Minumum wage really low pay based on the expectations. Long, long hours for VERY low pay
former employee (Former Employee), Barrie, ON – September 3, 2014
Cons: micromanagment and favoritisam
I was very happy when I got the job at Cabela's but very soon I found out that this was just another big box retail store. The worst part is the pay, I was told we would get a raise but that never happened. Management is unfair, favouritism is something very visible and known in the store (As a manager you should not have "friends" in the store), there – more... are different pay rates for the same job titles, most get paid minimum wage unless you are one of the favourites. Scheduling is unfair and I had to work every weekend while other employees got to take the weekends off another example of the favouritism . The worst part of my time there was dealing with my manager who was the worst manager I have ever had, she is very difficult to get along with, everyone in the store dislikes her, she changed her mind constantly and liked to blame things that were her responsibility on the employees. The manager did ask a lot and it was definitely NOT worth the minimum wage they were paying me. I felt under-trained in my position;The part I most enjoyed were the people I worked with, I made some good friends and most people are really great and truly deserve more than minimum wage for all the knowledge and excellent costumer service they provide, maybe if I had a better pay and a better schedule that worked with my other job and family life balance I would still work there, even putting up with all the unfairness and the horrible manager, the store is a fun place a lot of cool stuff, but high prices even with the employee discount. – less
Firearms inspector/switchboard (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MB – May 23, 2014
Pros: staff days with great food
Cons: long hours and breaks few a far between
Typical day at work was always changing never staying the same something new happening each hour. Learn lots from moving into different departments and new job postings. The co-workers are great to work with and the hardest part of the job crazy with it was busy in the store and stress management with the managers always looking over your shoulder. – more... The most enjoyable part of the job was the customers never a dull moment. – less
outfitter (Former Employee), Edmonton – October 16, 2012
Pros: great merchandise, good discounts
Cons: long hard days, caddy co workers, management that plays favorites. poor pay and raises
It starts out as though they are very family oriented and as though they are very flexible...well they are if you are "one of the guy" or until you say no to being over worked and severly underpaid for the expectations placed on you. Don't ever think you will be hired for the position you applied for because in the end you are expected to work everywhere – more... and be able to do everything. The promise to have every weekend off is a HUGE lie. There is not enough staff because they keep quiting. Management is a joke and and look forward to a 10 to max 50 cent raise/hr after a year of working your tail off if you do as you are told. Most staff are ok but the gossip and talking behind backs is over the top especially in the customer service area. This company makes a HUGE HUGE profit and will not pay accordingly and will not hire staff to help all of us who are severly overworked. This company does not care about it's employees one bit. Someone said it in another comment.. The owners of Cabelas' should be sad and ashamed that they allow this to happen. You want quality workers then treat ALL of them the same. – less
deli (Current Employee), Rapid City, SD – October 13, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: short staffed
Prepping food, making fudge, and taking orders is usually what involves a typical day at work. I have learned more about the food industry and the do's and don'ts. The management is new and just getting into the swing of things, excited to see what's to come. The really is no hard part about the job. The most enjoyable part is going to work with people – more... you get along with. – less
Warehouse Lead Overnights (Former Employee), Kansas City, KS – October 9, 2014
Pros: co-workers and pot luck
Pull stock, place stock on sales floor, make and re-arrange work schedules. Management skills. CO- Workers were amazing. Hardest part of job was telling someone that I was unable to give them the time off they requested. Breaks
Sales Associate (Current Employee), East Hartford, CT – October 7, 2014
Good place to work especially if you have passions for the outdoors, in which I certainly do. Diverse culture of employees and customers alike, there is always something new to learn. Best part of my job being that I am an Eagle scout, is helping the younger scouts when they come into the store. Good co-workers to work with and a lot to learn from and – more... vice versa. There is always room for improvement in the store and everyone alike. – less
Management (Current Employee), Kansas – October 7, 2014
Over the last few years the company has lost its identity due to wanting to become a big-box. No longer based on the CORE values it was established on and has lost its appreciation for the sales team. Has no concept of work/life. I understand big-box and would have more support to company if they did not keep denying true ideals instead of family/appreciation – more... of team/work-life/etc. – less
Firearms Inspector and Runner (Former Employee), Wheeling, WV – October 5, 2014
I loved the disciplined and coordinated management teams of each department. I appreciated the extensive training I received in all areas that I expressed interest in. I loved the store and I loved the fun atmosphere. I had a great team of co-workers. The only reason I considered leaving was because it was a permanent part-time position.
Customer Service is the most important part of the job.
Deli Manager (Former Employee), Lehi, UT – September 30, 2014
Making sure our customers received the best customer service and the best quality of food.
To maintain a productive crew and make sure that everyone was working fast and efficient to insure that everything ran smoothly.
The crew I worked with were for the most part a joy to be around and were always willing to listen and learn new ways to accomplish – more... our task.There were those that were not as eager to learn.
I loved helping customers and making sure they were happy when they left so that they would come back. The customer is the most important person and you should always be willing to make their experience the best you can. – less
An interactive environment with opportunities to cross train with different departments.
Seasonal Laborer (Current Employee), Wheeling, WV – September 9, 2014
Being seasonal labor, learn what each department role and function is to process customers' orders. Benefit is being able to receive a discount at any Cabela's store. Opportunity to be hired full time with additional benefits.
It's a great place to work if you love the outdoor activities and communicating with like customers
Cashier (Current Employee), Hazelwood, Missouri – September 7, 2014
Pros: discounts on everything in the store, flexible hours
Cons: people run their mouths to much, drama, not professional
Cabela's is my first job. So i learned a lot. i learned cash-handling and also how to communicate with customers and how to handle customers that weren't that nice. i got along with most of my co-workers with no problem at all. the most enjoyable part of my job is just coming in and seeing my awesome co-workers and also knowing that i could be of assistance – more... to a customer that was in need of something. – less
Retail Sales (Former Employee), Rogers, AR – August 31, 2014
Since the GM left the store all the managers went into disarray and you had no idea who to listen to and the lower employees were constantly heckled to meet certain standards that the managers themselves wouldn't try to meet.