Gander Mountain Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
53 Interview Reviews

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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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    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
  6.  

    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
  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
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    Receiving Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They will call you for an interview, then if they like you, you will have a second with the store manager. From there you would go for your background and drug test. If you pass then you have two days of computer training to get done before you are allowed on the floor.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  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
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to adjust to a change in direction.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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