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"Nepotism is the name of the game"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

OK Company in the industry. Nice newer facility with an automate fulfillment system

Cons

The company is poorly managed was newly built on the customer service leaving all other back-end business needs in the dust. so long as the phones are answered and the orders entered the management is happy. No useful information for business decision making is available in the accounting system. Incompetent IT ERP staff does not help during constant down time and no development can be done.

Other Employee Reviews for Gopher Sport

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Ethical company and well respected in the industry and for its concern for customers BUT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN

    Pros

    Ethical company that is well positioned and well respected in the industry. Values quality work delivers quality products and service to its customers.

    Cons

    Employees are often treated like office supplies instead of being treated as valuable resources.

    Advice to Management

    Your intelligence is well respected by your employees. Your people skills are not.


  2. "Happy to be a part of Gopher Sport"

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

    I have been working at Gopher Sport full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gopher Sport works hard to create an enjoyable work place and to take care of its employees. Some of the pros include willingness to invest in individual continued education/training, ethical business practices, fun company events, friendly corporate culture, annual performance review/compensation increase program and a manageable work-life balance. Gopher Sport has great retirement benefits that are hard to beat and although a smaller company, has opportunities for career growth. There are also other perks like a free onsite fitness center, involvement in local community events and holiday/birthday/anniversary gifts and sometimes bonuses based on achieving corporate goals. I am happy to be a part of Gopher Sport and the Owatonna community!

    Cons

    I think most of the cons are problems you will find as struggles within any company like too many meetings, conflicting goals, communication/execution issues of cross-functional projects and lack of accountability within certain areas. I think the daily demands and supervision styles can vary greatly between departments which may leave some employees unhappy with their experience at Gopher Sport.

    Advice to Management

    It seems most of the negative reviews here are from previous disgruntled employees but maybe looking closer to understand the root of the frustration could be helpful? There are some opportunities Gopher Sport could consider to improve recruiting and employee retention such as flexible work schedules, summer hours, work from home, job-sharing and/or part-time schedules. Continue communicating on annual/quarterly goals and corporate performance cross functionally to ensure everyone is moving in the same direction and understands why we do what we do.

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