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Katy, TX
10000+ employees
1938
Company - Private
Retail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Academy is near the head of the class among sporting goods retailers. It's one of the leading full-line sporting goods chains in the US with more than 135 Academy Sports + Outdoors stores in Texas and about 10 other southeastern states ... Read more

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Academy Sports + Outdoors Reviews

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  • "Rewarding place to work with opportunities for personal and professional growth."

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    Former Employee - Senior Trainer in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Trainer in Katy, TX
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    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mostly positive atmosphere. Coworkers are genuinely nice, supportive, and care about both individual and team success. Great benefit package, too.

    Cons

    Company vision and mission somewhat inconsistent. Some members of upper management very secretive about company initiatives and departmental business. Average pay compared to similar positions in comparable companies.

    Advice to Management

    Work on all members being more honest and open about company business to foster an even more engaging and collaborative environment. If you expect the same from all your direct reports, they should be able to expect the same from all of you.

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Academy Sports + Outdoors Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Katy, TX
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Academy Sports + Outdoors (Katy, TX).

    Interview

    I had two phone interviews. One with HR then a few days later they emailed me asking to schedule a phone interview with the department manager. I thought both interviews went well and both managers responded during the interview as if the were impressed with my responses and my experience but after the interview with the department manager I never heard anything else. I tried to reach out to them for an update but got no response. I just think it's unprofessional to treat an applicant like you're impressed with them then ignore them. If you're not actually impressed then at least be neutral in your response to the applicant.

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Academy Sports + Outdoors Awards & Accolades

  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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