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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, Tennessee. 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 Forbes list is available at: http://www.forbes.com/best-employers/

About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 92 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackermarine.com), a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 37 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (http://www.bigcedar.com), voted by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 50 Best Hotels for Families in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.basspro.com. To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bassproshops.



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