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  1. "Very relaxed, pretty fun job with decent growth potential."

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere at work, not having to dress to the nines for uniform, very flexible hours, challenging work load for supervisors and management. Fun to work with products that are enjoyed by the staff as well. Lots of opportunity for repeat customers to build relationships with.

    Cons

    Corporate office is very far removed from store operations, unrealistic sales goals for new stores, sales culture needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Training should be more structured with much more time given to learn all aspects of job before being let loose. Operations should be more focused on only operations with no pressure to also reach sales goals. All hourly employees should be eligible for commission on commission earning items since most employees float all over.

    Gander Outdoors2014-12-10
  2. "Rushed"

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Discounts on product -Paid Time off & Floating Holidays

    Cons

    Company Issues: -Lack of trained managers -Everything is last minute -Employees are the most disposable product in the store -No annual Raises -Expensive Benefits -Growing Micro Management enforcement -Long drawn out processes for everything -Terrible Work Delegation (Lack of Management Training) -Lack of communication at all levels Local Store: -Constantly called outside work for things managers should know...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire more qualified managers or train them properly.

    Gander Outdoors2018-12-14
  3. "Company in General"

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Killeen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great company that provided a opportunity for a stepping stone in my growth as an individual and professional.

    Cons

    Lacked recognition at times, could have used more time in achieving stores goals and growths felt it went out before full potencial was met.

    Advice to Management

    Was open for growth and promotions

    Gander Outdoors2017-06-30
  4. "poor leadership=poor results"

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Chambersburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    it pays the bills...barely. it's a job.

    Cons

    poor leadership. it all starts with base camp.

    Advice to Management

    get a clue

    Gander Outdoors2017-04-05
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Employees are dispensible. Especially women!!!! If you"

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

    I worked at Gander Outdoors

    Pros

    Associate discount, 3point5 discount, some of the associates were fun to work with.

    Cons

    Managers come on board with little or no training . Hourly associates end up training these managers who make more than 4 times what they do per hour. Raises don't exist unless you tell the manager you are leaving, then being short staffed, bam, you get a raise ....! Associates are expected to work without breaks or with constant interruptions during breaks. Managers think it's ok to text associates when they are off...

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    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of your butts. You can't continue to treat people like crap and expect them to be loyal. You wonder why there are no decent applicants? It's because the word is out and nobody wants to work at that place anymore. My guess is that the company will be out of business in 2 years. When your whole management team is looking for a new job, that should tell you something.

    Gander Outdoors2015-05-04
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