Scheels Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scheels part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good customer service experience, good first job

    Cons

    Do not expect a raise

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome people, bad pay

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    Former Employee - PT Cashier
    Former Employee - PT Cashier

    I worked at Scheels part-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    Great part-time work for college students

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    Current Employee - Midline Support  in  Coralville, IA
    Current Employee - Midline Support in Coralville, IA

    I have been working at Scheels part-time for more than a 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
  6.  

    Loved working here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scheels

    Pros

    Family atmosphere. Everyone cares about your success. The leadership team will work with you to make sure you get the most out of your job.

    Cons

    Pay is not that great. Hours also are not great but it is retail so you can't expect great hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start, but not to stay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scheels full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is fun, you are dealing with items that people love. You have minor control over what is ordered for the shop you run which gives entry level employees great experience. Personal sales allows you to help all customers in your area, so the more you know, the more you can sell.

    Cons

    Management tends to tread everyone like children, regardless of tenure or age. Promotions are based off of how well you get along with management, not the best person suited for a leadership role. The fact your employee purchase rights are based off how many people you get to sign up for a Scheels CREDIT CARD doesn't help with employee moral, especially when the employee purchase idea is the main reason most people work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking down to employees and start encouraging them. Do a better job of bridging the gap between management and everyone else, there really isn't a middleman where you can take issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the better retail jobs...

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    Current Employee - SSM  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - SSM in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at Scheels full-time

    Pros

    The discount is about as good as it gets for employees. The people you work with on a day to day basis are for the most part great individuals to be around.

    It's a nice place to start a sales career, as they train heavily on customer service.

    Cons

    Tuesday night product knowledge meetings every week get old in a hurry. Especially if your shift ends at 5 p.m. and you are required to come back in to week. The work/life balance could definitely be better, then again it is retail.

    Base pay is the worst part about the job. If you want to make a decent living you better plan on selling for the better part of the day. If the store is slow, plan on just scraping by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being able to take PTO on weekends would do wonders for the attitudes of your full-time employees. We don't expect it to be something we can do often, but life happens treat us as people not pieces of equipment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stay Away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Scheels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoy my co-workers that I work with on a daily basis. Great discount when they aren't taking it away from you.

    Cons

    Promotions are rare, don't expect a raise ever. Micro-management at its finest. Always have to be pitching the Scheels Visa otherwise you lose your discount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the micro-management. We are adults capable of performing our responsibilities. Not children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Cashier in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    good discount, and the people there are nice

    Cons

    horrible pay, and no hours given

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scheels part-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for while going to school. Very flexible scheduling to work around classes. Good teamwork. Fun work environment. Great retirement plan(meant for people that stick with the company for a long time though)

    Cons

    Slow to make changes. Set in their ways.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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