United States – with 40,000 teammates from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon. From our stores to our distribution centers to our corporate office, we are one team that shares common goals and values.

We also know that our business does not operate in a vacuum. The events of 2020 have accelerated a national conversation about racism, giving a long overdue voice to underheard and underserved people in our communities.

We are committed to taking an active role in this conversation and to making changes in our company to address racism and inequality. These efforts will add to the work we’ve already done to build an inclusive workplace, where each and every one of our teammates is empowered to contribute and share their individuality.

In 2019, we created The DICK’S Sporting Goods Inclusion & Diversity Council — composed of 14 teammate volunteers from across our stores, distribution centers andcorporate office who represent different demographics, experiences and backgrounds.

Chaired by our Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Paloma DeNardis, the council is instrumental in establishing goals and tactics, while our entire leadership team is accountable for ensuring change happens.










Promoting Teammate Wellbeing

We support our teammates – at work, at home and beyond. Our comprehensive approach to teammate wellbeing promotes health and safety while also giving teammates the resources to maintain and improve their personal and professional lives. From financial benefits to emotional support services, DICK’S offers programs to help our teammates and their families thrive.

In response to teammate feedback, our new on-site CSC daycare center is scheduled to open in mid-2021.

  • Competitive Benefits: At DICK’S(Opens in new window), our comprehensive and competitive benefits(Opens in new window) are just the beginning of our commitment to our teammates. From medical, dental and vision coverage to college savings plans, our salaried and full-time hourly teammates have access to a wide range of benefits, and their feedback(Opens in new window) helps us to improve our offerings.
  • Work-Life Balance: DICK’s is focused on supporting our hourly teammates’ work/life(Opens in new window) balance with changes designed to give them more predictability in their work schedules. We also offer support through our teammate wellness portal(Opens in new window).
  • Tools to Stay Active: As a sporting goods retailer, DICK’S is not just concerned with the financial and personal well-being of our teammates, but also in their ability to lead healthy lifestyles. From the onsite gym at our CSC headquarters to the basketball courts at our distribution centers, we give our teammates the spaces and tools they need to stay active.

Teammate Safety

Our most important commitment to our teammates is ensuring their safety. At DICK’S, we have robust policies, procedures and training as part of our comprehensive safety program to ensure a safe environment for all. We have enhanced safety procedures in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Engaging Teammates In Our Vision

We measure our teammates’ enthusiasm for our vision and goals through our annual Teammate Engagement Survey, supplemented by smaller surveys throughout the year. 82% of our teammates agree or strongly agree that they are satisfied with their jobs. Additional results show that our teammates are dedicated to their jobs, proud to work for DICK’S, understand their roles and feel that their contributions and opinions are valued

In 2019 alone, we Completed 90 projects With the Help of 1,097 teammate volunteers Donating 4,452 hours of their time