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One of the best retailers to work for!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
Current Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY

I have been working at REI full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

I love the gear, our customers and the team I work with. I never dread going to work and find myself putting in extra time. I love what REI stands for and find it easy to talk about the Co-Op. I really appreciate the direction that executive management is taking our company.

Cons

Pay is not the best, but fair considering comparable employers. Management above the store level seems to be more interested in their own career advancement. I think our marketing folks are too focused on the next trend and sometimes lose site of our core customer and our competencies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep pushing us to exceed our customer's expectations. Keep pushing to improve the technical tools that help make our jobs effective and efficient. This is especially important relative to the selling process in the store (as opposed to the online experience).

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic outdoor company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Reading, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Reading, MA

    I worked at REI part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The management team is excellent. Great training, excellent benefits, the best products to sell. A pleasure to go to work. And decent pay for retail.

    Cons

    Couldn't get enough hours, the most in the year I was there was 20. I wanted 32 or more but a lot of the workers are part time, 10-15 hours.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    AWESOME!

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

    I have been working at REI part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are great...coworkers and customers. Great discount.

    Cons

    Hours can be hard to get in slow times...the stores are VERY budget conscience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help foster long term career goals for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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