Academy Sports & Outdoors Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Academy Sports & Outdoors President Rodney Faldyn
Rodney Faldyn
234 Ratings

Pros
  • 20% employee discount and 6% 401K match (in 25 reviews)

  • get to see all the lastest with a 20% discount (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • team leads, managers act like children (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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  1. Great job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved there benefits and there discounts. There schedule is one of the most important things you need to pay attention to.

    Cons

    Working there they are very strict on there attendance policy and they go on a point austen and once you get 24 ppints your terminated

    Advice to Management

    Keep to the food work I was very pleased with the way the managers ha sled the airport. Rxd mk


  2. Great for Retail.. Good benefits

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    Current Employee - Cashier Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier Supervisor in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros - great benefits, work with students schedules, lots of room for growth, give reviews and raises.

    Cons

    It's retail. High turnover. Managers are shuffled around store to store.

    Advice to Management

    Nada


  3. Mixed priorities vs. Friendly environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly, Helpful associates. Several associates in each department helps distribute work load. Fairly standard retail environment.

    Cons

    Strong corporate presence. Priorities a bit mixed up. Behind on inventory control and maintenence, which makes progress difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Better priority balance. Discover ways to improve progress like inventory control (less flex). Not as strict control, allow local leadership.


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  5. It's ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    Fun
    Ability to advance with training

    Cons

    Low pay
    Hard to gain full-time hours

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with each employee


  6. Basic Retail Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    -Company promotes teamwork
    -Casual approach to work
    -Hour lunch break

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -Training is minimal (most done online)


  7. Very fun for big box

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hunting and Fishing Team Lead in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Hunting and Fishing Team Lead in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fun products, solid management

    Cons

    Closing duties could be endless.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work but promote more from within.


  8. Team Sports Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    This job doesn't require alot of skill. Majority of the work consists of making sure the product looks nice and talking to customers.

    Cons

    The job can be VERY boring at times, as usually there is only one person working the department on a given week day.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to develop daily tasks for associates to do, as it will associates find things to do when there isn't anything going on.


  9. Academy Review

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Tuscaloosa, AL

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Academy is good solid company. They are employee friendly and you can develop great working relationships. It can be a good environment.

    Cons

    There needs to be work done with the lines of communication in order for there to be steady and better environment to enhance daily sales.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing trying to find ways to enhance a better working environment and keeping the customer base and find ways to bring new ones in to our company and culture.


  10. Buyer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growing businesses and building infrastructure.

    Cons

    Challenging retail environment and management


  11. sales clerk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    I learn so much in this company

    Cons

    I work late hours and lots to do each day.

    Advice to Management

    I learn so much



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