REI

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3 people found this helpful  

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 (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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    You'll probably love working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales in Austin, TX

    I have been working at REI part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Retail starts at 9.75
    -Great discounts (50% on REI brand)
    -ProDeals
    -Opportunities to teach clinics
    -Surrounded by outdoorsy people
    -Community service at local parks

    Compared to the pay and cultures at many other retail shops, REI is satisfying place to work, especially part time.

    Cons

    -Emphasis on selling memberships and the daily conversion rate

    This can become a bit tedious. Depending on the individual vibe of your store, management may come down on you if you fail to convert a certain percentage of customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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