Bass Pro Shops
2.8 of 5 155 reviews
www.basspro.com Springfield, MO 5000+ Employees

Bass Pro Shops Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
Bass Pro Shops – Saint Charles – “Bass Pro Shops”

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2.8 155 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

Bass Pro Shops President and COO Jim Hagale

Jim Hagale

(89 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
155 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "good discount, most hourly associates are nice"
    in 14 reviews
  • "An opportunity for the outdoorsman to work in the biz and get a great discount to boot"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management at this store frequently engages in intimidation tactics to get its way"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Low pay, supervisors very biased, unwilling to accept innovation or new ideas"
    in 7 reviews
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Decent company, low pay.

Fishing Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Auburn, NY

I worked at Bass Pro Shops part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat atmosphere, people and

ConsLow pay, even 1 hour of over time is not allowed.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I was a former manager. Loved this place!

Customer Service Manager (Former Employee)
Council Bluffs, IA

I worked at Bass Pro Shops full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe conservative attitude of the company. The people were easy to get along with. Provided uniform made getting ready easy. The store is beautiful and we took pride in keeping it clean. The customers were great! This is Candyland to them. They WANT to be there. Knowledgable staff because most of them did it part time and worked in the departments they were passionate about.

ConsThe schedule. Nights, weekends, holidays. But, it's retail. What do you expect.
Also, the pay for associates was low.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring up the base salaries a bit for associates, especially leads. We were expected to hire people with a solid background in what we were looking for, yet couldn't compete in pay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hunting Associate (Current Employee)
Memphis, TN

I have been working at Bass Pro Shops full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFlexibility in hours. Awesome food. set schedule. interesting people. fun office dynamics

Conspromotion from within the company is almost non exsistant.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Love the company.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bass Pro Shops full-time for more than a year

ProsWorks with employees to reach goals
 Entrapernuial freedom
Hands on

ConsPay grade on level

Advice to Senior ManagementReward those who deserve it

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good for retiree or college student.

Sales Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bass Pro Shops

ProsThe discounts are the best part about working at bass pro. 40% off store brand items and 15% off all other brands.

ConsA lot of work for a little pay. Company tries to cut down on hours/costs at expense of employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Poor Management

Cashier (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Bass Pro Shops part-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe atmosphere of the store and its enthusiastic customers make it fun place to work. The staff are great, knowledgeable people who treat each like family. Also, you can't beat the awesome employee discount.

ConsThe fact that it's retail, your schedules are never set in stone, the hours are crazy and days are long, sometimes even too short to be worth the gas money. Management is the biggest con, they do not care about their employees and make poor choices that end up hurting their employees, rather themselves. Favoritism is very huge in this company and HR does nothing about it.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Orlando BPS needs a whole new management team.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Educational, fun, unique

Team Lead (Current Employee)
Myrtle Beach, SC

I have been working at Bass Pro Shops full-time for more than 3 years

Prosunique environment, privately owned, great employee discount

ConsManagement can't agree from one day to another what is important and what is not.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate!!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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If you're not in the 'click' you're out!

Front End Lead (Former Employee)
Manteca, CA

I worked at Bass Pro Shops full-time for less than a year

ProsEmployee Discount very generous, being around my favorite hobbies. Co-workers are friendly.

ConsLow pay, supervisors very biased, unwilling to accept innovation or new ideas. Co-workers are unengaged and seem run down by higher level management. The store is very 'clicky' and if you weren't there when they first opened like half of them are, then they will not like you or listen to you.

Advice to Senior ManagementList to people who come in with fresh ideas. Sometimes, you'll be surprised. This store is being ruined by long term employees that are complacent and have no motivation to succeed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bass Pro is a loyal company willing to help you succeed within the company or outside the company.

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Independence, MO

I have been working at Bass Pro Shops part-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe staff is friendly, work well with your availability and you get a great discount.

ConsIt is a retail job and people can be unfriendly. They are also open on most holidays and it is really hard to get off those days unless you put your request in really early.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

I worked at Bass Pro Shops full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOnly good thing was the discount.

ConsHorrible team leads and managers. If you are not in the click, you are treated unfairly. Low pay for a lot of work. Raises are horrible at 20-30 cents a year. Seem to be hiring non outdoor enthusiast. HR manager seems to cover up a lot of scandals and store manager does not care. When you call corporate and tell them your concerns, they act like your expendable. I seen lots of sexual comments made to female employees but when they say something to HR. They find a way to terminate the girls.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to treat your employees and support your team members. Start hiring professional managers and leads.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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