Scheels Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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Steve Scheel
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Pros
  • Discount, people are fun to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • Great discount when they aren't taking it away from you (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • poor pay, managers favor full time workers, work many weekends and nights (in 4 reviews)

  • Required to sell their credit card (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great overall experience, learn about tons of products, but not a big money maker.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sandy, UT

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

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

    Pros

    Great discount and flexible work environment. Quality products that keep customers coming through the doors. Customer service is always the priority which can sometimes be lame.

    Cons

    Minimum wage plus small commission and typical issues with a commission type job. Not really going to make as much as you need to rely on this income unless you are an ASL.

    Advice to Management

    The dress code is a weird for a outdoor sporting goods store. The tie and oxford dress shirt seems a bit overkill and I received surprised feedback from customers frequently.

  2. Great Company and Friendly Atmosphere

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT- Sales Associate
    Current Employee - PT- Sales Associate

    I have been working at Scheels

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

    Pros

    Fun and friendly culture with Amazing discount! There is a $150 dollar limit for part timers, but can easily get approval if you need to go over. ESOP is another great benefit. Full timers are automatically invested but part timers can get ESOP as well. As long as you work 1000 hours a year for 3 years you can be fully invested.

    Cons

    As a part timer, company surprisingly holds high expectations for sales goals and especially visas. Makes work distasteful at times when being constantly reminded to meet goals. Sales and work hours can be terrible depending on certain months which could make work real boring.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce expectations on part timers. Most part timers tend to be college students. They have more important things to focus on than worry if they may lose a job they like due to not meeting quotas.

  3. Great Company. Great family atmosphere.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Scheels part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendliness, Will work with you, Want to keep you for years.

    Cons

    Many expectations, although they will work with you.

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  5. Good Company, Strong Starting Point

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shoe Sales Expert in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Shoe Sales Expert in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Scheels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great and you're rewarded for your hard work. Commissions are nice and all of the Assistant Store Leaders (ASLs) are really outgoing and personable.

    Cons

    As with any retail, the hours are usually awful if you're trying to establish a week-to-week routine.

    Advice to Management

    Better commissions would've been nice. Perhaps making a bigger deal of promoting from within and engaging employees to move up within the company.

  6. Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great employees and company values. Excellent staff Discounts on products.

    Cons

    No health insurance for Part time Staff and the base hourly rate in relatively low.

    Advice to Management

    Great Management. Keep doing what you are doing.

  7. Great people and great start to employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Iowa City, IA

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic store discount, flexible hours for part timers and extremely friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Retail is not for everyone and you cannot have a bad day at Scheels. We strive to be the happiest we can be at all times while always greeting customers and asking them how they are doing. We take the time to develop a relationship while helping them.

    Advice to Management

    You arent allowed to spend more than $150 a month for part timers in product in store that you buy with your discount and that seems extremely low. Maybe I just like shopping there too much.

  8. Fun Friendly Atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sandy, UT

    I worked at Scheels

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

    Pros

    Scheels is a great place to work because of the relationships you form with your coworkers. If you have an interest in sports of any kind then it's easy to find a home here.

    Cons

    Some days dealing with customers is a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    The peer training could be shortened. I personally felt in the last couple weeks that it was a waste of time because we had already been over everything.

  9. The shoe sales

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

    I have been working at Scheels

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

    Pros

    Great comany that is fun.

    Cons

    a couple of challeneges in

  10. Overall good company but took advantage of lower level employees.

    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Scheels

    Pros

    Great benefits and friendly people

    Cons

    Long hours and didn't work well with college schedule

  11. Best company I've worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Support in Lincoln, NE

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good benefits, flexible schedules, and good training.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the amount of work done.

    Advice to Management

    Continue growing.

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