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Great place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst  in  Kent, WA
Current Employee - Analyst in Kent, WA

I have been working at REI full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

- People. Maybe I should say the culture. Eitherway, it's a pretty pleasent work environment. People are respectul and integret. Even the type A people here are down-to-earth and thoughtful. There is less office politics than other companies that I have worked for.
- Work-life balance: It's REI's core value. Your manager is serious and care about work-life balance of his/her staff. Have flexibale work days/hours for full time employees.
- Fun. It's in the company DNA that fun should be part of the work.

Cons

- The struggling economy had an impact on REI's retirement contribution, It is not as good as before the recession. It's still pretty good compared to other companies, but if you take into account everything (base pay, bonus, retirement) then it's compansation no longer stands out.
- Slow to change. If you enjoy fast-paced environment and like moving things around quickly than you'll have your frustrations here. REI's team-oriented culture makes changes slow to happen. The management is aware of that and is trying to change this, but then again, such change itself is happening in a slow pace.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The market is changing fast.They need to embrace faster and more drastic change in order to fight off competition and the changing outdoor consumers.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great Place to Work!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist  in  Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at REI part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great People work here and you get good pay for the work your doing. Additionally you get an excellent discount and free rental of lots of cool gear. Finally, there is a strong focus on life work balance.

    Cons

    The hours can be minimal, and sometimes work can a bit tedious. Also, lots of other employees are not into out door activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not as great as they say they are

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Bedford, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Bedford, PA

    I have been working at REI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employee discounts, great co-workers and good pay

    Cons

    Very poor communication from upper management at distribution center. They are totally out of touch with the needs and concerns of the employees. REI employees are sent home early because of low volume of work, but the temporary workers continue to work. Issues of importance are not addressed, while management rolls out meetings with elaborate business growth plans. They say they are concerned about customer and employee concerns, but they are really concerned about the bottom line, the dollar, and their bonus checks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could you just listen to some actual employee issues instead of rolling out charts and power point presentations about financial growth and expansion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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