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I MIGHT AS WELL WORK AT WAL-MART!!!!

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Current Employee - Front End Cashier
Current Employee - Front End Cashier

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

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

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 Management

Get it together

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  1. IT Department needs HELP!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time

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

    Pros

    Some very nice people to work with. Store discount is great.

    Cons

    There are so many cons to working as a BA at Academy. Upper management is very military driven and most BA's and PM's come from a military background or something other than an actual BA or PM. Highly dysfunctional, zero communication with management, constant changes because of the huge revolving door of people coming and going. Org Chart changes daily, procedures change daily, zero help from Project Managers. If you are looking to find a job where you can play on the internet for just OK money (actually the pay is very low) this is the place you will want to apply. If you want challenge, forget it.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure your IT Department

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    Global Sourcing

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    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Manager in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Manager in Katy, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Smaller Big Box company with opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Generally closed minded to new ideas and vendors. All power lies with the buying group. A lot of backstabbing amongst upper level management. Large power struggles and inexperienced management. Very "redneck" mentality. If you did not learn retail at this company, you are considered an outsider.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and spend some time outside of Katy, Tx. Learn how the real world operates. Treat your employees with respect. Don't let sexual bias get in your way of success.

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