Sportsman's Guide - Working in a unprofesional, competitive job that needs more professional Team Lead position. | Glassdoor
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"Working in a unprofesional, competitive job that needs more professional Team Lead position."

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Former Employee - Call Center Representative in South Saint Paul, MN
Former Employee - Call Center Representative in South Saint Paul, MN
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Sportsman's Guide

  1. "It's fine, it's a job"

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

    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 Management

    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.


  2. "Creative Department experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in South Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in South Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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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