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Academy Sports + Outdoors Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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  • Too many "bosses" known as senior team leads who think they are managers (in 61 reviews)

  • Long hours, a lot of hours worked for salaried managers (in 39 reviews)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Trainer in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Trainer in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. "Fun and growth"

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    Current Employee - Administration in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Administration in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Sports + Outdoors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team oriented , everyone is welcoming helpful. Great discounts great commute. Fun activities indoors and outdoors.

    Cons

    Pay grade too low for the amount of work load, under staff depts. Need to complete all systems and software's

    Advice to Management

    Coach and motivate team member's I their growth

  3. "Senior Team Lead Hardlines"

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    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Florence, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Florence, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Nothing to say except great company to work for.


  4. "Assistant Buyer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good benefits, good work-life balance, a lot of room for growth

    Cons

    No cons at the moments


  5. Helpful (4)

    "No longer a family (company)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    401k match up to 6%

    Cons

    loyalty and hard work doesn't mean anything when considering layoffs

    Advice to Management

    If you're asking people why they love Academy and they cannot give you a response, maybe you're not asking the correct people. Stop asking the other white collars around you and ask the blue collars, aka "Bubba", who are the backbone of the company. In retail you don't buy for yourself but for your customer. Get back to the roots and then company's down 12% comp YTD can be turned around.


  6. "Cashier - Part Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors part-time

    Pros

    Generally flexible, everyone is taught to work together. Teamwork is a must.

    Cons

    Management not incredibly great, very flip floppy

    Advice to Management

    Get better store management in general


  7. "team sports"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors part-time

    Pros

    Discounts on most things, Cool environment

    Cons

    heavy lifting of certain things in the team sports section

    Advice to Management

    have more understanding for associates

  8. "Ok to work there"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and fun people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay and weird hours


  9. "Teller"

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    Former Employee - Teller in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Teller in Olathe, KS

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors full-time

    Pros

    Great deals, minimal responsibility or additional duties

    Cons

    Management was't the best, boring work


  10. "Overall Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Academy Sports + Outdoors part-time

    Pros

    Managers are great. They work work with you as long as you show effort in being a good employee.

    Cons

    Coworkers can be lazy

    Advice to Management

    Screen for better in employee


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