Academy Sports + Outdoors - A good place to work, if you know how to keep people out of your personal life. | Glassdoor
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"A good place to work, if you know how to keep people out of your personal life."

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Current Employee - Team Lead in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Team Lead in Austin, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Very open to advancement opportunities, easy enough place to work, zoning standards higher than most companies. Pretty good pay. Co-workers make it the place that it is.

Cons

Management gossips more than any associate there and will not hesitate to hold personal grudges to stamp out any possibility for advancement if they are caught gossiping.

Advice to Management

Needs to be more level headed management structure, they feel as if they are above the rules. Show up late, leave early. Gossip constantly. Show extreme favoritism.

Other Employee Reviews for Academy Sports + Outdoors

  1. "as far as retail work is concerned, its above average."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good employee benefits,fun merchandise, employees come together as a family easily.

    Cons

    huge disconnect between home office and store level.programs are implemented without thorough testing and evaluation to make sure all components of the store: technology to personnel to how things ring up in a register fail more than they should

    Advice to Management

    there should be a program set in place where no one in the home office from human resource to buyers to distribution center employees don't start their positions until they spend time maybe even a minimum of 6 months working in an actual store to see how their decision-making effects the company at the store level.this company is very loose and sloppy with their procedures and follow up. It could make so much more profit if it would shore up some areas and let the store directors run their store and quit being a "big brother" entity.


  2. "IT Department needs HELP!"

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

    I worked at Academy Sports + Outdoors full-time

    Pros

    Some very nice people to work with. Store discount is great.

    Cons

    There are so many cons to working as a BA at Academy. Upper management is very military driven and most BA's and PM's come from a military background or something other than an actual BA or PM. Highly dysfunctional, zero communication with management, constant changes because of the huge revolving door of people coming and going. Org Chart changes daily, procedures change daily, zero help from Project Managers. If you are looking to find a job where you can play on the internet for just OK money (actually the pay is very low) this is the place you will want to apply. If you want challenge, forget it.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure your IT Department

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