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Enjoyed co-workers

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Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Tualatin, OR
Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Tualatin, OR

I worked at REI

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Co-workers are nice
Pro-deals are great
health coverage for part-time workers
discounts if you ride your bike or volunteer
accepting environment

Cons

Don't receive much training or consistent training. Management has a huge push to sell Co-op memberships. Perks faded overtime.

Advice to Management

Bring back the perks - contests and prizes

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    Laid off on 14 anniversery

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Kent, WA

    I worked at REI

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Prod Deals, flex Time, Sabitical after 15 years, hoping of course that they don't lay you off in your 14th

    Cons

    I didn't find management to be honest, Differing opinions are not tolerate well. I asked a VP "who is REI" his response listed everthing including the managment but not the rank and file. We eere replaceable

    Every year benefits went down, yet they continue to rank in top 100 companies. This was supposed to based on feedback from employees, I never knew anyone that was asked???

    Political correctness taken to extremes.

    Advice to Management

    Admit that REI is just about the dollars and be honest.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales in Denver, CO

    I have been working at REI

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked for REI for 11 years and have never once dreaded going to work. The people are great, the discount is great, the salary is mediocre, and the benefits package is FANTASTIC.

    Cons

    If you are not somebody interested in retail management the opportunities for advancement are pretty minimal. It can get a little repetitive, but they do a good job of moving people around every six months or so so people don't burn out on one area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Great communication about the direction of the company. I would consider paying your people a little better. One major pet peeve I have is that every time an across the board "salary realignment" happens it affects the people who were just hired and not so much your loyal people who have been around for a long time.


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