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Headquarters Kent, WA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1938
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

What began as a group of 23 mountain climbing buddies is now the nation's largest consumer cooperative. By staying true to our roots, we've earned a place on FORTUNE magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" every year since the rankings began in 1998. We work hard to earn our reputation for quality and integrity every day. Our core purpose guides everything we... More

Mission: Our Values:
Authenticity = We are true to the outdoors.
Quality = We provide trustworthy products and services.
Service = We serve others with expertise and...

REI – Why Work For Us?

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We Think It's Important to Feel Good About Where You Work

People love working at REI because it's a place where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while enjoying a work-life balance. Another reason is that REI is a co-op. Rather than thinking quarter to quarter, we can take the long view and focus on what's best for our members, while conducting business in a way that's socially and environmentally responsible. We're crazy about enjoying the outdoors, and we're just as committed to leaving it in good hands for future generations.

If that sounds like the place where you'd want to work and the kind of people you'd like to work with, please take a closer look at what we have to offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • As an Equal Opportunity Employer, REI takes reasonable steps to protect the right of every employee to work in an environment free from intimidation and harassment. REI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or any other basis protected by law or company policy.

At REI, we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship – to learn more about our company or its products and services please visit

Working at REI

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Employees are “Satisfied”   458 ratings


78% Approve of the CEO   64 ratings

REI President and CEO Jerry Stritzke

Jerry Stritzke

President and CEO

A part-time holiday job that turned out to be a great pleasure

  Former Customer Service Specialist in Boulder, CO

Pros: • The on-boarding and training process was impressive
• For several days the managers presented every detail of what was expected of the staff
• Formal training was delivered effectively and time give to practice and make errors
• When new…
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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Denver, CO Aug 2013 Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interview Details – Straight forward and standard all around. The questions were simple and the atmosphere was welcoming. There were very little nerves or stress as I was well qualified for the position. The only thing that was a pain was the background checks, those took forever and feel like an ancient practice in…Full Interview

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REI Awards & Accolades

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Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2013
100 Best Companies to Work For (#8), Fortune, 2012
Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2012
100 Best Companies to Work For, for the last 15 Years in a Row, Fortune, 2012
America's Most Inspiring Companies, Forbes, 2013
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