Gander Mountain Interview Questions & Reviews
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- Popular Job Titles:
- Sales Associate (17)
- Firearms Sales (4)
- Fishing Sales Associate (2)
- Inventory Analyst (2)
- Upper Management (1)
- Management (1)
- Store Manager (1)
- Store Manager In Training (1)
- Distribution Specialist (1)
- Footwear Sales Associate (1)
- Customer Service Associate (1)
- District Manager (1)
- Receiving Supervisor (1)
- Customer Service Lead (1)
- Customer Service Representative (1)
- Manager (1)
- Zone Supervisor (1)
- Archery Tech (1)
- Fishing Pt (1)
- Apparel Supervisor (1)
- Firearm Sales (1)
- Firearm Sales Associate (1)
- BATF Associate (1)
- Zone Supervisor- Fishing (1)
- Fishing Sales (1)
- Associate (1)
- Zone Manager (1)
Store Manager In Training Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Gander Mountain in May 2014.
Interview Details – Recruiter was great. Very positive and informed. Asked basic management questions and let me know how process should work. District manager called as recruiter said he would but was obviously not into the process at all. Passed me off to a store manager which did not make since when I was a store manager applying for a store manager position? The store manager asked basic questions and wrote down about 4 things? Not in to it either? I had to keep on them to get the rejection notice.. Apparently my 20 years very successful big box (larger than theirs) was not appealing to them? Should have listened to my hunting buddies who said they stink:)
Interview Question – When was your ethics challenged?
Why gander Mountain? Answer Question
Fishing Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Gander Mountain in March 2014.
Interview Details – I applied online on a Monday night and got a call the next day to set up the interview, I decided on that Thursday. When I got there, the front desk was very nice and called the manager to let him know I was there. Went into his office and talked about why I wanted to work there and about my previous jobs. He then called in an associate to do another interview with me. That associate was going to have another come in but she was busy with a customer so that was the end of the interview process. It was a very calm process that lasted maybe at most 20 minuets.
Interview Question – What was my most difficult time handling tasks and how did I handle it? Answer Question
Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Gander Mountain in March 2014.
Interview Details – There were two interviews. The first was with the department manager and the second was with the store manager. They basically asked questions about what I had done in the past and what my availability was.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to adjust to a change in direction. View Answer
Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Gander Mountain in September 2013.
Interview Details – There is a brand new store opening here Nov '13 and I applied online. It took 2 months to hear back, but UI got an interview. I was called and I set up an appointment. The interview lasted 10 minutes tops. It was a very relaxed environment. I felt overdressed in my dress shirt and tie. The interview lasted maybe 10-15 minutes tops. I was told I would hear back by the end of last week and heard nothing.
Interview Question – "How would you define customer service?" View Answers (2)
BATF Associate Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Gander Mountain in August 2013.
Interview Details – I completed an online application and was contacted within a couple of days to schedule an in store interview. I arrived early for my appointment purposely so that I could familiarize myself with the store layout and the items they have on display. When I went to the office for my scheduled interview, I was told the guy was too busy to see me at that time and could I return in five hours to interview with the firearms lead person. I drove nearly one hour from my home to this store so I was a little miffed when told to come back but since I was really wanting the job, I smiled and graciously agreed to return at that time.
Arriving at the rescheduled time, I was told the interviewer had left early but the lead person would be there shortly and I should speak with him. When we finally met he seemed quite surprised that I was to told to speak with him about the BATF job because that position was not within his (firearms) department. This person was quite apologetic, he took my name and contact information and assured me that the individual who was in charge of the specified job would be contacting me on the following Monday, (this was on a Friday).
On Monday, I didn't get the call. Not on Tuesday either nor did I receive any calls from anyone at Gander Mountain since.
Interview Question – Could I return in five hours because the interviewer was too busy to see me. Then after arriving at my second scheduled interview, the person (interviewer) left early. View Answer
Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Gander Mountain in April 2011.
Interview Details – Called to set up appointment after online process.
Interview Question – The questions where very basic and where from a sheet the guy had in front of him. looks like they ask everyone the same question. Tell me what you know about the store, tell me a time you worked in a team. blah blah blah Answer Question
Inventory Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Gander Mountain in December 2009.
Interview Details – I was interviewed by 3 people. 2 Inventory Managers and 1 HR Representative. The interviews were pretty basic, normal interviews. Introductions were given and backgrounds were discussed. Very conversational.
I thought everyone was very friendly and personable.
The office and work culture seemed excellent. People were very friendly and team oriented.
The office was in downtown St. Paul. The building looked as though renovation had been done.
Interview Question – Why did you leave your last job? View Answer
Fishing Pt Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Gander Mountain in November 2010.
Interview Details – went well, but unknown salary
Very Easy Interview
Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Gander Mountain in April 2009.
Interview Details – quick interview. Why do I want to work here etc. No positions available right now. Will be in touch
Upper Management Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Gander Mountain in October 2011.
Interview Details – Store manager reviewed my resume, said it was very impressive. Asked leading questions like "What would you do if an irate person wanted more than policy allowed". After clarifying the question (is it legal, does it involve firearms, ammunition, etc) gave a precise and sufficient answer that was accepted as very good. Interview continued in this manner, notes were taken by Manager, who seemed very impressed and said I'd be great at the job. I was told they would get back with me. The next day was introduced to my new boss (the position I was interviewed for).
Very underhanded process. Should have been told upfront the position was already filled. It takes at least a week to get hired so they had already hired someone prior to the interview even though I'd applied three weeks earlier.
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