Academy Sports + Outdoors Employee Reviews

3.6
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Demanding, but a good experience
Recieving team member (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 15, 2018
It was a great experience, but it depends on the manager(s) and supervisor(s). Many were easygoing & fair, while others were too lax or too demanding and outright rude to their subordinates & customers.
The hours were difficult to manage, but some of the mangers were open to the needs of their crew & would fix them at the crew members behest..
Pros
No minimum wage, plenty of employment opportunities flexible hours.
Cons
selfish managers, strange hours
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4.0
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Nice place to work at and good with hours
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  McKinney, TXAugust 14, 2018
Academy is a great place to work at co workers are nice and hardworking. Manager will help the with the best of there ability to help you out and keep the place a friendly environment.
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4.0
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Great Corporate Culture and Work Life Balance
Contractor, Corporate Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Katy, TXAugust 14, 2018
Very stable, fast growing, company with amazing benefits work life balance and corporate culture. Amazing and caring co workers lots of employee engagement programs and training as well.
Pros
Work Life Balance
Cons
No commuting available
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1.0
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just dont suggest working here
Merchandiser/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Metairie, LAAugust 14, 2018
no communication. the managers say they care but they don't. if your not a favorite then don't look for any kind of promotion. the pay isn't enough to live off of. constant cut hours. no team work. the associates never follow any kind of rules or guidelines. too much drama and rumors.
Pros
none
Cons
everything about the company and how it works
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4.0
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Fun place to work
Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, ALAugust 14, 2018
Great place to work but it’s hard to move up in the company. The workers are great Managers are awesome but they don’t treat all employees the same. The pay is great. The only thing I would change is the hours of the store
Pros
Discounts
Cons
Working weekends
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absolute joke of a management team
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX-Research locationAugust 13, 2018
The store and assistant store director were especially cruel to their employees, especially during peak times. Would not wish this company on my worst enemy.
Pros
discounted items
Cons
everything else
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2.0
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Dull and tiring but typical for retail.
Freight Team Member/Team Sports Associate (Current Employee) –  Flower Mound, TXAugust 13, 2018
Academy isn't a bad stepping stone job but don't expect to get very much opportunity to advance or gratitude for your work. Full timers are typically taken advantage of and worked to the bone while part timers or teenagers are ignored when they end up doing nothing but stand around. Expected to do more work in less hours if store needs to cut hours. Most people think that the customers or stocking is the hardest thing about retail, not with Academy. The double standards and unfair treatment between workers and leads or managers is whats hardest. Benefits are very good however pay is not.
Pros
Benefits, moderate work hours per week, discounts
Cons
incosistant, exhausting, low pay, little opportunity
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4.0
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Academy is a fast paced company with many benefits.
Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Flower Mound, TXAugust 13, 2018
Work at academy had very noticeable swings. There would be no one in the store to completely backed up lines at the cash registers within minutes. Preparation is a must. Working with other employees was a rewarding experience.
Pros
Discouts
Cons
No advancement
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3.0
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Lack of mngmnt in some departments..
Apperal associate (Current Employee) –  Weatherford, TXAugust 13, 2018
Part time but full time hours .which is great but didnt get the benifits .worked in several different departments . Always promiced full time position still waiting for it. Front end is understaffed they totally depend on different departments. Makes your own department harder to keep up with
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5.0
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Challenging environment with great management
Footwear Receiving Associate (Former Employee) –  Katy, TXAugust 12, 2018
It was a great place to work where management had everything carefully calculated, everything from the particular to general and viceversa was taken care of.
Pros
Employees could work as many as 80 working hours per week
Cons
To get to the breakroom there was a 15 minutes walking and the lunch is half an hour.
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4.0
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ok company
Research Clerk (Former Employee) –  Jeffersonville, GAAugust 12, 2018
peoples are so out of control in this place they hire anybody; they steal to much and management is nit good at all. but good company to work for overall
Pros
great pay
Cons
nothing
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5.0
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Productive
Cashier and Customer Service (Current Employee) –  West Monroe, LAAugust 11, 2018
It’s kind of a good place to work but they don’t provide air , they allow people to continuously steal every day and do nothing about it very poor security
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2.0
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Out dated way of doing retail.
SALES MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKAugust 11, 2018
If you have hope of growing with your job this isn't the company for you. The communication between store managers, Store Director, and the (DM) was awful!
Pros
Discounts
Cons
Promotions and pay increases.
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3.0
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Great Co-Workers. Poor managment.
Shoe Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Aiken, SCAugust 10, 2018
I absolutely loved all of my co-workers at Academy Sports. The work was easy and the hours are great. Too bad the management is laughable, and the favorites of the management run rampant and ruin it for other workers. Overall cool place to work. Just watch out for idiotic management.
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1.0
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Would not recommend
Team Member (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, LAAugust 9, 2018
Not only is the management unconcerned with the well-being of their employees, but they do not make much effort to better the work place. Favoritism governs the entire company and if you're not one of the favorite FEW, you will be over worked, mistreated, and otherwise ignored. Plus, you don't even get payed enough to buy the products you are selling.
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2.0
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Poor team work
Cashier Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Gretna, LAAugust 9, 2018
Very unorganized their point system is not a fair one. Mangment needs more training the store manager is hands on for the most part and is a nice women and fair for the most part
Pros
Custmers are nice
Cons
Poor mangment
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4.0
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fun job
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Madison, ALAugust 9, 2018
this is a good place to work if you do not need much money. they rotate managers so the overall environment changes every 8 or 9 months. currently our dept manager randomly changes the schedule,forgets what is going on and seems more than a tad scatter brained. this mgr is not the norm, but they are in rotation
Pros
for full time employees there are several benefits, flexible hrs, and good people
Cons
some mgrs make life difficult, low pay
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4.0
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Fast paced environment
Footwear Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXAugust 9, 2018
A fast paced job that was mandatory to keep aisles and shoe shelves tidy. Workday consisted of always keeping shoes straight and clean. Open store at 6 closed at 11.
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4.0
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Steady Environment
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Mount Juliet, TNAugust 8, 2018
Working in retail has its pros and cons. But everyone knows what working in retail is like. Especially through the holidays. Academy sports is a good company to work for.
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4.0
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Great first job for students and young people
APPAREL SALES ASSOCIATE AND CASHIER (Former Employee) –  Hickory, NCAugust 8, 2018
I loved working at Academy. I had some of the funnest managers in the world and my coworkers were great. The holidays were hectic and the hours were long during that time. It was a fairly easy job though and the friendly environment helped a lot..
Pros
Discounts
Cons
No benefits
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