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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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    Current Employee - Project Lead in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Katy, TX

    I have been working 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

    The work is challenging and there can be some good people to work with. Lots of travel if you enjoy that. Per diem pay while traveling

    Cons

    Your suppose to be in charge of a team of store associates who have been told there basically there to help out doing some easy tasks and getting lots of overtime. In actuality the job is very labor intensive which makes the associates feel lied too and not willing to work. This means more work for you.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront about the job and either stop piling more work on your employees or pay them more, but adding more work without any pay increases is asking for huge amounts of turnover.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice clean stores. in growth mode and leadership is learning but not there yet. Some very good people work there and at corporate

    Cons

    corporate management is in learning mode and the company is going thru growing pains. there will be times where it seems challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the corporate staff. if you do not have the right talent to take you to the next level then make the necessary changes


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