REI is committed to recognizing and rewarding our employees with a total rewards package that includes competitive base pay, incentives and comprehensive benefits, generous employee discounts and other perks, as well as programs that support good health and work/life balance.
Our cash-compensation package includes competitive wages and an above market incentive plan. We believe that all employees should share in the rewards of total company performance and all regular REI employees—full- and part-time—are eligible for the annual incentive plan.
The health insurance package includes vision and dental and is a great plan in today's market. Great yearly "bonus" too. The professional discount on products is awesome.
REI is known for great benefits. Awesome healthcare, sick and vacation pay.
Even part-timers get 401k benefits if they work 20+ hours a week. I wasn't there long enough to benefit fully, but it's good to know. Discounts: 30% off any full price product, 10% off sale/clearance items (but if that price is higher than what it would be for 30% off full, they'll price adjust back to full price and then give the 30%, which is nice) and 50% off any REI-branded or private brand products! I used that one a lot. Because they care a lot about the environment, if an employee uses an alternative mode of transport like public transit, biking, or walking to work, they get a "punch card" and after 10 signatures from a supervisor/manager, they get an extra 20% off coupon to be used on top of the 30% off of any regular products. Employees also have access to REI's "Pro Deals" program, which allows employees to purchase products direct from the manufacturer at a significantly lower price. I bought a bike directly from Marin for about 45% off the retail price.
Great discounts, healthcare package options, and retirement benefits
High premiums for dependent and spouse/partner. Cost of premiums increase yearly, more than a good merit increase supplies. Compensation benefits package does not make up for extremely low pay scale and demanding availability. Part time staff are eligible for benefits if working more than 20 hours per week, a great perk. The flip side is that it can be very hard to maintain 20 hours per week, as the company may not schedule you when retail business is slow. There is a plan in place to have a minimum schedule commitment to employees, but management keeps it purposely low, sometimes 4 hour bottom floor.
REI provides excellent benefits for part-time employees who maintain an average working balance of over 21 plus hours per week after one year of service.
The 401k is really nice. The managment cuts your hours because of the budget. If you go under 20 hours average, you do not qualify for benefits. Even if you have an open schedule you can loose your benefits.
401k, vacation, yay days, time off approval, challenge grants, tuition reimbursement, health care for part time employees, pro deals
Best thing about the benefits is that they cover so much. It is great health insurance.
Paid "Yay Day" every quarter. Time off is dependent on your manager so great for some awful for others. 401K is good. Health insurance has many options.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.