Forbes names Bass Pro Shops one of 'America’s Best Employers'

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Bass Pro Shops, a leading national retailer of outdoor gear and apparel, has been named one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes magazine for its excellence as an employee-focused company.

Forbes determined the best employers through an independent survey of 20,000 employees at companies with at least 2,500 people. Employees from about 3,700 companies responded to the survey. Participation in the survey was voluntary. Respondents were asked anonymously through several online panels if they'd recommend their employer, or any other employers in their industry, to a potential employee.

“Bass Pro Shops has grown to be a leader in retail thanks to our dedicated, resourceful team of associates who we view as family,” Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris said. “We are honored to receive this distinction as we strive every day to take care of our staff as well as they take care of our customers.”

The distinction comes as Bass Pro Shops significantly expands its staff to support its growth. Recently the company hired 600 associates to staff the all-new Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, one of the most dynamic, immersive retail stores in the world, in Memphis, Tenn. The 535,000-square-foot mega store is home to a number of attractions and amenities rising out of a meticulously recreated cypress swamp environment including Big Cypress Lodge, a 103-room wilderness hotel and a 28-story glass elevator, the tallest of its kind in North America, taking guests to the peak where they can enjoy riverfront views from a glass-floored outdoor observation deck.

The complete Forbes list is available here.