Scheels Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Pros
  • Great discount when they aren't taking it away from you (in 6 reviews)

  • Very good discount for shoe workers (in 5 reviews)

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

  • Long hours, retail - dealing with bad customers (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Part -Time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scheels part-time

    Pros

    Great company, with great people and ideas.

    Cons

    Hard to make sales when the store was so slow.


  2. Amazing Company that invests in their employees!

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    Former Employee - Womens Wear Department Manager in Bismarck, ND
    Former Employee - Womens Wear Department Manager in Bismarck, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scheels full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ESOP! They believe in your skills and allow you fully engage them.

    Cons

    Long hours during holiday season.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up strong communication through out the organization.


  3. Awesome place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scheels full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The sky is the limit. You opportunity with Scheels depends on your drive and skill. They promote exclusively from within.

    Cons

    Retail hours can be a battle but every job has some pros and cons.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course.


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  5. Good 2nd Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Scheels (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Get to work with cool People and Products. Great employee purchase options.

    Cons

    Emphasis on Selling visa's, No pay raise after years of service.


  6. Not for everyone

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice co-workers and short hours for part timers if that's what you're looking for.

    Cons

    Scheels is like Disney World... great to visit and take your kids to but do you really want to dress up in a costume and work there?

    Advice to Management

    You're not the only game in town.


  7. It may work for you but not for me!

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    Current Employee - Clothing Specialist in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Clothing Specialist in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The discount is amazing but don't let that be the reason you work there.

    Cons

    Shop managers are rude and unfriendly. ASL's are OK. If you are a robot this place is for you.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your shop managers!!!! They are rude and unfriendly to mostly the part-timers!!!! They talk down to us and get their panites in a wad if we try to sell from their shop so what were we even hired for?? It's ridiculous!!!!


  8. Work enviroment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ESOP is excellent; flexible when it comes to time off good discount;

    Cons

    Management- lack of communication to employees; negative work environment good discount, but you are limited to how much you can use it.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more positive attitude; listen to employees


  9. Friendly Place

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    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Scheels part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The People: The friendliness the management team stresses is huge. You rarely get a truly mad customer walking through the door. When the customers are happy, the workers are happy, and the managers are happy. Incredible Discount - Don't let it be the reason you keep your job, it will be tough.

    Cons

    For the amount of money made in each store, they really drive a hard bargain with pay. They are about 20 years behind with technology.


  10. Office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scheels full-time

    Pros

    Flexible with your work/life balance. Great discount and great health benefits.

    Cons

    Unless you're in sales, or willing to move to corporate there is minimal room for advancement.


  11. Service Shop Technician

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    Current Employee - Bike Shop Technician in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Bike Shop Technician in Fargo, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Scheels part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount and getting to help customers while being able to disregard the money it takes to make them happy. There have been several cases where I have had a customer down on their luck or in a bind and I have fixed minor repairs and replaced inner tubes and told the customer it was no charge.

    Cons

    Putting up with corporate drama and management that does not care about the employees low on the totem pole. Far too many employees are undeservingly labeled "experts" while many true experts go unnoticed and under-appreciated. Over the past several years, I have noticed an increasing allowance for mediocrity store-wide.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the cries of your part time employees. Some may even be suckered into staying and going full time.



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