REI

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Above Average Compensation; Great People

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Stocking Specialist in Boulder, CO
Former Employee - Stocking Specialist in Boulder, CO

I worked at REI part-time (less than an year)

Pros

- Very Nice and Friendly Staff
- Above Average Compensation
- Work/Life Balance
- Employee Discounts

Cons

- Retail can get boring at times

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Great Job

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at REI

    Pros

    Employee discounts, flexibility, fun work environment

    Cons

    Below average pay for a specialty retailer, policy inconsistencies from store management, lack of accountability and poor technological infrastructure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in infrastructure, it is difficult for most employees to do with their daily tasks with such antiquated systems and increase based pay, we are losing top-performing employees due to low salaries. To have the thinking "it's retail" so we can be okay with low salaries is thinking in the past I feel this is the largest opportunity for REI to separate themselves from the rest of the field in terms taking care of your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    10 year tenure, Full Time & Part Time

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at REI full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Far 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.

    Cons

    It 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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