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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

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    REI shiny on the outside, dark and scary inside

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    • 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too many employees = not enough hours!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist  in  Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Woodbridge, VA

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

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere, great employee deals, fun to work for

    Cons

    too many employees, not enough hours, understaffed shifts!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More people needed on sales-floor to keep up with the "excellent customer service" REI claims to be so important. Treating the day before Christmas and the day after Christmas like a normal weekday is a poor management decision. Hire less employees when opening a new store. Nearly every employee I have talked to is dissatisfied with the number of hours they work. While they do enjoy the atmosphere while they're working, once or twice a week is not enough!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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