Scheels Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
48 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only place you should apply...shoe department!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scheels

    Pros

    Very good discount for shoe workers

    Cons

    Managers make mistakes on scheduling a lot.

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    OK, nothing special

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scheels part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good discount, a lot of good people. Fun work environment. Good product and sales training.

    Cons

    They push that ridiculous credit card too much. Very long hours on weekends. 10+ hours working in retail sales is mentally draining. Im not sure if I was a shoe salesman or a credit card salesman. Pay is too commission driven. PT sales will experience big monthly pay swings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees about what new products to carry. Make sales meeting more productive. More vendors explaining their products.

  3.  

    Favoritism at its finest

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    Current Employee - SSM in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - SSM in Springfield, IL

    I have been working at Scheels full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only real pro to working here is the discount and the retirement program.

    Cons

    No room to move up. ASLs have apparent favorites. When a new store opens, all the good employees leave to go there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having favorites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Promotions appear "family oriented"...

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    Current Employee - Over Worked & Under Paid
    Current Employee - Over Worked & Under Paid

    I have been working at Scheels full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are a big pro, minus the majority of the ASLs. I enjoy the level of professionalism and the standards for behavior. I also like the strict rule system. Keeps the standard of my coworkers high so I can trust them more.

    Cons

    Everything is personal with management. If you upset the wrong ASL you can kiss your job goodbye.

     Also, raises and promotions follow a strange pattern with SCHEELS... If you are pregnant, going to have a kid, or just had a kid-- you will get whatever promotion they can throw at you. Sometimes they will even create a job for the lucky baby mama/daddy. If you are not planning on procreating, do not plan on getting a raise. Although, getting married to someone from within SCHEELS seems to help with promotions, too.

    The crazy amount of spouses, kids, girlfriends and boyfriends all magically ending up as ASLs is nothing short of a miracle. It must be an interesting job application process.

    Oh, and LGBT individuals...warning. Close minded company, very conservative values that may become a problem, depending on who you work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are not gods and the associates are not your slaves. Be more understanding of everyone-- what they need to do a good job and be happy about it. You should not treat everyone as disposable. Stop having favorites and passing up the hard workers for deserved raises or you will keep losing them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scheels part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good customer service experience, good first job

    Cons

    Do not expect a raise

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, Terribly run

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    Current Employee - Service Tech in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Service Tech in Sandy, UT

    I have been working at Scheels part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, Fun, Great Discount, No stress involved, Laid Back

    Cons

    The management is beyond terrible. The people who get promoted to ASL, are not who should be, because most of the people who are qualified do not want to work the hours that are given. There is no room to grow in this company, raises are basically non-existent and if you do get a raise its nothing at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your employees. My shop manager had worked for Scheels for 9 years, and was making $13 an hour..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Scheels was a nice first job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Scheels part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the products Scheels sold and being able to talk and help customers. The fellow employees were great. Some managers were nice.

    Cons

    No way of moving up. I got rejected and they have it to someone who wasn't eligible because she was a "favorite". Never get raises. Constantly worried about getting in trouble. A lot of stupid rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to everyone. Don't treat us like 5 year olds.

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

    Awesome people, bad pay

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    Former Employee - PT Cashier
    Former Employee - PT Cashier

    I worked at Scheels part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people that work here are awesome, and the discount was one of the best in retail

    Cons

    Moving up is nearly impossible, barely ever get raises, management has favorites and picks from them. The scheels visa is the only thing they care about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop caring more about the visa than the customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun company to work for

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    Current Employee - Midline Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Midline Sales Associate

    I have been working at Scheels part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Environment and people are amazing. I've made some of my best friends working here. Discount is great. Lots of opportunities to grow if you are willing. Do a great job promoting from within.

    Cons

    Nights and weekends which is annoying at times. When it isn't busy, it's very hard to sell which makes it hard to earn money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great part-time work for college students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Midline Support in Coralville, IA
    Current Employee - Midline Support in Coralville, IA

    I have been working at Scheels part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with. For the most part, management was awesome. If you're into sports, it's pretty interesting to learn about the whole process. The employee discount was really great as well. Overall, I couldn't have asked for much more from a part-time job.

    Cons

    Pretty standard with retail, but the hours can be pretty terrible, especially November-December. The company loves to stress "aggressive friendliness", which basically means that you are expected to smile and talk to every single customer that steps foot in the door. This gets obnoxious fast, especially in a mall location where many customers are simply walking through the store to get to the parking lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was really pretty awesome. However, with so many assistant store leaders with some overlapping responsibilities, an improvement in communication would definitely benefit everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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