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Cabela's Reviews

Updated October 18, 2018
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Cabela's President & CEO Thomas L. Millner
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  • "Also, Cabelas has seemed to really enbrace their Visa credit card where management is constantly pressuring you to push which can be very annoying" (in 60 reviews)

  • "For part time employees more communication" (in 60 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cabela's full-time

    Pros

    Family oriented and great people to work for

    Cons

    too long for healthy insurance


  2. "Senior Hardlines Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cabela's full-time

    Pros

    FYI, the 4 star rating is before Bass Pro purchased Cabela’s.

    The ability to work with products you have a passion for, be around like minded employees and customers, impact folk’s lives and make a difference in the outdoors.

    Cons

    Bass Pro ideology - Cutting of staff. Removing personal days. Budget cuts. Payroll cuts. Staffing elimination. Salary decreases.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and think about the lives of the employees.

  3. "Firearm Sales Outfitter"

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    Current Employee - Firearm Sales Outfitter in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Firearm Sales Outfitter in Fort Worth, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cabela's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great selection of merchandise, Great people to work with. Good opportunity available to move from department to department to learn more and open doors for yourself.

    Cons

    Cabela's is no longer the shining beacon on the hill for outdoor enthusiasts as many have seen it. Credibility within the masses has deteriorated due to changes in operations, from the dissolution of the Veteran's Discount to trigger locks on all firearms due to a one off event. Firearms Customers will matriculate to Retailers that will allow them actually inspect a firearm in its entirety prior to purchasing. Purchaser's of Fine Firearms will go elsewhere as they do not want to purchase a high dollar Collector Grade Firearm that has been scuffed or scratched by a trigger lock.
    Business is Business. Cabela's/Bass Pro would rather you press the Cabela's Club MasterCard on customers than sell anything, as the interest rate pays the bills.
    Upper Management rides the Mid Level Managers and it results in an ugly trickle down effect in which threats of job security are leveled by hint. This is understandable, as everyone wants to keep their job. The requirement to drive Club all encompassing.
    Business has dropped, but this is overlooked by the smoke and mirrors of bottom line profitability. This is a good thing, but the offset will eventually catch up and margins will shrink which will negatively effect the Hourly Employee prior to working its way up in to Management.

    Advice to Management

    Put your ear to the ground and check the pulse of the Store. The enjoyment your Employees may or may not take in knowing you, is only surpassed by the lack of respect leveled your direction due to the methods of management used.
    Although it is out of your control, most large companies understand not to change what got them there. Good luck.


  4. "Firearm Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cabela's part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You meet some great people working with you

    Cons

    Benefits have gone downhill fast. I've been working with Cabela's for 6+ years now. When I first got hired, benefits were good, discounts were great, decent healthcare, promotions for getting free products. Now that BPS has taken over, discounts are pretty much non existent without going to our 3rd party website. No more healthcare for part time employees. They used to allow us getting free products from other companies if we sold over a certain amount which they don't allow anymore. The free products we received didn't even come from their inventory so I don't know why they axed this deal. If it was an incentive to buy from them more it doesn't work because customers get a better discounts than outfitters in optics or firearms. If you get a 2 day together weekend or a vacation planned, they will make you close the day before you leave and open on the day you come back. They split your days off all the time so you get no life/work balance.


  5. "Lumberyard Laborer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's part-time

    Pros

    Wyatt Bell is a team effort. Every day, there are challenges that one may face. As a team you overcome those challenges and get the job done.

    Cons

    Often very hot, humid, or rainy conditions. Hard work/labor. Pay is decent.

    Advice to Management

    The management is very knowledgeable in what they do. Keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sidney, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sidney, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great environment

    Cons

    pay is low for what is asked


  7. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cabela's part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, good part time benefits

    Cons

    Oct- Dec season is busy!!

    Advice to Management

    GREAT JOB

  8. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cabela's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, good store discounts, fun working for outdoor retail

    Cons

    Placing employees in departments where they knew nothing about the products


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cabela's full-time

    Pros

    The environment is exciting to be in

    Cons

    Its retail so the schedule


  10. "Good at first, went downhill quickly"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cabela's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with outdoors related products
    interacting with customers about things you are passionate about

    Cons

    little room for promotion
    management can be hard to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Take things back to the roots of Cabela's culture, which is taking care of the employees. Happy outfitters equates to a better presentation to customers.


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