Freight Team Associate (Former Employee) – Johnstown, CO – August 19, 2018
This company has great intentions to be the best retailer in the world. The stores are huge and full of everything you could ever need.
But if you don’t wear a white shirt you don’t mean squat. The grey shirts are treated as a puppet to get big sales. The black shirts who do all the work getting product to the floor don’t matter at all.
There is no appreciation for hard work. If you aren’t a sales person you are just an inconvenience to the management.
If you ever wake up and are having a bad day just call in sick. You are not aloud to have a bad day at work. You have to be fake and pretend that everything is happy go lucky. You are not aloud to have a voice or have a new idea. They look at constructive criticism as being negative and you will be written up for being too negative. They want you to tell them what they want to hear.
Employee discount is cost
Management, pay, atmosphere, lack of respect, no appreciation
Scheels' main focus is on appreciating customers and giving them excellent, unique, and friendly service. If you accomplish that, you'll likely be in the good graces of your manager. However, there are monthly sales goals to be met (getting at least 2 credit card sign-ups if your part time, 4 if you are full time), and if you don't make those goals, you'll be required to attend an extra meeting on top of the 3-4 you already need to attend a month. Co-workers were generally fine and hard working, and managers tend to be strict, but can be worked with. The biggest con comes from the dishonesty of management toward employees. They will tell an employee they have a chance at a promotion, and then backpedal and criticize the employee when the opportunity for promotion arises.
commission + hourly, flexible hours, good co-workers
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – August 2, 2018
Usually opened. Worked in customer service. Co-workers and management mostly good. Learned how to oppearte computers and search for items company wide. Took care of customers exchanges, returns, complaints or concerns. Difficult customers. Coworkers.
Fun place to work, does not work around schedules well
Server (Former Employee) – Springfield, IL – June 14, 2018
I worked at Scheels for roughly a month during the school year at UIS and it just was not a goo fit. They told me they would be able to work around my practice schedule, but they did not want to once I got the job, which forced me to quit the job.
I thought Scheels in Moorhead was a great experience. They teach each employee the right way to treat customers. Also the management staff were not only fun but were helpful in teaching confidence, product knowledge, individual and professional growth. It was always very rewarding when you were able to help a customer find exactly what they were looking for through the teachings of the managers.
Great Staff, Great retirement, fun work environment
Firearm Customer Service (Current Employee) – West Des Moines, IA – May 23, 2018
I have enjoyed my almost full year of working at Scheels greatly. Despite being denied Full-Time work twice in a row, I love the store. I have no ill-thoughts about the store in anyway or it's Employees. Hard workers, fun environment. 10/10.
Receiving Manager (Former Employee) – Grand Forks, ND 58201 – May 15, 2018
Worked at Scheel's when they first opened and it was very enjoyable. The company is fast paced and exciting. I learned to become very organized and efficient in my shipping and receiving areas. The culture of Scheel's is and was very employee oriented. The hardest part of the position was working out the new kinks of a new store. Scheel's has now relocated to a new building. Enjoyable atmosphere!
Specialty Shop Manager (Former Employee) – Sandy, UT – May 14, 2018
There is no work-life balance working here, you either have to have no life and work all day every day or else you're out the door.
Very political type of environment. If you want to go places in this company, be sure to be completely fake and kiss up to management. If you have your own opinion that is different than that of the management team, best to keep it to yourself or you will be on the "bad list" there for the rest of your employment.
Complete disrespect of employees personal lives. What goes on outside of work, unless it pertains or effects your work while at work, if none of the companies business... but don't tell them that.
Very high school, maybe even middle school, type of environment. Very clique/groupie type of place to work.
Complete DISRESPECT for ones family/loved ones outside of work.
I would never recommend my worst enemy to work at a place like this.
Discount on product
management is poor, immature, unprofessional, disrespectful, arrogant, political
Scheels is a great place to work at. Everyone usually loves what they do there and talking about your hobbies is easy. The sales side makes commission so they push a little. There is a competitive environment as well between employees since ranked by sales numbers only not quality of person or what was sold. I had a great time there for 4 years and management was great. If you would voluntarily hang out with coworkers then its a good place to work.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Sandy, UT – May 3, 2018
I don’t love retail so I didn’t work there long but Scheels is a very professional and great workplace. The staff is always friendly and they expect you to be as well. They take care of their employees and their customers and they give you a lot of freedom with how you spend your time working (although they do expect a lot and you should be spending it wisely).
Cashier (Former Employee) – Great Falls, MT – May 1, 2018
Management is wonderful, employess are wonderful and so is the coffee. Why shop around empty handed when you can grab a coffee made by their own cashiers? No better place to learn fashion, food and which gauge of shot gun to use when you need to kill a bear. While there you can also pick up your hunting and fishing license.
Awesome Christmas parties, good food on black friday, and birthday cake