Gander Outdoors - Down the drain | Glassdoor
  1. "Down the drain"

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    Current Employee - Zone Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company is going out of business. The "old guard" created this situation. The outlook is very bright with the new brand "Gander Outdoors" . The new CEO Marcus Lemonis is bringing a whole new philosophy for this company to the table. Old school pricing was "cost plus" take the product cost and add percentage of markup. Mr. Lemonis is doing "market minus" (same as Walmart) take the average retail market price of...

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    Cons

    Micro management of employees and stores. Inability to listen to input form individual stores. Excessive focus on selling credit cards and protection plans. Naively thinking they force the rest of the market to stay abreast with them as they increased margins to make more money and were oblivious to the fact that they were driving away their customer base with inflated prices.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to what you are good at selling beer!

    Gander Outdoors2017-08-04
  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McDonough, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gander Outdoors part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed selling guns, it was fun!

    Cons

    No cons or complaints from me, it pays what retail pays.

    Gander Outdoors2018-11-21
  2. "Retail Sales Associate"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Gander Outdoors part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Fun staff, interesting product, good discount

      Cons

      Management changes often, hard to get a raise

      Gander Outdoors2019-06-01

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