REI

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REI Reviews

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30 Reviews
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REI President and CEO Jerry Stritzke
Jerry Stritzke
27 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Had forgot what work-life balance was like until I came here (in 60 reviews)

  • If you're looking for a part time job that pays well this is a great place to start (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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Enjoyed co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Tualatin, OR

    I worked at REI

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the perks - contests and prizes

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Laid off on 14 anniversery

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Kent, WA

    I worked at REI

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO

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