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REI Benefits

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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  (82 comments)

    “You get around 50% of REI gear. Other brands vary in discounts depending on size of the item.”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (32 comments)

    “They have these things called "Yay Days". You receive one fully paid day-off per month to spend outside. Management is pretty flexible...”

  • 401K Plan  (24 comments)

    “I haven't looked to deeply into the retirement plan available to full time employees. They seem to have good policies.”

  • 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

  • Mar 25, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Sales Associate in Marina, California

    good benifits only it takes over a year to quilify for health benifits

  • Mar 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Customer Service Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

    great health insurance plan. decent employee pro deal discounts

  • Feb 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Supervisor in Kent, Washington State

    Generous benefits (health, retirement, vacation)

  • Feb 08, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Sales Specialist in Seattle, Washington State

    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.

  • Feb 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Sales Associate in Des Moines, Iowa

    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.

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