Cabela's

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Cabela's Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
238 Reviews
2.9
238 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I'm not going to push your credit card!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outfitter
    Current Employee - Outfitter

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

    Pros

    Co-workers in my dept are great
    Discount is good
    I've learned a lot

    Cons

    "How many club cards have you gotten?" That's the daily question from management. I'm here to help the customers, not push your credit card on them. If they want it then they will seek it out but attacking every single person that walks in the door is obnoxious. Then hitting them with it again in every department? Come on, you can be better than that.
    Time off- even when you get approval for time off they schedule you anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the credit cards already and let's get back to being outfitters that give advice on what we know. That's why people come into the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company that takes care of its employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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
  3.  

    Good Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gun Sales in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Gun Sales in East Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Great experience for anyone learning about guns

    Cons

    State paperwork was unorganized for gun sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure workers have adequate state fire arms sales training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    There's the right way, the wrong way, and the Cabela's way that will require way more work than needed to get results.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outfitter in Acworth, GA
    Current Employee - Outfitter in Acworth, GA

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

    Pros

    The coworkers were very fun to work with, and learned tons of new things from them. The benefits aren't bad, and the pay is alright. Get to play with guns all day if you work for the gun counter. The actual job is very enjoyable. Great place to shop, and a great family environment.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of full time positions available. You will hear the phrase "Club Visa" so much that you start to hear it in your sleep. Management will micromanage the crap out of you, and you will always be under-appreciated. There is a very high turnover in all the departments. Senior management will be quick to point out where you mess up, but won't acknowledge their screw ups. You will also be told that you are expendable, and that there are hundreds of people waiting to take your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit micromanaging the employees. Some of us really do enjoy doing the job, but dogging people into hating their lives is not the way to keep employees for very long. Also, the processes that are required doing certain jobs is way over complicated.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I still hurt... (Physically, mentally and emotionally)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Abused Sucker in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Abused Sucker in Thornton, CO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers on the floor...

    Cons

    Dreadful management team in Thornton, CO
    Lifting/Moving thousands of pounds of freight by hand daily
    Constantly tasking instead of assisting customers
    Pressured to force Club Card Visa onto the unsuspecting
    Miserable hours and pay (even for retail)
    Watching the staff revolving door spin (I've never seen so many leave without even giving notice)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a serious look at how coaches treat players in the NFL... They don't dwell on the past or the negative, instead focusing on support and encouragement. Maybe you'd keep your people more than six to eight months before they quit on you... Oh, a decent salary system would be nice too.

    But you won't, you're corporate... And you won't change, it's just all about the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great for retired people, not a career track.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    Love this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  10.  

    I know why

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Sidney, NE
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Sidney, NE

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Pros

    Like the outdoors, the things we sell and most of the people I work with

    Cons

    Everyone knows why the outfitters have to push the VISA. It is the only place we are really making a profit. Cabela's branded products are a joke. They are not as good as National Brands. Yet they keep putting more resources there. Our sales are down, really down. We can't blame it on something that happened to our country 2 years ago. Great companies plan and execute for success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training on how to move forward will get us the results we desire as a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Part-time Cashier, meh experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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