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Adequate Retail Position

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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 Experience

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    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Wichita Falls, TX

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have really good benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    The management does not help out in the departments that they are the manager over, they leave everything up to the Team Lead


  2. So boringggggggg

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX

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

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

    Pros

    The only good thing is Just the 20% discount . FULL STOP

    Cons

    So many, the woodlands is such a racist place. U barely know the name of the next cashier standing next to you. Yo can't make friends.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so uptight life is so short....


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