Cabela's Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Cabela's President & CEO Thomas L. Millner
Thomas L. Millner
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Pros
  • The employee discount is tiered (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)

  • The ability to convince customers to sign up for a company credit card trumps all other individual qualifications or achievements (in 14 reviews)

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  1. NICS counter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NICS Compliance Outfitter in Union Gap, WA
    Current Employee - NICS Compliance Outfitter in Union Gap, WA

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun & enthusiastic environment. Great opportunities for pay & vacation in management. You have to be willing to move to another store though.

    Cons

    Can't work more than 28hrs per week unless you're FT. Scheduling problems. Management don't really listen to outfitters. Not great pay for the stress of working with ATF compliance.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure there is coverage on busy days. Be there when needed. Listen & respond to problems that employees bring to you.


  2. Department lead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun place to work, great people

    Cons

    Lots of gossip and negativity.

    Advice to Management

    We need more people!


  3. Retail Product Training Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly and supportive environment. The customers are wonderful and it's a true pleasure to work with and sell products that I enjoy using myself.

    Cons

    It's a retail store so obviously you have to work nights, weekends and holidays and it is susceptible to the whims of the seasons. If sales are slow, part-time hours are cut back and the full-timers then have to pick up the slack.


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  5. Cabelas is a good place

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Cabela's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everybody worked together and as a result the customers were taken care of.

    Cons

    Its hard to move up. People tend to get into a good position and keep it

    Advice to Management

    Allow full time people to have a set schedule so they can get a second job.


  6. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outfitter in Gonzales, LA
    Current Employee - Outfitter in Gonzales, LA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount on merchandise
    Flexible work schedule
    Friendly coworkers
    Work life balance
    Management
    Core values
    Easy hiring process
    Annual reviews
    Performance incentives

    Cons

    I haven't noticed any negatives other than having to work on holidays and dealing with the public isn't always easy.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing that I can think of


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    Growing Company with Geographic Challenge

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable small town atmosphere, casual work environment

    Cons

    Lack of local talent and difficulty drawing in remote talent to a small town leads to challenges with middle management competencies. This creates a situation where skilled workers are promoted into leadership roles they are unprepared/unsuited for, often simply through attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace remote and flex workers! Cabela's has a great opportunity to expand it's workforce with skills knowledge workers by simply allowing Outfitters to work from locations other than Sidney.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Decent Company - Still Young

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Sidney, NE
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Sidney, NE

    I have been working at Cabela's (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed at the corporate office. It's a blessing and a curse. If you are used to a fast paced corporate environment, you wont find one here.

    Cons

    Accountability can be lacking at times.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Clothing outfitter

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clothing Outfitter in Lacey, WA
    Current Employee - Clothing Outfitter in Lacey, WA

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My managers are pretty nice try to help you get extra hours pretty easy job to do

    Cons

    hours all over the place from as long as 4 to 30 never know what's going on in the store store communication sucks

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with all associates not just the opening crew more full time positions


  10. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allen, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool products, fun people, management is always trying to be personable

    Cons

    Cut hours all the time, not a good job for people who need a reliable schedule

    Advice to Management

    Understand that cutting labor to get a better bottom line number is not a moral or ethical solution


  11. Decent job...if you don

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome management, good perks, awesome coworkers, decent pay

    Cons

    Cut hours like crazy! Was promised 30 and cut down to 15.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire so many people!



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