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Academy Sports + Outdoors is a sporting goods discount store chain. It operates over 250 locations, carrying hunting, fishing and camping equipment, sports and recreation products. The epicenter of the company’s business is the greater Houston area. Almost half of its stores are located there, as are the company headquarters and its distribution facility. As a workplace, Academy Sports + Outdoors values teamwork and inclusivity. If you have a passion for providing excellent customer service and want to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy more sports and outdoors, you are invited to take a look at open opportunities.

Company - Private
$2B to $5B
Large
Multiple locations
Niche Retailers
1938
What departments Academy Sports + Outdoors employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation34.1%
Retail13.2%
Management - Other7.8%
Buyers / Purchasers7.5%
General and Operations Managers7.5%
Sales Managers & Supervisors7.2%
Computer / IT5.8%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Academy Sports + Outdoors employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Academy Sports + Outdoors: Newcomers: 29%, Experiencers: 17%, Experts: 17%, Veterans: 37%. Academy Sports + Outdoors employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did Academy Sports + Outdoors employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Academy Sports + Outdoors: Best Buy, Charming Charlie, DICK'S Sporting Goods. Typical Academy Sports + Outdoors employees have worked at Best Buy.
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What industries did Academy Sports + Outdoors employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Academy Sports + Outdoors: Niche Retailers, Clothing Retailers, General Merchandise Retailers, Food & Beverage Retailers, Colleges / Universities. Academy Sports + Outdoors employees most likely com
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Where did Academy Sports + Outdoors employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Academy Sports + Outdoors: Small: 22%, Medium: 7%, Large: 71%. Most Academy Sports + Outdoors employees have previously worked at large companies.
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What did employees at Academy Sports + Outdoors study?
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Where did employees at Academy Sports + Outdoors study?
Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Texas State University
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Academy Sports + Outdoors?
Time employed at Academy Sports + Outdoors: <1: 11%, 1-3: 28%, 4-8: 46%, 9-13: 10%, 14-20: 3%, 20+: 2%. Most Academy Sports + Outdoors employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does Academy Sports + Outdoors rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Academy Sports + Outdoors: 61.8% Male and 38.2% Female. Age ratio at Academy Sports + Outdoors: 16-20: 1%, 21-30: 55%, 31-40: 26%, 41-50: 12%, 51-60: 5%, 60+: 1%. Academy Sports + Outdoors rates - 5.8% less female than the industry av
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What are the top roles at Academy Sports + Outdoors?
Top roles of Academy Sports + Outdoors: Sales Associate, Manager, Cashier, Store Director, Team Lead. The top role at Academy Sports + Outdoors is Sales Associate.
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Cashier
Store Director
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Career advancement

How does Academy Sports + Outdoors rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Academy Sports + Outdoors: medium. Academy Sports + Outdoors ranks medium for career advancement which is above the industry average.
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What companies do Academy Sports + Outdoors employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Academy Sports + Outdoors: Best Buy, DICK'S Sporting Goods, H-E-B, Lowe's, Stage Stores. People who work at Academy Sports + Outdoors most typically go on to work for the Best Buy.
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Logistics Associate
Tyler, TX - May 3, 2022
Not A Safe Environment
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I was harassed majority of my time there . By women and Men! They overworked me and it got very overwhelming mentally and emotionally

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Okay pay with okay benefits
You don’t know when you’re going home
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Retail Project Merchandiser
Huntsville, TX - March 26, 2022
I enjoyed my job, but hated my environment
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I work long hours to complete tasks because for the last 5 years my department has been understaffed and the positions designated to my department were utilized elsewhere and I was left to complete tasks alone. I was written up for attending my father's funeral, then publicly humiliated for not being at work and instead being at my in-law's bedside as he passed away. My manager criticizes every project I complete to corporate standards and tells me how everything I've done is wrong and pointless. The tasks themselves are fulfilling.

Pros and Cons
Fun tasks, co-workers, yearly reviews
Constant change of leadership, no teamwork, no room to move up
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Operations Manager
Portland, TX - December 9, 2021
Toxic Work Culture
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Academy Sports + Outdoors pretend that they are a family-focused company, but they aren't at all. They expect you to work while you're sick (even with a doctor's excuse) and to have no personal life whatsoever. My store director created the most hostile work environment I've ever been in. She would talk to all of the managers about each other's shortcomings and then go back to the other person and tell them that you said the terrible things that she had said about them. She would use this to pit us against each other so that we would rat each other out for any little mistake. She would also use hourly associates and the security cameras to spy on our shifts. If you requested PTO she would make you feel bad about using it and/or would write you up for using it. HR was a nightmare because they changed our rep out every couple months. I worked there for almost 7 years and it was hell. The turnover was so high and they didn't care that people wouldn't stay. Everyone was replaceable.

