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Bass Pro Shops Reviews

Updated 14 November, 2017
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Pros
  • Work with excellent people and awesome management and also get a good employee discount (in 55 reviews)

  • Bass Pro Shops has a great discount on in house products (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay, management can be poor (in 37 reviews)

  • Upper management has a very negative outlook on things (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Positive Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions Department
    Former Employee - Promotions Department

    Pros

    Great Corporate Culture - Lots of events for Staff including meals, parties, and morning meetings. Monthly newsletters, Associate of the month program etc.
    Lots of product knowledge opportunity
    Staff discount on product (excluding boats, firearms, etc.)
    Varied and interesting events and seasonal promotions
    Internal Promotions

    Cons

    Two-Step Interview Process
    Need Firearm License to work in certain departments


  2. "Good/bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops part-time

    Pros

    Good discount. Team leads and coworkers are usually very good.

    Cons

    Too much work, under staffed, low wages.

    Advice to Management

    Pay good wages and you will get good staff. Provide schedules at least a week in advance.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "It was unwelcoming, full of cowardly management, afraid of someone with a spine who would call them on their downfalls."

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Niagara Falls, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bass Pro Shops full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful scenery, loved interacting with the guests and VERY limited staff. The company discount was great and even though I had to train myself for the most part, it made me stronger.

    Cons

    Absolute snake pit. The back stabbing, cliquish and gossiping behaviour by staff and management is a call for serious help. Huge turnover rates of good people. The leftovers are those who are like minded, or stuck or wanting out!

    Advice to Management

    Get help! Don't hush those of us trying to call it as it is. The environment is toxic. It will be your downfall and it's happening under your noses. Especially with management named. The store can be great again!! Open your eyes.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Changing Company"

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

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The main pro was the hourly staff. They were in general very nice, kind, and genuinely good people.

    Cons

    The company has become a corporation in the past three years. It is giving companies like Wal-Mart a good name. It no longer cares about the employee, just the money it can make. This is no longer the company that Johnny Morris created.

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of the clouds and remember your company will thrive or die based off of the hourly associates at the stores.


  6. "full time"

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

    Pros

    Bass pro offers its full time employees benefits and every other weekend off. Great for retail. Bass pro is what you make it. Easy to advance in the company if you work hard.

    Cons

    Favouritism sometimes prevails when it comes to job promotion and or assigned duties within departments. Asssociates re not always rewarded for hard work.


  7. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun, good supervisors, learn a lot

    Cons

    Don't have any yet store is new


  8. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

    I worked at Bass Pro Shops full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers. Enjoyed in setting up the store start to finish.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Never getting involved with the staff members on the floor or at customer service. HR has no involvement with the staff and goes against them with Management. Staff members are undermined and treated with no respect from upper management. Sorry to say a great store like this has been declining due to the Management in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to go and be trained on how to handle his employees.


  9. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Other associates are great to work with.

    Cons

    Management communication is non existant.
    Unqualified and unprofessional HR.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Deal with problems instead of trying to cover them up.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "nice decor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bass Pro Shops part-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in, nice associates.

    Cons

    not a lot of support, as hrs cut back


  11. "Too much management, not enough leadership!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bass Pro Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with can feel like your family if you treat them right. It gives a sense of community.

    Cons

    Management does not communicate with each other, so one manager will give orders another will rescind then order it done all over again.
    The company is very disorganized, even in its employee discount, but the expectation is that you get whatever is thrown at you right the first time, trained or not.
    Management has a tendency of lying to make their people stop talking to them.
    There are some very hostile customers, and some even more hostile employees, but management seems to be allergic to firing people who deserve to be fired.
    Hours have dwindled to nothing, but scheduling discrepancies make having a second job nigh impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with each other!
    Stop going after good workers for minor things when you let major infractions slip by because you don't want to deal with the perpetrator.
    Do not lie to your employees' faces, even if it's meant to make them happy.


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