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Helpful (1)

I love the variety of the options in the store. I can get almost anything I need there for sports.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Discounts!! leadership, life-work balance, flexible with schedule,

Cons

Even with discounts prices are a bit high. There will always be that one person who makes your work place hard.

Advice to Management

Keep a good mind set, its a great opportunity to work there! Great team members and a great addition to your career journey!

Other Employee Reviews for Academy Sports & Outdoors

  1. Helpful (3)

    Run for the Hills!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Specialist in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Global Sourcing Specialist in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time

    Pros

    1) Texas **That's the only positive here...

    Cons

    1) Everything else.... **This company is ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to take a hard look at their leadership skills. There is no active engagement/communication/resources/tools for teams.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Growing company that's great for the right type of person

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Omnichannel in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Omnichannel in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time

    Pros

    Academy has grown tremendously in the past few years, so it's clearly doing many things correctly. The company has a fiercely loyal customer base in the South, and it stands to do well as it expands north and into some Midwestern states. Academy treats its employees well in most regards. The pay is pretty good, the benefits are probably about average, and good work is rewarded. The workplace is fairly casual and easygoing, and work-life balance is good. However, don't expect any above-and-beyond perks like gym memberships, catered food, etc. It's not a bad place to work, with friendly people and humble executives, especially if you're the type who likes hunting, fishing, outdoors, and the like. And let's be honest, you'll be right at home here if you lean right on the political spectrum.

    Cons

    As you can probably deduce from the Pros, you won't love it here if you are progressively minded. And that doesn't just apply to political sensibilities. Academy has a good-ol'-boy mentality that, although not overwhelming, pervades its culture and business practices. I mean, we're talking about a multibillion-dollar company that didn't fully embrace the power of the internet until about 2013. Since Academy was so late to the game, particularly when it comes to e-commerce and omnichannel, its growing pains have been quite pronounced. As the company has grown, so too have its bureaucratic inefficiencies. If you want to get anything done, you have to go through a frustrating array of approvals and revisions. Long story short: Academy is growing, yes, but if it can't break out of its traditional ways, it will never catch up with the competition in either customer or employee satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees try new things. Don't preach "thinking outside the box" and then immediately shut down ideas that are even remotely outside of the norm.


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