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Marcus A. Lemonis
2 Ratings
  1. "Assistant Store Manager"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Rochester, MN

      I worked at Gander Outdoors for more than a year

      Pros

      Great people and environment to work in.

      Cons

      Double back shifts, and pay comparably

      Gander Outdoors2016-12-05
    • "Listen to the people that know what they are talking about!"

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      Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great coworkers Nice discount Off Thanksgiving(Gander Mountain worked on every holiday but Christmas)

      Cons

      Everything else...associates scared to lose their jobs constantly because of metrics... Prices on metrics keep changing and increasing..making it harder for associates to sell them.. Very good knowledgeable people losing their jobs because corporate can't get their act together. Managers that left jobs to go back to Gander Outdoors finding themselves unemployed because of issues at the corporate level not being sorted...

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      Advice to Management

      Please stop putting people from Camping World in charge of large scale operations at Gander Outdoors. They do not know the "outdoors industry" outside of camping. The amount of UPCs compared to a Camping World alone is not considered when making these decisions, People that loved their company are losing their jobs due to very bad decision making.

      Gander Outdoors2019-05-13
    • "Good but not great."

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      Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Compensation was great and the store team was strong. Associates were some of the most knowledgeable and friendliest staff in the industry.

      Cons

      Lack of corporate to store communication .

      Advice to Management

      Go down the ladder to the store level, find out through feedback from store managers/associate on how you can better improve the business then follow through.

      Gander Outdoors2019-01-18
    • "Assistant store manager"

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      Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Fellow associates and customers. It was great interacting with l of the customers on a day to day basis. Building and developing awesome teams was great as well

      Cons

      Poor communication on merchandising direction from headquarters. Products that are needed always out of stock and no way to request replenishment

      Gander Outdoors2017-07-25
    • Helpful (1)

      "Company Bankruptcy Impact"

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      Current Employee - Store Manager in Marion, IA
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      If you were an outdoor enthusiast, it was a great place to work. Good discount and good employees. Good product mix and ability to order specialty items.

      Cons

      No one revealed bankruptcy intentions and has thrown entire company into chaos. Little communication and no consistency in direction after filing.

      Gander Outdoors2017-05-13
    • "Pricing is everything!"

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      Current Employee - Store Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Gander Outdoors full-time

      Pros

      People and customers great. Discount were excellent. Had the opportunity to watch company grow and grow with it.

      Cons

      Base camp a train wreck. Unrealistic view of what we do at store level. Focus on wrong things to drive sales. Now in liquidation and customers still telling us prices are too high???? Whats really funny is now we are making budgets and margin is higher than ever. Base camp said we didn't have a pricing issue.

      Advice to Management

      Pricing is everything we never had it right!

      Gander Outdoors2017-05-28
    • Helpful (3)

      "Store Manager"

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      Former Employee - Store Manager in Rochester, MN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great discounts and Pro deals. Used to have a great culture with knowledgable and engaged staffing,

      Cons

      Forgot about the customer! Worried too much on selling credit and protection plans. Could not retain the experts who drew the customers to the stores,

      Advice to Management

      Too Late!

      Gander Outdoors2017-05-08
    • Helpful (2)

      "Store Manager"

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      Current Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      product line sales coaching ability to influence SOP

      Cons

      questionable senior leadership priorities supply chain issues

      Gander Outdoors2017-01-15
    • "Store Manager"

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      Current Employee - Store Manager 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Company has a great outlook.

      Cons

      Stop trying to complicate an easy job.

      Gander Outdoors2016-11-16
    • Helpful (2)

      "Gander has lost it's way."

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

      I worked at Gander Outdoors full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      The co-workers are great people.

      Cons

      The upper management does not care about the staff at all! They are using people and then throwing them aside. They will tell you anything to make you do what they want, then when they don't need you your replaced.

      Advice to Management

      Understand without employees you will never make it.

      Gander Outdoors2016-09-23
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