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Gander Mountain Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Employee discount, fun company culture, work friendships, flexible hours (in 44 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment, Great discounts, I worked on a wonderful team (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Too demanding of trying to sell summits and gandermountain credit cards (in 124 reviews)

  • Excessive focus on selling credit cards and protection plans (in 54 reviews)

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  1. "Fun Job"

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    Former Employee - Ft Sales Associate in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Ft Sales Associate in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in the firearms department was relatively fun. Like any retail, it could get frustrating dealing with customers or merchandising.

    Cons

    Hours were not steady for part time, had to push credit cards and protection plans

    Advice to Management

    Stand up to corporate when they try to implement bonehead ideas/products. We shouldn't clear off products that we have instock, just to wait weeks/months to get the new product.


  2. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gander Mountain part-time

    Pros

    Great management, fun environment and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Selling credit cards and protection plans were put above all else, even customer service.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Archery Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, Great benefits, Great People

    Cons

    Poor Scheduling, Poor Corporate management, Regional Managers are not very professional


  4. "Too Bad they went out of business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gander Mountain full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Decent pay. Fun products to sell.

    Cons

    Typical Retail schedule. Struggled to get correct merchandise for the area.


  5. "Fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gander Mountain part-time

    Pros

    Good discounts, sold guns, fun

    Cons

    Pay isnt great, sometimes have bad customers

    Advice to Management

    Dont go out of business


  6. "There's a reason they went Bankrupt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very little in this department

    Cons

    More focused on Metrics than customer service


  7. "Zone Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gander Mountain full-time

    Pros

    Great team of employees at my location

    Cons

    Lack of communication from base camp

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to your employees

  8. "Typical retail with horrible corporate policies"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gander Mountain full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discounts and the other associates were about the only good things

    Cons

    Low pay and low hours no raises no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Think of your employees


  9. "firearms manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gander Mountain full-time

    Pros

    discounts on products. great co-workers

    Cons

    poor upper management from the corporate level. Was told lie after lie about everything from company status all the way down to store status. New company, Camping World, was told for 6 months during bankruptcy that jobs would be kept, and on the last day, they said we changed our minds


  10. "Poor Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gander Mountain part-time

    Pros

    Gander did a great job with compensating their employees and giving part time team members benefits after six months.

    Cons

    The business was very unorganized and that is part of the reason why the are no longer around. They failed to adapt to technology.

    Advice to Management

    The company is no longer around so i cant give any advice to them, but if they were i would tell them to quit their job and go find another one . lol


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