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Came up through the stores

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Former Employee - Senior Training & Development Specialist in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Senior Training & Development Specialist in Seattle, WA

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good worklife balance
Great for people that enjoy the outdoors particularly if you are looking for deep discounts on outdoor product for yourself.
One of the 100 Best Companies
Good potential for retirement contributions

Cons

Limited opportunities for career progression.
Can take a while to be seen as being part of REI
There is a strong focus on whether you will "fit" with the company and the culture
Slow to change and adapt

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    REI Seasonal customer service

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Representative in Sumner, WA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Representative in Sumner, WA

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Will work your schedule to help you. Training galore! Nice people to work with. Benefits for seasonal workers.

    Cons

    Have to really push memberships.

  2. Hands down! REI is the best!

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Dublin, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    While REI is retail, I personally do not consider it retail because it is very different from other retailers. The hours of operation are not extreme, scheduling is flexible and benefits are even offered to part-time seasonal employees. From the employees to the customers, no one comes into an REI upset or angry. Management is there when needed but the regular hourly employees are very involved in the decision making process.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any Cons to working at REI.

    Advice to Management

    None...keep up the good work!

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