Academy Sports + Outdoors

Working at Academy Sports + Outdoors: Company Overview and Reviews

Academy Sports + Outdoors
Academy Sports + Outdoors
3.4
5618 reviews
Academy Sports + Outdoors Ratings
3.4
Average rating of 5618 reviews on Indeed
3.3Work-Life Balance
3.1Pay & Benefits
3.0Job Security & Advancement
3.0Management
3.2Culture
Headquarters
Katy Texas, United States
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
$1B to $5B (USD)
Industry
Retail

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153 salaries reported
$12.66
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$7.25-$19.00
Salary Satisfaction
41%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 9897 reviews
Benefits
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
401k
Paid Time Off
Stock Options
Discounts

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Overall Reviews at Academy Sports + Outdoors

3.0
Retail Sales Associate | Elizabethtown, KY | Dec 4, 2018
Enjoyable Job; Advancement unknown
As an associate at Academy Sports & Outdoors, I've enjoyed my job and experience with other associates and customers alike. The job can be demanding. With a little effort, the requirements of the job can be achieved in a work required and self satisfactory manner. My particular job requires me to check online orders, collect merchandise for the fulfillment of said orders, and to process and package the orders for pick-up and shipment to the proper customers. Other duties depended on need. For example, direct shipping of items apart from the Ship-From-Store system, unloading trucks delivering goods from Academy's Distribution Center, customer assistance, store maintenance, stock control, and anything else asked of me. I did learn a few things during my time at Academy. How to operate a walkie stacker, use of Oracle Inventory Management System, and more. Much of what I learned, I learned with simple self directed research. Some thing were taught to me. Thankfully I learn quickly. As far as the management goes in the store I work at, I find it somewhat unstable. While I hold no ill against the current management, I am not impressed with the amount of management turnover. While I expect the "Lead" positions to fluctuate, the store and upper management position seem very unstable. In a three year period the Store Director position has changed holders 4 times if I am counting correctly. The three other upper management positions have also changed as much. I believe th
Pros20% employee discount on Non-Hot Deal merchandise
ConsUnstable hours, both in scheduling and durration
3.0
Packer | Cookeville, TN | Mar 4, 2021
Picker/Packer
In a nut shell, I actually did enjoy working here and would go back in a heartbeat if they paid more. It was an easy job once you get the hang of all the different functions on the scan tool. The days usually went by fast and was great to only work M-Th. I was a temp-to-hire and while the benefits were better once I was officially hired on, I regretted not staying a temp due to the fact that it was only a minor pay increase and I was then required to work mandatory overtime (as a temp, we were not required to work mandatory overtime but were given the opportunity if we wanted). Be aware that mandatory overtime is implemented on very short notice. The biggest issues I personally had seemed to mainly be common sense/courtesy items such as shift workers not cleaning up after themselves. Workers would not empty the garbages (leaving them constantly overflowing and/or tossing garbage on the floor next to the garbage can or not replacing the bag liner before tossing in open drinks), not picking up packing material that fall out of the boxes when they pull products for an order (leaving the aisles riddled with plastic, tissue paper, or busted hangers), and lastly (my biggest pet peeve) was workers who would pull the last product and leave the empty box on the shelf and/or not take the extra 5 seconds to stack them efficiently on the pallets (which were roughly placed every 25 feet for this purpose). Workers would often even waste their energy hide boxes behind or between other lar
ProsEvery Friday off (unless overtime), learn new skills, Manager
ConsOnly one 15 minute break/30 min lunch for 10-hour shift, pay
3.0
Retail Sales Associate | San Antonio, TX | May 26, 2017
Good for Part-Time only
