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Good part time job

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Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Cedar Falls, IA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cedar Falls, IA

I have been working at Scheels part-time for less than a year

Pros

Managers give sales associates a very personalized sales training. They are patient, and truly want employees to succeed. Great group of employees to work with.

Cons

Although advancement is encouraged, it takes a few years minimum.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to give personalized sales training.

Recommends
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Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Scheels

  1.  

    Awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eau Claire, WI

    I have been working at Scheels

    Pros

    Discounts, Benefits, Atmosphere, Fun people to work with

    Cons

    working nights and weekends.
    working some holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work, could use a little better communication within management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great part time opportunity with terrific employee discounts but.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at Scheels

    Pros

    Part timers are treated like gold. Sales staff on the floor get wages plus commission and have annual chances to win great trips and cruises. The flip-side is that no such incentive is offered to the support staff such as clerical or freight and receiving. ESOP is terrific if you can stand to work there long enough. After 25-30 years with the company, you could retire with $500,000. Opportunities are available to anyone with sales floor experience who wants to enter the management training program. Scheels arguably provides the best Customer Service around too.

    Cons

    Micro-managing can be intense and counter productive. The management training places so much emphasis on learning how to dodge the financial and wage concerns of the employees. Even during annual assessments, you're not allowed to discuss it. They tell us our families should come first, but expect to learn that they talk the talk but don't walk the walk. Upper management lives in mansions, while many of the full time employees take second jobs just to make ends meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a better living wage up front and don't just dangle the ESOP carrot. Not everyone will stay for 25 years. You've done a great job at PR, too bad it's such a let-down when you get hired and finally "live the dream" as a Scheels associate.

    Disapproves of CEO
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