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Bass Pro Shops Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Bass Pro Shops President and COO Jim Hagale
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Pros
  • Work with excellent people and awesome management and also get a good employee discount (in 54 reviews)

  • Great college part time job with good discount fun work environment (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay, management can be poor (in 34 reviews)

  • Upper management has a very negative outlook on things (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Camping Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bass Pro Shops part-time

    Pros

    The discount is very helpful for college kids

    Cons

    The pay is extremely low

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to attract workers. Give employees commission when they sell big items like Kayaks, grill, fishing poles, and guns.


  2. "Boat salesman"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Boat Salesman in Leeds, AL
    Former Employee - Boat Salesman in Leeds, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people and cool place to work.

    Cons

    Not set time to work and pay is low

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do.

  3. "Several layers shallow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, discounts and interesting interior designs

    Cons

    Little room for growth or promotion

    Advice to Management

    Connect


  4. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops part-time

    Pros

    Fun exciting environment to work in

    Cons

    Low pay compared to others


  5. "Avoid Bass Pro"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops part-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work if you enjoy working with customers and have a love for the outdoors.

    Cons

    Management cares little for the employees. All the managerial staffing cares about is sales and credit cards. Employees are treated as though they are a dime a dozen. Employees hours are being to cut. Employees assume it is an attempt to save money for the Cabelas buy out. Your employees are more important than your future plans.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that your employees are the backbone of your store. Employees with a skill set and knowledge of Archery, Firearms, Fishing etc are hard to come by.


  6. "Barista"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops part-time

    Pros

    company discount
    flexible schedule
    free coffee
    good part-time job during school

    Cons

    mostly weekend shifts
    working holidays
    better quality coffee


  7. "Gun sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hunting Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Hunting Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved hunting and firearm sales. Can be a fun place to work. Decent hours and very flexible. The company seems to communicate well and has many benefits and discounts for the team members

    Cons

    Slow times made the shift drag. Slow season makes you want to find another part time gig. Company likes busy work so if the glass is clean and you have nothing to do clean the glass again.

    Advice to Management

    Not applicable

  8. "Sr. Programmer Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bass Pro Shops full-time

    Pros

    Nice and friendly environment. Good life/work balance.

    Cons

    Short on staff and its headquarters on in Springfield, Mo.


  9. "Excellent Environment"

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    Current Employee - Fishing Associate in Independence, MO
    Current Employee - Fishing Associate in Independence, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bass Pro Shops full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -BPS takes care of it's employees. A considerable discount on all BPS brands, tons of incentives programs and contests, and plenty of events like cookouts / free meals.
    -Management at this particular location is very friendly and approachable. My manager was more than willing to work with my school schedule. Upper management is usually working behind the scenes and rarely micromanages anyone on the sales floor.
    -Flexible schedule with appropriate notice (2-3 weeks)
    -Solid pay for people with experience
    -Great benefits
    -Discounts on meals from the restaurant, lots of salads and smaller meals for 3-5 bucks

    Cons

    -Has its fair share of office politics.
    -The customer base can be frustrating sometimes, but this is true of all retail.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job but perhaps have a little more involvement on the floor.


  10. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bass Pro Shops full-time

    Pros

    Great company & great company benefits

    Cons

    Not applicable at this time.


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