When I first started working at Academy it was a pretty good experience. The pay was just above minimum wage and I was working roughly 3-4 days a week. The work I was doing consisted of basic merchandising, cleaning up, answering the phone, and of course customer service and sales. Not all that stressful, really. When I moved from part-time to full-time, however, is when things started getting worse--quickly. They like to stack a ton of responsibilities on you and have unrealistic expectations for the amount of work one person can get done. Basically, expect your personal life to vanish because they expect you to live for them. It was impossible to request time off, even with a month of advanced notice. They wanted me to work sometimes two + hours past my scheduled time, which was hard because I had school at the time and would be late for classes (I had to drop one class). If you were unlucky enough to get a closing shift you were often there until 3:00 a.m. and they were very fond of 'turn around' shifts. Meaning, you'd work a closing shift, get off around 2:00 a.m. and then have to come back at 6:00 a.m. You won't get paid enough for what you do. Many times I was left to manage up to 3 departments by myself and -still- complete all of my daily tasks for my own and often times (I was a hunting and fishing associate) I was stuck behind the gun-bar, unable to really move or assist customers. This was no excuse for not completing tasks however, and the managers handed
Proscompany benefits, above minimum wage pay, fun enviornment, 30 minutes to 1 hour lunches
Constoo much work, unrealistic expectations, less than desierable management, lack of advancements, favoritism, lack of time off, under paid if full-time, scheduling was never accommodating
2.0
Assistant Manager | Warner Robins, GA | Jul 28, 2015
Generic Retail
The employee discount is great, the 401k plan is good, the rest of the benefits are average and ONLY offered to full-timers which only average one to two per department. The schedule rotates daily so you close then open a lot (even managers), very difficult to have a personal life outside work. If you want more hours have an open availability but be subjected to the close/open schedule. If you want a few hours then close your availability to just M-F in the evenings and they don't have much of a choice but to work you then. Customers call the customer service line with the most ridiculous complaints (half aren't even remotely true) and corporate will not stand behind the store. Everything possible is done to appease the customer and then management/associates are scolded without consideration of their side of the complaint. Customers who call to complain about policies (baseball bat return policy for example -- no refund without original plastic wrapper intact) are usually given in to without question due to their complaint. Employees feel they are walked over and have no support as a result. The customer service line is not familiar with most of the policies of the company. The management team was great, with the exception of one. They all worked beside the associates and just as hard. The one showed favoritism with $1 merit increases and "come and go as you want" schedules for favorites among other things. The associates made it a fun place to work, mostly acted
ProsEmployee discount, great managers (with exception of one), good product selection, an hour for lunch when working a full shift, associates act as family
Consinconsistent schedules, no benefits for part-timers, corporate is disconnected from stores, no sense of job security, no HR in the stores, very little chance of promotion
2.0
Senior Team Leader | Norman, OK | Sep 20, 2015
As an employee your are expendable.
The Culture as a whole at Academy is that the job is important and the people who do it are not. In general they ask a lot and do not compensate or work with employees. The expectation to come to work to work is excellent, but the culture is such that there is little to know accountability within the management structure. Those the managers lean favorably on need do little to no work. Most of the time work falls to the select few in the building that do more than half the work in any one department. The remaining staff pick up the other 50%. The good ol boy system is alive and well there with no real accountability. As a member of management it was better to fire someone who has hr complaints than it is to enforce changes on management. As a manager it was very hard to fire people for unwillingness to work and attendance, but if higher member of management wanted someone gone they needed little to know reason to get them gone. It was all politics and the performance mattered little to none at the end of the day. They felt it was better to use whoever they could get to do the job and if there was a problem, fire them and get someone else. Regardless of the problem. Someone didn't want to work with a manager due to physical harassment and inappropriate touching, so they would pull hours off that person rather than deal with the harassment issues. The normal way manager issues were handled was transfer to another store. They were generally unwilling to involve
ConsNo recognition or compensation, no raises, no accountability.
2.0
Cashier | Thibodaux, LA | Jun 17, 2020
Felt perfect at first, ended up wrecking my mental health.
