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If you were to leave Bass Pro Shops, what would be the reason?

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The best job that I've had all year! Starting out at $18.75 for part-time with no experience isn't bad either 😎

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The pay is ridiculous. Like stated above only good thing about bass pro is the discount off of store brands items.

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I left because of the terrible management. The team leads are the only good thing about that place, because they are the only ones who respect and care for the associates. The middle management is a joke; they are completely unqualified, narcissistic, controlling people. If you aren't brown nosing them, be prepared to be treated like absolute garbage. Upper management will fear you if you become too comfortable. They will belittle you at every chance they get. If you are close to someone that recently got fired (which happens often as the turnover rate is high), they will make rude comments to your face about said person. They try to push out anyone who isn't a "yes man." Upper management has yelled in the faces of associates and leads in the middle of the store for everyone to see. There is no individual HR either. Bass Pro Shops recently got rid of the HR manager and replaced them with an HR rep. Unfortunately, this "rep" is extremely close to management, and therefore, there is no confidentiality at all. Managers will pick their favorites and shame the rest, based solely on personality. I have seen the hardest workers quit due to this. Budget cuts in the company are apparent, as positions keep getting cut. If I were you, I would run as far away from Bass Pro Shops as possible. I wouldn't go back if it was the last job on Earth.

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I left because of so many things. There was bad management, the higher ups treated their employees like they were nothing, the scheduling is always messed up, they don’t listen to what you have to say, and many more reasons. I started out loving the job and after a couple months it all went downhill so fast absolutely terrible place to work. I would run far and fast from bass pro before you get trapped in.

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I did leave because literally the ONLY positive thing about being an employee was the 40% discount on store brands. Every part of the job is horrible. Pay, time off, work/life balance, room for advancement. If you weren't a favorite or buddy buddy with a manager you were treated like a peasant. I had no remote chance for advancement in the almost 4 years I was with Bass Pro. I've advanced a total of 3 times in new jobs since leaving Bass Pro. It's nice to be appreciated for my hard work and results. If you don't want to be appreciated then work for Bass Pro. The employee turn over rate is stupid high because everyone leaves when they're treated like trash for no pay and Bass Pro is used to it. You're just a number to them and it all starts from the top. It is horribly structured and the issues should be addressed by Johnny Morris himself because people are treated so miserably.

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It is hard to decide where to begin. Life/work balance, didn't know I would give up ALL of my family life. Work every weekend, every holiday (by the way you only get time and a half if you work the day before, day of, day after...you get a third day off the same week so no benefit anyway). Close more than open; then open the next day so might get 5 hours of sleep 3-4 times a week. Kids are in bed by the time I get home. Open until 6 on Thanksgiving Day,so you have to go to bed shortly after getting home to get up at 3 to be in at 4:30 AM (some even earlier) for black Friday. No Family time again. You cannot attend Christmas Eve Service with your family because you are still at work; too late to go when finally close at 6 PM. Pay is low for expectations by company. It was suggested that I get more education for more pay. I was open to that, but, I wouldn't have open availability then, which meant I would loose my Full-time status and take our insurance with it. Needless to say, I had no choice but to leave. If Family is a priority, not the place to work...

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Favoritism, they promote who they want and not listening to your complaints about coworkers.

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It would have to be something awfully bad .I am an easy going person and get along with everyone.

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Help the custumers have fun smile unjoy working

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The management, just plain out not appreciating the long time employees, they'd prefer cheaper non experienced employees at lower pay, which is just bringing the company's customer service way down. All they care about is cutting cost/hours and the bottom line at the end of the day.

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