Academy Sports & Outdoors

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Academy Sports & Outdoors Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
389 Reviews
2.9
389 Reviews
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Academy Sports & Outdoors President Rodney Faldyn
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149 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is better than most places, co workers are awesome (in 18 reviews)

  • flexible schedule, generally easy job, work with team of people (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Management structure is a joke (useless senior team lead position) (in 22 reviews)

  • Ridiculous point system, were if your part time you can never call in sick (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I like my job

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    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
  2.  

    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people. The culture is nice.

    Cons

    Parking sucks but will be corrected 2015

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work environment!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst
    Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time for less than a 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
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  5.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time for 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
  6.  

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

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good life balance company with advancement opportunities

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    • 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 for 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
  8.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • 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 for 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
  9.  

    Great place

    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Great company to work at.

    Cons

    Like all jobs, there is not one perfect place!

  10.  

    Learned a lot and had a great experience working for Academy!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate  in  Orange Park, FL
    Former Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Orange Park, FL

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The management team was friendly and helpful. I asked for opportunities to learn more about the business and was given those opportunities. I was able to change my schedule when needed and never had any issue with hours.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of would be that some of the departments would finish their closing procedures, then get ready to clock out while we were still finishing our closing procedures. When we finished ours, we always tried to help other departments finish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    easy going job, nice place to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate  in  Portland, TX
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Portland, TX

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

    Pros

    flexiable, family orientated, career opportunties, friendly

    Cons

    new store, training needed, more incentives

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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