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Academy Sports + Outdoors Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Too many "bosses" known as senior team leads who think they are managers (in 62 reviews)

  • Long hours, a lot of hours worked for salaried managers (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "customer service"

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

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors part-time

    Pros

    easy work and not many hours

    Cons

    pay was really bad

    Advice to Management

    management was horrible not the best


  2. "Great job for full time student"

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

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors part-time

    Pros

    Great group of associates work with. employee discounts are awesome and the environment is even better

    Cons

    some customers are rude and some managers are a waste of space

  3. "Team lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work, constantly moving which makes the day go fast.

    Cons

    Weekends, do more with less people, customers can be the worst.


  4. "For The Younger Crowd"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -okay shifts
    -good management
    -no breathing over your shoulder managers

    Cons

    -not that much hours when store isn't hitting goals after big sales
    -never receive what you need on freight


  5. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aiken, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    This place sucks to work for

    Cons

    This place is the worst place to work for!! They cut your hours and they don't believe in family comes first!

    Advice to Management

    Work on your team leads!!


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors part-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and work environment

    Cons

    Work-life balance is difficult

    Advice to Management

    Better communication, need friendlier upper management


  7. "Stay away from retail"

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    Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are caring and look after each other, 20% discount, good benefits, 401k is vested after 6 months,

    Cons

    People are voluntarily leaving the company as fast as they can, consistent layoffs and firings, trying to do more with less despite already running too lean, bonuses and salary increases are unattainable, little room for growth, no more training programs, slow to change and new items, upper management thinks people are stupid and don't notice what is going on, hard to hit deadlines,and you get the idea here......

    Advice to Management

    Something has to happen and something has to happen FAST!!! React quicker, learn from the mistakes, and ACTUALLY listen to the little people as we hold some solid points/game-changers

  8. "Great Place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good for retail. Chance for advancement.

    Cons

    Lots of change over in team leads and associates.


  9. "Apparel sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in West Monroe, LA
    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in West Monroe, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Sports + Outdoors part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    20% employee discount
    Great costumers
    Good clothing selection
    Clean break room
    When properly staffed the closing nights go by faster

    Cons

    Not enough staff
    Drama and gossiping a lot
    Getting off very late
    Over work the good workers
    Always working weekends
    Never rotate shifts
    Picking up other people slack
    Workers are not welcoming to new workers
    Management is rude and show favoritism


  10. "I had a bad experience but overall it is a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors full-time

    Pros

    The discount is nice. The scheduling is flexible. One of my favorite managers I met at this job.

    Cons

    The new hire paperwork was done wrong when I was hired and I wasn't paid for a month and a half due to a filing issue. Corporate eventually back paid me but they would not compensate for any accumulated sick time or other benefits that were lost.


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