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Before they sold the company, was a great job.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time (more than a year)

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

Pros

Ok discount. If you like outdoors stuff it's great. Learn alot. Meet some very interesting people from all walks of life.

Cons

Managers have had to get really strict with policy because of the takeover. Things have really changed

Advice to Management

Don't play favorites and be a little more compassionate.

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  1. It went downhill about 3-4 months into my employment.

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    Former Employee - Cashier Team Lead in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Cashier Team Lead in Olathe, KS

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

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

    Pros

    -Above average pay for team-lead position

    Cons

    -If you're not in your managers back pocket, you're going to get dogged on
    -Unreasonable expectations based on training
    -Hours are made by favoritism
    -Everything is done at the corporate level
    -Point system is only enforced on people management wants to get rid of
    -If you do something you're told, you're penalized.
    -If you do something you're told to take initiative on, you're penalized.
    -You're penalized for having overtime because management didn't schedule enough personnel to complete tasks
    -Promised promotion opportunities; wasn't in my manager's back pocket, so I wasn't considered.

    Advice to Management

    Just because a store director has 16 years of experience, doesn't mean s/he is an affective store director. Put more emphasis on in-store management. Provide training courses to management on management techniques; the team leads and senior team leads in my particular store had better management techniques than upper management.

  2. Helpful (1)

    A lot of work for minimum pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, hours stay steady

    Cons

    Must please many different bosses

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