Academy Sports & Outdoors

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Poor Upper Leadership

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Benefits are good, trying to take care of the lower level employees.

Cons

Company has little clue that the problems are within upper leadership and not the stores' management. Surveys constructed to criticize stores' leadership rather than the company that dictates how the stores should operate. Kids are filling out surveys and in reality, they will move on to other employers in a very short time. Still hard to succeed without connections. RVPs are a tight group.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create a survey for store directors and mangers to rate D.M.s and RVPs. Of course you know the answer to this and it will never happen. Ask the employees what they think about the company and what they would like from the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a hard job, but Management is not inspiring. Very High Turnover.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Team Sports Sales Associate in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you need a part time job, it's generally pretty easy to get hired. The work isn't hard if you're not a moron. Pay is decent if you negotiate when you're hired. Harder jobs do generally get paid more, though only if you know ahead of time they're harder and ask for the extra pay. Employee Discount is awesome if you like any of the things the store sell, especially on Guns and ammo.

    Cons

    Management structure is pants on head retarded, and doesn't really feel effective. Hours are generally long and if you close, you can expect to be at work till midnight every night. Customers suck. Turnover is atrocious, especially in Footwear, as that department is a nightmare and is poorly run in most cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a better effort to train your employees. Make a better effort to retain good employees. Offer better wages to middle management and long term employees so you aren't constantly having to hire newbies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Anti supportive of store management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Director in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Store Director in Lubbock, TX

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

    Pros

    Schedule- 45 hours a week

    Cons

    Not trusting management to make decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in your management team

    Approves of CEO
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