Academy Sports & Outdoors

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Academy Sports & Outdoors Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
508 Reviews
3.1
508 Reviews
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Academy Sports & Outdoors President Rodney Faldyn
Rodney Faldyn
191 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 Part Time Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Cashier
    Current Employee - Customer Service Cashier

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    The company was very flexible in offering me the hours I needed. Easy work environment with limited stress. Managers and supervisors were easy to get along with.

    Cons

    No real cons to consider.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Sales associate apperal

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Webster, TX
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Webster, TX

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with school also good discounts.

    Cons

    Not enough hours bad management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Gets you by

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Amarillo, TX

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Academy has very flexible hours, decent pay, enjoyable environment, friendly associates. It's a great job if you are going to school. Academy hires a ton of college kids.

    Cons

    It's retail, customers can be a pain sometimes. The overall staff is pretty young, which results in a lazy work ethic sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    overall satisfied with the work and position

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    Learned some skills that can be used later

    Cons

    Management was not really as engaging

  6.  

    Good job for getting through college!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apparel Team Lead
    Current Employee - Apparel Team Lead

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    They worked very well with my schedule, great coworkers, pretty decent benefits if you are full time, they match 401K contributions, the discount is pretty nice, depending on your classes they offer some tuition reimbursement - there are some stipulations to that but if you qualify its pretty nice. There are plenty of opportunities to move up if you are looking to do that as well.

    Cons

    It is retail hours - so chances of being off on holidays and school breaks is slim to none, lack of communication sometimes between management and associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you let your associates know that you value the work they do. Also, don't let conflict amongst each other trickle down to your associates. We are all a team working towards the same goal. Don't be afraid to get into the departments and help out when needed, doing the basic work isn't beneath you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Team Sports Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    Flow of job easy and not major workload
    Easy to learn environment of products
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Cut hours after holidays and major sport league seasons end

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Smyrna, TN

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great training, has you prepared for any retail afterwards

    Cons

    Not many work hours, Flexible hours, no room for moving up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has to be more open to ideas and working with associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    Great people and Co - workers

    Cons

    The pay, you start at like 8$ hr...and rude customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that will show up for work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great job, not so great job politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Cashier in Snellville, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Cashier in Snellville, GA

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

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Great co-workers
    Good relationships with managers

    Cons

    -Politics make it hard to advance
    -Don't get paid enough for job description

  11.  

    Teams sports sales associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Tomball, TX
    Current Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Tomball, TX

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

    Pros

    Hour lunch, decent pay and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism, always were cutting hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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