Cabela's Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. Helpful (1)

    Post falls

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    Former Employee - Retail in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Retail in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Cabela's (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were always fun to be around, customers were usually good people, and management was involved in making the work area better.

    Cons

    Retail hours, some days would be super slow


  2. club outfitter

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Club Boothoutfitter in Fleetwood, PA
    Current Employee - Club Boothoutfitter in Fleetwood, PA

    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

    Great hour sand great people to work with and fun customers!

    Cons

    This is a good retail co. to work for so far no cons

    Advice to Management

    All the managers that i work with are nice and work with you


  3. Helpful (2)

    Meh

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic employee discount, pro deals, and being able to relate to almost every person who walks through the door. Really fun place to work.

    Cons

    Management is there for themselves, not the outfitters. As long as they look good, that's all they care about. They are definitely good people, and good managers, just not very caring about the overall sales goals

    Advice to Management

    Spend More Time on the sales floor. LEARN YOUR EMPLOYEE'S NAMES, and have better recognition for the employees who do their jobs. One outfitter being named employee of the week because he has a lot of club card referrals is unacceptable


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  5. Helpful (7)

    Management shake up Berlin, MA

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outfitter in Berlin, MA
    Current Employee - Outfitter in Berlin, MA

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

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

    Pros

    People you work with share a common bond of interests and are a cohesive unit.

    Cons

    Hours have been cut and customer service predicated on corporate double speak is laughable. Rapid expansion, misunderstanding the market and poor execution on inventory re-stocking as well as not trusting the opinion of outfitters has led to a disappointing customer experience. Under staffed and overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and solidify your market. Lopping heads and subverting the customer experience will dilute the brand. Do more than espouse inane corporate platitudes that you cannot deliver.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Shaky Ground

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time

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

    Pros

    If you're into the outdoors the environment is great. The ambiance is one of the best. Dress code is relaxed, company issued shirt, jeans are OK. Break rooms are big, nice and clean, free fresh popcorn and coffee, satellite TV.

    Cons

    Future of Cabela's retail is questionable. Company just went through another "adjustment" period. Several positions were eliminated at both employee level and management. Work hours were drastically cut at a company that sells itself on customer service. Cuts were company wide even at newly opened stores. Many stores not meeting sales expectations. Morale is tanking all over.

    Advice to Management

    Executive level needs to figure out what they want Cabela's retail to be: a destination location (Legacy stores 200,000 sq. ft.) with very little competition; a retail location (NEW GEN stores 100,000 sq. ft.) with a lot of competition; a convenience location (Outposts 70,000 sq. ft.) competition w/o the overhead.


  7. Outfitters

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    Current Employee - Retail Backend Lead in Acworth, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Backend Lead in Acworth, GA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I love the outdoors, the people are great and the discounts are even better. Great all around place to work for

    Cons

    The only downside to my position at Cabela's is the overnight schedule and due to the Lead Supervisor schedule you never have weekends off with your family to go places.

    Cabela's Response

    Jul 23, 2015 – Employer Brand Specialist

    It looks like you are not the only one who is loving our discounts! We hear some feedback about hours and that is a balancing challenge for us all the time, but it is absolutely on our radar to work ... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    Went down hill after Mr Cabela died

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cabela's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Two paid 15 min breaks for 7 hour shifts and an hour lunch, incentive to get customers to sign up for credit cards, able to pick up hours in other departments if trained more, pad vacation after 1 year, food brought it on busy days to feed employees

    Cons

    Upper management cutting corners, never given over time or 40 hours expect during holidays, closing of many positions after upper management changed, promotion based on years with company and not experience

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the little guys, they are the ones that interact with your customers. Promote those who work hard and have experience, not necessarily who has been there the longest.

    Cabela's Response

    Jul 23, 2015 – Employer Brand Specialist

    We like to hear that your store tries to provide for you with some little surprises. We appreciate your advice to make sure that we are watching out for our "little guys" because they are truly what ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    Not the best place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time

    Pros

    The pay starts at $10.

    Cons

    Corporate scales back its stores in terms of manpower and hours. I work in the warehouse usually by myself or with one other outfitter.


  10. Manager

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Thornton, CO

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

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

    Pros

    Love it... Was an awesome place to work

    Cons

    Lots of Hrs. But a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Hope you like to work... I do, so I loved it.


  11. Cabelas

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance for management compared to other retail companies.

    Cons

    Still operates likes its 1961. Inventory and pos systems are very antiquated. Makes your job much more difficult than it has to be.

    Advice to Management

    I'm am management but there is no communication between departments.



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