Gander Mountain

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Its all about Metrics

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

I have been working at Gander Mountain full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

You will work and meet a ton of great people, vendor product training and discounts are very good.

Cons

All you hear about is Credit Card,Summit Plans and Pro Plans. The fun of talking with customers and selling things they love is gone for the most part. Customers rush in and grab what they need and don't really want to deal with associates because they know they will have Credit, Summit etc. shoved down there throat. Companies replenishment system is a joke, you receive things you don't need but not the things you do. You ask not receive certain product but it still comes in, you transfer it out and it comes back. Corperate tells you the issue is fixed and six months later it happens again.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have the right product for each location, instead of having the same product for every store in the country for the most part. Let associates have fun selling product instead of worrying everyday if they are going to have a job or not because they didn't get enough credit cards or protection plans. Purchase a new replenishment system instead of building and remodeling stores, fix what's broke instead of adding more stores so they can have the same problems that never seem to go away. Give the stores more payroll so things can actually get done in a realistic time frame.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is the walmart of sporting goods

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

    I have been working at Gander Mountain part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Probably the only company in the world that has zero pro reasons

    Cons

    Poor management, poor product knowledge by so called department heads, poor employee treatment, no respect from management, low as possible wages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become market driven and provide product to the customer that they want instead of trying to jam all your own private labeled Chinese made junk down their throats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firearms Sales in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Current Employee - Firearms Sales in Reynoldsburg, OH

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Loved the environment and people I worked with. Management was very tolerable. Job is relatively easy and fun. On a good day with commission I pull $16 an hour easily.

    Cons

    It's all about proplans. If you don't get proplans you don't get hours. Sales if often very competitive in a bad way. Other guys beating out others for sales and what not. Could just be my store to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just look at one stat look at all of them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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