Cabela's Inc. Layoffs

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(Sun 08/16/15 19:48:35 UTC)

Find another job and do not look back

So many issues with management and the company's organization. The best thing to do is find another job and not be concerned anymore about the problems with Cabela's business plan. I wish the company good luck with finding outfitters that will want to start at the bottom of the ladder and work ... read more

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(Sat 08/15/15 22:18:14 UTC)

Aggressive hospitality?

Management said to show "aggressive hospitality" to customers to get them to get club cards. That's an oxymoron and it's just going to push customers away. I work in an office in one of the stores and there is a guy that's threatened me multiple times in front of witnesses and I've emailed ... read more

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(Wed 08/12/15 14:25:50 UTC)

I don't want anyone to be let go.....but.....

There are several useless positions in the store. PTS (product training specialist) for starters. Really, what a waste of 40 hours. Price change team. 90% of any price changes and/or ads are done by the dept leads anyways. Then we have a space planner. Why? Just leave the dept manager and their ... read more

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(Sat 08/08/15 01:02:17 UTC)

Lazy Managers

Hate it when they short staff the place and the checkout lines are long. You get a manager paging for all register trained people to get up front Immediately, but they don't come down to help. What ever happened to the good old days when the managers were 1st ones down there checking people out?

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(Wed 08/05/15 01:00:48 UTC)

Restructure started again.

Tommy Boy won't be happy until he buries Cabelas like he did Remington. Stocks are down about $30 from 15 months ago. The axes started wielding again at most stores. Best Buy, beware, your his new target.

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(Thu 07/30/15 18:09:28 UTC)

Go to Glassdoor and write a company review

We are becoming a self service big box and most of us do not know how long we will have a job. People who want to work here should know that.


(Thu 07/23/15 00:49:24 UTC)

and executive vice president of directing directors VP

Oh know the cruise liner is tilting.....

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(Thu 07/23/15 00:35:21 UTC)

You forgot VP, of Directing, Directors



(Thu 07/23/15 00:18:13 UTC)

Dick is rolling in grave may turn into Zombie and bite executive team

Wow just as Cabelas is creating VP's, Directors, assistant Director of each director plus directors of directors. Oh I forgot VP of Directors of store outdoor smells oops that failed after millions spent, the animal sounds VP, directors of stench that spent millions only to fail in 1 month. Cabelas ... read more

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(Thu 07/23/15 00:13:15 UTC)

Most of these posts are exagerated or a flat out lie.

Corporate is doing everything possible to support the outfitters.


(Tue 07/21/15 00:57:51 UTC)

Rush to cut staffing.

2015 2nd quarter earnings coming out 7/23/15 don't look good. Knee jerk reaction to appease stock holders. Management restructuring, FT hours once set at 40, reduced to 32. Hiring frozen. Some lead positions eliminated. New structure is almost undoable as extensive responsibility put on smaller ... read more

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(Thu 07/16/15 14:14:33 UTC)

No Layoffs - BUT

we've been told by management that hours are dropping off and even during the fourth quarter there will be less hours available

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(Tue 07/14/15 22:37:52 UTC)

Restructuring of managers??

Anyone else hearing of this?

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(Wed 01/21/15 01:14:04 UTC)

I hope Dick is watching what's happening from above to his creation...

Dick must be turning in his grave. This company has gone off the deep end... Might as well rename the company The clothing and shoe warehouse.


(Sun 09/28/14 05:25:20 UTC)

Sorry, Dick. Wish you coulda stayed around a bit longer.

I recently left a Cabela's store due to many things that I'm seeing here. We were understaffed, to the point where we had fewer cashiers than registers and there weren't enough floor workers to assist. On top of that, some of the managers refused to hop on to help, instead choosing to stand up in ... read more

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(Fri 09/12/14 14:37:39 UTC)

Not Fun

It's not fun working there anymore. Not staffed properly. Long lines at check out. What ever happened that the Managers don't jump on a cash lane to help? Time to get out. Dick is probably spinning like a turbine seeing what his company turned into.


(Fri 09/12/14 14:37:38 UTC)

Not Fun

It's not fun working there anymore. Not staffed properly. Long lines at check out. What ever happened that the Managers don't jump on a cash lane to help? Time to get out. Dick is probably spinning like a turbine seeing what his company turned into.


(Thu 08/28/14 06:35:35 UTC)

cabelas nature

i work at the dc in canada they are laying off all 300 of us in dec thru march. they have out sourced the distrabution to the stores to a company in calgary named thats big bussiness for you. thats cabelas nature.they lost the concept of what dick and jim were doing.

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(Wed 08/20/14 02:17:45 UTC)

Understaffed Hamburg

Yeah, this store is so understaffed that customers are walking out or not waiting to check out because of ridiculous lines and not enough front end help. Peel and Goad must be on Pinterest instead of working on staffing the store. What a waste!!! Szlegia needs to learn how to schedule properly and ... read more

One of Hamburg Sales Staff With Brains
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(Sat 08/02/14 04:45:49 UTC)

It gets worse.

The senior managers now give us veiled threats about firing us if we don't meet our club card goals. They do this at every meeting. They keep telling us that we got such and such number this time last year. Yeah, we did, then the company "restructured" and we're running a skeleton crew. A very ... read more

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(Wed 06/18/14 20:13:31 UTC)

It's been a couple months....better off now.

Now that's it's been a couple months since I got restructured, I realize, it's the best thing that happened. I am less stressed, have my nights and weekends off and am enjoying life more. No rude customers or lazy co workers to deal with. Anyone else feel the same way???


