Academy Sports & Outdoors Team Sports Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Mar 18, 2015
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Team Sports Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Academy Sports & Outdoors (Fort Worth, TX) in March 2015.

Interview

Very easy and straightforward. Met with what I think was store manager. He took us back to a room at the back of the store for the interview. He talked a few minutes about Academy before going into his questions.

Interview Questions

  • Name an example of how you gave good customer service?   Answer Question

Reasons for Declining

The pay was not enough and was only offering part time.

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    Team Sports Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Academy Sports & Outdoors.

    Interview

    Applied online and got called all in 5 days. Started with a phone interview with simple questions, just why you want to work there and to tell a little about yourself. At the end of the phone interview they schedule you for an in person interview. The in person interview wasn't bad, asked how you would handle a difficult customer, experience working with a team, and if you play/played sports or do outdoor activities. I originally applied to be a cashier, but they asked me if I would be more comfortable as a cashier or a team sports sales associate, and I went for team sports. They hired me on the spot. They said they usually hire more people during the summer. I was then told that I would receive an email asking to accept a background check, which was sent the day after the interview. After I accepted, the background check is cleared and human resources will call you in to fill out paperwork. That took 5 days total.

    Interview Questions

    • What is something you failed at and what did you learn from it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They ask what you expect to be payed. I said 7.50, they offered me 8.00.

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    Team Sports Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Webster, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Academy Sports & Outdoors (Webster, TX) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I was called 2 weeks after I submitted my application online and was informed what was going on and how many hours I would be looking at (~28) weekly. I was asked my pay range and based on my experience, I said $8.25-8.75 (be reasonable from your own experience - I have 4 1/2 years retail experience and played sports in the past). I asked how early and late the shifts would be. I was told anywhere from 7am to 11pm with shifts in between.

    I came in the next day for an interview with the Lead of Team Sports, Hunting & Fishing, and [one other department]. I was interviewed in a separate room and was given scenarios and was asked to compare those scenarios with past experiences. Pretty simple. I was told that even though I was going to be hired as part-time for my first 90 days, I could always pick up shifts and work full-time. After my 90 days, I would get a review; and if everything goes great, I would be labeled as full-time.

    I was awarded the higher end of my wage request ($8.75/hr) and got my paperwork finished when I came back later that day.

    I let them know that I was still with my current employer so my first day is in 6 days while my 2 weeks notice takes in effect at my current employer..

    Interview Questions

    • Given scenarios and was asked to compare those scenarios with past experiences.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was awarded the higher end of my wage request ($8.75/hr)

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    Team Sports Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dothan, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Academy Sports & Outdoors (Dothan, AL) in February 2013.

    Interview

    After you apply they give you a call to come in for an interview. The interview is a normal one and pretty quick. There is no negotiation. Pay is minimum wage even with over 7 years of experience.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation at all. Minimum wage even with over 7 years experience.

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    Team Sports Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Little Rock, AR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Academy Sports & Outdoors (Little Rock, AR) in September 2012.

    Interview

    The hiring process did not last long at all, probably about one week including orientation but that is not for everyone some employees process took longer

    Interview Questions

    • How would I deal with an already mad costumer.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They ask if I was okay with the hourly rate they presented to me and I accepted. I think it was possible to negotiate but I did not try to.

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    Team Sports Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange Park, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Academy Sports & Outdoors (Orange Park, FL) in November 2011.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a response within a week. I was asked to come in and meet with the Team Sports Department Manager. The interview consisted of questions about my work history as well as scenario-based queries and ethical questions. I was offered the job at the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with a conflict with a co-worker?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I asked to have hours that would allow me to learn all aspects of the retail business, which was granted.

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    Team Sports Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lubbock, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Academy Sports & Outdoors (Lubbock, TX) in October 2011.

    Interview

    2 one on one interviews with managers. Get to know you kind of questions. Simple. Easy. Casual. Fast

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They will try to get you for minimum wage but you can negotiate

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    Team Sports Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Academy Sports & Outdoors in August 2011.

    Interview

    You pretty much just need to keep calling them. They Always need people, as turnover is high. I see a new person practically every week. They will not however go out of their way to call you in most cases, so keep on them about hiring you. It is recommended that you show up to your interview in business casual or better. Full business attire is not necessary as you will not ever wear it again in this position. Khakis and a polo will suffice and make them happy. Beards, as a side note, are generally well accepted at this company, so no worries there.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions really aren't hard if you're a smart intelligent individual. You just need to be a hard worker and be honest and what not and you'll be fine. It's a plus if you actually like the stuff you'll be selling, as they really seem to like that in interviews.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    You can negotiate pay to a point, but don't expect to get more than 8.50/hr. Not much else to negotiate for a part time job. You do what they ask, clean up the store and help customers. That's not really negotiable.

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    Team Sports Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Academy Sports & Outdoors in March 2011.

    Interview

    Submitted online app and got a call about 2 weeks later to come in for a interview with a manager. Asked simple questions like what do you know ie what sports do you know about because I app'd for the team sports department.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I have given a wage higher than minimum wage, but I believe now everyone starts at minimum

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    Team Sports Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mesquite, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Academy Sports & Outdoors (Mesquite, TX) in March 2011.

    Interview

    This is pretty much an entry level job, only basic questions were asked.
    "Are you available weekends?"
    "Are you available to work any shift?"
    "Do you have any problems lifting heavy objects?"
    "Are you available to work holidays?"
    The entire thing took about 10 minutes, Later on in the week you will be called back to do training "modules" on the computer that teach you all about the items you will be selling. Pretty straight forward.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They already had the rate set in stone.

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