Academy Sports & Outdoors

  www.academy.com
  www.academy.com
There are newer employer reviews for Academy Sports & Outdoors

 

just a job - not a good job

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

I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

20 percent employee discount on most purchases - the work mostly very easy also things change with each season of weather and sports. has fully vested 401k

Cons

very poor pay for most store employees and annual reviews are downright insulting ! managers are instructed to not use the top rating tiers so the best anyone can get in any category is meets expectations. then raises are given that are so small [ under 2 percent - 10 to 15 cents per hour ] that they are lafable. very poor hours even for retail and those are often cut for weeks at a time while additional employees are added to the schedule

Advice to ManagementAdvice

.Look for a place to bail out - KK&R will suck up all the revenue that should have been going to the employees and then dump the company on another holding company to repeat the process until nothing is left and academy is either split up or shut down

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

453 Other Employee Reviews for Academy Sports & Outdoors (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Many opportunities to grow with company. Focus on innovation and technology is driving its success.

    • 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

    Emerging national sporting goods retailer, lots of room for career growth.

    Cons

    As a company poised to go national, there are growing pains in putting a strong foundation and process in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to encourage innovation and giving employees the tools to succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice, but hectic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, and good atmosphere

    Cons

    Senior Team Lead job is underpaid for what is essentially a managers job with lower pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase starting Senior Team Lead pay to a more reasonable wage or cut back on responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Academy Sports & Outdoors

Work at Academy Sports & Outdoors? Share Your Experiences

Academy Sports & Outdoors

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.