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Great Company with very eclectic people

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Former Employee - Camping Department Lead  in  Boston, MA
Former Employee - Camping Department Lead in Boston, MA

I worked at REI part-time for more than a year

Pros

Great Quality Products
Customers truly value REI brands and want to learn about the products they are buying making it easy to inform them
Sales Associates are motivated because they love and believe in the products

Cons

Need more REI Brand name gear.
Too much "Made in China" gear and equipment being sold. Need to divest and make all REI gear "American Made". Lead the Charge!!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Mid-Level management is not always the most qualified and in many cases far less qualified than sales associates

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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    great place to work. Tough to earn a living wage. Most people are very friendly and care about the world.

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Working with some great people. Great Company vision. Cool products and gadgets

    Cons

    Very Low Pay for top performers. Everyone makes about the same hourly wage, so there is no reason for lazy folks to put forth an effort. They should offer some type of bonus or commission for high performers. Their margins are super high, so it's not motivating to sell someone a high ticket item at full price and not make a penny...They say it's for the good of the "Co-Op....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your core people a living wage and fill out the rest of the staff with part time folks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent Retail Environment

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    As a retail employee, the pay is competitive, you receive full medical/dental/vision benefits, discounted gear pricing and prodeals, access to 401(k) with employer contribution, the chance to work in a generally fun and laid-back environment with good people and product. Part-time employees do not accrue vacation time. Full-time employees do accrue at a generous rate.

    Cons

    Scheduling can be inconsistent and is heavily dependent on seasonal sales. While competitive by retail standards, the pay is still not great, and many workers have additional jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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