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Updated Oct 3, 2023

    1. 5.0
      Sep 4, 2023
      Outdoor Enthusiast
      Former Employee
      Columbus, GA
      CEO Approval
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      Received 20 percent discount on all merchandise.


      Poor management and rude customers.

      1. 1.0
        Sep 13, 2023
        Former Employee, less than 1 year
        CEO Approval
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        20% discount on any merchandise.


        First they neglected my interview. After waiting for almost half an hour, I asked someone what the hold up was and they told me the manager was in another interview! How could she be in another interview during mine!? I was furious and don't know why I waited but I did. They hired me then proceeded to be the worst communicators EVER. They didn't want to be courteous and give me days for training so I had to call them 4 times to find out. I was trained for one day by a passive aggressive girl. Even better, after my first week, my manager ditched me and didn't even think to add me to the schedule. The store was FILTHY- one time there was a line of ACTUAL poop leading up to the registers. There was trash everywhere. One day I made a simple mistake and one of my coworkers thought the right thing to do would be to verbally harass me in front of everyone. I was told when hired that I'd be given 20-25 hours a week - I had my hours cut to 5 hours over the course of 2 weeks. I cross trained in fulfillment to get more hours - did nothing. Nothing is marked to help you find stuff and you'll get attitude if you ask for anything. The management are liars. I hope karma gets you.

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      Academy Sports + Outdoors has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 4,341 reviews left anonymously by employees. 53% of employees would recommend working at Academy Sports + Outdoors to a friend and 44% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

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      53% of Academy Sports + Outdoors employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Academy Sports + Outdoors 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.

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      Senior Financial Analyst

      I went through the final round of interview last Thursday with the CFO. It seemed to have went well, she said she'll talk to me soon. I haven't heard back yet. When is an appropriate time to follow up. And should I email the recruiter or the hiring manager?


      Customer Service Representative CSR

      I had an interview this afternoon for a customer service position in a call center. The ad was very vague to begin with and at the end of it I felt like I really didn't know anything more about the job. When I asked about the starting pay, which was not published in the ad, they looked incredulous (they were doing on-the-spot hiring today) and then asked me "What's your range?" And only responded with "I think we could meet that." And still never gave me a straight answer. Is this a red flag?

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      Software Engineer

      I did my initial interview with a “better established” startup and they said the interview process is 5 interviews. 3 technical then 1 interview with the CEO then another technical interview. Idk about you but that seems like a lot of interviews and they said they want to do it as fast as possible in a short time span. Is this a normal amount of interviews? Is this a red flag? For a full stack software position 4-5 years exp how much salary should be the norm in a hcol area?


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