Camping World Inc Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
61 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
2.6
61 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Marcus A. Lemonis
42 Ratings

Pros
  • Nice customers and good employee discounts (in 7 reviews)

  • Hours are great,Customers are good people that enjoy what they are doing (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Lot's of family members throughout senior management, no communication (in 4 reviews)

  • As for quality of customer service -- forget about it (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Very respectable company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Camping World Inc

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    awesome team to work with

    Cons

    fast pace, stressful, high octane, intense

    Advice to Management

    management is key

  2. Horrible place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Camping World Inc full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Break room fully stocked with free snacks, beverages and booze. Nice perk, especially when working long hours for very little pay.

    Cons

    CEO uses fear to motivate people. Not uncommon at all too see him storming down the hall screaming threats at some poor junior-level web designer

    Advice to Management

    Dear Upper Management, please take this advice: update your profile on LinkedIn, and start networking your way out of that place as soon as possible.

  3. Fun place to work but unstable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Camping World Inc full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great hours for retail environment

    Cons

    Unstable employment, growing to fast and they will lay people off to offset cost.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Camping World Inc full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good hours, fun team of people to work with, good balance between work life and home life

    Cons

    Not everyone who comes on the lot is interested in making such a large purchase on the spot.. commission sales can be tough

  6. Ok place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Camping World Inc full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    The company provides a ton of quality training; management is readily available for assistance

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth; lots of time spent being paid to do hardly anything

    Advice to Management

    Adjust call center schedules to more properly fit needs of company

  7. Helpful (2)

    Not what you think it is at all... Not so nice job Marcus!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Manager

    I have been working at Camping World Inc full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are'nt too bad for being a retail setting and the enviroment can be fun.

    Cons

    Well for starters the focus on "Good Sam' is so rediculous that it would make your head spin! This is a 100% profit money maker for the company and the main focus that the upper brass / bean counters focus on!!!! I have never worked for a company in my life that turns it's heads to the "real" issues but will kick the hell out of you if your "numbers" are not up to par... Biggest joke I have ever seen. You can be strong in every single aspect of your job but if your Good Sam numbers slip you had better watch out because the iron fist from the upper brass is coming down! They are making money hand over fist but dont expect any raises, bonuses, or thank you!!! GREED baby, thats all Camping World is about.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your lazy buts and get your boots on the ground and take the beating that you dish out to lower level management / hourly employees. Oh and maybe share some of the ridiculous salaries and bonus's that you get with the people who acually are the ones that deserve it!!!! GREED is the way this company operates from Marcus down but it stops at store management!!!!!!!!

  8. I actually look forward going to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Camping World Inc full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers. Great Pay. Great benefits. HUGE opportunities for advancement. Feels pretty awesome working for THE industry leader. Especially visible at industry events such as the Hershey show. Relocation opportunities are available (over 100 locations nationwide). We have a young, energetic staff and this makes the work environment an enjoyable one. Work is fun. I see strides for advancing our business in the long-run, and that is extremely encouraging. As a team, we conduct daily morning meetings where everyone from upper management to the frontline employees gather to go over daily business. Everyone is included and made to feel important, including opinions and thoughts on ways to improve the day-to-day grind.

    Cons

    The hours could be better, but it's hard to complain when you're being well compensated for your time.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe consider scheduling on an employee to employee basis.

  9. Helpful (3)

    50/50

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Manager
    Current Employee - Office Manager

    I have been working at Camping World Inc full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We are really lucky to have a GM that genuinely cares about his employees

    Cons

    At the end of the day, it's still a corporation and we are still just numbers

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like you want to be treated. Be kind and praise them when deserved

  10. Helpful (2)

    It's Not What Marcus Portrays On TV

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Camping World Inc full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a paycheck and benefits until economy gets better.

    Cons

    We were just notified our insurance premiums are going up yet again and still no raises after several years. Marcus loves to tell us on conference calls profits are soaring but only top level executives and their cronies get raises and bonuses. There is no review and raise process, it was axed several years ago. It doesn't matter if the cronies are useless, liars, and pathetic as long as executive staff is blinded by it they are safe and the rest of us suffer. Their salaries continue to go up, ours continue to go down. Morale at this company is the pits.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a review and raise process for all, not just your cronies. Practice what you preach, make yourself believable. It is difficult if not impossible to watch the hypocrisy regarding the people part of your steps. You have obstacles inside the company who make it very hard for people to do their jobs. They hide very well because you are not looking.

  11. Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Camping World Inc full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great hours,training was current, pay was great.I was only there for a short time but I loved the Management in the Colorado Springs store.

    Cons

    The distance I had to travel to go to work everyday was over two hours there and two hours back and adding those hours to my schedule plus a not so reliable transportation I had to quit at no fault of camping world.

    Advice to Management

    Continue paying well and advancing from within !

Work at Camping World Inc? Share Your Experiences

Camping World Inc

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.