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If you are young and incompetent with zero leadership ability you will likely get promoted!

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Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Oklahoma City, OK

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

Pros

You get to sell a lot of really cool products!
Customer interactions are pretty fun for retail.
Very easy job for retail.
They work with you on a flex schedule.
Most management is easy going and lets the workers work without micro-management.
20% employee discount and 6% 401K match.

Cons

They love to hire 19 year old kids at a low wage and quickly promote them to Team Lead +$1 and then Senior Team Lead (+1.50). The problem is you have incompetent leaders making ~$10 per hour in order for the store to keep payroll costs down. College degree doesn't mean anything. They arbitrarily cut wage employee hours after bragging about the millions a particular store makes. Raises are low 10 cents - 25 cents. The most knowledgeable people in the store are the plain ol' associates who have been there longer than the Team Leads. Employee turnover is high. A lot of small cliques within each store. It is a lot like a high school atmosphere. An inept store director or department manager can do a lot of damage to working processes. Management allows hostile work environments to thrive long-term right under their noses. There is a lot of gossip within a couple days you know which manager is sleeping with which employee.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make your Team Leads and Managers train the new hires, they are getting paid for the leadership roles. Recognize those who are doing the majority of the work with promotions and good raises before they leave for a competitor. Oh and don't hire anymore "managers" from Wal-mart and Target as they ruin any team dynamic that exists within Academy. Academy is a fun place to work at because it is not Target or Wal-mart.

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    it sucks

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors

    Pros

    opportunity for advancement, raises every 3 months, very very laid back

    Cons

    boring, customers are mean/dumb, THE POINT SYSTEM (you get 2 points for being late or clocking in from your lunch late, 4 points for calling in, 8 points for no call no show- 24 points get you fired, no exceptions. it's bs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be motivational

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    Replenishment Analyst

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    Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst in Katy, TX

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

    Pros

    Great merchant team
    Open door policy
    open environment

    Cons

    Store associates lack drive
    Location is further away from town
    Salary needs updating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    certain management styles are outdated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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