Compare REI vs National Park Service BETA

See how working at REI vs. National Park Service compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at REI vs. National Park Service. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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REI

Employee Ratings

  • REI scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 2103 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 461 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
REI employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than National Park Service employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
REI employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than National Park Service employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.5
REI employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than National Park Service employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
REI Ceo Eric Artz
87%
87%Eric Artz
REI employees rated their CEO Approval 11% higher than National Park Service employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
National Park Service Ceo Michael T. Reynolds
76%
76%Michael T. Reynolds
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
% Recommend to a friend
84%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
66%
REI employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than National Park Service employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
56%

Salaries

REI has 2,205 more total submitted salaries than National Park Service.
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What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at REI.
  • "Beautiful places" was the most mentioned Pro at National Park Service.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at REI.
  • "Parks" was the most mentioned Con at National Park Service.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 183 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 118 reviews)
Pros
"Beautiful places"(in 33 reviews)
"Visitors"(in 25 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 106 reviews)
"Sell memberships"(in 95 reviews)
Cons
"Parks"(in 28 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 24 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst

I have been working at REI full-time for more than a year

Pros

The people want to be here for the long run and do it for the outdoors. Turn over is pretty slow as everyone is loyal to the company.

Cons

Flat organization. Tough to grow.

"Great Employer"May 5, 2021

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at National Park Service full-time

Pros

Reasonable Pay Fantastic Culture Widely Varied Experience

Cons

Occasionally Long Hours Can Be Strenuous

Job Postings

National Park Service has 4 more recently posted open jobs than REI.