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Gander Mountain Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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Gander Mountain Chairman and Interim CEO David C. Pratt
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Pros
  • Great employee discount - if you like hunting and fishing (in 39 reviews)

  • Great discounts in store and through vendors starting day one, enjoyable environment (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Great job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Zone Supervisor in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Zone Supervisor in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gander Mountain (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Great customer base
    Helpful management
    And room for growth as long as you put forth the proper effort.

    Cons

    Hours constantly change from week to week so it's hard to plan your future.
    Needs to be an easier way to communicate with corporate management.


  2. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are excellent company to work with. They have good culture

    Cons

    Growth is slow. You have a small team and it is hard to get promoted faster


  3. "Awesome place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Incredible company and loyalty to employees

    Cons

    None that come to mind


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  5. "Construction PM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gander Mountain full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, Great discounts, I worked on a wonderful team!

    Cons

    company was/is struggling so advancement was harder


  6. "Sale"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fire Sales in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Fire Sales in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gander Mountain (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Likable work place and managers

    Cons

    Low pay for what they ask of you

    Advice to Management

    Listen ore to employees


  7. "great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gander Mountain full-time

    Pros

    great people and culture and leadership

    Cons

    lack of stability and long term prospects

    Advice to Management

    create greater accountability


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Front End Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gander Mountain full-time

    Pros

    Great discounts in store and through vendors starting day one, enjoyable environment.

    Cons

    Management pushes very hard for credit card and protection plan sales. This is very typical for retail jobs, but can become tough when you know the credit card has such a high interest rate and is most likely not in the best interest of the customer.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Part time Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gander Mountain part-time

    Pros

    Good access to kit if you are a hunter or shooter, decent selection of gear available to order from manufacturers. Learn a lot about local hunting spots that you may or may not know.

    Cons

    Hours cut with no notice, poor communication from management at all levels.

    Advice to Management

    Better treatment for employees. We get better treatment as customers at our competitors stores than we do at at our own workplace. Better discounts, perks, and overall benefits to the employee would go a long way.


  10. "Firearm Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firearms Sales in Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Firearms Sales in Fenton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gander Mountain part-time

    Pros

    Excellent management and opportunities for promotion. Fast paced environment with helpful coworkers.

    Cons

    Not many hours after holidays.


  11. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Shifts go by quickly. Constantly on the move. Teamwork is the best

    Cons

    As with any retail, no consistent days off

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk down to your direct reports



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