I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at REI in February 2012.
Interview Details – The interviewer was really nice and laid back but made me feel like i didn't belong there. He definitely didn't think I was the outdoorsman type and made it obvious.
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I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at REI in February 2012.
Interview Details –
I turned in a barebones application that didn't list any of my work or educational experience that didn't connect to retail (which means I didn't list most of my work and educational experience). What I did include was a kickin' cover letter that talked about my lifelong relationship with the outdoors and travel, and how REI has been with me every step of the way.
From there, they called and asked me to interview. Before the interview I was asked to complete some online surveys and personality assessment tools.
The interview itself was group based with two interviews and about 20 of us in each interview. We were asked to give a brief bio as one stage, and then had two small group activities along with a role play following each. The whole experience was very much in tune with who REI is and it's a fantastic way to find those who will fit well in the REI culture.
Interview Question – There was only one that I can recall. It was a multi-part. What is your name, what one outdoor activity are you wanting to start doing, and why do you want to work at REI? Answer Question
Interviewed at REI
Interview Details – Phone interview. He said it would take about 15 minutes but we talked for over 30. I was able to ask a lot of questions and he was really friendly. He told me what to expect, which was nice. They want to make sure you will be available for the entire time it takes to open a new store up through the holiday season.
Interview Question – Why did I want to work for REI? Answer Question
Pros: Great employee discounts, interesting coworkers and customers. – Full Review
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