Former employee (Former Employee), Lexington ky – November 10, 2013
Pros: store hours
Cons: no breaks, management sucks
Not a professional place to work in the least. All management and customer service employees are two faced and liars. The management lacks the knowledge and meaning of managing. I do not recommend this a place to work
Customer Service (Former Employee), Meridian, ID – October 31, 2013
Lousy pay and terrible hours. They basically tell you to be a mindless robot and say whatever they train you to say. Terrible company with no way to move up or forward never proving you with a good oppurtunity.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Soldotna, AK – August 5, 2013
Pros: challenging, fun, amazing customers
Cons: upper management, no benefits
Working at Sportsman's I learned a lot about myself. I started as a cashier/customer service representative and quickly found the job to be stale and too routine, so I requested a transfer to the hunting department - hunting and shooting guns were things I'd never done, but I liked the idea of the challenge of learning about something new. Within the – more... first month in the hunting department I was named employee of the month and was quickly asked to perform department lead duties. My typical day consisted of opening the department, logging in and out all firearms according to federal regulations, performing background checks, selling a variety of guns to a variety of customers, locating and special ordering firearms and hunting equipment, display design and set up, inventory, manage 3-5 other employees and maintain department standards. The customers that I forged a relationship with were my favorite part; even if they weren't in the market for another gun I'd have customers come in almost daily to chat with me and talk about the next gun they'd like. The hardest part of the job was working in a "mans world". In the beginning, I was often over looked and would have customers ask to speak with a man instead of me, but I was quick to prove myself to both the customers and management. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – July 29, 2013
Not A Hard Job To Have, Was Relatively Easy Just Had A Hard Time Dealing With The "High School" Mentality Of It. I Just Want A Job Where Everyone Is Accepting & Is Respectful Of Everyone's Space And There Isn't So Much Pressure To Be Apart Of The In Crowd. I Go To Work To Work Not Gossip.
Loss Prevention Manager (Former Employee), Idaho Falls, ID – July 12, 2013
Pros: family type atmosphere
Sportsman's Warehouse has a great local management team with a family type atmosphere. They had competitive pay and benefit packages. The on-the-job training was extensive and thorough. One of the best jobs I have ever had.
sales associate (Current Employee), columbia, sc – February 28, 2013
Pros: discounts, proforms
Cons: management, promotions rare, pay is terrible
Lots of favoritism here, some employees get every weekend off, opening shifts everyday, and get to sit up at the managers desks all day long doing nothing. Favored employees clock-in in the mornings and then hang around talking with the store manager for long periods of time. I've been called names by a manager, and unprofessionally chewed out by others. – more... Managers spend way too much time at their desks, and if customers need help and the department is swamped, they still just sit at their desks and page for their associates to help customers. Managers take long lunches too often (2-3 hours) and leave early, or come in late every day. Restocking is a joke, we will be out of so many items for months at a time before our store is even considered for high demand products. The higher up's in the store don't care for anyone else but their favored employees, so if your not a brown-noser, you won't work out well here. Bunch of employees are getting fed up and are jumping ship to a competitor that just opened up a mile away. Benefits are 'ok', but I've had better. A happy employee does not quit their job! – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Anchorage, AK – February 11, 2013
Pros: department work is relaxed
Cons: horrible management, boring, serious bigotry in the anchorage store
I started as a cashier and was promoted to sales associate in the clothing department. I hated working as a cashier because it was horribly boring, you could not move from your register for any length of time, coworkers were very unmotivated and jugmental. The management was very very bad, did not pay attention to employees at all, hired unqualified – more... people for management positions, displayed very obvious favoritism. The only part of this job that I enjoyed was working in the clothing department with the ONLY good manager. It was very relaxed there, and I was given freedom to do what needed to be done in whatever order I felt comfortable with. – less
Customer Service Cashier (Former Employee), Chattanooga, TN – January 1, 2013
A typical day began with a morning huddle of the whole team, then cleaning the store, as customers began to enter the store greet them with a warm welcome, check out customers with their purchases, answering the phone, and helping with other stores.
This place is great, even for a person who was a freshman when it came to the outdoors
Customer Service/ Cashier (Former Employee), Florida – November 18, 2012
This place is a wonderful place to work, met a lot of new people and made connections. Management was great and the only bad thing is the store I worked in went out of business. Moving up within the store is very easy.
Department Manager (Former Employee), Coon Rapids, MN – November 8, 2012
Very sad this company closed they were everything I enjoyed in work and had a great atmosphere (just poorly controlled on top) as a part of management we made it fun for our employees and our customers as well
From the day the store opened the management would Write people up with no explanation or proof of cause for the write ups. The management never honored anything they promised and never honored anybodys days off.