REI

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Truly a great place to work

  • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Amazing co-workers, Tuition assistance, Flexible working environments, Discounts, Focus on personal development, Excellent corporate culture... The list goes on. REI definitely works to retain talent through benefits, perks, etc.

Cons

As the organization grows, it has become a little slow to move on some things. We've developed into one of those corporate environments that strands people in meetings a little more often than necessary. Also, compensation in the form of base-pay can be a little lacking. Lots of great people are lured away by others companies who can pay them what they're worth. While they work hard to offer a nice compensation package, unfortunately that usually doesn't impact base-pay.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You can further delay the need for a campus expansion by fostering a location-agnostic environment. Invest in online collaborative tools and allow more remote offices.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love it here!

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    • 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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  2. 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.

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