Cabela's

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Cabela's Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
228 Reviews
3.0
228 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 25 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great for retired people, not a career track.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PT Camping/Hunting/Gun Counter in Lacey, WA
    Former Employee - PT Camping/Hunting/Gun Counter in Lacey, WA

    I worked at Cabela's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great discounts
    Health insurance for non seasonal part timers.
    Fun products.
    Great technology tools to help you do your job.

    Cons

    Understaffed on the sales floor
    Publicly traded company concerned only with the stock.
    Will only give you a full time job if you have completely open availability. (No college students, you can't go to school and work full time.
    Forced to sell club Visa cards really hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff the floor better!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Love this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Outfitter in Hamburg, PA
    Current Employee - Retail Outfitter in Hamburg, PA

    I have been working at Cabela's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is a big family at this company!

    Cons

    Weekend off are non-existent and there are no set shifts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Compliance Auditor and Process Improvement Specialist in Sidney, NE
    Former Employee - IT Compliance Auditor and Process Improvement Specialist in Sidney, NE

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

    Pros

    Used my additional talents where ever they could

    Cons

    Over tasked numerous times with no clear priorities being provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more precise requests.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Part-time Cashier, meh experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Rogers, AR
    Current Employee - Cashier in Rogers, AR

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

    Pros

    Employee discount is great even for new employees, up to 25% off. Will work with your availability. Cashier starts at $10 an hour plus commissions even with no retail experience. Chance to advance is there or move to another store.

    Cons

    Hours are capped at 28 for part-time. If you go over 28 then your follow weeks will be reduced. Example work 35 hours this week, expect 20 next few weeks. Management can be a pain, but they get moved around or promoted quickly. Getting treated like an employee when shopping off the clock. Schedule is inconsistent when you have open availability. Long hiring and training process, over a month from interview to first check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees' advice when they give it. Review employee performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The truth was spoken

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Sidney, NE
    Current Employee - Director in Sidney, NE

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love this company and the great outdoors. Most of the people and decent.

    Cons

    The Huffington Post article told the truth about our diversity. Now we are being threatened by soon to not agree with the article. Some of us feeling our job is threatened. What happened to him is truthful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find him and apologize for the way he was treated. He is not looking for a lawsuit hit a simple "we are sorry for what happened". Be decent!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent time there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Outfitter (Seasonal) in Rogers, AR
    Current Employee - Floor Outfitter (Seasonal) in Rogers, AR

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

    Pros

    The people I work with (save for a handful) are amazingly sweet and try to make my time as a seasonal worthwhile and the pay is nice. Decent commission when doing kiosk sales, and contests to win gift cards and items at the lowest price are nice. 25% discount on most items as a first year employee are nice as well. Most customers are understanding of outfitters who don't run cash registers often, and sometimes even offer to find managers if none respond on the radio to a call.

    Cons

    Leadership is crap, to be honest. Some managers just sit in the break room and watch football, some floor leads will ask you to work another department and then get mad at you when you look like you're not busy (but in reality you'd JUST gotten finished with a group and had to take a breather), leads don't encourage teamwork and attempt to split people up, some managers disrespect and demean their employees. It also doesn't help when scheduling is wonky and instead of two people to one section to close, there's two people to four sections.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that we're adults, not some children in a daycare. Hire more competent managers who're willing to work with outfitters, and teach the leads that sometimes working together on things gets them done faster and cleaner. Try and watch the outfitters as well and make sure they're taking breaks and lunches, and help cover for them if they're the only ones in their section.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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 an 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
  9.  

    Cabela's

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outfitter in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Outfitter in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Fun talking to Customers about their Hunting, Fishing, Camping Trips. Employee discount isn't bad gets better over time. Best discounts are achieved through product training. Great place to work if you love the Outdoors and don't need a large paycheck. Good first Job or for someone who is retired.

    Cons

    Poor pay and having to work three out of four weekends per month and you have no set schedule. They only post the schedule two weeks in advance. The raises aren't much and there are lots of blackout days that the company won't let you take off. Having to take the advanced product training on your own time to get the best discounts. Having to ask all the customers if they want the Cabela's Credit Card is annoying to the Outfitters and the Customers since the Customers are always being asked if they want the Credit Card. Cabela's has lots of nice stuff but it's very difficult to afford it at the rate you're paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the Employees more so they can afford to buy the Merchandise they are selling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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

  11.  

    awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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