Compare REI vs National Park Service BETA

See how National Park Service vs. REI compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 1597 reviews)
3.8
(based on 366 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.1
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
3.4
Work-life balance
4.0
3.5
Senior Management
3.4
2.9
Culture & Values
4.2
3.8
CEO Approval
REI Ceo Eric Artz
87%Eric Artz
National Park Service Ceo Michael T. Reynolds
66%Michael T. Reynolds
% Recommend to a friend
77%
82%
Positive Business Outlook
66%
42%

Salaries

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$12/hr
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$46,234/yr
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$32,379/yr
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$9/hr
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$21/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 160 reviews)
"Great people"(in 99 reviews)
"Beautiful places"(in 29 reviews)
"Visitors"(in 25 reviews)
Cons
"Full time"(in 106 reviews)
"Part time"(in 101 reviews)
"Parks"(in 26 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 22 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Inventory Specialist

I worked at REI full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Everything! Great company to work for that is ahead of it's time in providing a healthy work environment to employees. Caring, understanding, and always looking to help you improve as an employee and... person.

Cons

none, they are a top 100 company for a reason

Former Employee - Biological Science Technician

I worked at National Park Service full-time for more than a year

Pros

Can't say enough. Working for the Park Service in the Natural Resources division is amazing. You get to spend your work weeks backpacking through wilderness to find elusive species of animals and... plants, collect measurements and other data, and generally just adventure. The work culture is fantastic as well, usually your co-workers become a sort of short-term family each season, since you spend so much time exploring remote forests and mountains together. For entry-level work in the natural resources field, you really can't find a better experience.

Cons

Less pay than you can get in the private sector, but that's to be expected in a public service position.

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