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"Loved the culture but was underappreciated."

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Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Pineville, NC
Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Pineville, NC
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Approves of CEO

Pros

The benefits are awesome - even part-time benefits. The culture is very cool. The customers tend to be cool also.

Cons

Pressure to sell memberships - with no direct reward. I felt personally underappreciated because I wasn't invited to stay on as a regular employee after my second stint as a seasonal employee.

Advice to Management

If you like an employee enough to invite them back for a second round of seasonal work, invite them to stay even if you don't have many hours for them.

Other Employee Reviews for REI

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great for those who do what we sell"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranston, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranston, RI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    REI is a great place to work if you participate in the activities that we sell gear for. Discounts and pro deals are awesome, so it really helps if you're trying to gear up. The hours are really flexible and managers are accommodating if you are in school or have another job. The staff is friendly and its easy to make friends there. Everyone is willing to get you outside and do the activities they do even if you haven't done it before.

    Cons

    It's tough to move up if you start at the bottom. There are a lot of steps to complete to become a supervisor and so forth with each step you take. Also the pay isn't the best unless you are a store manager or higher. Its definitely not minimum wage but you can't survive on this job alone. Most of us have more than one job or are retired and just working for fun.


  2. "REI is one the best companies to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Balance. Fun. Benefits. People. Gear. Teamwork. Discounts. Culture!

    Cons

    Always wanting to buy the latest and greatest gear!

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