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.
Generous benefits (health, retirement, vacation)
They make 401k plans really easy and actually start you off with 3% of your paycheck going directly into your 401k plan unless you say otherwise. Part-time employees are eligible for health insurance if they average working 20 hours (or more) a week for a whole year.
There is a 401k and health insurance/benefits available after you work at REI a year or 1000 hours. You must average at least 20 hours a week to qualify.
Health care benefits are good but REI had made recent decision to put more of the health care costs on the employee so they are not as good as they used to be and not as competitive as Microsoft, Amazon or other companies. The profit-sharing program is not significant (unless you are VP or above) but is a positive thing to do.
If you stay long enough to get health benefits, it is very affordable (but not super comprehensive). The yearly bonuses are usually quite good. The retirement plan is ok- not super great until it starts vesting. The employee discount and prodeals are great.
REI has wonderful benefits, IF you'e full-time. Benefits include baseline coverage for medical, with the option to add dental and vision for just a little bit more. There are several tiers to choose from, and everything is customizable to your own needs.
(+) great medical and retirement. Training opportunities (in the form of funds set aside for personal development). Year end performance based bonuses. Great discounts on industry brands. (-) lower than industry wages.
Yay days, off for many holidays, summit pay, great work environment
Generous employee discount for even part-time, seasonal workers
Benefits only to Full time but all employees outside of management are part time.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.