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Busy workplace with heavy emphasis on customer service
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Reno, NVAugust 15, 2018
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.
Pros
commission + hourly, flexible hours, good co-workers
Cons
strict sales goals, dishonest management, strict dress code
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Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSAugust 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.
Pros
Coworkers and management make you feel welcome
Cons
Pay
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Great Discount
Cafe Employee (Former Employee) –  Sparks, NVAugust 2, 2018
Schools provides you with a great employee discount, but other than that it is not worth it. The management is not friendly, and they don't care about you
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Not a terrible place to work.
Loss Prevention Officer (Former Employee) –  Bismarck, NDJuly 27, 2018
management was annoying at time and very cliquey, but not a terrible place to work. Good discount, good rotation of schedule for loss prevention. Loss Prevention manager was a good role model.
Pros
Discount
Cons
Hours
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Great Work Place
Office (Former Employee) –  Billings MTJuly 18, 2018
Excellent company to work for and treats employees well. The workplace culture is one that you won't find in any other business. The most enjoyable part about the job is the people you work with.
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decent work place
Employee (Current Employee) –  Fargo, NDJune 28, 2018
half off Starbucks in the cafe from 9-10 is really great, workers there are great. there are some negatives but overall its a great environment to work in and discount is great
Pros
Discount
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Productive and great place to work. Shop managers know their products
Full Time Employee (Current Employee) –  Fargo, NDJune 24, 2018
Great knowledge and excellent customer service. They carry excellent products and take care if their customers. The bike section and service shop are excellent.
Pros
Family atmosphere
Cons
Need a bigger store
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Amazing place to work
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Mankato, MNJune 22, 2018
The management is amazing here. They all care so much about their jobs and it makes you feel like you are working with friends and people who actually care about your well-being.
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Fun place to work, does not work around schedules well
Server (Former Employee) –  Springfield, ILJune 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.
Pros
Nice Benefits
Cons
Not schedule friendly
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Great culture and workplace to have fun and grow
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Moorhead, MNJune 8, 2018
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.
Pros
Great Staff, Great retirement, fun work environment
Cons
short breaks, not the most compensation
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Great People. Great Store.
Firearm Customer Service (Current Employee) –  West Des Moines, IAMay 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.
Pros
Fun work environment.
Cons
Going up is going slow.
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Being a cashier is a great entry level job for a high school kid
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Rochester, MNMay 22, 2018
Standing at a register for hours is not the most desired job but it helps to get work experience under your belt before you go find bigger and better things.
Pros
Employee Discount
Cons
Short breaks, Redundancy
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Overall view of the job
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Billings, MT 59102May 18, 2018
The interview was a pretty long process but it went well. They have a orientation which feels like sitting through a sermon. The bosses are so nice but some of the rules are crazy
Pros
great discount
Cons
no break, short lunch
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Fun place to work!
Receiving Manager (Former Employee) –  Grand Forks, ND 58201May 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!
Pros
Staff
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Poor, Immature, Unprofessional Management
Specialty Shop Manager (Former Employee) –  Sandy, UTMay 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.
Pros
Discount on product
Cons
management is poor, immature, unprofessional, disrespectful, arrogant, political
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Okay place to work.
Fishing Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  West Des Moines, IAMay 10, 2018
Working at Scheels gave me the opportunity to learn many different things. Customer service is very important when handling customers. I had a lot of good times and learned many things working here.
Pros
Great Discount
Cons
Not the best scheduling managers.
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Fun place to work at
Retail Manager (Former Employee) –  Sparks, NVMay 10, 2018
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.
Pros
Fun, Discounts, Employees, Management
Cons
Push sales
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Very Professional and a good work environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Sandy, UTMay 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).
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Wonderful enviroment to learn and grow in
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Great Falls, MTMay 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.
Pros
Awesome Christmas parties, good food on black friday, and birthday cake
Cons
none
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Love scheels
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Billings, MTApril 25, 2018
Scheels is such an amazing, friendly place to work. The environment and the perks are awesome. As a part-timer, I was able to take advantage of my lenient schedule often. 10/10 reccommend working here!
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