I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Gander Mountain in January 2013.
Interview Details Interview went quickly, there's a basic product knowledge test, and a sit down with the Compliance Officer, the Zone Supervisor, and the Store Manager.
Interview Question – None really. Fairly straight forward interview for a fairly straight forward job. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation on salary or the like.
I applied online - interviewed at Gander Mountain in December 2012.
Interview Details Good hiring process. Thorough interview process and corporate training. Promise of positional training, but never followed through. Corporate training details many benefits available to employees with emphasis on open and encouraging access to all employees; failed to deliver on most simple benefit agreement.
Interview Question – Situational/scenario questions concerning firearm sales, and ATF training. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not extensive. Offered a low, $8.25 hourly wage, and I requested higher amount. at $11.00/hour. Denied and told that all sales positions start at $8.00/hr. Needed a job so I took the offer.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Gander Mountain in December 2012.
Interview Details They held a mirror under my nose to see if I was breathing. A few semi relevant questions were asked. I offered more info. and when I gave them some very relevant and useful credentials they totally ignored them and placed me in a totally different position. This is a company that doesn't pay attention to the skills and credentials that their employees might have. Instead, they just want brainless bodies they can plug in behind a counter or on the floor, the kind of place that makes Walmart look good.
Interview Question – No questions of any relevance. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very bogus. A take it or leave it and don't tell any other assoc. or else we'll fire you.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Gander Mountain in November 2012.
Interview Details Applied online by filling out basic application along with attaching resume. I made contact with the HR person at the store and was informed they were still looking and that my application had populated into the system. I had a 5 min phone interview to get basic information, Then came in for 1:1 interview with Zone Manager (Assistant Store Manager). Had final interview with Store Manager.
Interview Question – What kind of manager are you and how do you deal with stressful situations Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate start date to given two week notice at current job. Was able to talk about pay but wasn't very flexable.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and interviewed at Gander Mountain.
Interview Details Never was asked any type of expected interview questions.
Negotiation Details – Was just given the offer and accepted no negotiations needed.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Gander Mountain in August 2012.
Interview Details Pretty basic. Three interviews in one sitting.
Negotiation Details – first job out of college, so was ok with comp.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Gander Mountain in August 2012.
Interview Details First phrase was to have one on one interview, and do drug testing at that day. Come back another day for physical performance test.
Interview Question – There aren't any difficult or unexpected questions on this one at all. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Quick and easy negotiation
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Gander Mountain in July 2012.
Interview Details Met with Store Manager and he recommended me to the DM. I interviewed with the DM and was offered a training position. I had to pass a background and drug test. I also had to do a phone interview with an employee in the HR department. I was given the opportunity to start on a date that I picked, due to prior plans with my family.
Interview Question – I was in retail for a long time, so the questions were not hard or unexpected. I think the question that I answered correctly which gained me the most favor was "are you willing to relocate?". View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was not given a chance to negotiate my salary.
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Gander Mountain in July 2012.
Interview Details The interview was based on discussion of product essentials. They were verifying my product knowledge as well as communications skills. Honestly, it was more of a discussion than an interview. After the first interview session with the HR person, a second supervisor came in for a brief meeting. That session closed and they said they'd get back to me. Called them a week later. They said they were working on it. This went on for 2 more weeks before they said to come in for the hiring paperwork. I was sent for a drug test, passed, and was hired.
Interview Question – Tell me why we should hire you rather than someone else. View Answer
Negotiation Details –
Not really negotiation. It was decided before I got there, but they did seem to want me to feel like I could negotiate.
*Keep in mind, once hired you need to seriously become best friends with the people above you (unless you're a relative) if you want promotion. This is not a judgement; it's simply how it works.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Gander Mountain in June 2012.
This was a new store and interviews were held at a local hotel. I applied online and got a call back with the details of when and where to meet for an interview. Prospective employees were called in one by one to be interviewed. I was interviewed by our store manager.
Questions were simply and to the point, and seemingly was more of a personality test than really testing your knowledge of products or customer service.
Why do you want the job?
Why would you be a good fit for Gander Mountain?
Tell me about your outdoor experience.
What was your favorite outdoor memory?
Negotiation Details – I received .50 lower than my asking hourly wage. I believe i was making $8.75
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