Cabela's
2.9 of 5 196 reviews
www.cabelas.com Sidney, NE 5000+ Employees

Cabela's Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2014
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2.9 196 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Cabela's President & CEO Thomas L. Millner

Thomas L. Millner

(117 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It's in Your Nature

    Process Improvement Manager (Current Employee)
    Sidney, NE

    ProsUnique leadership development opportunities; Variety of experience (Merchandising, Marketing, Retail, Strategy, Operations); Family values in a founder company; small town values in Sidney, NE (Corporate Headquarters); intentional efforts made for talent management; excellent communication enterprise wide; wonderful co-workers; people love their jobs

    ConsCompany appears to be adding vertical layers at a rapid rate without justification of additional headcount; strategic planning is delayed, causing some delay in execution; capability maturity of project/change sponsorship is low in most areas - not so much a negative, but something to keep in mind when setting expectations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the best jobs I've worked at to date

    IT Compliance Auditor and Process Improvement Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sidney, NE

    ProsFamily oriented, great environment, beautiful views, believes as all outfitters do in their core values which all are based on wholesome basic morals.

    ConsFor anything major you have a bit of a drive, but after a short time you come to enjoy the fantastic outdoors around you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep looking forward as you have been doing and I'm sure you will continue to thrive and excel at being the best outdoor in the world.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun and never boring during the holidays.

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Lincoln, NE

    ProsSupervisors are awesome! They are laid back and actually work while they are in the office, unlike some places I've worked. Its great for college people- between answering calls, you can read or do homework.

    ConsYou don't really make connections with co-workers and hours can be hard to get if you're not there around Christmas time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI never really had a problem with management, I really enjoyed my time at Cabela's!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work. Good company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFamily environment, many oppertunitys to grow

    ConsPart timers loose a lot of hours after the seasons over

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    Great company to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat team atmosphere! Lots of store team support.

    ConsLong Management hours. Just the long hours really

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exciting and enlightening!!

    Retail Outfitter (Current Employee)
    South Charleston, WV

    ProsCabelas really cares about it's employees and customers in a way that I've never experienced before in retail! I've worked for a few retail companies and in the health care industry and have not seen the kind of kindness and professionalism that I've had at Cabelas. It was a downgrade for me in jobs and pay, so I was kind of embarrassed about working in retail at first. After my experiences at Cabelas I am proud to say I work there, and very happy to be an employee. Most companies are so concerned about making money, and I truly believe that Cabelas is more concerned about keeping customers happy because that's how they make money and keep loyal customers. There are very good incentives and discounts also!! All in all, I'm very excited about my job!!

    ConsEvery job or any situation for that matter has cons, but so far at Cabelas, I have yet to be disappointed about anything.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!! You're a great group of people always looking for ways to improve on the company and the experience of the customer and employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Culture. Very committed to the outdoor lifestyle. Too aggressive for growth given their current state

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCulture, Atmosphere, Customer engagement, and commitment to the employee

    ConsVery growth driven, without capital which leads to cutting expenses the wrong way. Merchandising is one size fits all concept. This must be addressed if continued growth in different climate zones is expected.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn the talents of your people as individuals, and how they can contribute to the company as a whole. Listen to feedback and take action. Become more Localized in product assortment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Other than a few bad apples, they really abide by their culture

    Department Lead Outfitter (Current Employee)
    Gonzales, LA

    ProsI really do love almost everything about working at Cabela's--the culture, the values, the time they invest in their employees with lots of potential, their employee recognition, the growth opportunities, etc. I have worked for them for a little over a year and I am about to get my third promotion which just shows if you really work hard you can get ahead in this company.

    ConsIt's retail first and foremost. That means you work most weekends, you close, you work holidays, pay isn't really livable for a family unless you're in management, and sometimes some crappy managers or outfitters slip through the cracks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring people from outside the company. Walmart and Home Depot managers come in and want to change how WE do things and it's not abiding by our culture. Hire from within--WE have a lot of potential.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Moved from a good federal job to an even better one at Cabelas

    PMO Manager (Current Employee)
    Lincoln, NE

    ProsCabelas's culture is emblematic of Mid Western culture and values. A general family atmosphere exists. LEadership is very down to earth and humble.

    Consnone so far in my tenure...

    Advice to Senior Managementlets attract more leaders to Cabelas thru proactively trying to recruit those who may not be actively looking to switch jobs. Thats where the real leaders reside...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for, they will work with your schedule.

    Warehouse Employee (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, KS

    ProsWorking her is an extension of your family

    ConsIt is retail so certain times of the year are not very fun

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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