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Reviews for Gander Mountain

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.56
Support from management
2.50
Teamwork
3.11
Freedom to work independently
2.92
Internal Communication
2.48
Office / Work Environment
2.76
Environmental Friendliness
2.58
Work-Life Balance
2.89
Challenging Work
2.86
Inclusive / Diverse
2.54

Career factor

Gender Equality
2.59
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.96
Career Development
2.62
Overall compensation for your work
2.68
Company Image
2.54
Job Security
2.71
Handicapped Accessibility
3.26
Workplace Safety
3.32
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 6 of 29 reviews Parking in 11 of 29 reviews Easy access to public transportation Stock or equity options in 2 of 29 reviews 401(k) in 14 of 29 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 1 of 29 reviews Tuition assistance in 5 of 29 reviews No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 9 of 29 reviews Flexible spending account in 4 of 29 reviews Paid time off in 15 of 29 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 13 of 29 reviews Relocation allowance in 1 of 29 reviews Life insurance in 13 of 29 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 29 reviews Health and wellness programs in 5 of 29 reviews Employee discounts in 26 of 29 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 2 of 29 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 3 of 29 reviews No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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What I like about the company

Friendly staff and management

What I dislike about the company

Not having a job any more.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered
  • Company
    Gander Mountain Company
  • City
    Johnson City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered
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  • 04.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • well, they were bought out. so im hoping theyve got everything figured out now.

What I like about the company

Fun place to work. Employees were pretty close knit.

What I dislike about the company

communication from base camp was always a struggle. they never seemed to really understand how the store needed to be ran

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Gander Mountain
  • City
    Montgomery
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 29.Jul 2017
  • Employee

Support from management

They invite employee input and comments

Suggestions for improvement

  • Budget better, leave the option open to hire more people for departments that need more help instead of pulling people off their regular duties to do work they weren't hired to do

What I like about the company

Was not an employer

What I dislike about the company

Not an employer

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Gander Mountain
  • City
    Peoria, il
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 05.Jul 2017
  • Employee

What I like about the company

You had the ability to come back from previous associate position to go into receiving supervisor role

What I dislike about the company

Learning more things about retail more responsibilities

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Gander Mountain
  • City
    Charlottesville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Logistics/materials management

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered
  • 21.Feb 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Pay for work done. Treat people fairly. Better management.
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Gander Mountain Company
  • City
    McDonough
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 19.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Culture & environment could be outstanding under proper directive!

Support from management

Expectations are set and clear without specific goals in mind. The destination would be good to see so I know if the picture of my area fits with our goals.

Teamwork

Much of the team is strong, but seems to be many dead weight persons who ride the successes of a chosen few

Freedom to work independently

Independent work is often a must since there is not much floor personnel to assist.

Internal Communication

Specific objectives instead of general ones would help

Gender Equality

Good old boys only for core of categories other than apparel

Attitude towards older colleagues

Respectful by most

Overall compensation for your work

Solid pay for job once into ASM positions and above

Environmental Friendliness

N/A

Job Security

Relatively stable structure

Handicapped Accessibility

No problems with handicap other than aisle space

Workplace Safety

Very good due to having firearms...but thats also the drawback

Inclusive / Diverse

Gents only for certain areas...ladies only for others

Suggestions for improvement

  • Consider team building events or team training to get comraderie and loyalty

What I like about the company

The public perception...good retail environment

What I dislike about the company

Lack of specific goals for the stores...purchasing makes bizarre decisions and inventories are at crazy levels for apparel categories

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Gander Mountain Company
  • City
    Ocala
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 09.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Teamwork

Great teamwork!

What I like about the company

The staff are absolutely wonderful and great each other as family!

What I dislike about the company

The technology has been an issue the last few weeks.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Gander Mountain Company
  • City
    Hattiesburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered
  • 22.Nov 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

There used to be a culture many years ago. Now they just fire everyone and hire Sports Authority people (since Sports Authority went out of business).

The company loves to put obstacles in the way of associates getting tasks done. Quick example, they came up with a thing called Power Hour, which was from 1130-1pm. Designed to help as many customers as possible. But we were being held to also get tons of tasks done and got in trouble for doing them during Power Hour. Then they tell us that we're not allowed to do tasks after 10am, which makes it impossible to get anything done. THEN they decided that everywhere off the sales floor was a no-fly zone, meaning we couldn't go back and get clothes for customers or anything during customer hours. These are just a few things, there are about 100 more ways they seem to try to prevent us from doing our jobs. It is incredibly frustrating. I really hope someone from there reads this and possibly cares enough to fix these major issues!

