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Cabela's Reviews

Updated April 29, 2017
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  • Hard to get extra hours or even get full time status (in 44 reviews)

  • For part time employees more communication (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Poor hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outfitter in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Outfitter in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cabela's part-time

    Pros

    Fun working with the customers and coworkers
    Enjoy the outdoor products hunting shooting
    very nice building and displays

    Cons

    They don't seem to be able to maintain a stable work patter.
    I get it's retail but they either have no help on the floor or hire to many people and then cut hours.
    Over the time I have been there (5 yrs) many fringies and perks have been taken away.
    Money considering the amount of knowledge you need is marginal.

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick to it for more than 60 days.
    Stop the knee jerk reactions to minor crises.
    Take better care of floor


  2. "what a relief to leave"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    worked with a bunch of great people. getting an employee discount was nice. the store carries merchandise that may be hard to find in other stores.

    Cons

    having to work many weekends. because it's retail you didn't get time off for certain holidays. work load at times would be too much. also not a good balance between work and family time.

    Advice to Management

    cut back on expectations. most employees work hard and more and more is expected from them.


  3. "retail sales outfitter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Dundee, MI
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Dundee, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a good part time job

    Cons

    age discrimination in favor of young employees

    Advice to Management

    clean up your act


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good culture, but trying to hard to be walmart"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sidney, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sidney, NE
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great place to live and advance your career.

    Cons

    Corporate is kind of out in the middle of nowhere but I like it.

    Advice to Management

    Quit paying lip service to our original core values. We are not walmart and we need to value our retail culture like we used to. Our founder would be ashamed of how we treat our retail employees.


  6. "Team outings are awesome with an outdoor retailer, you get to go hunting and fishing."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Video Production Specialist in Sidney, OH
    Former Employee - Video Production Specialist in Sidney, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staying connected with the outdoors and being close to new product development. Having a chance to grow my own skill set and utilizing equipment to further my creativity in video production.

    Cons

    The decision making by management needs to improve. Too much spending for the wrong things. Bad choices in the people that are either promoted or put in management roles.

    Advice to Management

    Please promote and encourage career advancement to those that are most deserving. Break the trend of creating too many layers of management.


  7. "Best company I've ever worked for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Sidney, NE
    Current Employee - Director in Sidney, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cabela's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've been lucky to work with and for great people at Cabelas.

    Cons

    Corporate office is located in the boonies.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, ask for help, trust each other.


  8. "Boggled and terrible management for a great market, treated staff horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NICS Compliance Outfitter in Kearney, NE
    Former Employee - NICS Compliance Outfitter in Kearney, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount, talking about things you love, vacation accrual even part time, flexible and great with handling military time

    Cons

    Constant working weekends, unclear management, hypocrisy in management, treats staff like cattle without taking feedback, overworked and underpaid, expected to hammer customers about credit cards even when it's not In their best interest

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees, this company would still be successful had it stayed customer oriented rather than forcing the credit card down customers throats


  9. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Billings, MT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Billings, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is electric if you enjoy the outdoors. Everyday is something different. Even Black Friday was fun. Great teamwork, great customers. Benefits for part time?! Who does that - dental, vision, 401k, stock options

    Cons

    I got nothing... wages are low, but as a second job for supplemental income it's amazing.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider your current "assets" as you transition through this ownership change. You have amazing talent here.

    Cabela's Response

    Dec 19, 2016 – Employer Brand Specialist

    Thank you for your comments. It's great that you get so much enjoyment sharing your love for the outdoors with Cabela's guests. You're absolutely right about the talented people who work here ... More


  10. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    First class treatment of associates and customers

    Cons

    Limited scope of duties as a cashier, a lot of standing in one place all day.


  11. "Outfitter cafe"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cafe Outfitter in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Cafe Outfitter in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cabela's (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Fun place to work. Co-workers are awesome, schedule is perfect.

    Cons

    Really low pay, expensive and low quality benefits, corporate mentality.


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