Sales Associate/ Department Supervisor (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 10 August 2017
Working here was great. I really enjoyed everyone I worked with in my department. Management could have been a lot better. Unfortunately my manager wasn't really there when we needed her. I learnt a lot of things about being a supervisor and how to manage staff.
Camping and archery outfitter/switchboard (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 29 July 2017
Scheduling is awful. You can book one single day off 3+ months in advance and you won't get the day off. Management is inexperienced and has no management skills. You can only get ahead and get raises or get better shifts if you Suck up to management Terrible pay. Minimum wage. 33 cent raise per year. Won't let you change departments. When reporting harassment, HR laughs at you.
Discount after working for 2 years, Vendor deals, The customers are amazing and become life long friends, popcorn machine in break room
Scheduling. Management. Pay. No raises. No way to move ahead. No praise.
Customer Care Representative (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 7 June 2017
This position was quite busy, always something to do. Communication was great. It was an enjoyable place to work. Some days were grueling especially around the holidays with cranky customers but it was all taken in stride and more often than not we were able to help make the situation better.
Archery Technician (Current Employee) – Moncton, NB – 7 June 2017
Cabelas is a good company in general. The wages are low but ideal for students and some one who is retired but not enough to support a family person. Management is reactive not proactive and is hindered by HR, as Hr is sourced out to another company and therefore has Cabelas inc.'s interests and not the employees' as prerogative.
staff discount, good coworkers
cutting of hours for all but a few employees, 28 hours is considered full time, mostly inafectual management
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.