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REI is one the best companies to work for!

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Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fremont, CA

I have been working at REI

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Balance. Fun. Benefits. People. Gear. Teamwork. Discounts. Culture!

Cons

Always wanting to buy the latest and greatest gear!

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  1. Best thing that's ever happened to me so far.

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at REI

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, real, appreciative, respectful management and coworkers. Major focus on work/life balance. Cooperative, family-like staff. Transparent senior management and company policies. Same-sex partner benefits, part-timer insurance, life-partner benefits, focus on growth opportunities if you want them. Retirement contribution matching. Twice annual performance-based bonus- yes, that's a retail worker getting an extra check for doing well as an individual. Tremendous discounts. Lots of recognition for jobs well done. I can't say enough to put REI on a pedestal as an employer!

    Cons

    Light staffing can sometimes amount to a thankless day of hard work and cranky customers- but at least your management won't accuse you of being the source of their distress. Also, its retail, so its not likely that you'll get a consistent schedule (which for some is a pro, for some is a con).

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for moving ahead with recent tech improvements planned (you know what I mean), give stores an inventory specialist again (we need them), and some of your efficiency is resulting in a less-than-comforting automated feeling: bring public transportation reimbursement, referrals and other things closer to home again so we don't feel like cattle. I've never felt like that at REI up until recently.


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    great company, great lifestyle

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at REI

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    awesome coworkers, easygoing atmosphere, excellent company framework

    Cons

    it's retail - lots of flaky coworkers, and sometimes really young too.


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