Cabela's Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
224 Reviews
3.0
224 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great corporate climate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

    awesome

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

    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
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  5.  

    Cabela's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6. 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

  7.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Enjoy the people, friendships and customers. Some managers are excellent while others have PLENTY of room for improvement!

    Cons

    Compensation is on the low end of the scale because of "New Store Opening". However, there is little room for increases so don't go in looking to make more any time soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find managers who are committed to being LEADERS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Can't stand the job anymore

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Pros

    good people to work with
    decent pay

    Cons

    terrible management
    dont work with school schedules
    they will drop different rules and policies on you out of nowhere putting you in a bind and telling you to fix it yourself

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay until you really do your job.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Allen, TX

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

    Pros

    Good friendly environment. Plus its in an outdoor paradise! The company has a great history and future.

    Cons

    Terminated for leaving the property after a shoplifter who STOLE A GUN! He was caught and convicted of a strike 3 felony!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your rules and policies go only so far. What would it look like for crimes to be committed with the stolen gun?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Company in Regression

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gun Counter Outfitter in Scarborough, ME
    Former Employee - Gun Counter Outfitter in Scarborough, ME

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

    Pros

    Meeting and helping people interested in the outdoors. Employee discount. Most of the other outfitters were good people to work with.

    Cons

    Being forced to hawk credit cards to customers and receiving very little compensation for our efforts. Anyone who isn't management is expendable, replaceable. Management at the store I worked at was mired in hubris; thought they were smarter than the outfitters that worked the front line everyday. I had issues with my legs (multiple surgeries) and asked for mats behind the gun counter and nothing was ever done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so paranoid in regards to your outfitters. Listen to what Gun Counter Outfitters say in regards to customers they find suspicious. These outfitters take pride in their work. Pride is all they have, because pay isn't commensurate to the knowledge and customer service some give. I am amazed how some poor employees are still there while amazing outfitters have been fired because the Quarterly Report looks better when there are less people on the payroll. The way Cabela's hires and fires was getting ridiculous when I left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Supply Chain Employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Employee in Dundee, MI
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Employee in Dundee, MI

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

    Pros

    The work was pretty basic, hours were good and pay was decent for a first year college student. Also got to work with people your own age.

    Cons

    The customers can be ruthless and management always schedules you on your requested days off. Fellow employees are unreliable and can leave you in a bind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the employee with more respect. The store is great itself, but the people running the store and not as educated as they should be and are fairly lazy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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