Pros: discount, laid back, easy
Cons: get out late, stupid managers
Academy is good at making sure you have all the right answers to ensure that you give the the best customer service.
Working there for 3 years I learned alot, from working from the fiiting room, doing carry out and doing fishing licenses, The longer you work there the more you learn. Being a college student is good fit for working at Academy, they will – more... work with your school schedule, they make you submit a copy of your school scehdule. A con of working for Academy is at weekends we can be there as late as 3am getting ready for a corporate visit, all depends on what time the store director decides to leave.
They pay all depends where you live, after 3 months they give u a raise, after that you will get an annually raise based on an evaluation, a manager will only evaluate everything in writing, then a system will decide your pay raise based on how well the evalutaion went, it could be from 10cents up to 50cents for just part timers, kinda sucks.
Hours are pretty good depending where the store is located, if at busy city, and depends on season. It will be slow at times but thats retail.
Overall Academy is ok to work at just for a college student, and if you are a girl do not be discouraged to work there if all you see is guys, sometimes they need a girls mind to solve solutions. – less