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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 for less than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Academy Sports & Outdoors

  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Improve enterprise software.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    tuition reimbursement, only if you worked there prior 6 months and post 6 months, when you will see the money

    Cons

    Get a job at HEB baggers start at $9

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    District needs to go to San antonio and do their rounds like in houston, San Antonio is a joke. I shop at dick's now

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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