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Cabela's Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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Cabela's President & CEO Thomas L. Millner
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  • Hard to get extra hours or even get full time status (in 44 reviews)

  • Not enough hours for part time help during off season (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Overall job experience is great although there are a lot of hurdles and red tape."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Category Manager in Sidney, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Category Manager in Sidney, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Atmosphere and work-life balance has been a true bonus of working for this company. Company discount is also generous if you have been there long enough.

    Cons

    Red tape and lack of clear concise business direction is a real hinderance while trying to manage the business week to week.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course on new company objectives.


  2. "Grate place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cabela's part-time

    Pros

    You get a 20% discount right away. you can use it at the restaurant and out shopping but you cant use it online.

    Cons

    Some people there are rude, you will deal with some customers who are cranky


  3. "Loved it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hunting in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Hunting in Bowling Green, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cabela's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quality of customers that you interact with.

    Cons

    Always having to promote the card


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  5. "An Unsurprising Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundee, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundee, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cabela's part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are agreeable
    Good online discounts (3point5/Expertcity)
    Some ability to move to jobs within store
    Lots of work during holidays

    Cons

    Pay is low (McDonald's pays $0.50 more an hour)
    Hard to move into full time positions

    Advice to Management

    Give more bonus opportunities to warehouse employees that give support to store front employees


  6. "thumbs up."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your co-workers are amazing to work with and definitely the best perk. Everybody makes an honest attempt to get to know you. The gig is constantly steady, making for fast days and the majority of customers are fun to work with. I was searching for just seasonal work at the time I applied, but as long as I can see a way to continue climbing the ladder upwards, I'll have reason to stick around.

    Cons

    Hours were cut drastically. 12 hours after Christmas was over, seasonal employees were laid off and pt employees were getting 12-20 hours a week. Hiring has yet to resume, leaving employees to cover multiple departments and positons.

    Advice to Management

    Rearrange! It breathes new life into sections that constantly carrry redundant stock. Example: I never could figure out why the "media center" was kicked out to no mans land. Could be a decent money maker is 99% of people could see it.


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Club Booth in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Club Booth in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Products, great people to work with

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  8. "Good luck"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PICS in Hamburg, PA
    Former Employee - PICS in Hamburg, PA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very thorough pics check procedure, decent people, discounts, lots of overtime around Christmas, middle management actually listens.

    Cons

    upper management does not, ties everyone's hands and leaves outfitters to clean up the mess. no reason to make rules that supersede the FBI, make arbitrary rules out of the blue over night and will chastise you for not knowing they changed the rules yesterday and issue warnings over it, if you want a long career with Cabela's STAY OUT OF PICS!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    follow the law, it's hard enough with the way things have to be done, no reason to make the customers and outfitters life harder.


  9. "I enjoyed working with my team members."

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    Former Employee - Overnight Warehouse in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Overnight Warehouse in Allen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cabela's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team friendly environment. Loyal customer following. Warehouse pay was good. Hours were good during holiday season with approval to work overtime. Human resources did a lot for the employees that made working here fun.

    Cons

    Warehouse team lead runs his crew like a children's daycare. Not allowed to use the restroom unless you're on break or lunch. Hard to do your job while being harassed during shift.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your team like adults. Get rid of who doesn't perform or retrain them. Be better leaders.


  10. "Good overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cabela's part-time

    Pros

    Very good store manager, caring, committed to 100% customer satisfaction. Always positive and upbeat. Feels like an employee/employee relationship when speaking to him rather than Employer/employee. Salary is typical for big box retailers, but you have the ability to supplement it by promoting their credit card and doing in store online sales of merchandise for customers. Definitely a destination store with customers coming from long distances just to soak up the Cabela's experience. Staff is mostly friendly and supportive. Management is always open to hear constructive feedback. Part timers are able to provide times and days of availability, which are mostly respected.

    Cons

    Hours are unpredictable, typical of big box retail. working til 10 at night then coming in at 9 the next morning. Recent cuts in hours have gone from 28 to 32 part time to 8 hours this week, creating big staff shortages and turnover. CUSTOMERS SUFFER and sales that might have been had are lost by people walking out the door because they can not get waited on, especially in the gun department. Trying to save money by cutting hours and losing sales does not seem to be a very good strategy especially when you have a brand with such a sterling reputation as Cabela's

    Advice to Management

    The sales that you are losing because of under staffing and customer dissatisfaction with their long wait times ( typically up to 45 minutes at the gun counter) just to get service would be more than made up for by properly staffing the store. You are driving repeat sales and most importantly customer retention away because of this misguided policy. Would you like to drive 120 miles just to go to a store because you heard how great it was to shop there, only to be disappointed by not being able to get waited on in a reasonable time?? Is this a recipe for corporate growth?


  11. "IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Sidney, NE
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Sidney, NE
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees (mostly). New and nicely outfitted buildings. Discounts on merchandise.

    Cons

    Typical northern climate freezing weather.

    Advice to Management

    Sell out to Bass Pro.



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