Academy Sports & Outdoors

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Academy Sports & Outdoors Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
409 Reviews
3.0
409 Reviews
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Academy Sports & Outdoors President Rodney Faldyn
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is better than most places, co workers are awesome (in 20 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 23 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 College Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field and Stream Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Field and Stream Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    This job provides you with the ability to work for a growing company in an environment that alines with your hobbies and lifestyle and gives a great employee discount too! My store does cookouts on some weekends and other events that constantly increase morale.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, as is the case for most retail stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management continues to do a good job and is fair to employees despite increasing corporate pressure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Every employee from store 30 is committed to there job and making customers happy.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    Store 30 has an awesome store director and motivates us to work hard

    Cons

    We have alot of people but we manage to keep are smiles n do a great job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love how academy works

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    AWESOME

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apparel Associate in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Apparel Associate in Dalton, GA

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

    Pros

    I loved working at academy

    Cons

    varied schedule but that is expected

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  5.  

    I like my job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    Train people to perform their job duties.

    Cons

    Wish I had longer weekend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like my manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Planner in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Planner in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people. The culture is nice.

    Cons

    Parking sucks but will be corrected 2015

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst
    Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst

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

    Pros

    Culture, People, Growth Opportunities and a Relaxed understanding environment

    Cons

    Some managers are liars and try to hold you from progressing. It can just depend on who you get. Work hard and be good at what you do and someone will notice.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This is a great place to work, especially if you like sports, hunting, fishing, or camping.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get to talk about sports all day with customers and associates. Managers are really good at working around school schedule and approving all requests for time off. Promotions come easy since turnover is so high (lots of college and seasonal employees).

    Cons

    Some positions require more work than others. There are almost no benefits if you are a part-time associate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commission on certain items would help drive sales and improve customer service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very Good Training, Customer Relations very very important, Treated employees well

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hunting/Fishing Associate in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Hunting/Fishing Associate in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Treated associates like they were someone, Co-Workers very helpful,
    Most team leads always told you how good you were doing. All team leads I met were all
    very knowledgeable and ready to lend you a helping hand. Always gave you a pat on the back.

    Cons

    High Turnover in Management. The management I worked with all were helpful and cheerful, just were
    moved to different store locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Middle Management helps makes a team work together

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good life balance company with advancement opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, stress free work environment. Good benefits and tremendous growth opportunities. Top leadership has good vision and growth strategies. Training platform is thorough and makes new associates comfortable starting with a new company.

    Cons

    Going through a lot of changes from IT to management, all for the better I hope. Top down and lateral communication could use some work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a successful, constantly evolving company. They are always bringing the latest items to the stores at an exceptional value. If you want to grow with a company this is the one.

    Cons

    Provide the tools to employees to promote from within a little more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to everyone when possible. They all good input.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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