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Scheels Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • The pay is also pretty good, along with a great discount (in 19 reviews)

  • very positive work environment and an overall really happy place to work (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Nights and weekends which is annoying at times (in 6 reviews)

  • The hours: It's a given, but retail hours can be daunting (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Merchandiser (part time)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eau Claire, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scheels part-time

    Pros

    Great people. Great Company, Great training.

    Cons

    Long Interview process but worth it


  2. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scheels full-time

    Pros

    Hard Work, Good Pay, Fun

    Cons

    Long Hours, Long Hours, Long Hours

    Advice to Management

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  3. "Great Career and retirement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are empowered to make the best decisions for your area. The training is endless, ask and you shall receive! Where else can you get paid to shoot guns, ride bikes, or camp? Doing is learning at Scheels!
    Scheels is an employee owned company, trust me, that is an amazing benefit!

    Cons

    Top heavy leadership. Often not all on the same page.


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    "Specialty Shop Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Shop Manager
    Current Employee - Specialty Shop Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scheels full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You make as much money as you want! The harder you work, the more you profit. Room to grow in the company. It is a very fun place to work, and the management team is awesome.

    Cons

    You are expected to work nights/ weekends/ and holidays, but they are very accommodating.


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scheels full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Can be a challenge to move up the ladder


  7. "specialty shop manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rapid City, SD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rapid City, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scheels full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The discount and retirement is excellent. Working around people that are upbeat, professional, and trying to expand their place. Get management experience before you work there not after. You have much greater chance to advance with verified supervision experience. Best PART TIME job or COLLEGE job to get for student. For a career it can be a right fit. Assistant managers advance within 3-3.5 years usually. So if you haven't in that time continue as a part time employee so you can make maximize yourself. Part timers working 20-30 hrs can make 50-65% what full time associates make.

    Cons

    The first year or two is like a game. It is fun for people who like to sell and help people. Over time management will totally mess with your mind. They ask you what you think. Then you say your opinion. Then they say but don't you think we should. Prepare to have about 6 supervisors simultaneously have different expectations about what you do, how you do it and the expected time. When you are helping customers, they will ask you to get your freight out. When you start putting your freight out, they will ask you why you are not helping customers. If you like to connect the dots and grow a place a consistent 2% a year and be a good lackey this is your dream gig. If you get stuck with a real mean power hungry supervisor, there is no way to escape the torment other than to quit. The Scheels family model is good but they thrive on controlling as many people they can by their twisted way to make you a subservient yes man or woman lap dog. You will be called a manager but you are a clerk. They don't even let so called shop managers have outside e-mails. They will have you place calls to vendors to check on open purchase orders. They forbid employees to have outside e-mails. This place will suck your soul dry in the end and probably make you lose your spouse. Great job for a person fresh out of college who needs real world skills.

    Advice to Management

    Differentiate the training you give your workers. Stress compliance versus creativity when that is your objective. More and more people are going to ride your Ferris Wheel and eat your fudge but then go buy it online and there is nothing you can do. The demographics of America are changing faster than you will grasp. People say they want brick and mortar but will go buy elsewhere. Pride goes before a fall. Keep ordering a 6 to 8 week supply of what you sold last year and see how that works for you in your new super stores as Nike and Under Armor escalate their on line enterprises.


  8. "Great Customer Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Shop Manager in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Specialty Shop Manager in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scheels full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The ASL's are motivated and buy in to the culture of Scheels. There is good opportunity if you are a motivated person.

    Cons

    Commission is almost too competitive at times driving people to claim sales that they do not really earn. If you are not a competitive person, you wont survive as a sales person.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the sales that are being claimed, it could save the company money in the long run to get bad apple sales people out of the company. Keep up your motivating personalities and hard working mentalities.


  9. "great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Scheels part-time

    Pros

    great working environment and culture

    Cons

    you have to work nights and weekends but its not to bad


  10. "Specialty Shop Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Scheels full-time

    Pros

    The management is very supportive of the staff and seem to care. This is a great company if you want to make retail a long term career.

    Cons

    The only downside to working at Scheels is that its retail. As far as retail goes, however, Scheels is the best company I have worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  11. "Scheels Shoe Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scheels part-time

    Pros

    Enthusiastic workers, good managers, decent pay

    Cons

    Retail holiday hours, communication breakdowns

    Advice to Management

    Send necessary communication to employee email, rather than posting on bulletin board



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