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Receiving Clerk (Current Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKOctober 21, 2018
Not room for advancement, no open door policy. No communication with employees, favoritism, did not feel comfortable talking with management. Never tried to make me feel i was valuable
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Dont do it !!!
Shift Manager (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXOctober 21, 2018
Terrible circumstances to work under, nothing was ever good enought and thats coming from someone with very high work ethic. Nobody is ever happy, not one person on staff was happy.
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Kohls warehouse (Current Employee) –  Macon gaOctober 19, 2018
I love working at academy . They had great manager . They always look out for you as long as you come to work ready to work . I learn how to really work retail .
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Relaxed and fun to work at.
Stocker (Former Employee) –  Sherman, TXOctober 17, 2018
Essentially its really easy but, the hours are just terrible for me. Doesn’t mean they’re gonna be bad for you. I had to work from 4am-1pm at most. I personally dislike those hours.
Pros
20% discount on almost everything
Cons
You have to call in right before your shift.
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Fun
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Arlington, TXOctober 16, 2018
Busy workday in the morning if you work the warehouse. It is a great job if you decide to work there. I enjoyed it very much. Pay is decent, but you got to enjoy it
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Normal Retail Job
Hunting and Fishing Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Macon, GAOctober 16, 2018
Academy is your typical retail environment. The DM for my district is hands-on in his approach to the stores, but it never comes across as unnecessary or heavy-handed. Pay is decent, but only compared to other retail locations in my area. Not a bad option at all if you're looking to make a career out of retail. Advancement opportunities are there for employees that want them.
Pros
A focus on building a team in the store instead of a collection of employees.
Cons
Until reaching management, pay is on the low end at best.
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Productive Workplace
Shoe Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Paducah, KYOctober 13, 2018
It’s a good place to work cause everyone is nice and being there we come together often to make sure things aren’t overwhelming for one another and we do are best to make are qualifications by greeting everyone from the door and making sure they have a great experience when coming to academy sports & outdoors
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Fun and educational
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Sherman, TXOctober 13, 2018
Academy was a pretty good place to work. They had a different type of customers than most retail stores. Management was great and plenty of opportunities for advancement.
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Casual environment
Merchandise Planner (Former Employee) –  Katy, TXOctober 12, 2018
Started out with a great work/life balance but over the years has changed to be not so great. The casual dress code is a plus. Coworkers were mostly pleasant.
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Productive Company
Housekeeping (Current Employee) –  Hattiesburg, MSOctober 11, 2018
I love working at Academy Sports and Outdoors. This is is a good company to work for and I would recommend this job to anyone. This job has prepared me to work in the job force.
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Productive and collaborative workplace
Operations Manager, Hardlines/Shipping and Returns (Former Employee) –  Jeffersonville, GAOctober 11, 2018
Managements typical workday began an hour prior to start of shift and ended approximately one hour after end of shift. The initial hour was to review the days workload, adjust staffing needs accordingly and flex labor to partner departments to assist when needed. A very welcoming and mentoring culture, though the systematic limitations of the facility were somewhat less than I was accustomed to in so far as workload viability of workload and progress against projected goals. Manual processes in some cases as opposed to wms system tools to monitor and maintain flow. The most enjoyable part of my experience at Academy Sports was without doubt the teams, managers, supervisors and hourly team members working in concert to achieve facility goals with no real conflict between departments or shifts.
Pros
Clean, safe facility with food vendor services onsite(cafeteria)
Cons
n/a
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Excellent customer service (Former Employee) –  Evans, GAOctober 11, 2018
Customer service along with in store preparation and marketing along with maintenance of the daily operations of the phone and sales of the products are supported
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Very fun job, alwasys doing something
Team sports Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXOctober 9, 2018
The day goes by pretty quickly because you are always moving adn helping customers. The only undesirable part is if you work in any department with apparel in it.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
poor management, cant advance
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Productive fun and challenging
Logistics Manager (Current Employee) –  Odessa, TXOctober 8, 2018
Overall Academy sports takes really good care of their associates . They implement training practices that helps them prepare for their duties and tasks that associates and managers have to take part in.
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Always interesting
Hunting and Fishing Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Katy, TXOctober 8, 2018
It was a great experience working with firearms and discussing with people about firearms. But the management was terrible, they didnt teach you anything. You would have to learn by making mistakes.
Pros
Mandatory lunch breaks, leniant hours
Cons
Managment was terrible, some areas were poorly ran
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good, fun place to work
Merchandising Specialist (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, ALOctober 8, 2018
Company would work around school schedule if needed and encouraged you to try different departments within the store. They frequently had employee appreciation events to let us know they value our hard work. As long as you were good, hard worker, the possibilities were definitely there for you.
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Ok
Apparel Associate (Current Employee) –  1604 & Gold Canyon San Antonio, TXOctober 8, 2018
Management at 1604 & Gold Canyon location are rude. They believe they can talk to you however they wish. They never ask you to complete tasks rather demand you to do so. Training doesn't exist here. You have to do it yourself, and once you ask for help you're given attitude. closing shifts here are decent, they are very strict with closing expectations and expect to get off at midnight on a good day.
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Great coworkers!
Operations Sr. Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Rogers, AROctober 8, 2018
Fun work environment if you are not affraid of actually working and not standing around. Most managers are willing to work with your schedule to meet your needs. Depending on the department, your day usually goes by fast.
Pros
Flexable schedule
Cons
workload vs timeframe
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Fun working environment
Receiving Associate (Current Employee) –  Elizabethtown, KYOctober 4, 2018
At academy sports and outdoors everyone likes to cut loose a little and break the monotony of a typical work day, everyone tries their best to work through the day without getting stressed or overwhelmed with work that needs to be done.
Pros
Flexible about everything
Cons
Management are hypocrites
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Boring Part-time job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Jonesboro, AROctober 3, 2018
A typical day at work was extremely slow paced. Constantly checking the clock waiting to go home. You can only organize things so much when customers do not need help. Academy could afford to have half the employees.
Pros
Great for lazy workers.
Cons
Not enough work to go around. Boring.
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