5001 to 10000 Employees
Academy Sports + Outdoors
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Overall the company and the initiatives that the teams were focused on were satisfactory. I was a little disappointed in seeing that the old boys club mentality was still very prevalent in the workplace and in sports, especially since women have come so far in the industry. At times male co-workers were favored over women to take on special projects or be a part of incentive programs. On the cusp of me parting ways, I did notice some movement in the direction of promoting women into leadership roles. But still very minimal.
Not recommended for employment. They do not take HR issues seriously. I was involved in a sexual harassment case against a manager. I was employed there for 3+ years and the manager for less than one. The case was dropped and merely swept under a rug. Nothing was ever brought to me about this decision, and continued to have me close by myself with the same manager.
Awful place to work. Male dominance, and management makes decisions off of personal feelings. Treats employees, especially women, unfairly.
I was treated poorly from day one and ultimately forced out.
The location that I work at treats everyone different. They give raises to people who don’t do hardly any work or no work at all. They show favoritism to those who suck up to them. I wouldn’t recommend anyone to work here! Also, the whole management staff are males; the female was fired because of 2 people didn’t like her. She was the nicest manager I had ever worked with; and she was the one that hired me! Overall poor grade from me.
Company is currently restructuring and updating technology but lacks support for initiatives for improvement in process workflow.. They are about a decade behind the industry regarding technology and it creates an environment of chaos and limited controls for workflow. The upper management/executive management vocalizes open door policies but in practicality it is not actually practiced and can be detrimental to an employee who takes them seriously. Vacation is a very weak offering and in order to use vacation that you were allotted - you must "earn" the vacation hours in increments with no freedom to use the time at will or "borrow" time to be reduced after meeting the required hours worked first. The pay is not terrible but needs to be addressed in order to bring in serious candidates with experience. The company is really great at being an equal opportunity employer but does not always value current employees and talents; often times bringing in new hires over existing, highly qualified, employees.
They officially say everyone is "equal", but women are treated second class. We were consistently treated like we were inadequate and talked down to (even yelled at) while I was working there. To the point that good employees quit because they knew they deserved better. The turn over rate is high due to low compensation rate and understaffing- leaving everyone overworked and under paid. This is a horrible place to work.
For a retail company, fantastic place to work. Almost all of the downsides are due to the type of work.
I worked for the company for ten years. Much of the culture change came from the transition from family owned business to something larger, but within my individual store, things got worse after the managerial staff became entirely populated by male managers. They promoted less experienced associates to positions of power, and would routinely make inappropriate comments that went against HR training. I enjoyed my time there when there were more women in charge, and feel like a better gender balance in management would have made the working environment less toxic during my last few years there.
Management is horrible. Completely toxic environment.
Most of management is understanding and very professional. I wish they would fire certain people, but they seem to just wait for people to quit on their own. Pay is awful, but that's to be expected of a part time minimum wage gig. It's a good place for those in school, they are very accommodating for school schedules.
I opened this store, still have close friends in management, and can verify the sexual harassment claims started the first week and never let up. Corporate HR would fly out, not even speak to the parties reported, then leave. One senior mgr was on camera, grabbing a female on the rear, didn't get fired for 1 month, but then only because he addressed it in a morning meeting.
Great company to work for if you are attending college or if you are given a set schedule. I was there when they went from family owned to corporately owned there were a lot of negative changes. Most were just trying to protect themselves as a company, which is understandable. This is not a good place to work if you have an unpredictable home life as they work on a points system and if you are tardy or late there are points added up against you when you go to clock in.
The upper management is very indifferent and often goes back on promises made in the hiring process. According to transfers, this may be a company-wide issue.
Boss once told me that my husband needed to give me a fat lip. He ignored a female associate's complaints about sexual harassment instead of reporting the other man like he should have. Not what I would call a female friendly place.
When you work full time here you can get up to 40 hours a week but a lot of the time your lucky to get 20 Part time positions can get as little as 6 hours a week so whould be good for a high school kid trying to make some play money.
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