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For a store that promotes health and wellness they sure don't care about the well-being of their employees.

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Former Employee - Cashier
Former Employee - Cashier

I worked 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

Flexible schedule. You can trade labor for money.

Cons

Breaks are too few and far between. It's not uncommon to have to work 6 hours without a break to eat or drink anything. Not healthy! You are not even allowed water at your register to stay properly hydrated. Their excuse is that you can excuse yourself to the restroom when they aren't busy, yet if you walk away from your register they get upset with you.

Advice to Management

You need treat your employees the same way you want them to treat your customer and live up to the image that your company is projecting through their products. It's not healthy to have your employees working so many hours without proper nutrition and hydration. There is absolutely no reason a person not to at least be able to have a water bottle with them.

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  1. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate

    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

    Co-workers were very helpful and easy to get along with

    Cons

    Management understood I was a student at the time yet was very unflexible when it came to scheduling conflicts with my schooling.


  2. Horrible hours, Horrible pay, Horrible bosses

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    It is a growing company and the work is not bad.

    Cons

    Bad hrs, bad pay, incompetent managers, store directors, and district managers. It is very hard to move up. Management drags feet when it comes time to promote. They want you to do the work of management for starting associate pay.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value your associates, team leads, and senior team leads. Do a better job at scheduling high volume departments at peak business times so busy departments are not under staffed during holidays and busy times, such as every Friday night and Saturday and Sunday. Listen to your team leads and sr team leads. They are on the floor every day and know what is actually going on. Do not try and micro manage when you sit in the office or training room all day/week and are completely out of touch with what is happening on the sales floor. If you are going to micro manage, at least familiarize yourself with the current POGs and merchandising standards before incorrectly telling associates and team leads how something should be done.


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