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A great place to work, if you can keep from spending all you money there!

Sales Specialist (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

ProsBenefits for part-time employees, as well as for full-time employees, employee discount program, flexibility of schedule, encouragement to participate in outdoor activities and service projects, product training, sales and service training

ConsCorporate controlled retail environment, retail hours, lack of full-time opportunities available, sometimes a number-driven environment, performance review partly based on membership sales, high pressure emphasis on selling memberships, lack of employees when store is busy

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out a way to staff the store so that there are enough employees to cover busy periods; this means you will have times when the store is not busy and staff will be in-excess of what may be needed at the time, but it ensures you won't have dissatisfied customers during the busy periods; also, this means you will have to increase the payroll budget

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great work environment - especially for retail

    Sales Specialist (Former Employee) Bloomington, MN

    I worked at REI


    Pros: High level of respect within staff and management, comprehensive training… Cons: It is retail after all, so no one will be… Advice to Senior Management: This was the best retail environment of a few that I had worked from high school age on. Everyone from top management down seems genuinely… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Misleading

    Frontline Cashier (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at REI


    Pros: Excellent employee discount. Customers are generally very nice. Convenient… Cons: It starts out just fine. Kind of like going to camp, and then you realize very quickly REI isn't what they seem (at least… Advice to Senior Management: Your training or lack of training is less than adequate. Most of the training is a bunch of company hype that you should have… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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