Scheels Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Steve Scheel
44 Ratings

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. cashier experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at Scheels full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I think it's a very professional place, awesome management, everyone becomes like family. Fun and competitive. Very flexible with everything

    Cons

    I would just say being on your feet all day long! :) harder for full-time to take time off

    Advice to Management

    So friendly and knowledgable, can ask almost all of them anything and get an answer on the spot. Great communication, different managing styles


  2. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Grand Forks, ND

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in
    Good people to work with
    Strong Values

    Cons

    Old-Fashioned and outdated
    Could use some modern updates


  3. I love Scheels as a store and an employer!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Scheels

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

    Pros

    Friendly, Customer Service and Community Outreach Based, a happy environment

    Cons

    I have a longer commute than most others working there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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  5. Mid-Line Sales

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

    I worked at Scheels part-time

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

    Pros

    Great discount and pay. Managers were great and made work fun.

    Cons

    Some customers can be very rude and treat you poorly, just have to have thick skin.


  6. Deli Associate

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very friendly environment. Fast paced and focused on the customer and their experience. Always something to do so you're not bored. Amazing discount

    Cons

    Terrible management. You can NEVER get your shift covered and if you're not 15 minutes early to work you are considered "late". Managers can change your schedule on a day you have off and not tell you, so you miss a shift you weren't previously assigned and get punished for it. The managers were inconsiderate towards the other coworkers regarding scheduling. Only 1 half hour break every 8 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to make it so you can get a shift covered when needed and switch to completely online scheduling. Submit availability schedule for the month on insperity so there isn't any schedule mix ups like what I had with misread and misplaces papers.


  7. Fishing Specialty Shop Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fishing Specialty Shop Manager in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Fishing Specialty Shop Manager in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at Scheels full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a company that is growing in the marketplace

    Cons

    They're a old school company that is going through growing pains. Some of their practices are very old fashion. Such as a DOS computer system, and hand writing your commision sales on cards you carry in your pocket.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between management and employees.


  8. Great, friendly work place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Appleton, WI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Managers and Coworkers are very friendly and helpful.
    Good discount
    Willing to work your schedule around your other job.
    Win Contest
    Full time sales have the opportunity to win vacations

    Cons

    Discount can be suspended ( you must earn it)
    Amount you work varies with the amount of other employees in your position.


  9. Best job ever!

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

    I have been working at Scheels part-time

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

    Pros

    All associates are great people to work with. They always seem to have an upbeat attitude, management is also always around and very friendly. I'd definitely recommend working here to anyone who wants a fun job in a great environment.

    It really is all about the people at Scheels, and they try to do the best they can to make your career worth-while. Amazing benefits to top off the great environment.

    Cons

    Retail hours, but you will get that anywhere.


  10. Not Bad First Job

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

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, you meet lots of cool people, huge employee discount, get five dollars cash for every visa you get, and free Ferris wheel rides

    Cons

    Pretty strict about certain things, can be hard to get in contact with people, it's also retail and that in general can suck

    Advice to Management

    Have more faith in your employees and loosen up on them


  11. Nepotism and corruption in middle and upper management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Agent
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Agent

    I worked at Scheels full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The pros were all sugar coated lies fed to part timers until they were convinced to "buy in" as full time.

    Cons

    You can only get ahead in this company by being related to the right person or having a baby at the right time.

    Advice to Management

    They all play the game so well but the corruption will come back and bite a few of them in the end. Some secrets don't stay hidden forever.



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