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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.

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  1. Overall a great part-time experience for someone still in school.

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    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Mesquite, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Associates receive a 20% discount on regularly priced items. Flexible schedules. Management does a good job working with full time students. A good environment to gain customer service and sales experience.

    Cons

    Always on your feet which could be problematic for some. Working holidays can be a downside but all things considered Academy respects its employees. Especially by staying closed on Thanksgiving.

    Advice to Management

    Improve enterprise software.

  2. Solid temp job

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    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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