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Gander Mountain Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  1. "Control Freaks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gander Mountain part-time

    Pros

    No stand out pro over other retail jobs.

    Cons

    Everything is run from corporate. Managers are just yes men following rules. Very inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Give managers some freedom .


  2. "Sales"

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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

    Good people to work with and fun products to learn about. 3point5 is nice to have also. They would give deep discounts for very minimal and easy training.

    Cons

    Gun nuts. They're crazy. They'll talk about nothing, for hours. You're lucky if they have all their teeth and don't say at least one racist comment during the conversation.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to profit the CEO's yearly bonus on one sale. Have some common sense in market research if no one in the company hasn't a clue about common prices for the products they're selling.

  3. "Poor"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    good pay, sometimes had parties

    Cons

    Not enough hours, went out of business, etc


  4. "Firearm sales"

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

    I worked at Gander Mountain full-time

    Pros

    Good discounts for products from vendors.

    Cons

    Company was shut down is a con.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Firearms Sales Associate"

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

    Pros

    Working with guns and customers

    Cons

    Too focused on credit cards and protection plans, not ensuring customer satisfaction

    Advice to Management

    Prices are too high


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