Cabela's

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Cabela's Reviews

Updated January 8, 2015
Updated January 8, 2015
253 Reviews
3.0
253 Reviews
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Cabela's President & CEO Thomas L. Millner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is pretty good too and it's tiered based on seniority (in 26 reviews)

  • It was a fun work place to just go and talk about hunting fishing and camping (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • If you work in the warehouse you'll have some fairly steady hours, otherwise you'll have a pretty bad work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • A lot of the customers don't want another credit card (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    hardlines manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Pros

    great company team players awesome

    Cons

    long hours other than that none

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Exceptional growth opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sidney, NE
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sidney, NE

    I worked at Cabela's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are into hunt/fish/camp/lifestyle, this is your place

    Cons

    You're on the buss or off the bus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good Company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hazelwood, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hazelwood, MO

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and good for those who like the outdoors, helpful environment.

    Cons

    Deal with angry customers every now and then, but that's retail either than that its a good company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company that takes care of its employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Outfitter - Soft Lines in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Retail Outfitter - Soft Lines in Newark, DE

    I have been working at Cabela's part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. The company benefits and employee discounts and perks are very generous. There are always opportunities to work your way up in the company and to transfer to another store is you decide you want to relocate. Corporate encourages hiring from within first, when filling any new positions that open up countrywide. It's a very sound company, with great products that the company stands behind.

    Cons

    As of 12/2/14 I have been with the company for 6 months and have nothing negative to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I just wish that whoever prepares the weekly schedules would try to be mindful of giving each Outfitter at least one weekend day off a month, without the outfitter having to put in a request for time off. Weekends are the busiest times in our store, and I think we end up losing Outfitters to burnout, which I believe could be prevented if the schedulers could be mindful to not schedule Outfitters to work every weekend.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great corporate climate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firearms Outfitter in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Firearms Outfitter in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Cabela's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Effective and efficient training is provided. Continuing training keeps us up to date on new rules and regulations. Product training is provided by the manufacturers reps. Vacation pay is provided for part time employees also.

    Cons

    We are expected to present the Cabela's Club Visa Credit Card to every customer we interact with. Many conversations do not easily afford that opportunity without feeling awkward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent in praising and rewarding outfitters who receive compliments from customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    awesome

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Pros

    great place to work and grow

    Cons

    The company needs to start looking at the internal mess they call an intranet and fix it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was great!

    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Cabela's part-time

    Pros

    They take care of everyone

    Cons

    There are no cons at all

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's in Your Nature

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Manager in Sidney, NE
    Current Employee - Process Improvement Manager in Sidney, NE

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Unique 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

    Cons

    Company 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun and never boring during the holidays.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at Cabela's part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Supervisors 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.

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere! Lots of store team support.

    Cons

    Long Management hours. Just the long hours really

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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