The founder, Johnny Morris, started his venture in sporting goods with a fishing section in a store owned by his father in Springfield, Missouri. He started with this idea when he got frustrated by the lack of any equipment for fishing, so he set up a small shop in his dad’s liquor store and that was when Bass Pro Shops began.
In 1974, it became popular with the local fishermen and Johnny started out of print and mail the first Bass Pro Shops catalog and became the largest mail order sporting goods store in the world. In 1975, American Rod and Gun were introduced to meet the booming demand for Bass Pro Shops as one of their exclusive products. He began to introduce Bass Tracker as the first boat, motor and trailer designed for anglers in 1978. It was produced by the Tracker Marine Group with brands that include Sun Tracker, Nitro, ProCraft, Mako Myacht, Fisher, Sea Craft and Kenner The tracker has remained America’s number one selling fishing boat for many years. Boats are sold in showrooms attached to every Bass Pro Shops. More than 400,000 customers have purchased Tracker boats since 1978. With these humble beginnings, the company became America’s leading outdoor retailer company across America and Canada. Each of their stores offers a wide array of fishing and boating equipment as well as for hunting, camping and outdoor cooking tools. The company’s largest flagship stores are known as Outdoor World stores. Founder, Johnny Morris, has been dedicated to inspiring people, especially the youth and families to enjoy outdoor activities together. Bass Pro Shops has partnered with many organizations to work on the conservation of natural resources.
Distribution Center Jobs
Bass Pro Shops distribution center is located in Springfield, where all their merchandise flows. They employ more than a hundred Intermec wireless handheld computers to access all the points of the distribution center as well on their Outdoor World retail stores. With this system they can track every piece of the merchandise easily. Management can also easily track the productivity of all distribution employees with the help of the data. Here are some of the jobs available at the distribution center:
You will be responsible for the detailed, timely and efficient processing of workflow through the assigned area. You will focus on the receiving, replenishing and warehousing functions within the distribution area.
1st and 2nd Warehouse Associate
You must be able to work long hours, preferably 10 hours a day and be able to lift up to 70 pounds. You must be able to meet production and safety requirements.
Benefits of Working with Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops is a great company to work for with a positive and energetic environment and management take care of their employees. The company also has events such as barbecues and other outdoor activities such as fishing and cookouts as well. The company offers a flexible work schedule, especially for part-timers who are studying at the same time.
The company offers great benefits that include the following; life and health insurance, dental and vision insurance, health savings account, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, retirement plan and 401k plan. The company provides a very generous discount to all employees, which is a 40% discount on their brand name items and 15% discount for non Bass Pro Shops brand.