I loved the job at first because the hiring process was simple and the training was pretty thorough. I worked on the sales floor as a cashier. Being a cashier was pretty simple, but things got increasingly complicated when they introduced new rules about who was authorized to do what on the registers. They also didn't handle the COVID-19 crisis well AT ALL and were slow to respond to it in the first place. Cashiers had NO HAND SANITIZER and had to use disinfectant spray on their hands because there was no other option, especially while we were handling people's money. The team leads were nice and helpful in general, but some got frustrated easily because management would harp on them about keeping cashiers in line. We would be told to stay at our registers, but then get fussed for "just standing there," so we would then be told to zone, but get fussed for not being at our registers. Customers were often extremely rude to cashiers, even blaming cashiers for problems that weren't their fault. No one would back the cashiers up on this. When customers were anti-Semitic towards me, their response was "brush it off." I stopped reporting it when it would happen because I knew the response I would get. They are pretty flexible with scheduling considering many employees are in college, but when my college schedule got complicated, they did not want to work with me on organizing a schedule. They wouldn't tell you what days you were working until a week before or less. You never knew wh
Prosmoderately flexible schedule, friendly co-workers, thorough training, quick hiring process, employee discount, fair pay
Consbad management, stressful rush hours, rude customers, no consideration for employees' health, difficult scheduling, constant surveillance, intense push from management to sign customers up for credit cards, movement from task-to-task
3.0
Logistics Associate | Mansfield, TX | Mar 8, 2020
A good place to work (sometimes)
Academy expects much from their employees, and I truly believe that I’ve met nearly every criteria. But the one area I’ve fallen short on is getting customers to sign-up for the new Academy Sports credit card. The management is constantly pushing us to get as many people as possible to sign-up But recently they’ve ratcheted up the pressure. We now have a daily quota of 1-3. If we’ve had none for the month, then we are required to come in on a Sunday (which is my day off), for a “re-training session” that lasts an hour. If we don’t show, then there will be CONSEQUENCES! I highly question the legalities of this, but do not have the time, money or resources to pursue the matter further. I’m not making enough money to consult with a labor attorney, nor do I have time to navigate the labyrinthine websites of the appropriate labor departments at the the city, state and federal levels. An Academy CC has many advantages, but they pale in comparison to most of the other CC’s out there. Put simply, in this day and age of ever tighter economics, most people don’t feel an overwhelming need to apply for another CC that offers little to no additional advantages to what they already have. And besides, an Academy CC can only be used at Academy stores, which, IMHO, makes it nearly worthless. I consider myself to be a good employee, with an almost perfect attendance record. I work efficiently to get my job done, and will often seek out other areas that need help. But because
3.0
Retail Sales Associate | Cumming, GA | Oct 20, 2015
A good company, but my store had awful management.
I worked for academy for 1 year and a couple of days. The turn over rate at my store was atrocious. After working here a couple of months, I was the most senior employee in my department. Most people work here a month or two then get smart and leave. I stuck around because I kept getting promised a promotion that I never saw. The company overall, is great. My experience was mostly just with my one store (in Cumming, Ga.). I traveled to a store in Spartinburg to work some overnight shifts to help set up their store, got tons over overtime, that i was never paid for. That is my only experience with any store that wasn't mine. Management is the biggest problem here. One of my managers, lets call him V, in particular. He was reported more than once for being sexist,and verbally abusive. Nothing was done about it. In fact, he was promoted when the store director was fired for having "relations" with an employee. I witnessed his sexism and verbal abuse first hand. Once he told me I couldn't transfer to work at the gun counter, because they only needed pretty girls over there, because they would "sell more guns". Another time, right before closing, he yelled and cursed myself and several other employees for following the directions of another manager, and not him, while customers were still in the department. I don't know about you, but I refuse to work for someone who is going to call me names. I put my 2 weeks in the next day. Other members of my management team were not so
