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52%
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Marcus A. Lemonis
11 Ratings
  1. "Great Pay for Retail"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends

    I have been working at Gander Outdoors part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great Pay -Flexible schedules -Paid for incentives

    Cons

    -Pushy for metrics -Regular retail problems -Not allowed to request off for November and December

    Advice to Management

    Don't make metrics a way to worry about your job if you are doing well and just below the percentage you want. Also, communication is horrible but that is expected with a new company.

    Gander Outdoors2018-08-10
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking ship"

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

    I worked at Gander Outdoors part-time

    Pros

    Employee discount is good that's all, well pay is good, if they knew how to schedule people respectfully, which they do not.

    Cons

    No direction, organization, does not work around employee availability. State its entirely new company and vision, yet employs old mountain management that have old mindset from mountain days. Uses your metric average to dictate schedule hours. To many passwords to remember for simple tasks.

    Advice to Management

    If your going to be a "New" Company start new management teams.

    Gander Outdoors2018-08-21
  3. "Assistant store manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time

    Pros

    Great clients The firearms team was the best!

    Cons

    Impractical expectitions with poor outdated equipment

    Gander Outdoors2018-08-08
  4. "Biased"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    typical hourly job easy to work for

    Cons

    biased preferential treatment overnight stocking not overly terrible

    Gander Outdoors2018-08-07
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Gander Outdoors"

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

      I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Full of talented workers.

      Cons

      CEO has his own way of doing things and is not open to any other ideas or way of thinking. Atmosphere and employee morale need a lot work. Company has been through a lot over the past few years.

      Advice to Management

      Keep trying to boost morale.

      Gander Outdoors2018-08-13
    • Helpful (2)

      "Toxic Environment"

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      Current Employee - Buyer in Bloomington, MN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Nice Colleagues. Covered Parking onsite

      Cons

      Upper Management not communicating to each other. Camping World Exec will give direction that is contradictory to Gander Outdoor VP and then both will blame employee for following the other's direction. Camping World team does not understand the hut/fish market and doesnt want to learn from team to better service customers. Category Directors keep their mouth shut because they are told to not disagree with Camping...

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      Advice to Management

      Trust the teams in place. You were promoted and put into your role because you are not going to say no, but you need to support the buyers. Camping World should just let us all go like they did with the other teams that disagreed with them and spoke their minds and truth. It is obvious they would prefer this method.

      Gander Outdoors2018-08-27
    • "Looks like a great place to work and I have a lot of knowledge to contribute"

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      Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving in New Columbia, PA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Out doors is a passion of mine I've camped fished and hunted my entire life

      Cons

      Just fitting in new region to live and meet new people, I'm looking forward to everything

      Gander Outdoors2018-07-20
    • "It couldn't manage for many reasons"

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      Former Employee - Receiving in San Antonio, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great discount. Enjoyed selling the various product.

      Cons

      Cookie cutter General Manager. Product was not new, innovative or advertised to move. Back stock was frequently out of date, over priced and overstocked.

      Advice to Management

      Don't continue to make the same mistakes as previous Gander environment.

      Gander Outdoors2018-07-19
    • "Great place to work!"

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      Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Work life balance, Great pay, Family environment!

      Cons

      Loved everyday of my job!

      Gander Outdoors2018-08-01
    • "management sucks"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Gander Outdoors part-time

      Pros

      good coworkers and everyone is nice

      Cons

      lack of communication between management and employees, lack of getting schedules out ahead of time, the managers sometimes talk down to employees, if you dont make your numbers with visas and memberships you get written up.

      Gander Outdoors2018-07-31
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