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Dick's Sporting Goods

Operates chain of sporting goods superstores.

345 Court St.
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Employees: 11,200
CEO: Edward Stack
Stock Symbol: DKS

Website: http://www.dickssportinggoods.com

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Dick's Sporting Goods is a full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear in a super store environment. As of June 2014, the Company operated 566 Dick's Sporting Goods in 46 states stores and 79 Golf Galaxy stores in 30 states

The company also operates two Field & Stream and three True Runner specialty stores.

The company operates four regional Distribution Centers: one located in Smithton, PA, near Pittsburgh; one near Atlanta; one in Goodyear, AZ; and one in Plainfield, IN, near Indianapolis.

For fiscal 2013, total sales were $6.21 billion, up from $5.8 billion, and net income of $337.5 million.

The company had 11,200 full-time associates and 23,100 part-time associates as of February 2014.

The company reportedly let go of 400 PGA golf instructors working at the stores due to declining golf sales.


The year was 1948. Eighteen-year-old Dick Stack was an energetic salesman at a small Army and Navy store in Binghamton, NY. One day, the store owner asked Dick, an avid fisherman, if it would be a good idea to sell fishing gear in his shop. Dick offered to develop a plan.

After working tirelessly on a business plan over a succession of sleepless nights, Dick nervously approached the owner with his vision. The response was stinging. Dumbfounded, Dick was told that he didn't know what he was doing and "would never make a good merchant."

That evening, frustrated and dejected, Dick retreated to his grandmother's home. She listened quietly as he recounted his story. When he had finished, she rose silently and went to the kitchen. Removing the lid from her cookie jar, she extracted $300 of her hard-earned savings and pressed the bills into Dick's hand." Dick, always follow your dreams," she advised.

With his grandmother's $300, Dick opened a modest bait and tackle shop in Binghamton. By 1958, at the urging of his loyal customers, he expanded his product line to include much of what you'll find at Dick's Sporting Goods today.

The company went public in October, 2002.

On February 13, 2007, Dick's completed the acquisition of Golf Galaxy, Inc. for approximately $226 million. The company acquired Chick's Sporting Goods on Nov. 30, 2007.


- Competitive compensation
- Company sponsored medical, dental and vision plans
- 401(k) plan
- In-store discounts
- Paid vacation and personal days

Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

The associates at the corporate office in Pittsburgh enjoy a recently built building surrounded by walking paths, courtyard, basketball & tennis courts and plenty of parking! Inside, associates enjoy working out at the professionally managed fitness center that supports our culture of health and wellness along with a café that provides take home meals for busy families and many other extras!

Updated July 22, 2014