Prosgreat coworkers, fun atmosphere, easy work
Consawful management, hours always getting cut, no promotions.
2.0
Customer Service Associate / Cashier | Austin, TX | Sep 8, 2017
Would not recommend.
I wouldn't recommend working here. The way to get any days off, you have to do stuff for the store director. Like, asking every single person if they would like to apply for a credit card and hope they're approved. Do you know how many people actually want a credit card? Also, they make you staple surveys on receipts for every single customer. I absolutely do not mind being kind to the customers but with everything they make us do, it's almost impossible to keep the customers happy. Everyday is busy, what makes the days even more busy, is having to look up SKU's for items that don't have tags. It takes up so much time and when we needed help from the managers, it would take an even longer time for them to come to our registers. The managers make you ask people so many questions, which was frustrating because of how busy it is and you can see the frustration in the customers. If Academy wanted to keep customers happy, they should actually be one, when it's busy, cashiers asking a bunch of questions, when they've had a long day at work or school. Then they'll see how annoying all those questions they make cashiers ask customers can be. Most people want to get in and get out with great customer service, nothing more, nothing less. As for the managing, they're great people but when I was being interviewed, I was told that after a month of doing everything they wanted, I would get a raise. Never got that raise. I was also told that we would get paid time off after working there fo
ProsHour lunch, paid vacation time (after working for 6 months)
ConsPoor scheduling, low pay, busy and employee shortage
2.0
Customer Service Associate / Cashier | Austin, TX | Aug 2, 2013
A challenge I did not expect.
Working for Academy Sports and Outdoors is best described from my experience as challenging. My coworkers continuously made it difficult to have a positive attitude at work, creating drama and rarely doing their jobs correctly. My managers made it even harder; picking favorites, joining their drama, and rarely making any attempt at fairness. Overall, I never felt welcome or appreciated no matter how hard or well I worked. A typical day at work provided at least one coworker crying or complaining about personal problems all day, leaving everyone else to do their work. Typically, only one or two people actually did their required duties, the rest either leaving it uncompleted or finding someone else to complete their work. During a typical day of work, I would take care of the Customer Service Department, keeping it clean and organized. I would return and exchange merchandise, answer phone calls for the store, answering questions, and making regular sales. The hardest part of the job was undoubtedly working with my coworkers. As mentioned, drama was their main issue putting work on the back burner. The most enjoyable part of the job without question was helping the customers. When I was able to surprise them with helpful information or when I could save them money, their appreciation motivated me to continuously provide those services to others. The main thing I learned from working at Academy was my level of patience and acceptance. I learned where my breaking point
Pros1 hour lunch if I worked 6 hours or more, Benefits for full time workers after 6 months, Reward program for workers
ConsNo breaks for a six hour shift or less, No opportunities to transfer and learn new departments, Favoritism.

Questions And Answers about Academy Sports + Outdoors

What is the best part of working at Academy Sports + Outdoors?
Asked Nov 22, 2019
Retail environment that you always have stuff to do and people to interact with. Honestly it’s the best part of the job.
Answered Jul 5, 2022
The discount
Answered Jul 5, 2022
Do you drug test
Asked May 15, 2016
Yes I took drag test the same day
Answered May 20, 2022
No you don’t.
Answered Aug 10, 2021
What is a typical day like for you at Academy Sports + Outdoors?
Asked Mar 19, 2020
Ringing out customers
Answered Jun 3, 2022
Running back and forth trying to complete anything for a store manager who can't make up her mind.
Answered Nov 21, 2020
What is the Dress code?
Asked Feb 8, 2017
Dress code is followed complete dress code
Answered May 30, 2022
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.
Answered Aug 17, 2019
How flexible are your working hours at Academy Sports + Outdoors?
Asked Mar 19, 2020
A flexible hours depends on the schedule and you are more likely to be able to have set hours part-time teams members and supervisor controlled hours.
Answered May 20, 2022
Not at all flexible.
Answered Nov 21, 2020