REI Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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REI President and CEO Jerry Stritzke
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Pros
  • Had forgot what work-life balance was like until I came here (in 60 reviews)

  • It is a good part-time (emphasis on (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • The pressure of having to sell memberships when most people are already members was too much for me (in 41 reviews)

  • Hours are intentionally shy of full time for 80% of staff; maybe to cut costs for employee benefits (in 37 reviews)

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    Good company to get into for the benefits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Reno, NV

    I worked at REI part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Doesn't Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible hours, great co-workers, like working in a toy store for adults. Good training program to get yourself started.

    Cons

    Extremely hard to get hours. They will hire for their high season and cut regular employees hours to accommodate new hires. If projected sales levels are down, all hours are cut except 5 year + employees. They will expect you to keep yourself with full availability but might not schedule you those hours. When you take another job to supplement your income, they will cut you even more then bring you in to the office and let you go. There will never be much opportunity for a decent pay.

    Advice to Management

    Need to consider that all your employees need to earn a living. If you can't give your employees enough hours to live on. Then allow them to reduce their availability and let them get 2nd jobs.



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