Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at REI
- Sales Specialist (69)
- Sales Associate (22)
- Customer Service Specialist (18)
- Cashier (9)
- Retail Sales (7)
- Retail Sales Associate (6)
- Customer Service Representative (4)
- Manager (3)
- Sales Associate/Cashier (3)
- Administrative Assistant (3)
- Senior Software Engineer (3)
- Outreach Specialist (3)
- Sales Lead (2)
- Sales Manager (2)
- Sales (2)
- Retail Sales Manager (2)
- Supervisor (2)
- Call Center Representative (2)
- Bike Tech (2)
- Seasonal Contact Center Representative (2)
- Frontline Cashier (2)
- "Sales Associate" (1)
- Corporate Role (1)
- Comminity Relations Supervisor (1)
- Sales Specialist and Ski/Bike Shop Technician (At A Retail Store) (1)
- Print Buyer (1)
- Bike Mechanic (1)
- Site Merchant (1)
- Camping Specialist (1)
- Computer Production Artist (1)
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at REI (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.
Flexible for making the interview schedule. The interviewer was nice and clearly explained questions I had. Asked about me briefly, went into the real interview questions about 3-4 questions which were quite standard questions.
- What was the most difficult experience you&#039;ve had with customers and how did you handle to resolve the issue? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at REI (San Francisco, CA).
Apply online. April and October are the best times to apply, they will be preparing for Summer season in April and Winter in October. Contact the store, ask for the department supervisor, the store manager is not directly involved with hiring. If applying directly to the shop technician position, stop by the store and introduce yourself to the existing shop team. BE SURE TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPRESSION ON THE EXISTING SHOP TECHS, they will be very persuasive in endorsing or condemning you with the hiring supervisor. There will only be one interview.
- Have you ever had to support an unpopular management decision, what was it and how did you navigate negative feedback from your peers and employees? Answer Question
Starting hourly rate was negotiable between $16-$18.50/hour.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at REI (San Francisco, CA) in April 2012.
Fairly lengthy questionnaires were given, with a good deal of writing about job experience and the REI co-op structure. From there, approximately 30% of candidates were brought in for group interviews - these were large, consisting of about 30 applicants, and we were judged by members of management and staff. It was hard to judge what they wanted to hear, or what you were supposed to do in order to impress them. Group interview was followed up by a brief one-on-one interview, which was more clear. After that process, reference checks and phone interviews were conducted, which were more in-depth, followed by a job offer.
- What does REI mean to you? Answer Question
I did not attempt to negotiate