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

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R.E.I. from a corporate level may look good but once you get down to the store level, that's a different story.

Sales Specialist (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at REI

ProsThe pro-deals are great, and a few instore deals are good too. Being able to meet and hang out with like minded people.

ConsMEMBERSHIPS !!!! That is the only thing they are worried about, if you fall short of your goal you lost hours. Over the years product knowledge has slipped and seems to be a non concerned that employees have any. Weeding out employees with tenure to reduce payroll. Incompetent Managers and Supervisors. As employees we take a yearly survey and the Management portion of the review consistently and porgressively get worst but yet they suffer no consequences.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a good look at yourself and ask would I hire myself, NO you wouldn't.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Top employer for mediocre people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Kent, WA

I have been working at REI


Pros: People seem friendly. Good discounts on outdoor gear. Generous retirement if company is profitable. The corporate campus in Kent is… Cons: Most people are incompetent and unable to work independently. There is no trust, commitment, or accountability. Most people are passive-aggressive. My boss… Advice to Senior Management: Senior management has good vision, but is out of touch with reality. … No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Albuquerque, NM

I worked at REI


Pros: Flexible hours, Interesting store and products, great place to work when going to school, ok deal on… Cons: It really is just another retail store. They do push you to sell memberships. Lately they have been struggling along with the rest of the… Advice to Senior Management: Hire ( Management) from outside of the company more often. Remember to… More

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