Sportsman's Guide Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
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  1. Great Company, Better People

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. A great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Saint Paul, MN

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great people. Good benefits. You're part of a family here.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative in South Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Creative in South Saint Paul, MN

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in South Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in South Saint Paul, MN

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Management was awesome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Working in a unprofesional, competitive job that needs more professional Team Lead position.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in South Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in South Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Sportsman's Guide

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO
  8. It's fine, it's a job

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Sportsman's Guide

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Approves of CEO
  9. Never again

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Call Center Representative in South Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Call Center Representative in South Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Sportsman's Guide part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Casual dress, occasional pizza and lame prizes. Nope. That's about it

    Cons

    Hired to work part time hrs: 1pm -7pm 4 days a week weekdays & 8am - 4:30p. Saturdays seasonal. I now work mandatory OT six days a week. Micro-management. This place bites. Pay is 12.00/hr. Terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay stinks. Hours stink. Outdated computer program sets call center up for failure - not to mention the lazy warehouse workers who constantly screw up the orders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Find a better place to work

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Step into the 21 century

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Was there 8+ Years.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sportsman's Guide

    Pros

    Some good people, The Discount.

    Cons

    Anything and Everything about management, Very Top Heavy - way too many managers, Communication between departments .... lacking. The company is a mess. I left on my terms.

    The more you do the less your noticed, its backwards. Stay Away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the employee's grinding it out. Stop rewarding less productive people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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