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REI Benefits

Location: US
204 Ratings

Employer Summary


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.

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Employee Discount  (85 comments)

    “30% discount on full price products is a fair deal. Employees love it. Can buy gifts for friends and family. There is far too much discount abuse...”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (34 comments)

    “Vacation rates are good. As a full time manager, it can be hard to take time off due to the scheduling demands of retail.”

  • 401K Plan  (25 comments)

    “Average contribution, no better or worse than any other large corporation.”

  • Oct 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Customer Service Representative in Manhattan Beach, California

    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.

  • Nov 26, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Retail Sales Manager in San Francisco, California

    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.

  • Sep 21, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, North Carolina

    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.

  • Jul 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Retail Sales Manager in Flagstaff, Arizona

    401k, vacation, yay days, time off approval, challenge grants, tuition reimbursement, health care for part time employees, pro deals

  • Jun 19, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Austin, Texas

    Best thing about the benefits is that they cover so much. It is great health insurance.

  • May 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Retail Sales Specialist in Bellevue, Washington State

    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.

  • May 08, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Sales Specialist in Yonkers, New York State

    It has pretty good compensation for a retailer. The discounts on gear are so tempting that I frequently spend half of my paycheck on new apparel or recreation equipment. They have a retirement package and great benefits for employees.

  • May 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Kent, Washington State

    Awesome Retirement and other benefits. No one in Seattle can touch them.

  • Apr 05, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Kent, Washington State

    REI has an amazing profit sharing model (minimum of 5% of salary and up to 10% depending on company performance for the year). The bonus model is decent and competitive. The health benefits are also on par with most companies. The salary, however, is often lower than similar companies in the area.

  • Apr 03, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Denver, Colorado

    Good benefits and nice HR

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