Academy Sports & Outdoors

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Good place to work.

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

Pros

Clean, well lit stores. Nice co workers. Interesting merchandise.

Cons

Because of Obamacare, most new hires are part time.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate IT Dept - Join team at your own risk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT00  in  Katy, TX
    Current Employee - IT00 in Katy, TX

    Pros

    Some great team members. Discount in stores. Cafeteria has a great selection.

    Cons

    If you get to work at 8:30 you forget having a place to park, employees are forced to park in the grass and when it rains employees have been stuck in the mud needing a tow truck to pull them out. They will hire you knowing they have no space and force you to work in a trailer. IT dept is the "good ole boy" network they hire their friends for all management positions and they do nothing all day but talk down to everyone. Its so obvious they are going to go public and before they do they are promoting useless people so that they can get a great severance package. Any employees that are let will surely be let go when the time comes. The good managers are leaving IT or leaving the company all together, the good employees left or are leaving. They are so unprofessional they violate HIPAA laws by telling your personal business while you are out of the office. New people come and go so much they don't even bother introducing new people in person or in a email. IT leadership is hated by all the business units and hated by IT employees as well. Employees have went to HR and they could care less. Culture is not changing which is why everyone gives up and just leaves. The pay is a joke, they pay their friends so much that they can't pay regular employees. You will be forced to work like you are being paid the market rate when in actuality you are probably making 15k - 20k less than you should, proven by the fact that everyone that has left makes that much more without even trying. They do not recognize talent and there is plenty of talent within the company. They would rather hire majority of people with no experience so they can pay them less and still make them do the work of someone several levels higher. We sell so much fitness equipment and yet we cant get a discount at a gym. They claim there will be a new building but they never broke ground on it and now its become the parking lot that people will get stuck in when it rains. If none of this bothers you they surely will be hiring as more people walk out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A clean sweep is the only thing that can save you, how else can you justify the turnover of over 35 employees in a year just in one department! Stop creating excuses people are looking to leave for a reason and it is you! Stop lying to people in the interview you are playing around with peoples careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    I MIGHT AS WELL WORK AT WAL-MART!!!!

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

    Pros

    20% Discount
    It's a job
    you get paid
    uniforms

    Cons

    The company is extremely disorganized and does not care about the hourly employees. This is NOT a good job for college students, people with families, the faint of heart, or people who enjoy more structure less chaos. Employment here should only be a last resort or temporary!! RUN!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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