Academy Sports & Outdoors

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Quality Retail company with maximum potential

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

Pros

Company objectives are supported from the top down.
Priorities are generally well defined.
Lots of work, translating to job security if you perform.
Recognition is abundant when you work with the right team

Cons

High turnover in IT
Director level power struggles
Directors actions don't always follow their words
Pay is average for retail but this is an energy corridor and tough to compete with.
Company is still operating in a small shop mentality with large growing pains.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep the faith, remember that without good people the future gets bleak.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Academy Sports & Outdoors

  1.  

    Horrible Experience.

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

    Pros

    I don't have much to say, they work around your schedule?

    Cons

    Management sees you as a number not an employee, point system for missing work even if you have a valid reason or doctors note, very unorganized from the top down. They change your schedule without telling you so you have to keep checking back.I wouldn't go unless you are desperate for a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your crap together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you want REAL career growth, look elsewhere!

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

    Pros

    - Growing company
    - Quick advancement (title change without pay increase) without being fully equipped or qualified for the position
    - Location is a pro if you live in or around the Katy area

    Cons

    - Pay is horrible unless management likes you; negotiate a higher salary at the beginning because your raise will not be more than 3% even if the company makes record sales
    - There's no true career growth structure to determine your performance and bonus
    - Minimal training provided if any
    - The company has a vision, but is unsure of how to actually get there
    - The retention rate is horrible because Academy does not know how to treat their employees
    - Heads turn the other way if an individual is doing something wrong and management likes you
    - There's no flexible work option schedule
    - Academy expects you to work overtime, but does not give you any incentives for doing so or is often forgotten during bonus/raise time
    - Ill prepared management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Corporate politics are everywhere, but it's time for the 'Good old boy' club to move along if the company wants to truly reach their full potential
    - Management should try to be HONEST and open with employees;
    - Too much hush hush and snooping around trying to figure out who is leaving or getting fired next makes employees uneasy
    - Management should quit playing the 'I value you as an employee game' with words and show it in bonuses, raises, flex schedules, other incentives, etc.
    - Management needs to realize that in order to sustain GOOD employees, they need to be able to offer something that other companies cannot; surely they can't compete with oil and gas companies head to head by salary, but figure out other ways to make people happy and want to stay
    - Management should listen when several people are saying the same things about specific individuals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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