Academy Sports & Outdoors Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Academy Sports & Outdoors President Rodney Faldyn
Rodney Faldyn
270 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. APA

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative - APAC in Cedar Park, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative - APAC in Cedar Park, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great customer base. Fair management with good skills. Good product lines to support sales.

    Cons

    Pay is a little less than other retail stores. Hours of operation are not consistent.

    Advice to Management

    Hire associates that want to work and not so many high school minded individuals. Try to find employees that have better customer skills.


  2. Good Company, Challenging environment

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Auburn, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Auburn, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company rewards good hustle and respects prior experience

    Cons

    Communication can sometimes be lacking

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. Academy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    long hours but lunch breaks included

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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  5. Maintain cleanliness on the sales floor, keep items stocked on shelves, fast and efficient customer service

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people that work here are friendly and helpful. Managers usually work well with your availability (especially if you are a college student). You get a 20% off discount on everything except sale items. The work isn't hard, just tedious.

    Cons

    You work during holidays (but that's every retail place), some days are later than others, depending on your shift. When you have call-ins, they don't always schedule someone to cover the shift, causing you to have to take care of their part.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure shifts are covered when people call out. Rotate who works weekend shifts so they same people aren't always closing on weekends.


  6. Operations Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time

    Pros

    Rapidly expanding company with room for advancement if you're willing to relocate. Team atmosphere and decent hours. Well known brands and quality product surgeons at good prices points.

    Cons

    Ran slim payroll which usually made conditioning the store a nightmare at closing. Not enough help on the sales floor during evenings and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a resource to develop succession plans to current employees. Offer deeper discounts on products sold. Increase percent to payroll for labor.


  7. senior team lead

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Good opportunity for supervisory movement.

    Cons

    Its retail, so prepare to work an open schedule and weekends. Difficult to move into mid level management

    Advice to Management

    Upper level management - open up and promote from within your store.


  8. Footwear Team Lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy projects. very laid back works. good discounts on products

    Cons

    low pay. not much raises.


  9. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company, Great People, Move Up Fast, very relaxed corporate environment

    Cons

    Some of the more tenured employees can be resistant to change at times

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the culture


  10. Customer service

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly fun happy employees enjoyable to work there.

    Cons

    Some were shown favortism.At nite they cut hours too soon.we would get rushed with only 2 person's on the front end.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with all policy rules no matter what or whom it pertains to.


  11. Good retail job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Victoria, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Victoria, TX

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There was a good sense of camaraderie.

    Cons

    The pay scale was on par with retail.



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