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Helpful (1)

Slave Labor, Favortism, Poor Management

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Hartford, CT

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

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

Pros

I was going to say their selection of merchandise. Unfortunately, you do not get your employee discount off the sale price. Sometimes the sale price is better than your discount.

Cons

Extremely HIGH turnover for retail.
Low Pay.
Horrible scheduling.
Poor Managerment, many are lazy.

Advice to Management

Take classes on HOW to manage employees. Bullying is not how it's done. I have witnessed employees going to HR with no results taken. HR is FOR the company. They will not stick up for you.
It would be nice to know you actually care about us, but instead we seem to be nothing but a slave to rack up sales and credit cards.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing and pay not worth the workload

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    Current Employee - Gift Outtfiter in Tulalip, WA
    Current Employee - Gift Outtfiter in Tulalip, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Employee discounts. always busy, met some great people

    Cons

    the pay, management favoritism , and benefits suck

    Advice to Management

    stop favoring employees. give all employees a chance. that work hard and deserve promotions and recognition

  2. Boise store seems to be improving...

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

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The new general manager is the biggest improvement we've seen, perhaps because he came to Cabela's from another big box retailer. The old general manager, who had been manager for at least 4 years, was a bit of a disaster (he got "demoted", and is now managing a Cabela's "Outpost", or as some call it, a "mini-mart", as it is less than 1/3 the size of the Boise Cabela's store). The new manager doesn't seem to be engaging in the same favoritism, back-stabbing, and lack of respect and trust (actually that was a two-way relationship between the old manager and most of the employees) that defined his predecessor. Morale has increased dramatically in the past three months since the new manager took over. Things appear to be looking up.

    Cons

    The pay is lousy. There are new employees that are being hired and paid more than the veteran employees who are training them. The health benefits for full-time employees have been pared back each year, and are too expensive to be accessed by most. The health "benefits" for part-time employees are a joke – I can't call them "benefits" while keeping a straight face. Even though the old general manager is gone, a few vestiges of his regime are still in place. Employee discounts are not very good compared to other retailers (I heard from a friend who works at Sportsmans Warehouse that their employee discount is 10% over cost). Finally, few in the store seem to trust the asset protection department, or have faith in the HR department.

    Advice to Management

    To "Senior Management": Apparently the company is doing well as evidenced by its continued expansion during a recession that has lasted at least 4 years (and as have many sporting goods and firearms-related companies across the country). I think it's time to redirect some of that revenue into employee retention: at the current rates of compensation, once the overall economy rebounds, many of your more talented employees will leave in droves. Also, try hiring more managers like the current manager of the Boise store.

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