Academy Sports & Outdoors Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Team Sports Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Spring, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, friendly environment, typically easy job

    Cons

    Customer service (if you're not good with people, you might want to be good at it), hours drag on,

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect too much of your employees, especially during holiday season.


  2. Poorly ran

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyable coworkers, fun work environment, learned a lot of new knowledge. Learned a new field of employment. Strong sense of accomplishment.

    Cons

    Management never knows what's going on or any of the policies, they guess about an answer and hope its right. No one is held accountable for their actions.

    Advice to Management

    Know what your talking about before giving an associate an answer to a question.


  3. Fun Team Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Athens, GA

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - The management were great. They were easily accessible throughout the store and were always willing to help out. Their knowledge of the store was also very impressive.
    - The environment is a friendly one, and most employees get along great.

    Cons

    - As with any retail job, some tasks felt tedious.


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  5. Good Company

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

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, move up in company, and salary.

    Cons

    Open communication isn't easy and work life


  6. Helpful (1)

    hunting and fishing

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good insurance and 401k - has employee discount ,vacation ,sick pay,holiday pay . Sells lots of good merchandise at very good prices.

    Cons

    LOW PAY,VERY VERY SMALL ANNUAL RAISES,( 35 cents per hour tops).VERY BAD HOURS - Working most weekends and some early morning and late nights often staying an hour or more after closing to ZONE ! Schedules and days off change weekly and you must request time off well in advance to plan your personal time. HOURS OFTEN CUT TO 30 - 33 hrs per week for full time while part time hours remain at 16- 25 hrss per week. LOTS OF EMPLOYEE TURNOVER - always training new employees

    Advice to Management

    Need to increase pay and benifits to attract and retain quality employees.Should get abetter balance on service/discount by allowing more hours to schedule while adjusting markups . ADOPT COMPANYWIDE STANDARDS FOR SCHEDULING AND DAYS OFF .


  7. Great Company but poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS

    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

    Awesome discount
    3point5
    Awesome health insurance! and cheap if your single
    Fun and teaches you something in retail

    Cons

    management sucks
    no organization as managers
    shows no respect or acknowledges hard workers
    managers and store director only consider themselfs, could care less about the work being done.

    Advice to Management

    STOP PROMOTING OUTSIDERS!!!!
    Dont Lie
    Know how to run your store, dont think how to run it.
    Do not Hire employees as senior leads that has NOI experience.


  8. Helpful (1)

    it is what it is

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

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

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

    Pros

    Employee discount is good (better than most places). Health insurance is cheap (if your single) coworkers turn into family

    Cons

    - technology is lacking (we have registers circa 1980 and they refuse to replace them)
    - pay is ridiculous...for the amount of $$ this company brings in...I think they can afford to increase pay
    - they promote outsiders...who don't understand the business and can't handle things
    - Academy claims to be "family" but they extend holiday hours and we are no open easter
    - replenishment is horrible


  9. Academy Sports

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

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with here. They are a very friendly bunch. You also get a lunch break.

    Cons

    People only work there for about two months then move on so its hard to schedule. The hours are sporadic so it's hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle.


  10. All about the $

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apparel Associate in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Apparel Associate in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers
    Great store discount
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Had a team lead in apparel with many complaints, obviously favored some workers over others. Not a company wide problem I'm sure. Management was terribly awkward. Company is set up to make money over customer satisfaction, prices make up for some dissatisfactions in experience.

    Advice to Management

    Two team leads makes for associates like me questioning who to listen to. Get one direction from one and another from the next.


  11. San Antonio Military Hwy Store

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Front End in San Antonio, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Easy hire, easy job, easy interview

    Cons

    Poor management, dishonest, rude, favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Don't stoop down to your associates level (teens/young adults).



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