No one I work with has had to complete one but the company does give them if given a reason, such as an injury on the job or behavior they deem necessitates a drug test
It took about a week and a half to get contacted by them but from the time I was contacted to a job offer was 2 weeks, so all said and done about a month for the whole process including the background check
At my Academy, they had either a usual blue academy shirt that had to be tucked in. They also allowed different shirts they would allow to be work that were Magellan. A blue Magellan fishing shirt is a popular option (due to it doesn’t have to be tucked in), and they sold it for pretty cheap. Also have a long sleeve version that doesn’t have to be tucked in. Pants include khakis, jeans that have no crazy stitching or designs, or other “bland” colors of khakis. (Black, grey, or tan). Be sure to wear super comfortable shoes.
I was a receiving team member and the co workers was very lazy they would see you struggling and they just look at you don't even offer to help I would never go back to that job every again
It can be a bit busy and stressful at times but as long as you stay busy and do your best to help the customers, you will do fine.
To me, the most stressful part of the job has to be pushing the Academy Sports Credit Card.
I’m a current employee. Academy now has their own credit card and is pushing us hard to get customers to sign-up. I’ve had zero sign-ups since I joined the company, and because of that, had to attend a mandatory one-hour meeting (on my day-off), for a refresher course....or face the consequences.
I’m not the perfect employee, far from it. But I always strive to be my best on each and every shift. I’m always on time; I rarely, if ever, call in; I do whatever I’m told without question. I’ve fulfilled just about every criteria that’s required of me, but because I’ve failed in just one area, I get punished for it. This is more than just a matter of fairness, but also a matter of what’s right and wrong. Forcing a person to come in on his or her day off is just not good business. It makes for angry employees and low morale. For instance, I had to cancel a family reunion planned for today, but had to cancel just so I could attend this mandatory meeting. My wife and her family were VERY disappointed, and are strongly reconsidering giving Academy their business.
And to make matters worse, I live about 30 minutes away, which makes for a round-trip of over an hour. I used up over a quarter-tank of gas, not to mention the wear-and-tear on my car.
If I had volunteered to work, or had been asked to work OT, then it would’ve been worth the drive, but to be forced to come in, and only for an hour, is just ridiculous.
I’ve tried finding Academy’s online site to voice my opinion, but was unable to find any, so I’m posting here to warn everyone about Academy’s stance on their credit cards.
32 hours is the minimum requirement for full time and they can't send you home early without asking. Part time is any time, could be 10 hours could be 25.
What would you suggest Academy Sports + Outdoors management do to prevent others from leaving?
Help your associates out!!! Schedule enough people so that there is proper coverage! Appreciate the hard work your associates put in day in and day out. Crack down on team leads and make sure they actually do things as well, rather than walk around and do nothing. Make sure all managers are on the same page, so things actually get done the right way the first time around. And don’t talk down on or give attitude to the associates that help out the most.