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Has changed in the past few years,

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Supervisor in Middletown, NY
Former Employee - Supervisor in Middletown, NY

I worked at Gander Mountain full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

Discount on products you enjoy, working with people who like common things

Cons

all they care about now is metrics, hires outside of the company on managers/supervisors that last less than 6-8 months. Take responsiblity from the weak and put it on the stronger assocaites shoulders and do not do anything to get rid of weaker.

Advice to Management

Focus on bringing up the employee moral, and making them feel important.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    General Manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Employee discount on fun stuff

    Cons

    Horrible senior leadership ... a company that lost its culture

    Advice to Management

    Take stock of your greatest asset... your people and grow them instead of just burning through them.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great work environment and learning experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Saginaw, MI

    I have been working at Gander Mountain part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Awesome discount, access to countless outdoors products to familiarize yourself with the trends, robust brand training program, and most importantly, an enjoyable environment. Customers are there because they WANT to be, and that makes it better for everyone. Also tremendously flexible on scheduling.

    Cons

    Not much accountability or formal structure. In my experience only supervisors met with managers to discuss strategy regularly, and aside from maybe 2-3 larger meetings in a year, I never had much formal contact with my supervisors and managers in the form of quarterly reviews, etc. Additionally, I've never gotten quite as many hours as I'd like.

    Advice to Management

    Build and enforce a more structured system for continued performance reviews. And don't take protection plan sales so intensely. Pressure selling goes against the very fabric that is Gander Mountain and outdoor retail in general, and detracts from the more relaxed and helpful atmosphere.


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