Gander Mountain Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Gander Mountain Chairman and Interim CEO David C. Pratt
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Pros
  • Employee discount was good then they started cutting back (in 20 reviews)

  • People were to fun to work with for the most part (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • We spend more time trying to hawk credit cards than we do selling anything (in 56 reviews)

  • Corporate pushes hard to sell GM MasterCards and Summit protection plans (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Growing Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gander Mountain

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

    Pros

    -Opportunities for advancement -Fast Paced Culture -Exciting Product Line

    Cons

    It is still a growing company, so associates are asked to wear multiple hats. While this may add more work to your plate, it can provide exciting challenges.


  2. Positive Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gander Mountain

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

    Pros

    Gander Mountain is flexible and fast-paced. Corporate engages employees at base camp and in the stores by nominating associates who perform well.

    Cons

    I really don't have any as I have not experience any negative things since I started working with Gander, and have been here for 1 year.


  3. Sales associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, NY

    I worked at Gander Mountain

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule worked with me on making schedule

    Cons

    Pay rate. Better than most jobs but still not good enough for everything we had to do.


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  5. Ehh

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gander Mountain part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to share your knowledge with other people. The people that I work with are great

    Cons

    Credits, summits, and firearm proplans

    Advice to Management

    Quit focusing on credit cards. If people don't want them, they don't want them and we can't change their mind.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Tough Year

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Gander Mountain full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, casual environment, some nice perks like employee discount

    Cons

    Below average pay, high expectations not commensurate with raises, little room for career advancement or growth.

    Advice to Management

    Value your loyal employees who often have increasing responsibilty. Everyone needs fair wages, better incentive to stay with company.


  7. Sales Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Elizabeth, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Elizabeth, CO

    I worked at Gander Mountain (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I love the products they have and usually spent most all my paycheck there.

    Cons

    They used mostly part-time people.

    Advice to Management

    Give cudos to those who really work hard.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Kingston, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Kingston, NY

    I worked at Gander Mountain

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

    Pros

    Used to be kind of awesome

    Cons

    Too much Walmart influence from corporate


  9. Stay or go

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Vendor discounts are great. I've also met numerous people that have made the experience a better one.

    Cons

    Stores can't give feed back to Basecamp about assortment or merchandising of the product. I was promoted, but it wasn't easy. I stuck around a year and 4 months for this. Its better to be employed than not...


  10. Sales associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, AL

    I worked at Gander Mountain

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

    Pros

    Loved some of the associates and the customers.

    Cons

    Management is lacking. It's all about who you know to move up in the company. They say they work around school hours and in actuality they do not. They want open availability with everyone and in a college town it doesn't happen.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded and work with associates. They will help you all you can if you let them.


  11. Lots opportunity to move up

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Softlines Zone Manager
    Current Employee - Softlines Zone Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have been with you Gander mountain for a little over a year and have been promoted 2 times and have received four raises. I feel as if Gander mountain is very fair when it comes to paying their employees a decent wage compared to other employers. Most other employers will not pay an employee for past experience beginner mountain does and very well so.

    Cons

    Some of the cons are that management oftentimes hires the wrong kind of employees to support their store. Many times employees with bad attitudes are allowed to prosper. Many people complain about having to sell certain things, but that is what you do in a retail environment so if you're going to complain about that don't work in retail.

    Advice to Management

    Run job fairs or at least attend them that way you could pick of litter not just those who apply for online jobs.



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