Pros and Cons
20% Discount, decent salary for managers
Toxic work culture, terrible turnover, no appreciation
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What’s the gender distribution at Academy Sports + Outdoors?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
38.2% female, 61.8% male.
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When was Academy Sports + Outdoors established?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
1938.
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What industry does Academy Sports + Outdoors operate in?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Retail.
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What’s Academy Sports + Outdoors’s yearly revenue?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
$2b to $5b, i think
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What companies are similar to Academy Sports + Outdoors?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Amazon, Cummins, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Gold's Gym, Houston Methodist, JCPenney, The Home Depot, Walmart.
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How often do employees get promoted at Academy Sports + Outdoors ?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
advancement opportunities are medium
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How long do people usually work for Academy Sports + Outdoors?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
4-8 year(s).
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what kind of companies did Academy Sports + Outdoors employees work for?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Large companies before Academy Sports + Outdoors.
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who are employees usually hired by after leaving Academy Sports + Outdoors?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Best Buy, DICK'S Sporting Goods, H-E-B, Lowe's, Self Employed, Stage Stores, The Home Depot, Walmart.
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Who are the top previous employers of Academy Sports + Outdoors employees?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Best Buy, Charming Charlie, DICK'S Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Lowe's, Stage Stores, Target, Walmart.
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How old are Academy Sports + Outdoors’s employees in general?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
around 21-30.
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Where did most of Academy Sports + Outdoors employees go to school?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Houston.
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How often does Academy Sports + Outdoors offer a raise?
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2 years ago
Annual review. At best a cent raise.
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How long does it take to get hired from start to finish?
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7 months ago
It takes around 2 weeks for paper work to get through. You basically have to fill out paper work, give them your id & bank info, and wait for a call for your first day🙂
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7 months ago
It takes about a week after applying online and interviewing.😁
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I have seen they do background check, and it goes pretty long 😶
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8 months ago
It took about a week and a half to get contacted by them, it was the verification and bacground screening time, but still the process can be long as with your probation period
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8 months ago
Two weeks here as well 🤠
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If you were in charge what would you do to make it a better place to work?
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9 months ago
I will try to keep the the diversity🤗
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9 months ago
Leadership to be more connected to all employees especially tenured employees.😍
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What are first shift hours?
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9 months ago
Depends on location.😉
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9 months ago
Normally starts at 8 or 9😄
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I got an interview scheduled here, i would like to get some tips from he people working here or worked here in the past
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8 months ago
be professional and have good work availability 😊
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8 months ago
Don’t stress its easy to clear the interview, just be prepared to answer the company and their business related questions
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What type of background check do they do?
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8 months ago
Just a regular background check😃
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8 months ago
Criminal I believe🧐
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I heard there is some kind employee discount here for full time employees 😜
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9 months ago
Yeah, 20% in some stores, but it's only on regular price not sale items 😋
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9 months ago
20% of all merchanice in the store 🤩
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Little stressfull job, i sometimes worried about my work-life balance 😣
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8 months ago
I dont think, the job is faily good and compensated very well ❤
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8 months ago
there is a season time every year when you need to work more hours, but its oky because in every business you have a season which goes really busy 😇
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If flexible hours that's possible start from 7am to 3pm, morning shift?
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8 months ago
It was easier to choose my own afternoon shift times😉
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8 months ago
work hours are flexible.🤩
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whats the best of part about working here? 😀
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9 months ago
Awesome working culture, pretty good work life balance, ease of working 🥰
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9 months ago
everybody is so friendly, especially the customers, and my team people are very suporting 🥰
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Is there a strict policy on coloured hair?
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8 months ago
I dyed my hair bright red and they didn't have a problem at all😜
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8 months ago
there is not😃
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What are average working hours in non-seasonal months? 🙂
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8 months ago
32 hours is the minimum requirement for full time employees in normal months
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8 months ago
I had the weekend shift that consist of Sat-Mon for 12 hours a day 😇
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What about the drug test upon hiring? 🤔
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8 months ago
yes as a pre employment screen ☺
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8 months ago
No, but if you have an accident / injury they have to for insurance purposes. Also, if they have reason to believe you are under the influence
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what are the employement benefits for full time employees? 😛
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8 months ago
Paid time off and bonus 😋
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8 months ago
employement benefits also include eye care insurance, stock purchases after 1 year employed.
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What is the vacation policy?
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8 months ago
I don't get paid vacations.😭
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8 months ago
About 2 weeks yearly😁
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Does having a low felony turn you away from employment? Even if its a non violent offense.
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8 months ago
Not at all😅
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8 months ago
yes because they don't hire people with felony.
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i joined as an internee at the age of 17, and i learned a lot of things its really a great place with professional people
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8 months ago
Honestly true, very fun and supportive place to work. i really enjoyed working there, I learned so much and they taught me a lot that I needed to learn in my short tenure. I truely recommend working here
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8 months ago
i have seen people are really nice here and very kind to each other, it really makes a great working culture here ❤
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How is your work experience with them?
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7 months ago
I like the people I work with for the most part. Most don't stay long enough😌
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7 months ago
culture was good and balanced😘
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The most important thing to work here is be an extrovert who can talk a lot and can deal all types of customers
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8 months ago
If you working as a salesman, you must have high level of communication skills for sure 😊
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8 months ago
Yes right, i have seen people learn here and they end up with a good sense of customer handling 😇
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How often do raises occur?
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8 months ago
Raises were yearly based on inflation
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8 months ago
Never received a raise with them😢
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What is the best part of working ?
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8 months ago
Working with really nice people and having a good management team.🧡
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8 months ago
Great pay and scheduling!😇
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What is the tattoo/piercing policy?
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9 months ago
There are no rules against tattoos or piercings😅
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9 months ago
There is no policy for tattoo and piercings😊
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Do you get paid weekly or biweekly?
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8 months ago
I'm partime employee and my pay is weekly.🤑
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8 months ago
get paid biweekly
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How old do you have to be work with them?
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9 months ago
18 above.
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9 months ago
you must be 18above to apply fo job.😅
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Really straight forward and awesome team leads with an even better boss. If you see a job posting please apply. Academy is family.🤩
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9 months ago
Co workers was good to work with only downside is you have to work on holidays even on thanksgiving but overall still great place to work😘
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9 months ago
I started out really enjoying it🥰
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