Support from management

The expectations are as unrealistic as it gets. They fired and pushed out so many associates that it is impossible to get the work done that is needed. Then they tell you that you're doing a bad job because the work isn't getting done.

Teamwork

Every associate in the building is in it for themselves. This is because they will individual get in trouble when their assigned task doesn't get done. So associates are not able to work together, but instead work against each other to get their own tasks done at the cost of someone else's. People also call off of work every single day.

Freedom to work independently

Managers and DM constantly micromanage literally every aspect of my job. They take nit picking to another level.

Internal Communication

We hear about results on an endless basis. This is almost always done in a negative way. Also, the radio devices we use to communicate die so quickly that communication breaks down easily. Customer service struggles to get help ringing due to this reason a lot.

Gender Equality

They hire both genders fairly equally. There is a fair amount of heavy lifting involved in some tasks and most of the girls here try to make the guys do it. (I'm a girl, I don't do that, I just see it.)

Attitude towards older colleagues

Not really, it is a very younger company. Actually anyone that was older that worked here is generally pushed out or alienated.

Career Development

We did an internal company survey last year that resulted in them realizing that associates want better training. To the corporate headquarters this mean give the associates more paperwork to read and more rules to follow. They also made hiring a lot more tedious.

There is no career advancement at all. Like I said before, they're hiring everyone from Sports Authority and anyone that was originally from Gander is being pushed out, fired, or alienated. Some of them are now called it Gander Authority.

Overall compensation for your work

As I was leaving there was literally one associate in apparel. The management and DM still went on and on about how all this work needs to be done by the apparel "team" as if they didn't realize it was literally one person. So no, compensation did not match the work responsibilities. A part time associate working for minimum wage should not have to run an entire department and answer to higher ups as to why the department was failing. Management and higher ups need to figure out the true issues, one being staffing, and fix them instead of giving the few people that are still there greif about not meeting deadlines or getting millions of tasks done.

Office / Work Environment

The building recently went through a remodel and looks good. I was there for the remodel and it was not a fun process at all, but the results are good. However, every time it rains the roof leaks, in a different spot each time. Also, the lights go out a lot in the middle of the day because of the automated system messing up.

Environmental Friendliness

For being an outdoors store they sure don't care about the environment. I worked in apparel and each individual item comes in a plastic bag. Now, maybe that's the vendor's way of shipping it, but Gander throws this all into the dumpster instead of holding it in a recycling area. Just one example, but also the amount of paper that is used to print every single task or email is crazy.

Work-Life Balance

People call off so much that we get texts almost every day from management asking us to work. You're expected to be available every single day of the week. You also have to fill out an availability sheet, but the computer doesn't use it because it still auto schedules you for times you're unavailable.

Company Image

Gander is known for their Chinese products and charging too much for them, sometimes way too much. Many of the products I interacted with were very flimsy. Although the main reason Gander is in business is to sell guns, so I hope they are made better than the other stuff on the shelves.

Job Security

You could literally be fired at any time. There will always be a reason and morale is absolutely horrible.

Handicapped Accessibility

To be completely fair, Gander does a good job of being accessible for handicap and SOMETIMES gives veterans discounts.

Workplace Safety

Yes, this building is safe and I know that OSHA guidelines are followed. I always remember hearing about it if someone left a pallet on its side.

Challenging Work

The work is challenging because the deadlines and goals (especially credit and warranty goals) are lofty and unrealistic. Tasks are challenging because we aren't given the proper tools or direction to do it correctly. Then when things aren't done right everyone gets in trouble from higher ups.

Inclusive / Diverse

HA! That's funny. The associates at Gander are the opposite of diverse. Ideas and opinions are not supported.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered
  • Company
    Gander Mountain
  • City
    Syracuse
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 14.Nov 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • better communication.

What I like about the company

the people at my location

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Gander Mountain Company
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 05.Nov 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Company encourages favoritism.

Gender Equality

Women are treated poorly. Men are given different, more lax and easy expectations. They are also allowed to miss deadlines and goals with no consequences, were as women are criticized and given more strict expectations. This company also underpays women employees, they are hired with a lower starting wage than equally experienced male associates.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Gander Mountain Outdoor Store
  • City
    Woodbridge
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered