Academy Sports & Outdoors Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Academy Sports & Outdoors President Rodney Faldyn
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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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  1. Sourcing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Good company that is growing fast with exciting opportunities. There is a positive environment and overall happy disposition

    Cons

    There are not many cons for me to report. The company is going through a few growing pains but nothing too bad

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a good job keeping employees happy. We can always use help spreading out the work load

  2. Good for students

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    Former Employee - Floor Sales in Tomball, TX
    Former Employee - Floor Sales in Tomball, TX

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, will work around schedule. Decent pay for first time job and merch discount.

    Cons

    None, I enjoyed the people and the job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. Great place to work as a student

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate

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

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

    Pros

    They have very flexible scheduling and work around your school schedule and extracurricular activities as best they can. The environment is very comfortable and relaxed, it's like working with a bunch of friends. Management is personable.

    Cons

    Weekend hours and hard to become full time and earn certain benefits.

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  5. A great job for teenagers and college students

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    They work with conflicting schedules

    Cons

    They pay is really low

  6. opportunites

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work, good environment

    Cons

    Not enough training to move into management, no manager trained me

    Advice to Management

    No opportunity, no one even show me the progress to be able to move up

  7. Sales Asscoiate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lively staff
    Extra hours are always available if needed

    Cons

    Too many managers to keep up with

  8. Great things are happening here

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Analyst in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandising Analyst in Katy, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Company continues to grow and invest in people and systems. Management cares about the happiness and advancement of their people

    Cons

    Still going through growing pains. Many clunky processes.

    Advice to Management

    Some processes and approaches that are part of the company history are being outgrown as you grow over 200 stores. Need to streamline workflows. People in the home office cannot continue to answer every email from every store director who has a question. Information needs to be centralized and accessible without having potentially 200 store directors email five different people about the same thing. While that scenario is an exaggeration, it's not far from reality sometimes.

  9. Fast paced and energetic environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orange Park, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orange Park, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible schedule, Benefits, energetic, All Sports

    Cons

    Pay, takes awhile to get promotions, raise is once a year

  10. Good part time job

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors part-time

    Pros

    Good part time job, if that's what you're looking for. And you get the employee discount.

    Cons

    Management wasn't great... The store managers think that they are so much better than the regular employees.

  11. Okay to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits and discount. If all the employees work together everyone can be very successful. A good selection of merchandise.

    Cons

    Corporate office micromanages way too much. Buyers are the worst about listening to the stores. Too many changes and not enough information to the stores.

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