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I've been able to move up from the stores to the corporate office with great opportunities to where I currently am.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Space Planner in Katy, TX
Current Employee - Space Planner in Katy, TX

I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Best part about working at Academy is the environment of positive people. Another greatness about working at Academy is the opportunity to be apart of a growing organization with large goals in mind.

Cons

Communication of micro company goals. Training and development across all areas of the corporate office. Clear career path goals set as promised. Promotions from within the company to allow for internal growth within the company. Employee discount used to be awesome, health insurance went from okay to bad increasing costs of co-pays to specialty doctors. And vacation use is more monitored to where you can't take time as desired. Pay is not that great within each specialty field. Directors, Sr. Directors, VPs, and SR. VPs don't pay much attention to the base level employees to know what they do or who they are.

Advice to Management

Invest more in the employees that work hard and that invest their time to better the company. Communicate more on specific directives and goals the company is working towards. Set career path goals to all associates not just select associates that need to move from one area to another. Invest more training and cross training within the personnel that currently exists within the corporate office. Allow for career pathing and training to those individuals that desire to move from the store to the corp office. On the benefit side of things, give opportunities to allow all associates to invest in the company, instead of just Sr. Management. Give associates better options for health plans that don't cost so much to use in co-pays. Give more opportunities for employee discounts. Look into additional vacation time and/or time off every other Fridays like many of the Houston area oil companies. Give associates time off as they choose if they have time left whenever they desire to do so. In order to be home with their families. Lastly don't cap sick time.

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  1. Boring and unreasonably stressful

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

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

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

    Pros

    Discount, fun employees, easy work

    Cons

    LONG hours without a break! leaving sick is a hassle. scheduled during my classes often. No idea who to resign to. Management doesn't communicate to each other. Way too stressful for no reason. Team leads and management just tell you what to do and what you did wrong, they don't help.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on zoning and continuously zone all day, not just at night.


  2. Solid temp job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gulfport, MS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gulfport, MS

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff and great location

    Cons

    A lot of younger kids working there--at times it feels like high school.


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