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Scheels Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
58 Reviews
3.8
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Steve Scheel
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Great Management. Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people and great start to employment

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun Friendly Atmosphere

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

    I worked at Scheels

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The shoe sales

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scheels

    Pros

    Great comany that is fun.

    Cons

    a couple of challeneges in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best company I've worked for.

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    • 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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay is low for the amount of work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    Traditional Values, catching up to Modern Employee Needs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Scheels has an excellent ESOP and discount program - a main reasons employees stay long term. Much of the policies are black and white, so as long as you come on time, do your work, you'll get by working here.

    Great benefits if you're married and your spouse works there full time as well. Company contributes nicely to premiums.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, at a point you'll no longer grow in your position or salary; but they'll reconfirm how awesome the ESOP program is to lock you in to staying. They'll continue to get the hours out of you and you working on the floor while you continue to believe you're here for retirement in 40 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinvesting in employees in the now. Listen to them. Make better management and leadership role decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great sporting goods co

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gun Cs in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Gun Cs in Springfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Employee discount and atmosphere are the best benefits, but they treat employees with high respect.

    Cons

    The pay was not that great and almost discouraged breaks from being taken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise management to be less stringent on petty rules and concentrate more on how the employees can exceed customer expectations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Rewards for hard work

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scheels

    Pros

    The people and the Scheels culture as a whole. It stresses excellence in everything you do and teaches the systems to be successful in your work and personal life.

    Cons

    It is retail there are and will always be the cons of working weekends and holidays, it is just part of the gig.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialty Shop Manager
    Current Employee - Specialty Shop Manager

    I have been working at Scheels full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about Scheel's is the retirement program. There are several millionaires in our company from stock alone. The people you work with are generally great. Pay is great for the retail industry.

    Cons

    It's a team atmosphere so there are always a few that don't pull there weight. Also it's retail, so expect to work every other weekend and holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in a communications expert to assist upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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