Mission: At REI, we inspire, educate, and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship.
Authenticity = We are true to the outdoors.
Quality = We provide trustworthy products and services.
Service = We serve ...
Working at REI is much more than just a job, and thanks to our employees we’ve earned a spot on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list 21 years in a row! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ76v
We're into open source and the outdoors. And in the spirit of giving back to the community (that's you), we're sharing awesome ideas, thoughts, guides and other works related to our open source software. Enjoy!
People love working at REI because it's a place where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while enjoying a work-life balance. Another reason is that REI is a co-op. Rather than thinking quarter to quarter, we can take the long view and focus on what's best for our members, while conducting business in a way that's socially and environmentally responsible. We're crazy about enjoying the outdoors, and we're just as committed to leaving it in good hands for future generations.
If that sounds like the place where you'd want to work and the kind of people you'd like to work with, please take a closer look at what we have to offer.
Equal Opportunity Employer
At REI, we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship – to learn more about our company or its products and services please visit www.rei.com
The opportunity to love where you work.
Opportunities abound at REI. The majority are at our retail locations across the nation, however, we also have rewarding career paths at our Headquarters in Kent, WA as well as in our Contact and Distribution Centers. We invite you to take a closer look at REI and discover why we have been ranked Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 18 years in a row. We have exciting opportunities in the following areas:
Outdoor Programs and Outreach
Retail Operations Director
REI is a truly unique and special place to work. I have been fortunate to work in the Retail field as well as HQ based roles. Regardless of the role I have served, I have consistently worked among amazing teams, committed to respect and quality, comprised of dynamic personality and experience, as well as a great commitment and passion for the outdoors. Such a combination of work and play, and support of community is rare in business. For that reason, I never feel like I have to work.
We value our employees!
REI is committed to recognizing and rewarding our employees with a total rewards package that includes competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, generous Pro-Deals and other perks, as well as programs that support good health and work/life balance.
For an overview of REI's Pay and Benefits Programs please visit the ‘For Your Benefit’ site here: http://foryourbenefit-rei.com/
Here is a quick compensation overview…
Retirement and Profit Sharing
Living the REI Culture
Yay Day gives employees a chance to get inspired by the outdoors, by taking on a new activity or help create access to inspirational places through stewardship and bring that feeling back to the workplace.
Professional Growth & Development
Time Away from Work
Employee Discount and ProDeals
Work/Life Employee Assistance
Public Transit Subsidy
Employee Referral Bonus
The list goes on and on…
We're growing and opening new stores in several new markets. Interested in working in a brand new REI store? We encourage you to sign up for our Talent Network by selecting the store location you're interested in below and we'll notify you when we start hiring! If we've already started to accept applications, you'll be taken directly to our jobs site to apply.
REI's values are reflected in everything we do—from our focus on customers to our commitment to environmental stewardship. Our values serve as a foundation for how we conduct business, how we serve members and how we treat each other.
REI's culture, the heart of our work environment, is one that supports our values as well as our business goals. It's one of the primary reasons why people come to work for us. They want to be part of the special place known as REI.
Watch the video on CNNMoney that shows why people really love working at REI: REI Video
Here's a closer look:
REI considers diversity in our workforce a vital pursuit for simple but important reasons. By seeking and considering employees from diverse talent pools, we'll benefit from their fresh ideas, new perspectives and innovative approaches.
We believe we will service our customers the best by having a staff that creates the most welcoming environment for our current and future customers. This means having employees who are representative of the customers themselves and who provide excellent, expert service through personal connection.
As the face of America continues to evolve, we are committed to ensuring that our employees are representative of the growing communities of people who share or will share our appreciation for the outdoors.
Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Greater Seattle Area
“Where else could you meet the CEO, climb on a paddleboard for the first time, and dig deep into market data all the in the first month? For me, working at REI and being part of a co-op environment provides me a rare opportunity to work at the intersection between being mission-driven and market-driven and to have fun doing it!”
We are investing substantial time and resources in outreach to local groups that may have not yet connected with outdoor recreation. We're taking inner city kids on mountain bike rides and introducing novice adults to basic camping. We're putting together trail projects and inviting the whole neighborhood. We're providing grants so that specially-abled people can enjoy outdoor recreation through trained guides and customized equipment. By introducing ourselves to new groups, we're paving the way for a future of outdoor recreationists and environmental stewards.
I have been working at REI part-time (More than a year)
Its great to work in a place with high values, respect and kindness from the whole team of employees and management. If you work hard and are actually interested in the company and what it stands for, you will go far. but if you treat it like a job at a fast food joint, then you won't get full time. They are great about giving you the hours and schedule you want if you work hard and take pride in your work.
Its still retail so you deal with ridiculous people that come in.
Advice to Management
Each management team is different. My management team is amazing and they truly live out REI's core values.
I applied online. I interviewed at REI.
It was a phone interview but typically they host group interviews, but I was not in town so they made an accommodation for several phone interviews. Did two phone interviews and then got an offer later in the day.