Cabela's Inc. Employee Reviews

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Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON19 September 2017
-Great place to work / awesome atmosphere
-Very friendly and approachable co-workers
-Lots of incentive to achieve sales goals
-Great managers and supervisors
Pros
great team to be on and lots of staff events
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Footwear Lead
Sales Associate/ Department Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK10 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.
Pros
Staff was great
Cons
No control over the schedule
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Can only get ahead if you are asuck up
Camping and archery outfitter/switchboard (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK29 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.
Pros
Discount after working for 2 years, Vendor deals, The customers are amazing and become life long friends, popcorn machine in break room
Cons
Scheduling. Management. Pay. No raises. No way to move ahead. No praise.
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Awesome company
Retail customer service lead (Current Employee) –  Moncton, NB20 June 2017
I love it here. The staff and management are awesome and very funny and helpful. It feels like a big family and all are very great to train with. Lots to learn but they don't push or rush you.
Pros
Everything
Cons
Can't think of any
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Pretty good place to work
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB8 June 2017
I've been with Cabela's for about 2 years now and it's never been a bad experience. Management has been good and (almost) everyone I've met who work there are all great people.

Hours can be unstable, like getting thrown into another department in the store so you don't only get 8 hours a week, but you can get full time hours as a part time employee if your lucky.
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Small company environment, fun and friendly.
Customer Care Representative (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB7 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.
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ok for students and retieries
Archery Technician (Current Employee) –  Moncton, NB7 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.
Pros
staff discount, good coworkers
Cons
cutting of hours for all but a few employees, 28 hours is considered full time, mostly inafectual management
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Is It In Your Nature?
Warehouse Lead (Current Employee) –  Kanata, ON19 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.
Pros
Lots of free food, Fudge, Pro Deals
Cons
Management expectatins, Tan shirts
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Great job if you love outdoors stuff. Otherwise, run-of-the-mill retail.
Gun Counter Outfitter (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 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.
Pros
Great deals for staff, good hours, good people
Cons
It's retail
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You can do better.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 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.
Pros
Good discount
Cons
Hours constantly cut, benefits are slim to none, pay is low
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Customer Service Outfitter (Former Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC7 April 2017
Fairly good company with good values but management often made me feel like I was always doing something wrong or would get overly mad when we were all brand new to the store and were all learning.
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Retail
Hunting Outfitter / Task Outfitter (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON22 March 2017
Its Retail.... what do you want, Under paid and over worked is the story from anyone that has ever worked in retail. The management at the Kanata Store are a little clueless.
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fun place to work for
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB20 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.
Pros
sometimes get free lunch or dinner
Cons
short hours
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Outfitter (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 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.
Pros
Job Culture
Cons
reduced hours of work
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Over all good place to work
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB13 March 2017
Over all Cabela's is a good place to work, you can get a lot of hours if you ask. Easy and fun. Can learn a lot while working on your customer service skills
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unorganized
outfitter (Former Employee) –  Nanaimo, BC8 March 2017
great place to work but very unorganized there are favorites and its very obvious to see it. the management is very disorganized and often struggle to schedule.
Pros
great people
Cons
management
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Do not work for this company
Warehouse Lead Hand (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB8 March 2017
This company acts like there employees are there best friends and that they are so important but they do nothing for them. The pay in very low and the benefits are a joke.
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Opportunities abound... for the right person
ASSOCIATE CATEGORY MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB6 March 2017
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.
Pros
workplace culture
Cons
long hours and only constant is change
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good to start with, but dont stay too long.
Merchandising Associate (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB3 March 2017
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.
Pros
discounts, co-worker
Cons
favoritism
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Great work environment with great co-workers.
Footwear Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 February 2017
Cabala's was great because most days had variation. The workplace culture was fantastic as there was an events team dedicated to getting employees and customers excited about products.
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