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Awesome

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Current Employee - Sales Specialist in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Sales Specialist in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Great community, wonderful management, promoted my interests as well as those of my colleagues. The co-op structure is for real, and we all took that to heart; REI has great values and stands by them, all the way to the top, and help create a wonderful atmosphere.

Cons

Hours were always a struggle, which was a bigger disappointment than the pay (~$12/hr starting). Training was nearly non-existent, which led to inadequate product knowledge among many employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continuing product training from vendors every new season would be great for building product knowledge, as we had to learn everything ourselves and I know we didn't have enough of a knowledge base to best serve our customers.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Pretty Friendly

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    Current Employee - Stocking Specialist in Baileys Crossroads, VA
    Current Employee - Stocking Specialist in Baileys Crossroads, VA

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

    Pros

    Accommodating to my schedule, easy to request time off, great employee discounts and pro-deals, co-workers are friendly.

    Cons

    Can feel like your job is thankless or unappreciated. Can feel like there is lack of communication or direction from supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to see more direction and interaction for department supervisors. I feel that a lack of communication can lead to differentiating ideas of what/how things should be done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company with very eclectic people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Camping Department Lead in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Camping Department Lead in Boston, MA

    I worked at REI part-time (more than an 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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