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Sportsman's Guide Overview

South Saint Paul, MN
501 to 1000 employees
1970
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Retail
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Established in 1977, Sportsman's Guide has enjoyed one of the fastest growth trajectories within the sports and leisure industry. Today our associates, our passion for the outdoors, and our commitment to our customers, fuels our exceptional organizational ... Read more

Sportsman's Guide Reviews

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    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in South Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in South Saint Paul, MN
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    Pros

    Over about 15 years there (2008-2013), most of it as a Copywriter, I found the Creative Department to be well-organized, efficient and generally pleasant. Fast-paced, so not a place for "slacking." Quite a bit of variety in work, since we did catalog and web writing, video scripting, emails, promotional elements.

    Cons

    The company has since (2014?) been acquired and run by a different ownership, Northern Tool and Equipment. It sounds like they have gotten a bit "tighter" and not as "family-oriented" (meaning, letting people go rather roughly, versus the old "family feel.") But I know people still there who don't have any distinct complaints.

    Advice to Management

    As suggested in "Cons", I think one has to be mindful of offering a stable, good feeling, as the Guide at least used to have. I think a company gets stronger performance, loyalty, etc. when the employees feel "a part of things." Don't know how true that is/isn't now.

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Sportsman's Guide Photos

Sportsman's Guide photo of: Wear Your Camo To Work Day!
Sportsman's Guide photo of: Sportsman's Guide associates volunteering at the Take A Vet Fishing event
Sportsman's Guide photo of: #CamoWeek!
Sportsman's Guide photo of: Sportsman's Guide associates volunteering at the Take A Vet Fishing event
Sportsman's Guide photo of: One of our many summer barbecues
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    Marketing Analyst Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Sportsman's Guide (Minneapolis, MN) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview that lasted around 15 minutes. Interviewer stumbled through questions. She seemed very unprepared to be asking questions. Could not answer the questions that I had about the role following the interview. Would answer all my questions with "I don't know the answer to that question, I will have to have the marketing manager follow up with you on that."

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