REI
3.7 of 5 454 reviews
www.rei.com Kent, WA 5000+ Employees

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10 year tenure, Full Time & Part Time

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsFar better than your average retail working experience. Most employees, even if they are somewhat transient, are happy to be working there as many enjoy using the products sold. Benefits are very good for any company, and outstanding for retail. Promotion from within was encouraged so if you're looking for a career in management starting as an hourly employee may be an alright move.

ConsIt is retail so there is some amount of transience among the hourly floor staff which can be disruptive, but there's typically a core group of people at each store that have been there for awhile so it's not too bad.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mountain View, CA

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


    Pros: The discounts on products are phenomenal. The company values are awesome. The camaraderie is great-everyone is more than willing to help out their… Cons: The pay rate is a bit low. The product discounts make up for the low pay, but that does not pay bills! It is… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… 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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