Topics regarding layoffs at Academy Sports & Outdoors

Topics regarding layoffs at Academy Sports & Outdoors

Layoff probability

Might as well go ahead and plop a new post here so we can keep track of the layoffs as they happen here. The covid effect on sales is over completely. No more stimmy or eviction bans to artificially prop up economy. Gonna have to walk on our own... — read more 

| 1471 views | | 5 replies (last August 30)
Post ID: @OP+1kTjdOiH

Is the party over?

First off let's be honest. The coronavirus SAVED us. If you think our move to go public wasn't in large part due to the unsustainable rona bump in sales due to the fact we were one of the few stores to remain open and all that stimulus, student loan... — read more 

| 1632 views | | 2 replies (last September 25, 2022)
Post ID: @OP+1igwMjzy

Who will stay here?

The trend of leaving is worrying. Several of my colleagues have left recently and only one of them has been replaced. It's as if no one wants to work here anymore? What is the management doing in this regard, to at least slow down the... — read more 

The Resignation Reckoning

Now that bonuses have been processed through payroll, the resignations will begin. The losses will be staggering. The new money millionaire executives will also depart leaving few who actually care. That won't be enough.

I hate this time of year

We are overworked as it is and now we'll be expected to take on even more because the company is too cheap to hire enough people to properly cover the holiday season. If we were at least properly rewarded for it I wouldn't mind as much. But what we... — read more 

| 1803 views | | 2 replies (last October 25, 2021)
Post ID: @OP+1dnueaEy

Discuss your wages

If you are currently employed with Academy, discuss your wages. You are likely being screwed! I worked for Academy for less than a year, leaving earlier this month. As Operations lead I was making $16.95 an hour. A month before leaving I was moved to... — read more 

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Post ID: @OP+1cuwLpct

Cutting Hours

It is amazing that Academy keeps cutting hours. There are always long lines at the registers and even though they got an infusion of cash by going public, they keep cutting hours!

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Post ID: @OP+1b9FKdTN

My store won't shut down

There's going to be ice all over the roads Monday but the store won't shut down. People in my area don't know how to drive on ice as evidenced by the 100 car pileup in Forth Worth and the 15 car pile up near Magnolia. Even the county judge and... — read more 

| 1858 views | | 1 reply (February 13, 2021)
Post ID: @OP+19o3MK7g

I wish my store would close

There's no point in keeping it open. Sales are down drastically and I'm not surprised. You can only pester people for so long by trying to get them to sign up for something completely unrelated to what they came into the store for (yes, I'm talking... — read more 

| 2265 views | | 2 replies (last February 13, 2021)
Post ID: @OP+18tA59Wo

Credit Cards are predatory

I have worked for Academy for close to 14 years and when I first started working for the company, they didn't force us to push credit cards on people. I am always feeling extremely guilty and sad. I feel like a total piece of c-ap for pushing debt on... — read more 

| 2260 views | | 2 replies (last September 11, 2020)
Post ID: @OP+16QGLoe5


When is the Academy going bankrupt and shed stores and employees? It's been lingering in a near-bankruptcy state for a long time. The company keeps trying to bank on eCommerce to save itself but everyone knows there is nothing that Academy carries... — read more 

Bloody Wednesday....

Hate days like this.... I have been through this a couple of times and the way it’s handled is always scary. Praying for you folks in the field, and those let go of from Corp today. Some good people were dismissed.... :( Making money hand over... — read more 

| 2596 views | | 3 replies (last June 10, 2020)
Post ID: @OP+15heReqY


In light of recent payouts, furloughs, etc at what point is the short term gain of a few dollars not outweighs the long term hit to TM morale? I want to see Academy succeed but am nervous we are being shortsighted. Restore pay, bring workers back... — read more 

So much for loyalty

I was furloughed too. Reason given was that they needed to keep associates that were multifunctional and able to work different areas of the store. I have been with the company for 5 years in the fall and have worked in outdoors, cashier, AP/LP, SFS... — read more 

| 1908 views | | 1 reply (April 22, 2020)
Post ID: @OP+14sTstAV

massive layoffs incoming

You probably already know but the meeting with Ken Hicks on Friday confirmed it. Associates are being asked to be put on a list to work at the dc since no stores are making money. Nothing will ever be the same

Credit card applications

I'm so tired of having to harass our customers about filling out a credit card application. Yes, some will do it in the end, but will they ever be back is another issue. It's like it's hard to understand that a customer that feels forced into doing... — read more 

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Post ID: @OP+12HZ3Ekl

Stealth layoff/downsizing

Looks like new strategy is to cut specific departments and positions. Baling water to try to keep ship afloat. Maybe it will work, at least for short term. Gotta give the private equity overlords some blood to keep them in the game.

| 3506 views | | 8 replies (last March 14, 2020)
Post ID: @OP+10STTCa6

It does not make sense

To work this hard only to see daily negative comps for reasons I and my peers can’t affect is soul crushing. We all know where the problems are. The refusal of leadership to acknowledge and do something about it, and continue to expect more with... — read more 

Are we this desperate for employees?

In all honesty, I hope there is a layoffs round that will get rid of the many employees who either do nothing or, if they do, they end up messing things up for all of us. I’m not holding my breath for it to happen, though. This company knows nothing... — read more 

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Post ID: @OP+YLMuC6O

Moody's Downgraded Acadmey ratings....1.8 Billion dollar debt due 2022 they do not think Academy will be able to cover it.

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") downgraded Academy, Ltd.'s ("Academy") Corporate Family Rating ("CFR") to Caa1 from B3 and Probability of Default Rating ("PDR") to Caa1-PD from B3-PD. Concurrently, Moody's downgraded the company's senior... — read more 

| 6435 views | | 9 replies (last December 21, 2019)
Post ID: @OP+Y2fwVaW

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