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    Current Employee - Outfitter in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Outfitter in Fort Mill, SC

    I have been working at Cabela's

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    Pros

    The best part of my day is the customers and their awesome personalities and various stories of their adventures. The second best part of my day is [most] of the people I work with/around are amazing, caring, and personable.
    If you love to be around and get to know people then this job is truly a perfect fit. If you do not like to interact with people and are just doing it for a job then please find a job somewhere else.
    Most of our managers are also amazing and know what it's like to be human.
    A couple of them need to learn how to be nice and appreciative of the people who work hard and have integrity.

    Cons

    They hire young, inexperienced, immature leads who lack any people skills at all while passing over people who have way more experience.
    The "full time availability" requirements are a double standard.
    They do not recognize the people who work hard as team players and follow all the rules. Instead, they recognize or promote people based on what seems like a buddy system.
    There is only about 45% of us who actually do all of the work (including greeting and interacting with every single customer). Of those 45% only about 30% work together, as a team, regardless of which department they are in.
    The managers are generally never available
    and, when called for, a different manager responds with a bad attitude.
    A lot of negativity is passed down to excited Outfitters which, in turn, makes the rest of the team negative.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop sending mixed messages.
    You tell us to escort customers to various departments if they are in search of something but then reprimand us for not being where we are supposed to be.
    Create morale by promoting unity.
    Exist in the minds and presence of your Outfitters.
    Lead by example. (Make sure all of the managers are as well as the Leads!)
    Please, please, please use sound judgement when assigning Lead positions. Arrogant and attitudinal people who have no life experiences to gauge their "professional" actions/ decisions upon have no business being in any type of supervisory position unless they are an extraordinary natural with leadership skills.
    Please be friendly to us over the walkie. We only ask for help when we need it.
     We know you're under stress, and have the pressure put on you, but that's also why you are in the position you hold.
    When we radio for someone there is no need to be dismissive or rude. Sometimes, certain Outfitters do not have their earpiece in but do have their radio on. Customers hear your response.
    Remember when you were in a non management position; treat us like we matter.
    When an Outfitter expresses interest in developing their new career with the company, please, do not dismiss them. Some of us actually want to make this store shine. Please help our commitment by showing yours.
    Read a few books by John Maxwell (The Journey From Success to Significance , Developing the Leader Within You, The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, and so many more).

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Cabela's.

    Interview

    Applied online through Cabela's website and was contacted via email approximately 1 month later letting me know the hiring team was interested in interviewing me. We coordinated an interview over the phone and that interview lasted approximately 30 minutes after the interviewer was 10 minutes late for the call. It seemed to go very positive, however, after being informed that I would hear back within the next week, I followed up as instructed and never heard back. The interviewer was very friendly but it is very frustrating when company HR representatives do not follow-up timely if at all if you're not the primary candidate which I imagine I ended up not being due to lack of response.

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Website www.cabelas.com
Headquarters Sidney, NE
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1961
Type Company - Public (CAB)
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Cabela's is a hunter's and fisherman's Disneyland. The seller of outdoor sporting goods operates about 30 stores in 20-plus US states and a single location in Canada. Located mainly in the Midwest, the stores are as big as 246,000 sq. ft. and include such features as waterfalls, mountain replicas, aquariums, in-store shooting galleries, and banquet and meeting facilities. Cabela's sells footwear, clothing, and gear for fishing, hunting, camping, and other outdoor activities. Cabela's also mails more than 135 million catalogs each year, sells magazines and merchandise... More

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