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2.8
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44%
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62%
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Marcus A. Lemonis
10 Ratings
  1. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time

    Pros

    Good Culture, Lean Team, Learn Alot

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, no work-life balance.

    Gander Outdoors2018-07-12
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Plenty of Sales and merchandise to sell Upbeat Environment

    Cons

    Took away Commissions Lost incentive

    Advice to Management

    Don't Go Bankrupt

    Gander Outdoors2018-07-02
  3. "No recognition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gander Outdoors full-time

    Pros

    The products we were selling satisfied the customers

    Cons

    The District managers were not helpful

    Gander Outdoors2018-07-03
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Gander Outdoors is dead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Beef Jerky wall was nice. Some teammates were respectful

    Cons

    Executive team does not make decisions on their own, has to get his directions from executive @ ML Group. Employee can not have own opinion, have to follow direction from individual from ML group only as he needs to have 100% control of everything. New owner is anti gun and is slowly removing guns starting with the Semi Auto platforms. Very fake environment

    Advice to Management

    Really should support team and have a backbone and be clear on deadlines/needs. Dont just bend over for new owners because you dont want to loose your position. Be more transparent with employees

    Gander Outdoors2018-07-31
  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Gander Outdoors part-time

    Pros

    Managers (mostly) super friendly and willing to work with your schedule well

    Cons

    Some coworkers have a lack of willingness to do work

    Advice to Management

    Make people do their job.

    Gander Outdoors2018-06-19
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Web Specialist"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time

      Pros

      Not sure of any pros

      Cons

      Very disorganized, laid off entire e-commerce dept at once with no notice, too several days to get set up with IT.

      Gander Outdoors2018-06-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "corp ran into ground"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time

      Pros

      Great staff and loyal customers

      Cons

      corporate mismanaged everything from expanding too quickly, too many remodels to poor inventory choices. Also too many corp level VPs

      Gander Outdoors2018-06-05
    • "Nice place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Worked with great people who were always willing to help.

      Cons

      Most days I was the only employee on the floor with many customers.

      Gander Outdoors2018-06-12
    • Helpful (2)

      "micromanaged, overliable and underpaid"

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      Former Employee - Product Specialist in Paducah, KY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Gander Outdoors for more than a year

      Pros

      Employee Discount on most items, starting pay for part time is $12.25

      Cons

      Unaffordable health care, management team does not support supervisors, only believes in chain of command when convenient, micromanagement, threaten to fire you if you go into overtime, product specialists are used as scapegoats, fired if you do not meet unrealistic metrics, extremely high turn-over. It's like an abusive relationship in that you are promised everything only to find yourself giving everything you can...

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      Advice to Management

      Fire the people still hanging around from Gander Mountain, they're making too many of the same mistakes as the previous store.

      Gander Outdoors2018-06-29
    • Helpful (1)

      "Fishing Sales Associate"

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        Former Employee - Fishing Sales Associate 
        Doesn't Recommend

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

        Pros

        Working environment was fairly laid back, and the job was not difficult.

        Cons

        Management cared more about selling summit protection plans and credit cards rather than the actual outdoor equipment. It didn't matter how good of a salesman you were, if you didn't constantly push credit cards and protection plans on the customers then you would lose hours. Gander filed bankruptcy not long after I left.

        Advice to Management

        Worry more about satisfying the customer's needs rather than only reaching the corporate quota for credit cards and protection plans.

        Gander Outdoors2018-06-19
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