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Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Employee discount is the BEST I have ever seen in retail (in 15 reviews)

  • Great discount and some really good people to work with (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay, Repetitous work defintely not challenging unless u are in upper management , not enough hours, (in 7 reviews)

  • Low pay, lots of hours and you do a lot of different things (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "N/A"

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

    I have been working at Sportsman's Warehouse full-time

    Pros

    People, customers, product. Low key.

    Cons

    None None None None None

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Part Time Madness"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sportsman's Warehouse part-time

    Pros

    Good Discount after 30 days
    Relaxed Environment

    Cons

    Must know a LOT in field
    Poor Training and Management
    Start almost everyone at Part Time

    Advice to Management

    Let people come in full time, it would help a lot.

  3. "Fishing Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sportsman's Warehouse part-time

    Pros

    Extremely supportive environment, and great working environment! Opportunities for growth are endless.

    Cons

    There are none to date that I can think of.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A good, flexible place to start."

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    Former Employee - Archery Technician/Sales Associate in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Archery Technician/Sales Associate in Federal Way, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sportsman's Warehouse part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall, I enjoyed my time working at Sportsman's Warehouse. I worked subordinate to a long-time professional hunter and technician behind the Archery desk, and started day one working as general sales staff and an Archery tech. I learned a lot from him in a very short period of time, and when he suddenly took a month-long sabbatical I found that I got a lot of support from the general manager to ensure I had people helping me when I needed it (which luckily wasn't often).

    My store manager was very amiable, my fellow sales associates were hard workers passionate about their areas of expertise, and I had a certain degree of flexibility balancing my more general packing/shelving/restocking duties with more technical work. Even though I was working in a very small section of my department, I made fast friends in many parts of the store. And while the workload seemed daunting sometimes, you'll find that, if you ask, many senior members of your store might be willing to teach you key things you need to know to do every job well.

    Cons

    1) If you're working sales (especially in the Hunting/Fishing sections) there is a lot of blending between the departments; you'll be expected to fill in, inform, and make sales in many different areas, even areas you know little about. This can put you at a marked disadvantage. Many times, I felt as though I was doing mediocre work just because I had to fill in someplace I was uncomfortable in, and that doesn't look good to management or customers.

    2) Depending on the store, you may be working a majority of your time independently. That includes manning desks, restocking, dealing with customers, doing technical work (if any), pushing freight, sorting freight, filling in for others, etc. You'll need to be able to prioritize your responsibilities, and because everyone is doing the same you may not find help when you need it.

    3) My store had two kinds of employees: transient summer workers and long-time residents. You may find your coworkers are a little short with you, at least in the first few months. This can be off-putting.

    Advice to Management

    1) Encourage employee participation for in-house workshops when they're not on the clock. Given the myriad departments' different bases of knowledge, having a well-informed staff allows them not only to do their job better within their section, but be a more well-rounded employee throughout. This is doubly true when sales associates are expected to fill in doing jobs in many departments, many of which they may be completely untrained for. Allowing them to attend the workshops offered to the public would get them involved and help make more informed, more profitable sales.


  5. "Run Away"

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    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sportsman's Warehouse full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent discount on some of the brands

    Cons

    Corporate crooks and creeps running things will hang you out to dry on a bad thought they had. Tons of trashy coworkers working for peanuts. The entire company's loss prevention staff are bunch of classless, inept crooks. If you wanna be a cashier making $8 this is ok, but if you are any kind of upper retail get away fast. You can do much better and SW will be going out of business soon, anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the fake do-nothings like your entire corporate LP Dept and hire one single honest person who actually gets cases. Also you might want to talk to your regional managers in regards to calling all the little young hot females at the stores all the time; that's probably one of main reasons your stock has dropped from $12 to $4 over the last 9 mos.


  6. "customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sportsman's Warehouse part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and cool discounts

    Cons

    can be some weird hours in the middle of the day


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Unprofessional Work Environment, Low Workplace Moral."

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    Former Employee - Corporate Office
    Former Employee - Corporate Office
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sportsman's Warehouse full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Meeting and working with good people in the industry.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional work environment, poor upper management, poor compensation, low moral. The negative atmosphere in the workplace undoubtedly affects the performance of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Boring job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Prescott, AZ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Prescott, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sportsman's Warehouse part-time

    Pros

    Discount is great

    Watching the customers is like being paid to go to a zoo, theyre all animals

    Cons

    Rampant favoritism, no seniority system for amount of hours worked

    As a cashier you stand at the front desk and stare into space for 4-8 hours

    Pay is minimum wage no matter your experience level

    District and Store Managers think they are demigods and are to be worshipped and/or feared


  9. "Not a bad place!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Relaxed family atmosphere, mostly easy to get along with peers.

    Cons

    Not a lot of mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Doing great!


  10. "Super fun"

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sportsman's Warehouse part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, you learn alot, meet fun regulars and co workers. Having a interest in hunting and fishing helps. Discount!!

    Cons

    Pay, Repetitous work defintely not challenging unless u are in upper management , not enough hours,

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


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