(Sat 05/31/14 00:54:04 UTC)

What a Joke

Anyone get the email they're now building a new corporate building?! How convenient, cut tons of jobs and then build a nice new building for yourselves. They really ARE clueless. I'm sure that won't make anyone in the "field"upset. What a slap in the face!

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(Mon 04/28/14 16:44:04 UTC)

Looks like it's starting again! - Hamburg

Now the deli hours are cut back. Guess soon they will do away with that whole department to cut more. Part timers are also leaving in alot of departments due to lack of hours. Good job management team!!!!!! Maybe you need to figure out how to increase sales. Management in this store is extremely ... read more

The Goner
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(Thu 04/10/14 00:35:39 UTC)

Richfield WI

What a joke this company has become. Seeing your friends get let go after busting their ass for 7 years. Seeing your friends get cut to 20 hours a week. How are they suppose to feed their family? Pay their medical bills? Pay their rent? Save for a house? Save for their child who is on the way? Save ... read more

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(Tue 04/08/14 15:01:00 UTC)

East Grand Forks, MN

We have a smaller store, but still almost 20 people were let go. Almost all of whom were either there since the store opened in 1999 or the hardest workers. I didn't get let go in Firearms but I would of definitely let one of those guys have my job or gone part time so they could stay. I was ... read more

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(Fri 03/28/14 10:12:25 UTC)

Really People

Let's be real here. Do you really think that a few posts here matter? They do not. Tell your "Friends and Family" and ask them to tell their "Friends and Family" to Boycott Cabelas. Management, Shareholders and Company Officers are laughing at you if this is the best you can do. You were a nobody ... read more

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(Thu 03/27/14 13:02:57 UTC)


Let's fire the good full time workers, then a few weeks later post several seasonal openings!!! What a bunch of jerks.

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(Thu 03/27/14 01:24:38 UTC)

Cabela's.. World's Foremost BS'ers!!

Anyone who believes this is still the Company that Dick & Jim founded is not really paying much attention. The current management uses the reputation that the Cabela brothers built to mask the true nature of the company today... run by a bunch of Walmart, Revco, Home Depot Retailers, the focus is ... read more

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(Wed 03/19/14 11:56:57 UTC)

Rumor or truth?

Anyone else hear that after the spring rush they are going to start the "restructure" again? In my store there were a lot of depts not effected...such as fishing and camping (ya know the spring time depts). It's been about a month since all of this happened and there is still tons of bitterness ... read more

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(Sun 03/16/14 14:05:52 UTC)

Uninformed upper management

The jokers in upper management must have gotten their "business" degrees from a Cracker Jack box. Does anyone else at their store have a ton of discontinued merchandise after the newest role?! What's really rich is they don't know what to do with it! They had a phone meeting on what they think ... read more

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(Sat 03/08/14 04:04:02 UTC)


It is so unfortunate that so many had to pay such a heavy price for the poor decisions of a few hogs - what was once the darling of the outdoor industry is now looked upon as a joke - what was once a company founded on active participation in the outdoors via employees and management is now a big ... read more

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(Tue 03/04/14 23:14:15 UTC)

It's in their Nature

Close to one of the people laid off, not a new person at Cabela’s so the last in first out is incorrect. This person also had one of the highest customer feedbacks in the store. Well like by returning customers. Went from Full time to "Seasonal" with leave starting immediately. Today the ... read more

2 weeks later
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(Fri 02/28/14 19:22:43 UTC)

Started with X-mas bonus

Corporate said they will no longer give X-mas to employees, stated the majority does not get them. Yet the department managers on up through management still receive a bonus each year, majority does not rule here! 1/31/14 deadline to sign Arbitration agreement so they would not get sued, 60 plus ... read more

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(Fri 02/28/14 13:01:56 UTC)

Cabelas does not need so many employees any more...

Cabela's has learned they don't need to provide customer service like they used to, customers will still buy what they came for because they drove 200 miles to get to a Cabela's store, and after receiving little or no customer service they will still wait in long lines to check out. Cabela's ... read more

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(Thu 02/27/14 02:05:29 UTC)

Screwed in Hamburg

Having the company ask us to sign an arbitration agreement is one of the sleeziest things I gave encountered in my working career. This was all planned out to screw the bottom employees so the could add district managers and justify it. HR at this store is also a waste and non-sympathetic.

Hamburg Ex
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(Tue 02/25/14 07:30:19 UTC)

Not cool, not cool

Richard passed away and now Cabela’s is trying to quietly lay off employee’s around the country only a few days after his death. Cabela’s has not issued a press release or talked to any media about of this story. The new management is horrible.

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(Mon 02/24/14 03:02:32 UTC)

After 72 hours...

Has anyone heard of Cabela's contacting the recently laid-off employees about coming back part-time? I know it wouldn't include enough hours for most, and the loss of medical benefits is a big issue, but I'd hope the stores would seek a continued relationship with these folks. Wednesday was such a ... read more

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(Mon 02/24/14 02:49:54 UTC)

I heard something about a document folks were asked to sign.

I was up buying some stuff the other day and someone asked me if I had "signed the form"? He said it was an agreement not to sue. Sue who I have no idea and he didn't have time to talk. I don't go back to work for a while and would like to hear any scoop. Thanks

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(Mon 02/24/14 00:52:26 UTC)

Corporate Must Be Porn Stars Because They're Good At Fn People

In our store we were told last one in first one out. Yet some departments weren't even touched, you know the high dollar performing ones like Fly Shop and Camping NOT! They run on nothing but full-timers, have bout 6 combined and none went, yet they let the #1 performer in the ENTIRE company go for ... read more

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