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Gander Mountain Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Employee discount, fun company culture, work friendships, flexible hours (in 43 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment, Great discounts, I worked on a wonderful team (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Too demanding of trying to sell summits and gandermountain credit cards (in 123 reviews)

  • Pushed credit cards and protection plans (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Winchester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gander Mountain part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discounts are very good. Customers are cordial. Majority of employees are not difficult to work with.

    Cons

    Shifts vary from week to week. Employees are never certain how many hours you might work each week, which makes it difficult to budget. Usually management schedules part time help for less than 20 hours. Many Gander employees work two jobs to support themselves & their families. Some managers are rude to employees in person, in front of customers, & on the radios. Customer service areas have cords which employees trip over, lights don't work to let customers know one's register is open, & card readers wobble. Opportunities are very limited. Positions are not posted in the break room as jobs come open. Management favors the firearms employees with postings of surveys, etc. & other departments are very seldom recognized. The push for metrics, credit cards & protection plans, is constant and annoys returning customers because they are asked each time they purchase merchandise.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not think of employees as expendable. Less turnover means more experienced & knowledgeable employees, which benefits the customers & company. Fix work area problems and the above cons.


  3. "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


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  5. "Not a good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Gander Mountain part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many I don't have a whole lot to say nice. They do give u your breaks in a timely manner

    Cons

    They skip over u to promote and they promissory u things u will never get

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve the employee treatment and stop bringing people from the outside to do the higher positions and promote within


  6. "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


  7. "Absolutely terrible to work here"

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

    I worked at Gander Mountain part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only good thing about this job was the friendships I made with the fellow sales associates.

    Cons

    Very mismanaged company. It shows a lot when all of your managers are constantly leaving to find jobs at Gander Mountain's competitors. I was constantly scheduled for days when I could not work. I told my manager I could not come that day because of a doctors appointment, he scheduled me for it and then gave me a write up for missing a day of work.
    Also the company does not train you at all. When filling out the paperwork for selling firearms, everything has to be correct. There was a box you had to fill in but I never filled out because it has to do with pawning of firearms. When I asked the other firearms sales associates about it, over half of them did not fill out the box either. Turns out all of us were wrong when we did not fill out the box, thus making the paperwork void.

    Advice to Management

    Thoroughly train your employees!!!!!


  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gander Mountain full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    product line
    sales coaching
    ability to influence SOP

    Cons

    questionable senior leadership priorities
    supply chain issues


  10. "Low pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Warrington, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Warrington, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for, good environment, pay is not much. Don't think anyone can making a living works there for &9.50 per hour. Many people works two or more jobs. Good employee discount program.

    Cons

    Pay is low, they do allow you to get unpaid time off if you put in advance.

    Advice to Management

    I have good management in the store, they do not make decision about pay rate.


  11. "Move elsewhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Signing Specialist in Taylor, MI
    Current Employee - Signing Specialist in Taylor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome discounts. If you can find a manager that wants to teach you and wants you to move up do it !
    PTO
    401k matches you 100% on 3%

    Cons

    I didn't get the training I needed because no one would send me out they only talked about it. I asked and they kept pushing me off.
    They push the credit and summits so hard. They will cut your hours or you if not making goal.
    Management doesn't talk to each other. So you have your store manager telling you something and then your zone manager telling you something completely different and then the store manager is yelling and complaining about you , when in fact no one knows what they should be doing. Rude just rude upper management except the hardline manager is great and should be store manager!!

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Talk to one other. Talk to your employees like they matter. Understand not everything can get done. Understand that not everything takes 15 mins can't get done. Understand while your sitting in your office all day we are making your goals for the day ++ doing everything you have asked us to do + more. Treat them better.


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