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Great discount and flexible work environment. Quality products that keep customers coming through the doors. Customer service is always the priority which can sometimes be lame.
Minimum wage plus small commission and typical issues with a commission type job. Not really going to make as much as you need to rely on this income unless you are an ASL.
Advice to Management
The dress code is a weird for a outdoor sporting goods store. The tie and oxford dress shirt seems a bit overkill and I received surprised feedback from customers frequently.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Scheels.
Applied online on a Tuesday. The online application consisted of basic info, work history, references, and about 6 basic questions about yourself. I included my resume and cover letter on the application. I received a call on that Friday which was a random phone interview/screen which asked basic work history question and some easy interview questions (Biggest weakness). They told me to come in for an in-person interview the next Wednesday. The first in-person interview was with a HR hiring manager and was about an hour. It was a pretty laid back interview which included a lot of questions about customer service and sales experience. After the interview I took an aptitude test which took me 45 mins to complete. It included spelling correction, grammar correction, simple sales math, writing a business letter, some questions about yourself, questions about products in the store, and then asked you to define about 8 works in relation to a retail business. If you graduated high school then you can easily pass this test so don't stress about it. The following Tuesday I got a call to come in on the next Friday for another interview with a assistant store leader. The second interview was just about getting to know me as a person and see if I would fit in with the staff there. The interviewer was very laid back. After that I took a drug test (oral swab), and about 2 days later I got a call saying they wanted to offer me the job. Dress nice (slacks and a dress shirt, clean shaven) and make sure you have a bunch of questions to ask because they seemed to like that a lot. Do background research on Scheels and their core values and be ready to talk about sports/outdoor activities. If you are prepared, honest, and genuine than thats the best you can do. They really look for people who will fit in with the Scheels culture.
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Scheels All Sports is all about sports. It sells sporting goods and apparel through more than two dozen stores in about 10 western and midwestern states, as well as online. Products include bicycles, fitness equipment, hunting and fishing gear, and seasonal sporting goods (camping, baseball, golf, soccer, skateboarding). Scheels offers bike and exercise machine repairs, racquet stringing, and ski equipment maintenance. The company also has specialists in warranty repair for shotguns, rifles, and handguns, and it offers new and used firearms from Browning, Colt, and...