Academy Sports & Outdoors - Started off great, but can be extremely stressful. | Glassdoor
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"Started off great, but can be extremely stressful."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

There is plenty of room to grow and work your way up. Easy networking throughout the company.

Cons

Home-life/personal time is non-existent, internal/external partnership (vendors and between departments) is poor, "every man for himself" atmosphere even within a single team.

Advice to Management

Encouragement can go a long way. Being more selective of hiring would help the performance.

Other Employee Reviews for Academy Sports & Outdoors

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Did not welcome outside experience or methods"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Academy Sports & Outdoors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location of Corporate Office is outside of Houston

    Cons

    Top level push down of planning metrics. Did things one way. Did not want to you to use prior experience to help build area.

    Advice to Management

    You say you want experience during the interview to help build the company and drive results....at least listen to the thought process before you dismiss.


  2. "Apparel Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Academy Sports & Outdoors part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    20% Discount
    Works well with college schedule
    Never a shortage of stuff to buy there
    Great store that sells great product

    Cons

    -retail hours(inconsistant, sometimes way too much, sometimes 10 hours a week or less)
    -Better hope management isn't stupid(Actually look at your availability and keep it)
    -Raises by and far do not happen, and if they do they are a joke

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