Cabela's Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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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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  1. Great company with tremendous growth.

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    Current Employee - Vice President Contact Center Operations in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Vice President Contact Center Operations in Lincoln, NE

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

    Pros

    They award great work and effort. If your are willing to go above and beyond for the customer and your team, this is the right place for you. Cabela's has given me chances to grow and learn as a professional. Great company that has afforded me many opportunities in life. You put in the work and effort, you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    I can't say enough great things about the opportunities given. I would not have a negative thing to say about the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company

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    Current Employee - Retail Outfitter in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Retail Outfitter in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Pros

    Very understanding and good work atmosphere

    Cons

    You work a lot on weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire younger people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Satisfied

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    Current Employee - Developer in Sidney, NE
    Current Employee - Developer in Sidney, NE

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Compensation and benefits are not all that great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Must be available to work EVERY weekend.

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    Former Employee - Outfitter in Lone Tree, CO
    Former Employee - Outfitter in Lone Tree, CO

    I worked at Cabela's

    Pros

    Worked with some good people.
    Many of us there part time for employee discount.
    Working with products I like to use and didn't require hair on fire focus

    Cons

    Worked with a couple jerks with attitudes (got them everywhere, even the low end jobs)
    Can't combine your employee discount with something on sale.
    Spent my checks at the store
    Required EVERY weekend availability, meant I couldn't use the products I would buy!
    Gave up the EVERY WEEKEND "FUN" no brain job to go back to work with engineers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    So so company to work for

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Fort Mill, SC

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Pros

    I like that the store is brand new

    Cons

    Cabelas is cheap, their method of training is crazy, you dont get the position you interview for, there are to many cliques and the the managers only promote their cliques. You cant get over time and they say that their a family company but its not true and alot of their managers are lazy. I was very unhappy during training so I quite without going back after lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You say that your about being a family but your managers are not very personable and they dont do any work. I was really excited during the interview but I was extremely disappointed when I started training. You should hire more people who truly love the retail hospitality feel. There's a guy name Douglas who works in gifts who really has a gift for the job I saw him go above and beyond to help customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Part time outfitter, limited benefits

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    Current Employee - Part Time Outfitter in Lone Tree, CO
    Current Employee - Part Time Outfitter in Lone Tree, CO

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Pros

    Mature co-workers, good product lines.

    Cons

    Inconsistent scheduling, hours vary week to week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve HR attitude toward employees. Increase the number of full time employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Replenishment Analyst

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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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    As an entry level position you get thrown right into the business and control the inventory for 50+ retail stores, very empowering and you get to see your immediate impact in the business.

    Cons

    Very stressful at holiday time, a lot of bosses make it feel like there are "too many cooks in the kitchen" sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although a great entry level position, there needs to be either responsibilities shifted or compensation increased for this position. With the retail growth there are some major pitfalls in the systems used and the ability to execute reliable results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great but wages are too low

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, MN

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

    Pros

    Store leadership is sketchy, depends on the store.

    Cons

    Too little meaningful recognition, too much emphasis on pushing the Cabela's credit card. Too little focus on training and development and lip service to expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate in a meaningful way to the outfitters, not just what's in it for management. Offer more meaningful training and incentives. Candy bars, hot dogs and hamburgers are great incentives for teenagers but for adults who have half an ounce of pride need a lot more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. excellent company

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    Former Employee - Outfitter in Hamburg, PA
    Former Employee - Outfitter in Hamburg, PA

    I worked at Cabela's

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with and the customers that came into the store.

    Cons

    Basically a minimum wage job. Several ways to make more money though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management was wonderful. Never had any issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Club Card Outfitter

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's

    Pros

    Discount on merchandise, and good co workers

    Cons

    limited hours, work weekends, lack of communication with management team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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