Academy Sports & Outdoors

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Academy Sports & Outdoors Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
447 Reviews
3.0
447 Reviews
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Academy Sports & Outdoors President Rodney Faldyn
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173 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is better than most places, co workers are awesome (in 25 reviews)

  • Life long friends, 20% discount(which needs to go back to 25% or even 30%) (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • The team leads are jokes and most of them are clueless to what is going on (in 25 reviews)

  • Pay isnt worth the amount of work you do, point system is a good idea that was poorly executed (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great summer job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working with the customers. Management was laid back. I personally grew in sales. The pay was decent for the days I worked and the actual hours I put in.

    Cons

    Management may have been too laid back. There were times that I did not or was not really able to take a lunch break because management did a poor job scheduling employees and ensuring people were covered if they were off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    they were pretty good with hours

    Cons

    The raises could have been a little more.....not very generous (very small)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    notice whats done right then always wrong

  3.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    Friendly co workers and management.

    Cons

    Nothing really bad about this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice for management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was love at first step.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Owensboro, KY
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Owensboro, KY

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors (less than an year)

    Pros

    I absolutely love the management, and all of my team members. We built this store from the ground up, and I'm so proud to be a part of this team.

    Cons

    WE hired a lot of people all at once, and the store is less and less busy, so hours are being cut to RIDICULOUS extrememes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop cutting our hours. We can't live on 11-15 hours a week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    Good people and good pay. Loved working here because they made me fit in and I was able to excel

    Cons

    Cheap items made people want to shop elsewhere and hours were sometimes scarce. Overall good working experience and would be a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place for Recent Grads

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst in Katy, TX

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You are surrounded by a mostly good group of people that you can befriend. Plenty of food all the time from different meetings, etc. New building set to have gym. Discount is also ok.

    Cons

    As a replenishment analyst you are often overworked and under-appreciated, since you are the individual in charge of moving the inventory to the right place, right time & right amounts. Little in depth training (depends on the team you're placed). Lots of politics, favoritism, and if something goes wrong its often the RA's fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote quicker & better training for RAs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Hit or miss, depending on management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Spartanburg, SC

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most associates are very friendly and easy to work with. Good advancement opportunities due to a high turnover rate.

    Cons

    Poor management can make your days miserable. Holidays are rough but that is to be expected in retail. The "points" system is obsolete. You can be in a coma and still be fired. Not even a doctors note from Obama himself matters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the associates like people. Get out on the floor and show you aren't too good to get dirty and you will earn respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good job if your in school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Lafayette, LA

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment people are nice

    Cons

    Boring work, management can get annoying at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ease up on college kids this isn't our only job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Store Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Associates
    Vacation time
    Employee Discounts

    Cons

    Favoritism across the board.
    Benefits changes causing less coverage
    Money Hungry Company straying away from the Family Friendly culture
    Typical Retail life
    High Turnover Rate
    Consistent hardware issues such as Symbols/PC/Oracle system down making it hard to do our job at store level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-Life Balance (example 6 day work weeks during holiday season)
    Some conversations are not meant for the sales floor or in front of associates
    Praise the associates for their hard work
    Work as a Team not individually
    Store Directors and Upper Management: Lead by example and provide a Positive Environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sales associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    The 7 minute early or late thing was cool. The people were nice.

    Cons

    Zoning was a drag and you didn't have great customer interaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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