Sportsman's Guide Reviews

Updated August 8, 2015
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  1. Call Center Rep

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    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in South Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in South Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sportsman's Guide full-time

    Pros

    Flexabile hours, great co-workers/supervisors, laid back environment. You are able to win prizes (merchandise, scratch offs, giftcards etc. ) by maintaining your sales goals.

    Cons

    No cons for me, my expectations were on point for the job I took with Sportman's Guide.


  2. Great Company, Better People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sportsman's Guide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Speaking from the e-commerce side, the leadership is strong and gives e-commerce due focus and investment. Everyone I worked with across departments was very friendly and good to work with.

    Cons

    I was very happy during my time at the Sportsman's Guide. Health insurance could be a little stronger/less expensive.


  3. Great people. Good benefits. You're part of a family here.

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    Former Employee - Creative in South Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Creative in South Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sportsman's Guide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company picnics all summer, Community partnership activities, softball, golf, good benefits, and they strive to create a good work community. Awesome merchandise discount.

    Cons

    Parking situation is not great. No cafeteria.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sportsman's Guide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great! Annual reviews give you a chance to increase your annual income by quite a bit. Once you've worked for them for a while, there is no reason you would ever lack for vacation time, unless you are nickel and diming it for 1/2 days or flex outs.

    Cons

    The only bad thing that I've noticed while working for this company is interdepartmental communication is somewhat lacking.


  6. It's fine, it's a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The merchandise discount. We get merchandise at cost. It's a great job if you like to hunt, fish, shoot, military, etc.

    Cons

    Except for customer service and call center, there is not much turnover so advancement opportunities are slim to none in other positions.

    Advice to Management

    Do what other companies do and make it a point to promote from within. If a current employee meets the minimum qualifications for a position, they should be selected rather than someone from outside the company.


  7. Working in a unprofesional, competitive job that needs more professional Team Lead position.

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    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in South Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in South Saint Paul, MN
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They aren't focused on any special age group. They offer seasonal positions, it's actually good for an extra job. Decent money in the call canter area. Very diverse in regards to hiring policies

    Cons

    Absolutely lacking in professionalism and feedback ,work ethics, and virtually not practicing confidentiality rights. Management does not have a policy if a lead agent yells, demeans or embarrassing employees daily. VVvvvvery poor habits when discaplineing employees in front of other employees. Highly operated on favoritism in most areas. Management does not offer an employee on how to improve at their job.

    Advice to Management

    Take a management class. Monitor Floor Leads and Team leads on better ways to motivate employees.


  8. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in South Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in South Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sportsman's Guide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked for years during high school. they were very understanding and flexible with my schedule and hours.

    Cons

    It slows down a lot in off seasons, and they typically have to let a lot of people go. In addition, it was great when I was in high school but I wouldn't call it a career.

    Advice to Management

    Management was awesome


  9. Helpful (2)

    Much hard work, not enough play.

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    Former Employee - Finance Director in South Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Finance Director in South Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sportsman's Guide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many good people work there. Often, difficult goals are attained in a short amount of time. Departements work well within.

    Cons

    Systems need to be updated. Departments don't always work well with other departments, often just trying to assign blame. Too many vice presidents. Executive management does not always support and assist those below them, leaving them alone to resolve problems or complete projects. When mistakes are then made, fault is quickly pointed out by the executives. Communication is not always good.

    Advice to Management

    Many departments are too lean to function well. Get rid of a few VP's, hire more help and update systems.


  10. lead

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    Former Employee - Lead in South Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Lead in South Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sportsman's Guide (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits excellent co-workers.

    Cons

    after almost 20 years of dedicated service when I would work whenever asked, often called in the middle of the night to handle problems,gave me the impression I would have a job until retirement. came in one day and entire department was outsourced to a contract company.this is not how you treat people that helped build your company.

    Advice to Management

    don't kick your dedicated employees to the curb to save a few dollars.


  11. Find a better place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sportsman's Guide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    a couple decent managers and co-workers

    Cons

    Salary, hrs, advancement, the smell outside

    Advice to Management

    Step into the 21 century



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