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. The most enjoyable part of the job was the customers never a dull moment.
Warehouse Lead (Current Employee) – Kanata, ON – 19 May 2017
Cabela's is an interesting place to work. If you can get used to those awful tan shirts and asking everyone "what brings you in today?" it is a pretty good place to work. They have a lot of social events, providing a lot of free food, and the pro deals they offer can be really good.
Great job if you love outdoors stuff. Otherwise, run-of-the-mill retail.
Gun Counter Outfitter (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 May 2017
I very much enjoy my position at Cabela's. Working at the gun counter, assisting people with their purchases and talking about their firearms and experiences is very rewarding. In general Cabela's is a great place to have a part-time job and to reap the rewards of staff discounts, especially distributor/manufacturer deals. It makes a great "second job" for anyone who loves the outdoors and doesn't mind spending more in the store than they pay you. It's important that you get a position that you care about, otherwise it's just a retail job like any other.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 2 May 2017
I love Cabela's as a store. The displays are incredible and the product is honestly pretty good. However, I would recommend shopping here and not working here. First of all, you are just a number. Personal problems and being sick are not allowed. You will be required to do the work of not only yourself, but also your department lead. But, you won't get credit or recognition for it. If you bring up a problem to Management, the entire store will know within the hour. There is no such thing as a private matter. You will be required to work hours that constantly get cut but they will refuse to work around another job. HR doesn't care about you or your problems. Sitting in the office is the only task in their job description.
Hours constantly cut, benefits are slim to none, pay is low
Cashier (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 20 March 2017
there are certain times in a day that it gets busy specially on the holidays but if they have scheduled too many staff they might ask you to go home or cut off your time. staff are friendly, I only met one person who does not like coaching new staff. company is diverse - culture, age-wise. most enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people and bonding with other staff.
Outfitter (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 March 2017
Salary is not good, but it is the same across Retail. Job Security is an interesting topic, however it is a very diverse and multicultural group of people. Management is good, it is a passionate people who enjoys nature and outdoors. Great job culture, from very passionate coworkers to people that just want to be busy.
While I am fine with a fast pace and a changing environment, too often there is weak leadership from above resulting in change just for the sake of change before figuring out the causes and possible fixes for issues. This results in redoing work or doing work that then is shelved so you end up wasting time. There is NO TIME to be wasting time. Having said that, there are many MANY coworkers so you are assured to find people you like and enjoy working with.
great co-workers but horrible management, favoritism was clearly shown. The workload itself was good, had opportunities for overtime that seemed to be not offered to everyone. limited opportunity for growth.
Front End Lead (Current Employee) – Moncton, NB – 21 February 2017
Cabela's has a great work/life balance and are very flexible when it comes to working nights and time off. Day in the life at Cabela's is assisting on cash when required, slow time is January, February and March, so we don't have the hours and the Leads (Supervisor's) are helping on cash. I am responsible for doing the weekly schedules and my husband works away a lot so they are flexible when the time comes as we have a little man at home. They have a fun work balance, but know when to be serious. The hardest part about the company, is that there is not much room to move up, as the management team don't transfer and growth.
Flexibility around my husband's schedule when he travels
Fudge Shop Attendant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 15 February 2017
Overall a fun place to work making fudge however policies and standards are not followed and therefore staff stand around and do nothing while other staff work very hard. Very hard to deal with management due to favoritism.
Backroom Team Member (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 2 February 2017
Cabela's was my first job, so the environment it offered almost instantly was a very friendly and helpful area for me to be myself and actually get the job done and still be smiling by the end of the day. The Cabela's name is one that they take pride in and take care of the employees as well, like for Christmas everyday they had something new and fun going on for those who were working.
Great work environment, employees are all very enjoyable
Outfitter (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 31 January 2017
its a really fun place to work. They reword good work and have really great courses where you learn allot. I sadly could only stay on for my three month term, i missed to many shift and they let me go. but i still really liked it, and respect them. I was young. live and learn.
during my stay I had the pleasure to work with some amazing people, we had great events for employees which was much appreciated but some supervisors showed favoritism. at some point I witnessed people being discriminated and terminated for no real reason which labor laws were definitely violated.
great employee discounts, amazing coworkers
favoritism, some managers are bad for the employees.