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Great place to work

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

I have been working at REI full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Excellent employer.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Boise, ID

    I have been working at REI full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employer. They excel at empowering employees by providing excellent training and support.

    Cons

    Difficult to get on "full time," as they primarily hire and employ part time positions.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Denver, CO

    I have been working at REI part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They care about their staff and retention. Awesome deals on gear! they offer insurance for part time employees.

    Cons

    Hard to advance within the company based on education and experience, they seem to only promote based on seniority.


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