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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An admiral business model transitioning towards who knows what...

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at REI part-time


Pros: Great employee discounts, interesting coworkers and customers. Cons: Virtually no training or oversight. Your product knowledge will not be… Advice to Senior Management: You shouldn't compensate for the company's overall lack of direction with undue pressure on store management and staff to try to maintain overall market share.… 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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Great place to work, with limitations

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sumner, WA

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


Pros: *Great people *Great discount *Great Values Cons: *Often a disconnect between values and actions. *Difficult to earn a good wage, "exceptional" raises are barely the level of COLA. *Promotions are FEW and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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