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Adequate Retail Position

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Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Auburn, AL
Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Auburn, AL

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

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

Pros

Semi-flexible hours, slightly above minimum pay, clean environment, worked in the same store as my husband, polite managers, night shift usually didn't go much past closing time.

Cons

Horrible holiday hours, some managers would keep you well past closing time for no reason, some managers wouldn't work hard enough to listen to your concerns, hours cut with no explanation, team leaders didn't do any work, but expected much from associates, managers didn't know how to floor should be run, planograms didn't have enough space for all the product expected to be placed

Advice to Management

Management needs to have a hard and fast rule about how long they can keep employees after closing time. I was an art student, and being kept in the store 2 hours after closing time was not acceptable. Also, team leaders and managers figure out who good workers are and then work them to the bone. This encourages less than perfect performance from normally hard working employees, so as to avoid too many hours during the school year, and too many chores during work hours. An understanding of how long it takes to do certain tasks should prevent too many chores from being assigned. A good leader leads by exmaple, not force, guilt, or shame.

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  1. Good job that isn't very stressful. Most of the day is spent straightening up boxes or helping customers

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    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job, isn't any stressful days other than occasional rushes on weekends

    Cons

    Other associates randomly quitting and causing higher workload until a new employee is hired

  2. Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Hunting/Fishing Associate in Victoria, TX
    Current Employee - Hunting/Fishing Associate in Victoria, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent employee discount, friendly staff, reasonable hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes miscommunication between managers and associates can lead to problems, but as long as you have a good work ethic its a good job.

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