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3 people found this helpful  

Disappointing at best

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Former Employee - Sales Specialist in San Antonio, TX
Former Employee - Sales Specialist in San Antonio, TX

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

Pros

Nice co-workers from all walks of life, interesting customers

Cons

highly fluctuating hours, extremely low "pay raise" (0.11 per hr), obvious "favorites" that get more hours, LOTS of stocking, no way to move up in the company without relocating

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It's a pity and a shame that talented people are not COMPENSATED for their hard work and dedication to the company. It's also amazing that someone could get a "'perfect" review, with NO need for improvement, yet they do NOT qualify for the "top" raise (.22 cents/hr--what a JOKE and an INSULT.) Most employees have more skill, knowledge, and DEGREES than the "management," yet make only 1/5 of their salaries.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Inexperienced management, poor strategic planning, and overall poor communication

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA

    I worked at REI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great discounts and good atmosphere of folks that love the outdoors

    Cons

    Management is not experienced and is unprofessional and lacks strategic planning ability. Communication is poor throughout the organization, but especially poor coming from top execs down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sit in your ivory tower, you need to talk and work with the people "below" you to make decisions and to learn what is really going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Small Thinking, Pleasant People

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    Former Employee - Principal Business Analyst in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Principal Business Analyst in Kent, WA

    I worked at REI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good, benefits excellent. Open minded, environmentally conscious organization trying to do it right.

    Cons

    Very provincial small town mindset. Plenty of prima donnas. Poor communication and extreme silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring contractors and shake up the organizational structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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