Cabela's Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Cabela's President & CEO 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. Good Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good Training Good Hours Good benefits Sometimes you can get overtime

    Cons

    Some of the management are not very friendly Mandatory meetings on your day off


  2. Helpful (1)

    Family-Oriented

    Former Employee - Cashier in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Melbourne, FL

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

    Pros

    Family-like atmosphere with co-workers. Plenty of opportunities to be cross-trained in other departments.

    Cons

    Constantly need to be on management for any changes in schedule and the like. It felt like current employees were being punished because the staff shortage i.e. breaks were withheld for the exception of lunches on long days, no opportunity to advance to full-time.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked as an intern in the Applications Development office over the summer and I have nothing but good things to say about Cabela's. They treat the employees really good, they pay well, they have a fun and inviting work environment. Even though Cabela's is now a huge business you still feel like your working for a small, local business where people actually care about you as an individual.

    Cons

    I really have no complaints about Cabela's. They know how to get and keep happy employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep offering internships to high school and college students especially in the technology offices.


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

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time

    Pros

    Good employee discount program. Reasonable vacation time. Ability to sell outdoor products. Actively involved with the outdoor community. Will compensate top candidates reasonably well.

    Cons

    Sporadic direction from upper management. Programs that garner critical attention and die on the vine. Hasn't figured out retail yet.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what needs to be done and then implement. Stick to your guns. Do not use fear tactics with employees. There are better jobs out there. Most people that work at cabelas are there because of their love for the outdoors. Pay attention to culture and values.


  6. Okay place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kearney, NE
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kearney, NE

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

    Pros

    during peak season you got good hours

    Cons

    when not on peak season you didn't get many hours


  7. Cabela's

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family oriented, great work atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor management, very hard to move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to make a proper work schedule, and do not instill false hope in employees


  8. Cabela's Club Visa Membership Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sidney, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sidney, NE
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cabela's (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company overall. Fair Benefits and fun place to work. If you're an outdoors person, this is a great place to be.

    Cons

    High employee turnover, management expected to work a minimum of 50 hours per week for 40 hour pay.... typically leads to 6 days/wk.

    Advice to Management

    Lift salaries for store personnel and middle managers.... help retain employees and make them feel like they are special.


  9. cabelas seasonal outfitter

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Outfitter in Wheeling, WV
    Current Employee - Seasonal Outfitter in Wheeling, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have good benefits, insurance, 401k, and a stock purchasing plan. Good training crew that helped me learn a lot

    Cons

    the pay was too low, you don't know when you will get to go home, the breaks are way too short

    Advice to Management

    You guys should pay your employees more and treat them better. They wonder why they can't keep employees for very long.


  10. District/Regional Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture, strong brand, luxury retail environment. Feeling of being in the "family" when you are within the organization. Direct contact with CEO and Founders is a rare thing to find in any company, but it exists with relative frequency at Cabela's. Customers are buying fun things so the retail environment is fun.

    Cons

    Time to evolve in changing retail environment. Challenged by inventory management systems that are antiquated causing significant organizational inefficiencies.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a new inventory management system. Retail leadership teams have a first hand understanding of the impacts changes make at the customer facing levels, seek their feedback.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Management might be taking employees for granted

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID

    Pros

    Great place to work if you like outdoor gear and selling to people who like the same. You get at least a 20% discount and more depending on years you continue to work there.

    Cons

    Expect 9 hour days even with part time which is a killer on your feet. You only get 5 sick days in 6 months and then the dreaded "warning"......very tough to gut it out on a 9 hour shift. They push you to sell the Cabela's VISA to customers but thankfully not to the degree that you might lose your job if you don't get enough (at least not yet). For a time everyone's hours was cut way back and lasted for weeks. I asked a full-timer if the store wasn't reaching its corporate goals and the the word from him (and he heard through a manager) was the store was indeed reaching its goals. The problem was another store in the district that wasn't. So instead of cutting back hours for those employees our store employees were punished to make up for that one store. That is so wrong I still can't get over it.

    Advice to Management

    I heard from a long time current full timer that management doesn't give a damn about employees needs. I've heard this several times now. I never had any manager come up to me and say well done or you need to improve or how have you been doing in your position....not once. There has been ton of people leaving this last year (managers included). Better wake up!



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