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"Easy Work"

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Former Employee - Hunting/Fishing Associate in Tyler, TX
Former Employee - Hunting/Fishing Associate in Tyler, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Easy Work, flexible hours, work environment

Cons

Boring - lots of down time, frustrating customers, no sales incentives

Other Employee Reviews for Academy Sports + Outdoors

  1. "Adequate Retail Position"

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    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Auburn, AL
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Auburn, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Semi-flexible hours, slightly above minimum pay, clean environment, worked in the same store as my husband, polite managers, night shift usually didn't go much past closing time.

    Cons

    Horrible holiday hours, some managers would keep you well past closing time for no reason, some managers wouldn't work hard enough to listen to your concerns, hours cut with no explanation, team leaders didn't do any work, but expected much from associates, managers didn't know how to floor should be run, planograms didn't have enough space for all the product expected to be placed

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to have a hard and fast rule about how long they can keep employees after closing time. I was an art student, and being kept in the store 2 hours after closing time was not acceptable. Also, team leaders and managers figure out who good workers are and then work them to the bone. This encourages less than perfect performance from normally hard working employees, so as to avoid too many hours during the school year, and too many chores during work hours. An understanding of how long it takes to do certain tasks should prevent too many chores from being assigned. A good leader leads by exmaple, not force, guilt, or shame.


  2. "Good Company with Lots of work to be Done"

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

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

    Pros

    There is tremendous growth and opportunity and almost everyone you work with knows that and is trying to build something special. The company is probably going to go public and will be a national brand.

    Cons

    With all the growth and change, there is a LOT of work to be done. If you want a 35 hour a week job where you surf the internet between meetings this is not the place for you. There are a lot of new people and that brings its own set of challenges.

    There have been losses and in particular one team, the PMO, seems to have suffered the most. (You can tell that from some of the other reviews here). I don't know if that's a function of leadership or the work.

    At this point growth and organizational change is a near constant. If that's something you struggle with (temporary offices while construction is under way, parking challenges, etc) you might wait a few months to submit your application.

    Advice to Management

    Pay just a little more attention to what's happening. You might save some money on future legal fees.

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