REI
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www.rei.com Kent, WA 5000+ Employees

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One time great, now just another stumbling retailer.

Marketing Supervisor (Current Employee)
Kent, WA

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

ProsMany of the people are wonderful but lack of leadership leaves them exhausted or burns them out. Pro deals are wonderful.

ConsThe company is bleeding talent and new managers are sub-par, with little or no talent for true leadership themselves. Training is non-existent and the lack of training is used as a reason for not hiring from within. The old guard leaders still in place are repeating the same wretched investment mistakes that have plagued the company the last four years as if they will suddenly work this time around. Constant cycle of failed or abandoned projects with absolutely no consequences to management/leadership for the wasted time and capital. Stealth layoffs have killed moral and feed an atmosphere of fear and expectation of more to come. Hard to work productively thinking you are likely next, and that current leadership is not capable of turning it around.

Advice to Senior ManagementWeed out the passive aggressive and finger pointing managers, be ruthless with those that waste time and money, implement real consequences for leaders that fail repeatedly. train and promote the good talent you have left, and hope you haven't left it too late.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Can't do it for the pay, but can be a fun work environment with great people

Sales Specialist (Current Employee)

I have been working at REI part-time for more than 8 years


Pros: Great benefits, fairly flexible scheduling, positive work environment with … Cons: Pay is not great, tough to create an accurate view… Advice to Senior Management: Feel free to catch up with technology any time now! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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The once and former great REI!

Manager (Former Employee)
Kent, WA

I worked at REI full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: Great people, good pro-deals on product. Cons: REI has become a stressful, when is the next shoe going to fall environment. Many restructuring and re-orgs have become the norm. and seems to… Advice to Senior Management: Poor senior leadership, poor decision making and the constant starting,stopping and abandoning projects numerous times have endangered this company. The expense alone… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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