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Gander Outdoors Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2019

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41%
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47%
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Marcus A. Lemonis
13 Ratings
  1. "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 less 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
  2. Helpful (3)

    "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 less 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
  3. 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 less 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
    • "Retail job"

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

      I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time

      Pros

      Discounts were fair and the pay was good.

      Cons

      If the store became understaffed it meant nearly living there till hour cap

      Gander Outdoors2018-05-14
    • "Job outlook"

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      Current Employee - Customer Service Associate 
      Neutral Outlook

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

      Pros

      Great co workers, friendly environment

      Cons

      Hours depend on sales of a membership. Management can be contradicting

      Advice to Management

      Dont just focus on sales. Also look at employees work ethic

      Gander Outdoors2018-04-23
    • "sales"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Gander Outdoors part-time

      Pros

      great place to work at

      Cons

      no cons that I can think of

      Gander Outdoors2018-04-03
    • "Firearm Sales"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Gander Outdoors part-time

      Pros

      Great company culture, extremely flexible with time-off needed for personal or family time, laid back work environment, good training

      Cons

      Very poor manager/employee communication, sometimes the supervisors (known as product specialists) don't have adequate experience when hired.

      Advice to Management

      Hire supervisors that know about the product sold in the department they are hired to supervise.

      Gander Outdoors2018-03-28
    • "Firearms Associate"

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      Former Employee - Firearms Sales in Evansville, IN
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great work atmosphere and staff

      Cons

      management was out of touch

      Gander Outdoors2018-03-21
    • "Sales"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      nice people to work with

      Cons

      working hours were beyond terrible

      Gander Outdoors2018-03-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "No management available when needed; was often given management duties without credibility nor compensation"

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      Former Employee - Pricing Specialist in Charlottesville, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Customers were awesome; learned a lot regarding products and brands sold

      Cons

      Pressure to get multiple tasks done on record time while consistently short-handed on staff;

      Advice to Management

      Disappointed regarding management professionalism

      Gander Outdoors2018-04-20
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