REI

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1 person found this helpful  

Love it here!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Cashier in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Cashier in Austin, TX

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

Pros

Great work environment, good pay for retail, generous employee discount and several other awesome things. The managers actually care about the employees, which is nice. :)

Cons

You'll recycle your paycheck. ;)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work!

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place for a Second Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    employees and REI customers ROCK!! Leads to the type of environment that allows you to relax and enjoy 99% of what you do. Prodeals for REI employees are pretty awesome.

    Cons

    PAY!! Compensation reflects volunteering closer than a primary income earner. Hence, the title - REI makes for a killer second job especially if you're at a location where management does their very best to accommodate your interest and on/off time preferences. Some of the prodeal options that were available before are gone today. Prodeals are great, but usually these are viewed as "a privilege" and are not returnable. In some cases the companies don't stand behind the products that are prodealed working against the purpose of the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    REI is becoming too corporate. Yes, there's a reason for going this route, but the move and corp involvement and changes are starting to turn away customers and long-term employees. Corporate is driving away the magic that attracted so many people to REI in the first place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company in the midst of change.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA

    I have been working at REI

    Pros

    Fantastic people
    Belief in the outdoors and being fit.
    Value employees

    Cons

    Lots of changes in company as a whole
    Lots of changes in IT methodology
    Loose leadership of change management leaves gaps and confusion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ownership of the vision to come and manage the path there better
    Define new paradigm and new roles mapping path for people so less fear of future
    Paint the picture of a better REI that you are all striving for

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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