Academy Sports & Outdoors Reviews

Updated April 25, 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. sales associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, learned great customer service skills, great work environment, promotes within Company.

    Cons

    Having to wait 6months to recieve fulltime benefits.

  2. Team Sports Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Co- workers are the best part of working at Academy.

    Cons

    Team Sports, like camping, are low on the totem pole of sales so a lot of the time we get treated as such.

    Some leads and managers refuse to do work and delegate even the simplest tasks to employees. For example, a customer asked a manager that was passing by for a price of an item. Instead of simply walking ten feet to the scanner to help the customer, he called an associate to the area to do it for him.

    Customers can be a pain for the most ridiculous things.

    Advice to Management

    Judge more on the qualities of individual workers, and not sales of departments. Field and stream usually gets the most sales along with footwear, but there are high turnover rates in those departments due to hiring friends of current employees that do little work. There is an employee review system in place for employees given by that department's manager. I would like to see a review system or some sort of meeting type setting where we can speak openly to our managers and how they can relate to us better.

  3. Loss prevention

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Associate in Belton, MO
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Associate in Belton, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My fellow associates are all great to work with. I seem to have plenty of opportunities to grow into management if I wanted. My voice and ideas are heard.

    Cons

    Sometimes management fails to communicate well.

    Advice to Management

    Hold associates more accountable for their actions. Work on inspiring your employees to take initiative to be proud of their store.

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  5. awsome

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    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors

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

    Pros

    I was a footwear sales associte and it was great. I personally like helping and helping them solve problems. which is manily what the job requires.

    Cons

    none at all. pretty great work enivronment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the grat work.

  6. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Montgomery, AL

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Great discounts on stuff. Really can't complain to much!

    Cons

    Don't know why some of the rules were even created. Seems like the central office was controlled by not so intelligent people.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. Good job to start out with

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fayetteville, AR

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It involves a lot of teamwork. You get to work with a lot of people and the atmosphere is always enjoyable. You get the opportunity to learn multiple roles and you aren't stuck with one task the whole time.

    Cons

    It seems like hard workers are taken advantage of. As part time you will be worked up to 38 hours, but rarely have the opportunity to advance to full-time with benefits included. It's unfortunate. At times you are expected to do the job of two or more people and you're making minimum wage. It seems like it is a disadvantage when you are more qualified and others less qualified received advancements before you were considered. I think there was favoritism in that process which is really unfortunate.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your workers who are striving to advance and consider them for leadership positions.

  11. Great atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Kannapolis, NC
    Former Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Kannapolis, NC

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

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

    Pros

    other employees are nice To be around

    Cons

    Most managers use the micromanagement

    Advice to Management

    none

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