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Best company I've ever worked for!

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Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Greenville, SC
Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Greenville, SC

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

Pros

Great communication with management, fabulous work-life balance, benefits for part-time, schedule flexibility, ability to make decisions on your own--no micro management

Cons

My only gripe is the pressure to sell memberships.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I couldn't ask for better managers and supervisors. I've worked at many different places so I have a lot of comparison and I truly can't think of a single thing.

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  1. Always striving to improve the member experience

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    Current Employee - Manager in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Kent, WA

    I have been working at REI full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Truly NICE people
    Wealth of customer data to make smart decisions
    Strong culture of ethics, integrity, stewardship

    Cons

    Leadership is slow to respond to changes in market
    Extremely difficult to get promoted
    Base pay is lower than average, but bonuses can sometimes make up for it
    Massive influx of new people is weakening the employee culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more careful who you hire
    Spend more money on marketing
    If you lose the employee culture, you will lose the soul of the company. Put emphasis back on hiring from within.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Great place to work and contribute to the growth and evolution

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Kent, WA

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

    Pros

    Senior leaders are great and very approachable. I have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the future of the organization and still have great worklife balance. Our five-year is exciting and inspiring. We aren't publicly traded so we don't have to react to the quarterly Wall Street mania. We play the long game which enables us to to the right thing for employees, members and our community! We walk the talk :-).

    Cons

    No organization is perfect and the pace of change has been slower than I've been accustomed to but that is is much improved in the last few years. We are experiencing growing pains which is hard on people who have been here a long time and understandable to newer folks who have already experienced this elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest to fuel our growth!

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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