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Would recommend!

Current Employee - Analyst  in  Kent, WA
Current Employee - Analyst in Kent, WA

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

Pros

Flexible schedule, employee discounts, incredible co-workers, company values.

Cons

Worklife balance can be questionable and varies from dept to dept. Change is very slow. They often times don't hire enough people to do the work and then wonder why the work product is mediocre.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

LISTEN to your people, when they tell you they are overworked, do something about it. Don't tell us to "stop/Start/Continue" and then never let us "stop" anything.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for REI

  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    REI shiny on the outside, dark and scary inside

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Colorado City, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado City, CO

    I worked at REI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great discounts, awesome co-workers, great for outdoor gear junkies, good for someone who wants a part time job

    Cons

    Too much pressure to sell memberships. Not enough guaranteed hours, pay is too low especially when compared to management and the ratio of work to pay considering how much time the management spend in the office running their mouths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees
    Listen to your customers
    See what is going on in the world in the 21st century

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoy the Outdoors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at REI part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Everyone that works for REI is friendly. So are the customers.

    Cons

    Advancement in the company can be difficult. Not much room for growth unless you want to work for HQ.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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