Gander Outdoors Reviews

Updated Aug 7, 2020

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3.0
37%
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44%
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Gander Outdoors CEO Marcus A. Lemonis (no image)
Marcus A. Lemonis
41 Ratings
Pros
  • "The employee discount was pretty good on a wide variety of outdoor equipment(in 63 reviews)

  • "Loved the customers and selling firearms(in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are percentage quotas for selling club memberships, credit cards, and warranties(in 139 reviews)

  • "Excessive focus on selling credit cards and protection plans(in 59 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Gander Outdoors part-time

    Pros

    Great part-time retail job, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Lacking in consistent, long-term strategy

  2. "Great"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Business Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, location, training, employees, outdoor opportunity

    Cons

    Low pto, low chance of advancement, low pay


  3. "Nice place to work but owner doesn't care about the company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great employee discount. High pay for the position. Great products to sell. Good friendly atmosphere. Reasonable benefits package.

    Cons

    The owner only cares about selling RV's and shut down the stores that didn't, even though some of those stores were top sellers. The owner is political and has often claimed not to like or see the purpose of some of the major products the company offers. Expansion is done through acquisition and closure of rivals. There are percentage quotas for selling club memberships, credit cards, and warranties.

  4. "Awful"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Greenville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Owner is a joke and is awful

    Cons

    Everything with this place is wrong

  5. "Job was fine until operations manager returned."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Firearms Sales Associate in Flint, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gander Outdoors part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved the customers and selling firearms.

    Cons

    Very poor senior management and internal supply chain issues.

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  6. "Okay"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Store discounts were always good

    Cons

    Lots of switch in management

  7. "Terrible"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Cashier in Rothschild, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gander Outdoors part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    you work with good people

    Cons

    won't give u a full time position like promised or a raise.

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  8. "Gander Outdoors"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time

    Pros

    Good discount and fun training opportunities

    Cons

    Retail is difficult. Especially for a company that is always on the verge of bankruptcy

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  9. "Outdoor adventures in Retail Sales"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Gander Outdoors part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The employee discount was pretty good on a wide variety of outdoor equipment.

    Cons

    My least favorite part of working here was trying to push warranties and credit cards that provided little to no benefit for the customer on ever sale.

  10. "Parts Runner"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Parts Runner 

    I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time

    Pros

    Easy work to handle on a daily basis

    Cons

    not enough work to do

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