Cabela's Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
217 Reviews
3.0
217 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 23 reviews)

  • Get to talk hunting and fishing, etc (in 10 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 pay isn't great and it's almost impossible to get a full time spot (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time for less than a 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay until you really do your job.

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    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist  in  Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Allen, TX

    I worked at Cabela's full-time for more than a 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
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  5.  

    Ok place to work as long as you are a day shift.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Pros

    Decent discount, friendly co workers.

    Cons

    Blame game trickles down to lower levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work nights before blaming them for everything.

  6.  

    Cabela's Corporate can be a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Replenishment and Allocation Analyst  in  Sidney, NE
    Current Employee - Replenishment and Allocation Analyst in Sidney, NE

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Overall the workplace is laid back. Get to talk hunting and fishing, etc. Most coworkers share the same interest.

    Cons

    Don't get on someone's bad side. You could be branded as lazy, a screw up, etc just because someone doesn't like you or know you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your own advice. You have a career path in place but you pass on in house employees to bring in outside talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Professionalism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cabela's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great people to work with and a company that tries to make things happen

    Cons

    Teaching others what your job really meant was difficult. The customer service area was in change and there was resistence.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company in a family friendly town.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Pros

    Great work - life balance
    Great culture
    Values-based
    Ideal for the outdoor enthusiast

    Cons

    Location - great town but you have to drive a ways to get any shopping/concerts/events/etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great For Some, Not for Everyone

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    Current Employee - Club Card Outfitter
    Current Employee - Club Card Outfitter

    I have been working at Cabela's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As of this review I have worked at Cabela's for just over a year, and when I first started I didn't really feel like I should be working there because I had no interest in anything the store was about. However, the longer I worked there the more I came to appreciate the store, the people who work in it, and the culture it all creates.

    Having been there over a year I can safely say it is the best retail/service job I've had. I have heard complaints about pay, but I made over $1 an hour more starting out than I ever did before at other retail/service jobs. It is retail, meaning you'll have bad hours or crappy schedules a lot of the time, but all told it is a pretty nice place to work.

    The company is also expanding and seems to like hiring from inside, so there is always the chance of moving up to a salaried position later if that is what you're after.

    Cons

    I haven't had many negatives on the job, there are a few managers who I see actively avoid helping out there subordinates, and a few fellow employees don't seem to want to do anymore than the bare minimum or refuse to work outside of their comfort zone.

    Also, it is not easy to get full time status with Cabela's. I've heard it attributed to everything from Obamacare to lack of profits, but have not seen a solid reason as to why yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to helping your employees, most of the management at my store is amazing. They do not hesitate to go out on the floor and work with customers or help out where ever they can. But every so often you'll see a certain manager flee a long line of customers and leave one or two subordinates just so they don't have to talk to customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    NOT A CAREER

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The discount is the only good thing about working there

    Cons

    A VERY CHEAP COMPANY, VERY GREEDY. Annual 20 cent raises is the only raise you get. No bonuses no nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lazy and selfish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Friendly environment, but the negatives almost outweigh the benefits of working there.

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Hazelwood, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Hazelwood, MO

    I worked at Cabela's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cabela's can be a fun place to work. Everyone is pretty friendly. Received a raise after one year of working there.

    Cons

    One of the biggest problems working as a cashier for Cabela's is that a lot of the merchandise would ring up wrong. Cashiers would have to waste time calling the departments to find out the correct price. This would hold up the lines. Another problem is that some of the leads would group the cashiers together. When I worked for Cabela's most of the cashiers were young adults, either finishing high school or going to college. A majority of these people would goof off. Leads would set strict rules for all cashiers when only a few were causing a problem. It was like they were treating us like children. There was a lot of favoritism. If you were friends with leads or management you could be promoted to customer service, which was mostly composed of gossiping girls. Cabela's is really pushy with Club Cards. A lot of the customers don't want another credit card. They also push protection plans, which are the biggest waste of money. Most of the products already have manufacture warranties on them. Overall, my experience started out good. After almost two years of working there, I couldn't stand it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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