Bass Pro Shops Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Bass Pro Shops President and COO Jim Hagale
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Pros
  • Good discount and overall a fun job (in 17 reviews)

  • employee discount is ok but could be much better (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Doesn't matter how hard you work, you will l get the same yearly increase as everyone else (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management will make you do the job of multiple people with no extra compensation (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Event Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bass Pro Shops is a wonderful company to work for! It is a very exciting environment and not like your typical retail experience. There is always something going on. Hunting and/or fishing celebrities in the store numerous times throughout the year. You will learn so much from your fellow Associates.

    Cons

    While I am sure if you are a negative person you could find fault with any job. However, during my time at Bass Pro Shops I really can not say that I found anything that would fall in the "Con" category.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you are doing! Continue to have morning and evening meeting with your staff of Associates. This is where you build morale and keep everyone on the same page. Give out STAR cards as often as you can. Associates value those attaboys.


  2. Group Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    great business has high standreds

    Cons

    doesnt take care of its managers pay not enough


  3. Very laid back

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, laid back atmosphere, decent pay if you're just looking for extra money.

    Cons

    Weekends are crazy busy. Radios are super old school and loud. They need to get rid of the hand held ones and upgrade to the ear pieces

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the good employees


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  5. Credit Department Lead

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Bass Pro Shops full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is a very fun job. Be ready to walk all day long. Talking with and helping customers save money is rewarding.

    Cons

    Some department managers don't support the credit department which makes the job frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on creating a team effort where everyone participates and the credit department will soar.


  6. Fun place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakwood, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakwood, GA

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The customers are great along with management. The hours are flexible and willing to work around school schedules. The environment is fun and educational. People are very friendly.

    Cons

    The pay is a little on the low side and the benefits that are offered could be better. Advancing within bass pro can be very difficult as well. I was there for 4 years and was not able to advance once.

    Advice to Management

    I believe that Bass Pro Shops should promote more within the company rather than hiring from outside. Also, a heads up before cutting hours would also be great.


  7. sales associate apparel

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Bass Pro Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly people. Very easy going. I've never had a problem with any of the staff or really any customers. It's a very simple job that's good for college students.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to get hours if you're part time with limited availability. They like to give 8 hour shifts and will only compromise with evenings. You won't get a morning shift that isn't 8 hours if you get a morning shift at all.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to half shifts because that is where part timers get their hours. Most of the time they only have 5 or so hours on a week day.


  8. Receiving clerk

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bass Pro Shops full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work, room for moving up, discount, the culture is unique.

    Cons

    Pay, and holiday's your working most likely.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. merchandising specialist

    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist

    I have been working at Bass Pro Shops

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good quality of life for retail

    Cons

    there are none so far


  10. Basspro

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fishing Department Manager in Branson, MO
    Former Employee - Fishing Department Manager in Branson, MO

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy work, nice to get to work around the things you love if you are an outdoors person

    Cons

    I can't think of anything except the fact that over night they let 4 of the best managers go and told them that their positions were no longer needed. That's pretty messed up when one was just promoted 3.5 months earlier and has a 8 month old son.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what the heck is going on i n your company and realize what talent you let go... I hope it really hurts your business


  11. Customer Service

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The hours were decent, the pay was about average, the people who worked there were amazing and always made it a little better.

    Cons

    Some of the cons were where the store was located, black friday and so on. Management was a little spotty from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    i really have no advice to management other than try to be fair to everyone.



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