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Excellent Company to work for - Great culture and company values

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at REI full-time (more than 10 years)

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

Pros

Talented co-workers
Treat people with respect
Listen to their employees
Offer flexible work schedules where possible

Cons

Thoughtful consideration can lead to slow decision making sometimes

Advice to Management

Continue to create a sense of urgency in the organization. Retail is a very competitive landscape.

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    Great college job until I got a "real" job.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in, pay was ok. Discounts/benefits and work life balance were awesome. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    Crappy hours at times, short shifts made coming to work a chore at times (not worth the commute). Pushing memberships became a punishment for working (or not)

    Advice to Management

    Too much focus on selling memberships for sales associates.

  2. REI - A great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Since REI is a co-op, they can take a longer term view without shareholders breathing down their neck for short term gains. The co-op is also heavily involved in the communities where they do business and is an outstanding advocate for protecting the outdoors.

    Cons

    Advancement can be challenging especially if you're in IT. By nature, IT is a small organization so movement, lateral or upwards, is limited.

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