REI
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www.rei.com Kent, WA 5000+ Employees

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Sales Specialist

Sales Specialist (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

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

ProsThe discounts on products are phenomenal. The company values are awesome. The camaraderie is great-everyone is more than willing to help out their teammates. The product quality is very good and the training and training resources leave little room for inadequacy. They are very accommodating with availability=work/life balance.

ConsThe pay rate is a bit low. The product discounts make up for the low pay, but that does not pay bills! It is also sometimes hard to get enough hours to make the paycheck work. When trying to promote, it seems that people who aren't willing to relocate are somewhat penalized.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Specialist (Former Employee)
Eugene, OR

I worked at REI part-time for more than 3 years


Pros: I loved working at REI. It was a perfect part-time job to get me through college. REI emphasizes a good work/life balance. Scheduling… Cons: Pressure to sell memberships was frustrating at times. Most of the things I disliked about working at REI were not… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Low hourly wages, great benefits package, and fun outdoorsy people to work with.

Master Technician (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at REI full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: Benefits packages including great health coverage, 15% automatic 401k company contribution, dental. Tuition assistance and flexible schedules make this a great job for students… Cons: Low hourly wages. Hours can be cut back severely if business slows. Full benefits packages not available until 1500 hours worked (part-time… Advice to Senior Management: Cut back on management functions first when times get tight, customer service is what REI is built on and cutting back hours on the sales… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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