Gander Mountain Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Gander Mountain.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with 4 people, 1SVP. , 2 directors and 1EVP
    Interview was held in the corporate headquarters " base camp". 1/2 hour for each interview.
    It is good to go to a store and the competition prior to the interview. They are interested in Bass Pro,Academy and Cabelas. If you come from Best Buy or Target,expect the job to be much broader than what you gave been accustomed to.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, I was able to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Gander Mountain.

    Interview Details

    You will be interviewed at least 3 times. I would suggest you get everything in writing. Each interviewer will ask a series of different questions, answer best you can. Each interview will take 30 - 45 min. ( that was my experience ).

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    short
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Gander Mountain.

    Interview Details

    Did two phone interviews after being contacted by a recruiter. Was told that I was being pushed to the next level and would hear something soon. Everyone seemed upbeat and happy to work at Gander Mtn

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Apparel Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Gander Mountain in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Went smoothly we did interview at the job fair and a chance to ask whatever you need to know and share your own work experiences related to the posted positions. I was impressed with their employees team who interviewed us. I doubt any of them are still around.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Receiving Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cicero, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cicero, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Gander Mountain.

    Interview Details

    Two interview phase. First interview with assistant manager, then second interview with supervisor and store manager. Set list of questions only one based off of personal interest in store genera of work. then drug test same day.

    Interview Questions
    • Refer to previous jobs and most challenging situations   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You can negotiate pay grade.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Zone Supervisor- Fishing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dickson City, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dickson City, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Gander Mountain in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a call about a week later. Had an interview with the hardlines manager. The interview with him was more a conversantional interview. That was immediately followed with the soft lines manager asking the situational questions (explain a time type). Then they had me sit down with the store manager that al so had a conversation interview with me.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how you mange multiple tasks at once.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Gander Mountain.

    Interview Details

    1 interview, long waiting period, very basic questions during interview. If you apply online you really have to do some follow up work. I applied then had to wait almost a week before I called them and asked them if they had a chance to view my application.

    Interview Questions
    • be prepared to answer why you want to work in outdoor sporting goods   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Novi, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Novi, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Gander Mountain in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was called and the interview was set up for a few days later. The interview was short and sweet. Seems to me they are desperate to get people in there. Was offered the job immediately. Interviewer was very nice and comfortable to be around.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were difficult or unexpected. Basic interview questions like "Tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult customer."   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was told that with my experience the most she could offer was 8.50.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Geneva, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Geneva, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Gander Mountain in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    asked alot of questions and took a long time to get back to me first was a phone interview where i was asked a series of questions and then after that i had an interview with a assistant manager. then i had to wait to talk to the store manager

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    found another job

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

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