REI Overview

  • www.rei.com
  • Seattle, WA
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1938
  • Company - Private
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • $2 to $5 billion (USD)

Our history: It all started with an ice axe We’ve been your outdoor co-op for 82 years. REI was founded in 1938 when a group of 23 climbing friends, united by their love for the outdoors, decided to source quality and affordable gear for their adventures. Today the REI ...
Mission: At REI, we inspire, educate, and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2022(#95), 2021(#48), 2018(#61), 2016(#45), 2013(#21), 2012(#8), 2011(#40)

Top CEOs: 2017(#86)

Best Places to Interview: 2017(#93)

Company Updates

October 28, 2021
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Founders of color represent only an estimated 1% of entrepreneurs in the outdoor industry. It’s time to change things. Introducing REI Co-op’s Path Ahead Ventures, a radical new resource for Black, Indigenous, Latinx and AAPI founders. Learn more at the link below. www.rei.com/path-ahead
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August 27, 2021
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Now hiring for our new store opening this fall in Westbrook, Maine! Find out more about what it's like to work at REI & check out our open opportunities: https://bit.ly/3Dm2roz #nowhiring #hiringnow #retailjobs #retailcareers #joinourteam
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REI Reviews

4.1
85%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
Approve of CEO
Eric Artz
Eric Artz
361 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 3 years

"Good Job"

Jan 18, 2022 - Sales Associate in Brookfield, WI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
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Advice to Management

keep it up guys
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Diversity & Inclusion at REI

4.1
(508 Reviews)

Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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How is diversity at REI?

...Inclusive and conscientious employer–REI makes visible efforts towards diversity and inclusion...Read More

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REI Photos

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REI Interviews

Experience
Positive74%
Negative14%
Neutral13%
Getting an Interview
Applied online75%
In Person11%
Employee Referral6%
Difficulty
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  1. Experiences Operations Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
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    Difficult Interview
    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at REI (United States)

    Interview

    Got a phone call to set up a time that worked best for me. Was followed up with a email with the date, time and directions for the interview. Followed the directions which stated to, go to the live chat to start your interview screening. Then the screener will call you to finish out the interview.

    When I went to the live chat on the REI website the wait was 15 minutes. By the time I got to someone, they had no clue what I was supposed to be doing or connected with. They were extremely kind enough to take the time and solve it with me (45 minutes) for a 30 minute interview. I missed the 'Screening'. The live chat person told me that the person who scheduled the interview got back to them and said that I missed my screening time and would be contacted to reschedule. Got the rejection email the next day.
    Interview

    None. Followed directions to the interview that never got set up.

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REI Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work ForFortune2019
  • 100 Best Companies to Work ForFortune Magazine2018
  • Best Places To WorkGlassdoor Employees Choice Award2018
  • The 20 Best Workplaces in RetailFortune2017
  • Best Places to Work 2016Glassdoor2016

Pledges & Certifications

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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REI FAQ

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What is paid time off like at REI?

...They make their “culture” and “benefits” worth the minimum wage but they require you to work mandatory weekends out of no where, can’t request time off unless you have PTO, micro management, and the benefits don’t make up for the lower pay when you can go somewhere else for the same....

June 8, 2021

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