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Academy Sports + Outdoors Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  • Too many "bosses" known as senior team leads who think they are managers (in 63 reviews)

  • Usually part time, very hard to get full time (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, PTO, money, health insurance

    Cons

    Hours, retail, customers, lack of advancement

    Advice to Management

    Have a crystal ball


  2. "Regional Marketing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, with good benefits and a strong health insurance plan. Nice office environment with gym, cafe, and Starbucks coffee.

    Cons

    Company is growing too fast to keep up. Restructuring departments and trying to get more work done with fewer people. Poor morale.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and they will take care of you.

  3. "very laid back and nice environment"

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    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Snellville, GA
    Current Employee - Footwear Sales Associate in Snellville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy job and nice people. They also work with your schedule so their hours are very flexible

    Cons

    Like every retail job you deal with rude customers sometimes but thats about it for the cons


  4. "It was okay while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors full-time

    Pros

    You get to sales fun to families

    Cons

    Since the new CEO took over there has been a huge culture shift. It was about families and being a family. Now it is every man for himself


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors part-time

    Pros

    Great management, great team environment

    Cons

    Pretty hectic all year round.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Team Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Academy Sports + Outdoors was a great company to work for. The people in the transportation team were very professional and cared about their employees. The pay was sub-par at best, be the flexibility made up for that.

    Cons

    The corporate side was 180 degrees opposite of what the transportation team was. They were very bitter, and acted as though the "little guy" in the warehouse was nothing. It was very frustrating to see the difference that management and general workers got treated.

    Advice to Management

    Be open with ALL of your employees. Do not hide anything from them. They are your back bone.


  7. "Apparel Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors part-time

    Pros

    - Very friendly environment
    - Very interactive and hands on

    Cons

    - Management seemed to not care about development
    - Very traditional and conservative

    Advice to Management

    - Be open to new ideas
    - Support and encourage employees

  8. "Academy Sports and Outdoors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors part-time

    Pros

    Had good hours and easy work

    Cons

    The job got tedious at times


  9. "Apparel team member"

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    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Fayetteville, NC

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    decent employee discount, great sales all the time, better priced gear than a lot of other leading sports retailers

    Cons

    pretty boring job, newer employees don't always get the best shift


  10. "Its ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Co-workers make it somewhat variable.

    Cons

    Point system .Twenty four points and you are fired.

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding.


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