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Not the best and not the worst place to work.

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at Gander Mountain part-time

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

Pros

Decent benefits, job is not hard.

Cons

The companies training and computer systems are the worst I have ever seen. No way to easily research anything for a customer. Wether product availability or helping to find a receipt. For a company of this size you would think they would have an up to date data system.

Advice to Management

Work on a training program to benefit your employees. Training doesn't exist in this company from hourly associates to management.

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  1. Family and fun work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gander Mountain

    Pros

    It's a hobby store, so most of the people you work with and customers are happy to be there, or at least have a passion for something in the store.

    Cons

    Retail level can be boring and mundane.

    Advice to Management

    More positive encouragement when a job is done well.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Company does not seem to know what direction to take in the retail sporting goods industry.

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

    I worked at Gander Mountain full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It is fun to work with merchandise that you enjoy using yourself. The customers are usually excited to walk through the front doors, and they are in the store to spend money on things they enjoy.

    Cons

    Management pushes the selling of Summit Protection Plans and GM Master Card applications to the point of taking the fun out of going to work.
    Upper management changes the company direction/focus every 3 months, adding to the already overwhelming job duties.

    Advice to Management

    Ween yourself off the Protection Plan and Credit Card revenues and concentrate on making profits by selling quality merchandise at fair prices.
    Don't try and reinvent the company every few months.


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